“How do I look: The Architectural Selfie in the Age of Collage”


Fadi Abd-el-malek, B.Arch ’20


SP. 20


Instructor: Mary Casper

Since the invention of the camera in the early 19th century until today, photography has been used a major method of documentation. In his book, The Documentation of Photography, Jesus Vassallo further discusses how these methods and its purposes have evolved through history with the introduction of technology serving as not only informative of something that existed in a specific time but also introducing a new definition of what and how it portrays it. According to the Japanese photographer, Hiroshi Sujimoto ellaborates that “exploring uncanny spaces through photography is appropriate since the camera and the museum diorama are, in a sense, equivalent devices”.
From that perspective, the virtual diorama serves as an architectural selfie in the age of collage.


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