Ellen Nickles

Photobook I

Book object 2016

In this handmade book one series of photographs overlays another. Images in the top layer are curated from the online galleries of the New York City Municipal Archives and offer historical glances of the city. Each municipal photograph was then reverse image searched in Google and paired with a secondary image to offer alternative narratives, including a story about the current state of algorithmic image translation. The municipal photographs in this book were queried between 07.23.16 and 08.03.16. This book is the first of two.

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