Exercise 1.9: Visual research and analysis – social contrasts
My first image is from Paul Reiffer and is of a Manhatten skyline which depicts to me the affluence of the city of New York City
The second is a social Landscape created by the infamous Andres Serrano called signs of the times, the work is described thus:
After noticing an unprecedented number of people begging on New York City’s streets, Andres Serrano embarked on a project to collect some of the signs homeless people use to tell their stories and ask for change.
Andres travelled around New York City buying the signs from people for $20 each, he says:
“Sign of the Times” is a reaction to a social injustice and tragedy. It’s a testament to the homeless men and women who roam the streets in search of food and shelter.
For the last part of the exercise, I found these two images of São Paulo photographed by Luiz Arthur Leitão Vieira
I wonder if these were taken from a drone, a helicopter or aeroplane or from a mountain (I saw something like this in San Jose Costa Rica)