Celebrating Urban Light
Thanks for making the Urban Light citizen photography project a success, with more than eleven hundred entries inspired by the landmark Chris Burden installation and sent in via Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.
The Book and Online Exhibition
Here are the contributors whose work was selected by photography curator Charlotte Cotton for the Celebrating Urban Light online exhibition and print-on-demand book:
Candice C. Montgomery
Terry A. Simons
Dianne Stratton Corzo
Kim van Groos
The Urban Light Quiz
As it happened, one of the entrants whose photos were selected for publication—Brett G. Hampton—also won the Urban Light online quiz. Like five others top finishers who took the multiple-choice quiz, Brett answered nineteen of twenty questions correctly. His name was then selected at random to receive the prize, an autographed Chris Burden monograph. Interestingly, the six who got nineteen answers right all missed the same question: How did Chris Burden characterize his initial motivation to acquire lampposts? The choices were a) Art, b) Preservation, or c) Wanted some for his driveway. (The correct answer is c.)
Though the call for entries is over and the results published, the web features that spread the word about and gathered entries forCelebrating Urban Light will stay live. We hope they continue to provide a forum for the creative interaction between the public and Urban Light. Indeed, more than fifty photographs of the work have been contributed to the Flickr page since the February 14 deadline for entries, and we invite you to keep them coming.