Ways of Looking

Troy Gronsdahl, Ways of Looking (Emma Lake) Troy Gronsdahl, Ways of Looking (Paris). Photo by C. Brady
Troy Gronsdahl, Ways of Looking (Venice). Photo by S. Fraser Troy Gronsdahl, Ways of Looking (Banff). Photo by M. Krauss

Troy Gronsdahl, Ways of Looking (Emma Lake, Venice, Paris, Banff)
Black and white photographs, 2.5 x 3.5 inches
2011-present


An ongoing series of self-portrait photographs conceived around notions of travel, disorientation, and the search for meaning. The photos are taken in a variety of locations, including architectural landmarks, tourist destinations and cultural spaces. By giving equal treatment to historical sites and more generic tourist destination, I aim to expose gaps in understanding across historical and cultural contexts. The title refers to John Berger’s book, Ways of Seeing.