The BBC, Arts Council, Audiences Central and others has launched a hugely ambitious arts project for the West Midlands – one which you can join. I know from the Birmingham Flickr group how many people are passionate about taking pictures of buildings in the city. The Big Picture allows you to add you pictures (of anything or anyone in the West Midlands) as part of a bid to make the biggest photo montage yet created.
It has the added advantage of using photography, which is one of the most accessible art forms. Anyone with a mobile phone and some sort of internet access can join this project – and lets home they do! It’s not the first time the BBC has used flickr – Picture of Britain was also tied into the enormously popular photo sharing social-network. However there a little more to this project.
I just want to mention a couple of individuals working on the Big Picture. Jon Bounds has been helping to keep this website going for almost two years now (thank you Jon). Stef Lewandowski is (amongst other things) a key member of the Birmingham Flickr Group of photographers (both professional and amateur – all talented and passionate about this city). Congrats both.