All the words have been removed from these photographs. Here's the (wordy!) justification:
With the removal of all traces of text from the photographs, the project explores the manifestation of power between large groups of people in the form of public and semi-public language. The absence of the printed word not only draws attention to the role text plays in the modern landscape but also simultaneously emphasizes alternative forms of communication such as symbols, colors, architecture and corporate branding. In doing this, it serves to point out the growing number of ways in which public voices communicate without using traditional forms of written language.It's quite alienating, especially if you're familiar with the locations (all in Chicago). [via Gapers' Block]
MORE: By sheer coincidence, I happened to walk into the Museum of Contemporary Photography today, where these photographs are hanging at the moment. The museum is inside Columbia College; I was there for a work meeting.