Memphis is a wide, disparate landscape from north to south, east to west. Ever drive through Memphis and have it occur to you that you had **no idea that part of Memphis existed?** Do you ever drive through an unknown place in Memphis and wonder about it's story and wish you could document it with someone? Now is your chance. This meetup will meet in a central location, and send people out  to photograph Memphis from border to border. It's shops, it's desolate places, it's empty spaces, it's bustling centers - the only limit it the imagination of you - the photographer. When this project is complete after a few weeks, we will get together and pool our resources to explore a slideshow of the work of all participants. Hopefully you will be among them.

 

What it's NOT:

1) This is documenting the city, it's streets, much like a landscape photographer photographs landscapes. But, in this instance, it is not "landscape photography" it is  "city photography." There are wonderful ways to use photography to produce art or a statement but that is not the purpose of this group. This is a group to document, without an agenda, the streets and neighborhoods of Memphis. That's not to say someone will not find the photos beautiful or intriguing - but the point is to let it arise out of the photo itself rather than trying to be a photographer out for a reaction.

2) This is a project with a certain agenda that will appeal to certain people. The aim is very specific - to document streets and landscapes. If you prefer to photograph things like raindrops on railings, or rainbows visible through broken glass in an abandoned lot, this is probably not the group for you. Art photography is amazing, and I don't know a lot of photographers, myself included who don't enjoy shooting and producing art through photography, but that is not the specific aim of this group. The mission is beyond art - it is documenting the city.

 

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    Patrice M. Patrice M. joined
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    Patrice M.
    "I'm Patrice and I love to take pictures."
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    Lauren T. Lauren T. joined
    September 28, 2013
    Lauren T.
    "Hi, I am a graduate assistant at the University of Memphis and I am really interested to get to know both photography and the city better. I just started trying photography a year ago and I'm just teaching myself how it goes."
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    September 8, 2013
    Terri
    "Hi, my name is Terri, and photography is a hobby of mine that I hope to turn into a career one day."
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    Joseph H. Joseph H. joined
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    Joseph H.
    "Hello my name is Joseph and I like to shoot street photography and black and white photography. I have been shooting photography for several years and always eager to learn more."
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    Pat Y. Pat Y. started photos
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    "any photos from the meet ups"

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    Allan
    "I'm an avid amateur photographer who loves to get out there and capture interesting people, places and things."
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    "Wonders if you will have some cupcakes with little or no icing. Sugar in that concentrati­on on cupcake is hard on me."

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    "This might go over better later in the day, when the heat is backed off, the light is not so harsh and direct. Shadows are good."

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