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Dorothea Lange’s “Death of a Valley”

I looked at Dorothea Lange’s and Pirkle Jones, “Death of a Valley,” Aperture 8:3 (1960) for this week’s reading and looking assignments. Our focus for this week is on storytelling and how the juxtaposition of images and words can tell … Continue reading

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Documenting Industrial Pollution

I was really fascinated by Eugene W. Smith and Aileen M. Smith’s book Minamata (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1975) that documented the fight of Japanese families against Chisso, the petrochemical company that refused to take responsibility for countless cases of … Continue reading

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Nature in our landscapes

This week’s readings were on the polemical landscape, and the ideological debates on the topic of nature and what it means in a manmade world. There is a dichotomy of nature on the one hand and humans on the other, … Continue reading

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Figures of speech

For this week’s assignment, we read in Anne Spirn’s “Language of Landscape” on “A Rose Is Rarely Just a Rose: Poetics of Landscape,” p. 216-239. We were told to think further about significant details, but more specifically in terms of … Continue reading

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The elements of landscapes

This week’s readings in the “Language of Landscape” talked about landscape as grammar with codified meanings and relationships. There is an interplay between the elements of a landscape, where each element – whether it is the leaves on the trees, … Continue reading

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The physical and metaphysical

To me, place has both a physical and spiritual aspect that together, creates a whole. When I photograph, I look for that spirituality and usually, there is something about a scene or the way the light falls on an object … Continue reading

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MIT Railroad and Labs

Hello! This is my blog for Professor Anne Spirn’s “Sensing Place: Photographing the Urban Landscape” class. I’m Julie and I’m pursuing a Master’s degree in City Planning at MIT. For this class, my site is the area around Albany St. … Continue reading

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