Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Walking Men are Go

This popped up on Twitter – Walking Men Worldwide™ (™ ??), a series of public art installations made up of a photographic collage of pedestrian traffic icons assembled from around the world. The project was conceived as a collaborative effort of international photographers, each adding a piece to the collage.

No doubt if this blog was written by an art critic it would refer to the Walking Man (seemingly always a man, although Corunna and Saragossa may not be) as emblematic of issues of gender, mobility and the iconography of the city. But it is isn’t. So just enjoy the images, particularly the worryingly disembodied Andorra, the improbability of a Size 0 in Marseilles, and the surprisingly camp Istambul.

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