Found Image: Beijing Before And After The Smog



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Created date

November 25, 2018

Critical Commentary

  • The image uses juxtaposition that has comparative dimensions that accounts for the multiplicity of a single place
  • The pictures highlight a situated place or angle from which one can 'see' toxicity
  • The juxtaposition addresses toxicity through binaries such as 'clean' and 'polluted'

I find the image interesting for its comparative dimension, which appears blunt in the beginning but also becomes stale the longer I look at it. In contrast to the other pictures I selected, it also comes without any reference or extra information to pollution, e.g. in the form of data.