The Rainbow Sightings project was conceived of by Tessa Windt in 2008, following a particularly magical rainbow sighting while passing through Texas on a cross-country drive.

The project imagines a growing collection of images documenting those moments when a rainbow appears, and wonders what exchanges may be sparked by such a collection. Appreciating both the precious and mundane qualities of rainbows, the site is offered as a place to visit and revisit for reflection, contemplation, humour and curiosity. Please share the collection with others, and invite them to participate.

In addition to sending images of your own rainbow sightings to the archive, there are many ways to participate in the project: Visit the archive, orchestrate sightings in your community, make rainbows indoors, keep a camera on hand, spend time under the open sky. See ‘Rainbow Magic’ and ‘Submit’ sections of this site for more ideas.

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