Critical Mass Top 50, 2011

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Jessica Auer

Niagara Falls, New York

Las Vegas, Nevada

Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta

Machu Picchu, Peru

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming #2

Glacier National Park, British Columbia

Bear Butte, South Dakota

Death Valley, California
Jessica Auer

Since 2004, my fascination with tourism has led me to photograph popular destinations throughout North and South America. Images from this series show how landscape has been preserved, altered or commodified for sightseeing. This on-going project invites the viewer to consider the historical and cultural significance of these places as well question the tourist’s responsibility in observing these sites. Bearing in mind that tourism moderates our understanding of place, I seek provoke reflection on personal experience, cultural authenticity and the collective memory of specific sites.