In 2012 David curated 26 by 26, a year-long series of photo-challenges set by renowned photographers. Every two weeks a new challenge was issued and group members were invited to interpret it by submitting a photo to a Flickr Group. The project aimed to stretch its members creatively, encouraging experimentation in terms of approach as well as aesthetics. Community was an important aspect of 26 by 26 and the support of the group was helpful to spur members on throughout the year.
Weekly challenge projects are nothing new for sure but we believed what made this one unique was the thought-provoking challenges set by a varied range of professional photographers who came from a wide range of photographic disciplines. It was chance to gain an insight into how well respected photographers approached their art as often their challenges were reflective of their own practice.
The project followed on from the success of 52 by 52 which attracted some of the world’s leading contemporary photographers including Edward Burtynsky, Nadav Kander, Simon Norfolk, Terry O’Neill, Martin Parr and Alec Soth.
More information: 26by26.com