Hey guys. For the past few years I’ve been involved in a great multi-photographer art project in the Portland area: the Portland Grid Project. It was started by Christopher Rauschenberg back in 1995 and is just now wrapping up its second round. Basically, every month a group of photographers goes out to a certain area of Portland, with borders determined by the grids of an old AAA map. We shoot what we want within that grid square, then have a meeting where we show our favorite prints. For me it’s been a great way to get to know the city—and the project as a whole has documented Portland in a terrific way. And all the other photographers in the project are pretty awesome.
Now, we’ve launched a Kickstarter to help raise funds for a better website. The one we have now isn’t too interactive. Our ideal new site will show off the whole project, with thousands of photos, and will be easily searchable.
For the Kickstarter rewards, you can get excellent original prints by some Grid shooters of the present and past: Blake Andrews, Nancy Butler, Barbara Gilson, Carole Glauber, Bruce Hall, George Kelly, Ann Kendellen, Alexis Pike, David Potter, Christopher Rauschenberg, Rich Rollins, Faulkner Short, Patrick Stearns, William Washburn, and me. Plus the usual swag like totebags and t-shirts.