Michael Ellis

Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellow in the Humanities

20062007 Forum on Travel

Michael Ellis


College '07

Wonderlands: Through the Traveling Lens

with Di Hu

Travel photographs are a hallmark of modern tourism. It is well known that people with different purposes for traveling take different pictures. Yet no one has systematically analyzed that difference. What do photos reveal about the reasons why people travel today—business or pleasure, conquering places or self-discovery? This survey and exhibition will consider what such things as the size of the subject in the photo, where the subject is situated, and how it is oriented can reveal about those differences.