Two Stops Down

A journal on photography by Thomas Riggs

In praise of the internet k-hole

The internet k-hole is a dazzling collection of anonymous snapshot photographs from the recent past, found at flea markets and photo-sharing websites.

Browsing through each of the (overwhelmingly large) posts is a journey of curiosity and surprise. There’s something very charming about being a latent witness to these scenes of everyday life from around the world, and it reminds me in particular of something very “human” about photography, something you tend to get further and further away from in academia.

If you want to learn more, there’s a good interview with Bianca Peach, who runs the internet k-hole, on inconnu magazine’s website.

This article was published on 5 February 2013.