Traveling Outside the Frame
The history of photography is deeply entwined with the history of travel. Modern photography has been pushed forward by the photographer’s urge for motion: to move freely and to capture movement on film. Tourists take a camera with them. Often the camera is the reason why they travel: to take a photo they might bring back to show acquaintances. What is it exactly that we photograph when we travel? And in what way do photos affect the way we see the world. This chapter meditates on the relationship between camera and lived experience.