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Visual Experiment

Do you find yourself asking, "I’ve never heard of repeat photography—what, exactly, is it?" On one level that may be true, but in actuality we all have personal experience with this process. Consider the ubiquitous school photographs taken yearly from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. The subjects and settings are the same, yet each subsequent photo was made at a different time. Both subtle and drastic changes in physical features and growth are apparent, as are the aspects that have remained static. Human physical growth over a twelve-year period may be the most significant way to experience repeat photography, but photos of buildings and land taken 100 years ago and retaken today—when compared —can offer a visually provocative experience that brings to the forefront issues about time and space and impact, both natural and human-caused, and the ever-changing landscapes with which we interact.

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