Archive | March, 2012

Deck of Cards

12 Mar

It started out as a bit of a joke. “I’ve got a documentary about poker on the cards”. Then it became a fascinating thought which wouldn’t fade away. I read about cards, and the myriad ways they pop up in our lives and in history – how they’ve played a part in feminism, and political movements. The social easing of cards on family nights, the high tension of bridge, the elite world of poker, the simple nuance of magic.

And so I DO have a documentary about cards on the cards. And in order to promote the concept and generate some interest, I thought I’d develop a “Deck of Cards” from pictures of people all round the world, each holding up a card. When I’m done, I’ll turn it into a collage.

So, I’m looking for simple pictures of people holding cards. Like this, of Daniel, via the delightful Amy:

Or perhaps like this, by the gorgeous Lilly:

So can you help me complete my International Deck? Below is a list of the countries I have so far (I’ll continually update it). If you’re not on it, or you know someone in a country that isn’t on it, and you’re willing to help, please comment or tweet me @karenjeynes and I can let you know which cards are still available. Oh, and if you’re keen to take part but your country is already taken, I’ll happily take as many Jokers as I can get!

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Canada

China

DRC

England

Ethiopia

Finland

Germany

Georgia

Holland

India

Ireland

Japan

Malawi

Mexico

Nigeria

Norway

Saudi Arabia

Scotland

Singapore

South Africa

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

UAE

USA

Zambia