Curated Collection: Through A Moving Window
By Brada - 5 min read
See how photographers make sense of the world by peering through a frame.
Photography is a way of making sense of the world – by capturing small segments of it in manageable bits. In fact, the Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain once said that photography was about “organizing the rectangle” – in effect putting a frame around the world.
In that respect, taking photos is not unlike the way we often look at our environment: Not directly but through some kind of frame. It can be the window in a house, that of a driving car, or even be the screen you are looking through right now, as you read this. It’s a unique perspective: Only revealing a small field of vision, a window lets us see just a cutout of the environment. And if the window itself moves – as part of a vehicle for instance – it slowly reveals more and more increments of the world.
In this curated collection we’re exploring this perspective in photography. In the following photos, the view through a window is the central element, adding not just another visual layer but also a layer of meaning: They capture our collective look at the world, in a time when everyone is constantly on the move.
Header image by @kevinorbitz.