500 Photographers is a weblog that posts pictures of five active photographers a week for 100 weeks. The photographers can be operating in any discipline within the photographic range, but their work has to be worth looking at and must achieve a certain level of quality. The goal of 500 Photographers is, obviously, to reach 500 different photographers, thus building up a solid database of great photographers.


500 Photographers invited CAFE OPEN to make an inspiring artwork for the first of 10 limited-edition T-shirts. We made two designs and asked all the Facebook fans/Twitter followers of 500 Photographers to vote for their favourite. This is the result. Later we asked the followers to send in an original picture of themselves and their T-shirts. The competition resulted in some very surprising pictures!