Hey, I’m Walking Here!
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The Walking Men Worldwide Art installation by photographer Maya Barkai unites and explores the image of the ‘walking man’ in different cities around the world.¬† The ‘walking man’ is a universal graphic sign that appears in cities all over the world, regardless of culture and language. The project is a collaboration between international photographers, who have contributed images of their own ‘walking men’ from their local neighborhoods. From the website: “Together on one canvas, these life-sized figures invite the audience to recognise, connect, and perhaps provoke a dialogue around this simple yet special icon.” Through reading about the Walking Men Worldwide installation I’ve also found that the idea has now been taken further: Taking the ubiquity of the ‘men at work’ sign worldwide, a collection of images has been applied to construction hoarding around 4 World Trade Center