Hey, I’m Walking Here!

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Charlie | Tuesday 25th, 2014, 12:00am GMT

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.¬† Tourists take photos in front of walking men installation The ‘walking man’ is a universal graphic sign that appears in cities all over the world, regardless of culture and language. Walking Men banners line a busy street The project is a collaboration between international photographers, who have contributed images of their own ‘walking men’ from their local neighborhoods. Walking Men roadside hoarding 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: Construction hoarding around World Trade Center 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 Construction hoarding around World Trade Center, viewed from the street