I saw this nifty new site – cvillepeople.tumblr.com last week and thought – “this would be so cool to do in Crozet!”
Their goal is an admirable one.
The Cville People Project, a documentary photography project, was inspired by the Humans of New York website, which is the result of the attempt of one photographer to provide a sort of photographic census of New York City.
The focus of this project is somewhat different. I believe that we come to know a city through the people who live there, so my goal is to depict the city of Charlottesville through its inhabitants. I intend to make portraits of as many Charlottesvillians as possible and share them, along with a little bit about each person, on this photoblog.
Documenting some of the faces – the people – many of us see every day, every week, who make Crozet a unique and special place to be – is something that I thought would be neat to do for Crozet.
But I don’t have time. So asked for help on Facebook. And Twitter. And I’ll reiterate the request here. If you’re interested in helping/contributing, please let me know, either in the comments or on this little contact form. Or call me.
I debated seriously copying the People of Charlottesville folks (and the New York site) and publishing this project on a tumblr blog … it’d be a bit prettier and it would be nice to have it all be on one site, but … as I said on Google Plus:
Thanks to our volunteers, Spencer Kulow and my daughter Alexandra Duncan, our goal is to push out one or two “people of Crozet” a week for the next several weeks. If you have suggestions for anyone who you think would be nice to profile or want to help, please let me know.
Stay tuned; as of right now, I have the next three Wednesdays’ posts and the next three Fridays’ posts scheduled . I hope this becomes something cool for Crozet.
See all of the People of Crozet.