This Series Replaces UK Road Signs with Google Street View Images

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 25, 2015
References: alanknoxphotography & fubiz.net
Alan Knox put together a new photography series in which he replaces UK road signs with images from Google Street View. While Google Street View has become a useful tool for observing different areas from far away, it has also had a more meaningful impact in certain parts of the world. On the Anglo-Scots border, Google Street View has raised questions about increasing surveillance within Britain.

The photo series is titled 'Schengland' and features various pictures of the roadways that connect England to Scotland. In each picture, the road signs have been replaced with detailed images from Google Street View. The project illustrates the paradox of making Europe a place of free circulation, while simultaneously increasing the surveillance of internal boarders.

By replacing UK road signs with digitized images, Knox causes the viewer to think critically about some of the issues surrounding EU integration.