NEW YORK The Statue of Liberty. Times Square. The Empire State Building. The Brooklyn Bridge. The yellow cabs. Today everyone photographs the “classics” and shares with the whole world the photos on social media. So, what happens when every day, all day and from multiple angles, these symbolic places are photographed by everyone? If we put together those images, photos and videos, we could see the whole (hi)story of a place. “Typologies of New York City” is a 57-second video made exactly in this way, using 1.272 photos of the city found on Instagram, selected and combined in a coherent animation by creative Sam Morrison (@SamTheCobra on social media).
SEETIES In 2010, Erich Fisher used open data to create these maps. Tourist destinations, cities and places, change every year and it would be interesting to compare this visual research with an updated version. It would also be interesting to use these data and their visualisation to help mass tourism to spread in the territories with the mission on the one hand to make too touristy cities more liveable for citizens and on the other hand to promote places like suburbs, forgotten neighbourhoods or villages suffering from depopulation. “Tourists VS Locals” is becoming an increasingly important issue worldwide and we should learn to use creativity also to try to create possible solutions to this contemporary urban tension that someone call overtourism or tourismphobia. In this article you can browse through the gallery and discover more about “The Geotaggers’ World Atlas Maps – Locals & Tourists” project by data artist Eric Fisher.
PISTOIA In un nome così breve, secoli di storia e tantissime curiosità! Vuoi sapere perché questa stradina del centro storico si chiama così? Leggi l’articolo, te lo raccontiamo qui 😉
PALERMO The capital of the south presented in a different way. A visual story by Marija Stankovic & Danica Vranic – architects and storytellers from Belgrade, Serbia! #CCTravellers2018
PALERMO “After having explored the Italian Capital of Culture 2018, we have moved for some days of relax to Cefalù: a small fishing village and popular beach resort easy to reach by car or train from the City.” – Another photo story by Venelina Preininger! #CCTravellers2018
SEETIES The smartphone as a creative tool for visual storytelling: How do smartphones change our way of seeing, observing, capturing? Are images taken on smartphones simple snaps or art works on their own right? We have decided to learn more about this topic interviewing Rosa Roth, founder and editor-in-chief of THE SMART VIEW – an inspirational independent magazine dedicated to mobile photography.
SEETIES The international photography print publication Latent Image Magazine is collecting visual stories for their summer 2018 issue. Deadline: August 24th!
BUDAPEST The Danube is here the undiscussed protagonist and the atmosphere it creates, makes the city like double and unique. Browse through the gallery by Sofia Erto!
BERLIN can be majesty, elegance, history. Or subculture, street art, a big mess. Browse through the gallery by Sofia Erto!
PORTO The beauty of this city through the colours of its details, buildings, ceramics, art. Browse through the gallery by Sofia Erto!