The first version in 2006, in Utrecht's main shoppingstreet.

The bluetooth photobank is a participatory urban screen. Visitors can send pictures to the screen from their mobile phones, where they are all displayed. This creates a continuously updated communal gallery in public space.

Aesthetic
The gallery showcases the unique aesthetic of mobile phone photography. Imperfect, light-hearted, intimate, and unpredictable. We have been surprised by both the willingness to share intimate insights into their personal lives, and the extreme nature of the imagery people apparently keep on a device like the mobile phone.

The photobank has been installed countless times and is one of our most travelled projects. Outside of Holland it has been installed in Lisbon, Berlin and Montreal. Our Citizen Journalism project was built on top of it.