Doug Rickard - On a virtual road trip, Rickard located these sites remotely using the Street View feature of the website Google Maps. Scrutinizing the Google Maps pictures, he composed images on his computer screen, which he then photographed using a digital camera. The resulting pictures—digitally manipulated to remove the Google watermark and cropped to a panoramic format—comment on poverty and racial equity in the United States, the bounty of images on the web, and issues of personal privacy.
# 83.016417 Detroit, MI. 2009, 2010 The titles of the pic were carefully considered and contain 3 pieces of information. The first number is a Google code that contains geographical (possibly GPS) coordinates, but has been modified by Rickard so as to not disclose the exact Street View location. Second, is the name of the city and state. Lastly are two dates. The first date refers to the year the photograph was taken by #gsv, the second date refers to the year that Doug Rickard made his picture.