Fast Company has published their 10 Fast Cities list with a micro-description of each. What would you say about your city or local community if all you had was one photo and a tagline to say it?
An example of this writ large can be seen by the photographer of Hamilton365 who was at an event I attended this past spring. Last year he took a photo everyday of the people in the city. All such attempts are of course less than complete but they do push us to consider how we snapshot the our own patch of the big blue jigsaw puzzle we live on.