Photo Opportunities: Photos by Corinne Vionnet
Layered images of tourist landmarks which looks impressionistic and ethereal. Each image consists of around a hundred appropriated photographs culled from photo sharing websites. Beginning in 2005, Swiss/French artist Corinne Vionnet carried out online keyword searches of images of tourist landmarks from around the world after observing that most snapshots were either conscious or unconscious renderings of existing imagery of that location. This led her to examine how we select the optimum spot from which to photograph a landmark and how we edit out that which is superfluous to our constructed reality of leisure.