April 17, 2010

Tai chi tourism

When I went to Pisa, I had this image of Martin Parr in my head:
So, I tried to do the same with these tai chi tourists, but without the leaning tower and with a point-and-shoot camera:

And two quotes from Susan Sontag's On Photography:

“The predatory side of photography is at the heart of the alliance…between photography and tourism”. (p.64)
“[The camera is]a way of taking possession of the places they (tourists) visited”. (p.65)