Monday, April 03, 2006

photo: double portrait of a city

a study in contrast

This photo juxtaposes and contrasts two visions of the same city. At the bottom-left corner, an advertisement by the city-council portrays how city officials see, or would like others to see, their city. This is an idealised reality. But the wider background reveals the existence of a second , less attractive, reality. The irony in the placement of the advertisement in its current context is probably unintentional.