Though my Fellowship technically ended in March, I still had some ideas left to execute for PhotoCorps. One such thing was the concept of a “Neighborhood Edition” which would invite folks to explore a community throughout the year, bring together their photos and publish them in a collection.
The first two editions focus on Madisonville and Price Hill, two communities that often don’t land in the spotlight but are very deserving, filled with colorful characters and diverse urban landscapes.
I wrapped up with Madisonville last week and Blurb shipped ’em out right quick—just in time to have them available at a Holiday Pop-up Shop in the neighborhood where a bunch of the contributors were able to stop by and pick up their copy. (My goal with this is that anyone that participates gets the book free.)
And just like the Cincinnati Edition, there are two distinct moments of elation:
- Paging through the book for the first time.
- Seeing a contributor look through it and finding their photo.
As for me? I need to crank on the Price Hill Edition, then take a step back and note what works best and figure out how to do it all over again in 2018!