Artist Project: Through Their Eyes: A Series of Uploaded Travels

by Joan Oh*

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Joan Oh, Through Their Eyes: A Series of Uploaded Travels, 2013, Adhesive Fabric Paper, 7′ x 10′

Through Their Eyes: A Series of Uploaded Travels explores the paradoxes of photography as a physical manifestation of a virtual community.

Collected are photographs captured at one of the world’s most visited landmarks. These are only a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of nearly identical images of these tourist locations that exist online.

With the ever-growing quantity of images embedded online, how are we now digesting photography’s culture and aesthetic?

*Joan Oh is a Midwest native with a BFA in Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and is currently pursuing an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.