Ohio was originally a collaboration between four German artists: Uschi Huber, Jörg Paul Janka, Stefan Schneider, and Hans-Peter Feldman, however in 1998 Feldman and Scheinder left the project. For the first three issues they collected images from a vast array of sources, ranging from film stills, stock photography, photojournalism, and private collections. In later issues they narrowed the focus to specific sources for each issues. For some, they used found images and in others they even accepted submissions. Early on they filled the magazine with archival images, but with more recent issues they've used primarily contemporary photography. No matter the source, the images are always presented without text and in seemingly random order. The colophon provides some information about the photographs, "yet a reader remains disoriented in the face of apparent randomness and must look closely to find the common thread."
Issue no. 14 (2006), photos from the Birmingham Planning Department.