A View from the View

A View from the View is a collection of postcards (3000+) motivated by larger research questions into visual cultures, representations of tourism, and issues of mobility in Lebanon. The database makes portions of this genre of photography public. The project also explores circulations of place (Eddies), the act of disrupting images’ composition (Reframing), and the process of creating metadata.  The online interface was realized for a secondary degree in Critical Media Practicesand sponsored by two production grants from the Harvard Design Studio and the Mellon Fund. An early iteration will be public by June 2020 for the material in Lebanon. The second iteration, of material from Iraq, Libya, Syria and parts of the GCC, will be released in 2021.