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De-humanizing, Re-humanizing a place

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De-humanizing, Re-humanizing a place

I’ve joined some of the user groups at flickr. One is ‘urban landscapes’ and seems to show few people inhabiting these built spaces. The persons present, as in this case, are normally anonymous –without face or name or intention or purpose. How different, then, to convey not only the wonder of the built space, but also to show individual lives in the frozen moment; a hint of where they have been in life and where they are aiming to go in the footsteps that follow the shutter release of the image. By personalizing the built spaces, the city becomes warmer, more accessible to meanings and ultimately more humanized. [creative commons thanks to’s Sea Turtle]


Author: gpwitteveen

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