Cityscape Urban Photography

Urban Photography

Urban landscape photography

-In some way describe a town or city
-Represents an attempt to understand our experience of the city
-Shows a dedication to the subject, expressed through a body of work
rather than isolated images
-Concentrates on structures or processes rather than on people
-May deal in either details or a broader view

by Mike Seaborne

The urban landscape can be viewed both as a series of structures and edifices more or less organised by human action and as a panorama of social and cultural histories framing our present and inscribing our past. Seen in this way, ‘….the conurbation becomes one huge archaeological site as the city reveals its inner self through a continuous process of urban renewal and revitalisation in which the very innards of the landscape are exposed and delayered like a vast anatomical dissection’ (Ron McCormick, Archaeologies : Tracing History in the Urban Landscape, 1998). The challenge for urban landscape photography is to not only record the physical manifestations of this relentless process, but also to make visible the underlying social and cultural forces which ultimately determine their form and meaning.
Read The full Article On Israeli Lens Magazine Issue#4 Urban Photography

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