Friday, June 14, 2013

Walls and the End of the Road

The Chicago Sun-Times made some headlines by firing all their photojournalists and teaching reporters (that is writers) to take pictures with their iPhones. This is what they're giving up.

The Big Picture gives us a view of Walls "They keep things out or enclose them within. They're symbols of power, and a means of control. They're canvases for art, backdrops for street theater, and placards for political messages. They're just waiting for when nobody's looking to receive graffiti. Walls of all kinds demarcate our lives. -- Lane Turner (41 photos total)."

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Then again, In Focus shows what can be done using the internet to collect photos. The Ends of the Road "Inspired in part by the great geography game GeoGuessr, I spent some time recently in Google Maps, finding the edges of their Street View image coverage. I've always been drawn to the end of the road, to the edges of where one might be allowed to travel, whether blocked by geographic features, international borders, or simply the lack of any further road. Gathered below is a virtual visit to a few of these road ends around the world -- borders, shorelines, dead ends and overlooks from New Zealand to Svalbard, from Alaska to South Africa. [26 photos]"

I really like that they included a link to a Google Map of the location.

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