Thomas Albdorf | General View

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Thomas Albdorf's General View is a development of his fascination with the complex relationship between photography as a way of picturing the world around us and those conventions that shape our experience of seeing, which are increasingly influenced by digital technology.

Inspired by photographs of Yosemite National Park - one of the most intensely mediated nature sites on earth - General View toys with the question regarding the necessity of traveling to a place that has been photographed innumerable times, the need to record additional photographs. Albdorf poses the question: if countless images of a specific place are readily available, has one been there already?