On The Road Again
Travel photography evokes all
sorts of images, from the 19th century vistas in fading albumen prints
to satellite images made miles above our planet. The aim of most travel
work is to share a sense of place, a feeling of "being there"
that only the camera can capture. It can mean a sense of adventure, of
the survey photos made in the days of exploration of the American West,
or simply trophy shots of totems like the Eiffel Tower, which say, "I
was there." And some would say that any shot made outside your front
door constitutes a travel picture, with some notable teachers, such as
Ruth Bernhardt, creating assignments for students to discover images not
more than 50 ft from the steps to their house.