A project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit:
The Olympic City is a photography project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit that looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games in former host cities around the world. Hosting the Olympics has become a way for a city to show itself off on an international stage and generate toursim dollars, and cities spend millions or billions for the privilege. But after the events are over, the medals have been handed out, and the torch is extinguished, what’s next? What happens to a city after the Olympics are gone?
As you know I am a huge fan of the Olympics and so naturally I love anything related to the big event. Of course, I am no fool and know that this is not all sunshine and roses and the cities that spend billions on hosting the Olympics are not all taken care of for the rest of eternity.
Hope the photographers include cities outside the US and Europe in their documentary as well.