The Post Office Project


The Post Office Project evolved from a simple, one off assignment to photograph a few post offices to go along with a story on the proposed closing of several hundred branches as part of cost cutting efforts by the Postal Service. It was a slow news week so I decided to visit a number of them. The more I photographed them, the more I wanted to photograph them.
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Think about it, when you mail a letter or package it spends a brief moment in a human hand. It’s then put into an automated system of sorters, conveyor belts, vehicles and planes where it crosses the imaginary lines drawn by zip codes and street numbers. When it finally arrives at its destination it’s placed there by a human hand. It’s a system unlike anything else and I am truly fascinated by it.
Kristoffer Tripplaar

4 comments:

  1. A few days ago I found a similiar project, Going Postal (http://colossus-of-roads.blogspot.hu/). Don't know if you've seen it, the author has already visited 6,432 post offices!

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    1. Thanks for the link. There are a lot of things to explore in that site! I am wondering now how many post offices have I visited(and usually not pictured!).

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  2. Since they privatised the UK Post Office they are closing and selling the buildings. Sad days. Good luck with your project.

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    1. That's too sad.
      Anyway, this is not my project but Kristoffer Tripplaar's. I think his pictures are really beautiful and meaningful.

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