The Attack of the Flying Postcards!


During 2 hours the centre of Santiago received a rain of flying postcards to celebrate the national day of photography!

National Day of Photography – Chile 2009

People where sitting in the park, walking to their office, waiting for the bus. It was another normal day in Santiago. Suddenly a strange noise filled the air. People look at the sky and from a helicopter thousands of postcards were flying down. It was a photographic attack to normal public. People started to run behind this postcards, cross the streets, stopped the traffic, jump over each other. After that, people started the second part… the postcard exchange. Kids, policemen, workers, cyclist, everyone exchanged their double postcards for some version they didn’t have… it was the flying postcard fever!!!

This initiative was possible thanks to the ministry of culture of Chile who invited this embassy and other important photographers and the photographic community to be part of this project. We had 3 of the 50 models of postcards with pictures of local lomographers: Claudia Pentske, Mariano Perez and Alvaro Cipagauta!
Thanks also to Felipe García for taking the photo of the helicopter.

written by sumsi on 2009-08-28 in #news #flying-postcards #national-day-of-photography-chile-2009 #lomography-embassy-chile


  1. hanspan
    hanspan ·


  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    no 4 wooowww

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Awesome ! And the last shot is really something !

  4. disdis
    disdis ·


  5. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    That's pretty cool. I can't believe they dropped them out of a helicopter.

  6. raissuli
    raissuli ·

    Oh crap! Apparently I lost this event for a couple of days! I was in Santiago until last saturday... :-( In fact it was at Santiago Lomo Store that I bough my (first lomo camera) Diana F+ Snowcat. By the way, fantastic people at the store! Strongly recommend!

  7. coca
    coca ·

    Im so happy about this!!... Stouf, the last picture is mine! :D ....saludos a Mariano y a Alvaro, muy lindas sus fotos
    and by the way my last name is Pentzke, no Pentske ;)

  8. grimm
    grimm ·

    what an awesome idea!

  9. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    fw00t !

  10. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    postcards! woot!

  11. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    what a fun stunt. mabuhay lomo chile!

  12. torium
    torium ·


  13. hansie14
    hansie14 ·

    This is AWESOME! What a brilliant idea!

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