The Found Photos project started in 2004 while searching for mp3's using a filesharing program. After downloading a folder of mp3's, I came across a folder named 'pictures' inside of the mp3 folder and found a handful of digital camera photos. This made me wonder what else was out there, what people are publicly sharing. After a few quick keyword searches I came across thousands of them being shared publicly. The Found Photos Archives consist of my filtered view from thousands of images downloaded via peer to peer filesharing networks.

In April of 2004 the Found Photos project began getting some widespread attention through blogs and other sites linking to it. The site was listed as one of the top searched for several weeks in 2004. This led to being contacted by a number of media reporters and blogs, most notably including:

Article on Found Photos in the Circuits section of the New York Times July 2004

Article from Reuters on filesharing that included Found Photos in July 2004

Tom Kealey at the Daily Pick contacted me for an interview in September 2005 about Found Photos

Foto Magazin in Germany contacted me for an interview which was published in their June issue (#6) in 2009

James Frankham at Pro Photographer magazine in New Zealand contacted me for an interview which was published in the December/January 2014 issue of Pro Photographer Magazine

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