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The Cognition Series by Bence Bakonyi Focuses on Group Perspectives

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: bencebakonyi and behance.net
By taking on the perspective of a distant, outside spectator, Bence Bakonyi, a photographer based in Shanghai, China, focuses on groups of people rather than individuals in his latest Cognition series. By doing so, "[i]t is not the person, but the community which appears as an individual entity: we see it moving in unity, the trace of its path, and the process through which it discovers the unknown," as written by Frank Marta Eva.

Essentially, the Cognition series follows a group of tourists discovering Chinese landmarks that the photographer himself has documented before. Yet through their eyes and movements, he (and as a result his audience) gain a new and different appreciation of such cultural sights.