Samantha Brooks: 1000 Missed Connections
Nov. 8, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014
Artists reception: Thurs., Nov. 7, 6 – 10 pm
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1000 Missed Connections is a section in the personal ads on Craigslist where individuals seek out people they met or saw in public but have no way of contacting. Most of these ads contain sexual or romantic advances toward complete strangers. The project 1000 Missed Connections is an ongoing web-based undertaking where Samantha Brooks takes these ads and travels to the locations where the meeting or sighting occurred. Once there she photographs the area the ad pertains to and posts it online with a screenshot of the missed connection ad. The project can be viewed at 1000missedconnections.tumblr.com.
Image: Samantha Brooks, Detail from 1000 Missed Connections