Anticipating the occasion of the millennial new year, eight photographers created 40 distinct images of Raleigh, which were in turn printed onto 20,000 postcards, and distributed throughout the city. Local citizens were invited to respond on the backs of the postcards with thoughts and memories of their own. The first 2000 cards returned were mounted for exhibition in Artspace, a Raleigh gallery. An elaborate network of cables and fishing line allowed people to move among the cards and read both sides of each. The original photographic prints were mounted around the perimeter of the space. The cards and photographs were exhibited from December 1999 through January 2000.
Raleigh: 2000 Interpretations of a Place was collaboration with Linda Samuels, a photographer and architect who spearheaded the project. Six other photographers were invited to contribute images as well. Sophomore architecture students from UNC Charlotte were instrumental in helping to hang all 2000 cards in three days.