Recently, a group of artists has released a program which looks at Durham Bulls through a camera. It is quite different from what a traditional journalists would see it. The book named Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark is a 216 page chronicle that deals with the 2013 season of the Bulls. It may not be as iconic as the film Bull Durham. Still, it lets the baseball fans to see the team, their stadium and there is a chance they may even see themselves.
Director Sam Stephenson told that they did not have a target, except to converge on the stadium with a team of artists and to see what they found. They wanted to find out when you have an artist enter a sporting venue, what do they see. That is a much different perspective from a reporter.
The program includes hundred and twenty nine snaps and essays as well as other art forms on all things Durham Bulls. Artists began chronicling the last season with 1st pitch last year. Stephenson told that this program was unlike any he had ever done. The schedule was quite fast. In general, art projects take much longer. Therefore, it was a real experiment, and he believes that the experiment has been a real success.
Financially, the team brought up US$ 250000, with the Bulls owner Capitol Broadcasting and Triangle Orthopaedic Associates providing significant amounts.