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Voyeurism (from the French voyeur, "one who looks") is a common
interest to us all, it seems to be a significant part of our existence.
Whether if by our interest in TV reality shows, blogs, browsing the gossip columns or by revealing our own private creations and thoughts via social networking, youtube and so forth.

Why are we curious with other peoples lives? What is it that attracts us and fascinates us about the privacy of others? Does it give us some sort of affirmation of who we are? 
Or is it because it feels wrong; violation of privacy?
Curiosity with this phenomenon is part of  Photography Colony project, along with the capability nowadays to reach everywhere in the world by technological means;
having individuals across the world taking a picture, all at the same moment in time. getting a glimpse, a fracture, of the lives of others.
As the project evolved, the factor of time wasn't the only common thing among us any more. our surroundings, ideas, thoughts, feelings and associations took a significant part of this world wide human mosaic. 
What does it all mean? perhaps that the world is small or flat (ala Thomas Friedman), that we are all seeking to feel connected, that we have the desire to be part of something and the desire to create,...or that art will blossom by these random moments across the world.


Why are we curious with other peoples lives? What is it that attracts us and fascinates us about the privacy of others? Does it give us some sort of affirmation of who we are? 

Or is it because it feels wrong; violation of privacy?

Curiosity with this phenomenon is part of  Photography Colony project, along with the capability nowadays to reach everywhere in the world by technological means;

having individuals across the world taking a picture, all at the same moment in time. getting a glimpse, a fracture, of the lives of others.

As the project evolved, the factor of time wasn't the only common thing among us any more. our surroundings, ideas, thoughts, feelings and associations took a significant part of this world wide human mosaic. 

What does it all mean? perhaps that the world is small or flat (ala Thomas Friedman), that we are all seeking to feel connected, that we have the desire to be part of something and the desire to create,...or that art will blossom by these random moments across the world.

 

Edie Rush,
Photography Colony initiator and curator.