Otra Ciudad (Another City) Mario Ayguavives
"In the series “Otra Ciudad” I present unidentified spaces in cities in which many of the essential elements of their composition have been eliminated, such as the inhabitants, windows, local stores, cars, adverts and signs. As a result, the city appears to be an empty space in which there are hardly any references to the human race that created it.
Through these images, which have been adapted to create a great reduction in information, my intention is to create a city which could be any and which seems familiar to the onlooker because it could be any modern city. This reflects my view that the modern urban space has been changing to reflect a few global types, just as has been happening for almost all aspects of our lives.
The city is a space that is increasingly full but at the same time ever emptier.”
Agnes Denes, Wheatfield - A Confrontation, 1982.
“Two acres of wheat planted and harvested by the artist on the Battery Park landfill, Manhattan, Summer 1982. After months of preparations, in May 1982, a 2-acre wheat field was planted on a landfill in lower Manhattan, two blocks from Wall Street and the World Trade Center, facing the Statue of Liberty. Two hundred truckloads of dirt were brought in and 285 furrows were dug by hand and cleared of rocks and garbage. The seeds were sown by hand and the furrows covered with soil. the field was maintained for four months, cleared of wheat smut, weeded, fertilized and sprayed against mildew fungus, and an irrigation system set up. the crop was harvested on August 16 and yielded over 1000 pounds of healthy, golden wheat.”
"In honor Of World Photo Day, ArchDaily presents special posts, written by architects, about the exceptional photographers that they have collaborated with."
Below some of the honorees, in the same order as their pictures appear in this photoset. To see them all go to ArchDaily.
- Javier Callejas
- Iwan Baan
- Cristobal Palma.
- Roland Halbe
- Sergio Pirrone
- Pedro Pegenaute
- Fernando Alda
To all my photographer friends and followers, keep capturing and sharing images of our world with the rest of us. Not only of architecture, but of the sweeping vistas, amazing nature or intimate moments of everyday life. For many of us, they are the way we see the world that lies beyond. THANK YOU!