January 1, 2009

2008’s Photographic Memory

One year in 40 seconds from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo

The allure and power of photography is evident in The Boston Globe’s The year 2008 in photographs in three parts, Time magazine’s 2008–The year in pictures in full screen, and photographer Erik Solheim’s approach to photographing One year in 40 seconds (discovered via Coudal Partners’s Fresh Signals).

A related story, reported by NPR, is A Year Of Photographs, Taken At The ‘Sametime’ which featured SAMETIME 7:15, whose name explains the project, which connects six participants and their six respective locations. Whether you consider such an activity a worthwhile pursuit or merely a vacuum, it remains an original exploration into photographic and online media.

Miguex of the blog Accent Feed curated 10 Most Innovative Concert Visuals ’08 (discovered via Quipsologies).

Enjoy these captures of 2008’s events as a new year unfolds.