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.

By Marie Simonova

By Anurag

By Arno

By Piciu Zen

By Johannes Hulsch

By Andrew Hays

By Anna Wittkowski

By 肖益成

By Giorgia

By Darcy Tuppen

By Mubariz Khan

By Arno

By André Diniz

By Baturay Tüngür

By Noel

By Brendan Lynch

By beholders

By Eygabroad

By Luca Tommasi

By luka

By daFred

By Merethe Svarstad Eeg

By Sasha Dudkina

By Noppadol Maitreechit

By Dan Rubin

Header image by @kevinorbitz.