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April 2006 Issue

Commercial Photography and the Understanding of Place
What we see and donít see in commercial photographs of built landscapes.

By Anne Godfrey

Commercial Photography and the Understanding of Place Anne Godfrey

Have you ever admired beautiful photographs of award-winning designs in Landscape Architecture or other publications, then visited the site for yourself and had the above reaction?

I have. Over the past few years, in fact, I have come to a conclusion about the use of photography in landscape architecture: Commercial photographs of designed places often do not match the experience of being in those places.

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