Volvo Shoots Copenhagen

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Former Canadian photographer captures the city with onboard camera. 

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and artist, Barbara Davidson, recently used the on-board safety cameras of the new Volvo XC60 to create a special collection of photographs.

This is the first time ever that a car has been used as a camera by a photographer. Davidson’s collection of around 30 photographs, captures life on the streets of the Danish capital Copenhagen.

“The collection does two things,” Davidson explained. “Firstly, it is a snapshot of European city life in all its glory; secondly, it also highlights the complex environments that we live in. It is thanks to the cameras and other on-board sensors that cars such as the Volvo XC60 make modern city life safer for pedestrians and other road users. With this project we connect art and safety for people to see the benefits of this technology.”

Barbara Davidson is a former staff photographer for The Los Angeles Times. Prior to that, she worked at The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Times, and The Record in Ontario, Canada.

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