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WHITE BOARD PROJECT

Michael Itkoff


The White Board Project originated from a desire to subvert the hierarchy created by celebrity photography and advertising. It consists of portraits taken in five cities around the world during 2002: London, Sydney, Hanoi, Bangkok, and New York. Billions are spent every year in order to show us the same faces and products in clean, controlled studio settings. In response, I wanted to take a piece of the studio or gallery wall and place it behind ordinary people in the street. While photographing in disparate urban settings the white board becomes an equalizer, a negative space that unites the subjects while separating them from their individual contexts.

Edition of 1000 All photographs Š2007 Michael Itkoff

New York City, USA #13, 2003


New York City, USA #25, 2004

New York City, USA #8, 2003


Bangkok, Thailand #7, 2003

Bangkok, Thailand #6, 2003


London, England #10, 2002

London, England #6, 2002


Hanoi, Vietnam #16, 2003

Hanoi, Vietnam #12, 2003


New York City, USA #30, 2004

New York City, USA #28, 2004


Bangkok, Thailand #4, 2003

Bangkok, Thailand #11, 2003


London, England #9, 2002

London, England #23, 2002


Hanoi, Vietnam #4, 2003

Hanoi, Vietnam #2, 2003


Michael Itkoff Photography Po Box 847 NYC 10116

+1.917.239.8615 mike@daylightmagazine.org

www.michaelitkoff.com

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