Social media has become an essential tool for many and the art that it can create is rarely discussed, this Flickr-inspired photography is an eye-opening way to view tragedies. Flickr maps demonstrate pings in certain areas where people are checking in, or tagging the event happening around them.
Luminous Cities has complied different Flickr maps that have become artwork on their own. It is truly shocking to see the gathering of people for events such as Hurricane Sandy or the #Occupy riots. Social media has given the general public the opportunity to come together, whether it be physically or metaphorically. This Flickr-inspired photography is definitely a new way to showcase how humans can come together when tragedy strikes, and the illuminated dots make for a beautiful piece of art.
Illuminating Tragedy Photography
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