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A photography project that looks at former host cities of the Olympic Games, and what happens to a city after the Olympics are gone.
1,503 backers pledged $66,162 to help bring this project to life.

Thanks for the support!

Greetings, and thanks so much for backing The Olympic City project. We're honored and excited that in five days you've gotten us nearly 40% of the way towards our funding goal. That's amazing! 

We've still got a ways to go, and 25 days to do it, so please spread the word if you can. Here's a link to the project to share:

In other news, Fast Company did a piece on the project today, with an interview with Gary and a slideshow of some of the images. And we're also excited to announce our next Olympic city: Mexico City. Gary will be there all this week photographing, and he'll be posting updates so you can follow along. Jon will be photographing the next city in the project, which we'll announce later this month.

Home of the 1968 Summer Olympics, Mexico City is fascinating on many levels. Beyond the political turmoil at the time of the event (the Tlatelolco massacre, the black power salute, etc.), it's a city that's radically changed since the Olympics were there. A population explosion has made it one of the world's largest megacities, at over 21 million people. But the '68 Olympics remains a pivotal moment in the city's evolution, and we're looking forward to documenting the cultural and physical manifestations 44 years later. Look for updates later this week.

We hope you enjoy the results, and thanks again for supporting the project.

Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit


    1. Creator Daniella Jaeger on June 4, 2012

      Three cheers for Mexico City!
      And hooray for FastCo writeup!