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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Peter Hiatt

SPE Member since 2015
Member Chapter: South Central

Ten Thousand

Modern digital images may appear to be recreations of reality, but they are actually mosaics of millions of tiny blocks, or pixels, of color. Normally, these blocks are too small for one’s eyes to register, but when an image is reduced to 10,000 pixels, each block is visible. This resolution is small enough to see each pixel, but large enough to discern the subject matter. When you can see each individual block of color in an image, a more honest exchange is happening between the photograph and the viewer. I chose the subject matter of modern architecture for this series, because the geometric forms mirror the shape of the square pixels. The hard, minimalist style of modern architecture survives and is even enhanced by the pixilation of these images.

Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art

Amon Carter Museum

Piano Pavillion

Commerce Street Bridge

Winspear Opera House

Dallas City Performance Hall

Perot Museum

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

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