Shizuka Yokomizo, Dear Strangers
Dear Stranger, I am an artist working on a photographic project which involves people I do not know. I would like to take a photograph of you standing in your front room from the street in the evening. A camera will be set outside the window on the street. If you do not mind being photographed, please stand in the room and look into the camera through the window for 10 minutes on [date and time]. I will take your picture and then leave… we will remain strangers to each other. If you do not want to get involved, please simply draw your curtains to show your refusal. I really hope to see you from the window.
Self Portrait, Rhode Island, 1933, Photo by Walker Evans (left)
Walker Evans, Virginia, 1973, Photo by Jerry Thompson (right)