Photo Archaeology

Using the power of digital photos, common web tools and photo sharing sites we show you how Cassidy Curtis is documenting the changes to living breathing cities that's accessible to almost everyone with the click of a mouse.

When Google started taking street level photos for Google Maps, a lot of folks commented on what a wonderful historical tool it could be. The ultimate "digital archive" of cities, communities and neighborhoods accessible by anyone with a Internet connection and web browser. One would be able to go back and see how streets, stores, signs and city life change through time.

Now one doesn't need to be a huge corporation like Google to accomplish a similar task. In fact Cassidy Curtis through his site Graffiti Archaeology is doing just that. Recording and documenting the every changing landscape of graffiti within the cities or New York, LA, London and San Francisco.