Observer, Observed

February 1 - April 11, 2020 

Observer, Observed

Meghan Krauss

In Observer, Observed, Meghan Krauss documents masses of tourists condensing together within each of the panoramic photographs in the exhibition. Compressed together, these people are all equally enthusiastic to be documenting the same picturesque landscapes, regardless of the quality of images taken or on what social platforms they will ultimately be displayed.

In our attempts to document our individual lives and to account for the uniqueness of who we are as individuals, we paradoxically end up doing the same thing as everybody else. Krauss’ analysis of the digital revolution we currently find ourselves in emphasizes the number of visitors that document these iconic places and the euphoria it brings. Observer, Observed reflects these individual attempts to seek out and become part of the recognizable world with technology.