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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.

mountain

By Marie Simonova

Scenic view of calm lake by mountains and trees
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By Anurag

Scenic view of landscape against sky during sunrise

By Arno

mountain

By Piciu Zen

Cropped image of boat sailing in river by mountains

By Johannes Hulsch

Scenic view of sea against sky
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By Andrew Hays

Seascape with mountain range in background

By Anna Wittkowski

Woman in car
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By 肖益成

one person

By Giorgia

yellow

By Darcy Tuppen

Low angle view of silhouette people at observation point by onaruto bridge
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By Mubariz Khan

architecture

By Arno

window

By André Diniz

airplane

By Baturay Tüngür

winter

By Noel

Majestic rock formation

By Brendan Lynch

Man looking through window of boat

By beholders

Bare trees in forest at night
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By Eygabroad

By Luca Tommasi

indoors

By luka

Aros aarhus kunstmuseum seen through wet glass window

By daFred

reflection

By Merethe Svarstad Eeg

Beautiful woman wearing scarf standing at car door
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By Sasha Dudkina

architecture

By Noppadol Maitreechit

window

By Dan Rubin

Header image by @kevinorbitz.

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