The Found Photos started in 2004 while searching for mp3's using a filesharing program. I was searching through someones shared file list and saw a folder named 'pictures'. I downloaded the folder and found 20 or more pictures from this persons life, photos of himself and his friends etc. It made me wonder what else was out there, and after searching for more photos I found hundreds, thousands of them publicly shared.
The FoundPhotos Archives consist of my filtered view from hundreds of thousands of images downloaded via peer to peer filesharing networks, updated regularly.