Oh, how vividly I remember playing “Exquisite Corpse” in middle school art class. One person would draw a head and shoulders on a piece of paper, fold it over so that only part of the shoulders were visible, and hand the page to the next person. She would draw the chest, fold the paper, hand it over. The next person would draw down to the knees, fold the paper, hand it over, and before we knew it, we had an entire monstrous body.
Last year, a group of photographers started Exquisite Corpse Photo, a project they describe thus: “One photographer posts a photo that is in direct response to the previous photo in the queue. Whether that is based on content or aesthetic is up to the photographer. Sometimes these connections are not completely evident to the viewer upon first glance.”
The resulting visual dialogue is astounding. I would post some images here, but can’t imagine how I would pull photos out of the context of the entire project. So just go to Exquisite Corpse Photo and see for yourself.