30 December 2010

Photography in the landscape

Kurt Tong recently had an exhibition of photographs of Chinese joss-paper objects, made to be burnt, at Compton Verney (photo from here). On his website, you can see another interesting project, called "22 steps to the sea", consisting of photographs of the rapidly-eroding Texas gulf coast.
He had planned to spend six weeks photographing, but cut the trip short after being stopped by various "officials" 12 times in 16 days of shooting, all citing terrorist threat and national security as the reasons for why he had to move on. So, he retraced the trip via Google.

He says: "It is not my intention to question the security measures taken by the US government nor am I arguing whether Google Streetview is breaching our privacy. I am merely putting the pictures together to raise these questions to the viewers."

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