If a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, Then a Thousand Pictures Are Worth… You Do the Math
On a crisp spring night last month, seven girls, 15 bags, 12 cereal bars, and six digital cameras (including one rather hardcore Nikon SLR) embarked from JFK on a whirlwind two-week expedition. The madcap events that transpired have since been chronicled in upwards of 4,000 pictures, dozens of grainy digital videos, and, at last count, no fewer than 18 Facebook albums.
Were these intrepid, not-so-light-packing explorers actually photojournalists, you might rightly wonder. No? Anthropologists researching with great scrutiny the native cultures of faraway lands, perhaps? Hm… then a peripatetic posse of Japanese tourists, surely. Also wrong? Well, what kind of depraved people would journey across the globe simply to unleash upon unsuspecting locals a frenzy of flashes so furious that it could motivate the Hollywood paparazzi to step up their game?