Over the past few years, Google Street View has come to play a more and more prominent role in photography. At first, using the relatively low-quality images in photography projects might have been dismissed as a joke or a fad. But earlier this year, we noted that Doug Rickard's body of Street View appropriation work was included in MOMA's annual "New Photography" show. How's that for some institutional validation! Personally, I'm still not sold on Street View work, but it would be foolish to ignore the possibilities it offers. It's an important resource which is certainly not going away anytime soon.