Everyone’s Moon 2015-11-04 14:22:59

Penelope Umbrico Canadian

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Umbrico has a long-standing interest in the ever-increasing production and consumption of photographs on the Internet. For her most recent body of work, she mined the photo-sharing website Flickr for images of the full moon made by both amateur and professional photographers around the world. In this video, a screenshot of the 1.1 million photographs of the moon she found on Flickr scrolls by at a dizzying speed, highlighting the notion of photography as a global collective practice. Although the images are nearly identical, each represents a unique moment of individual fascination with the shining orb in the night sky.

Everyone’s Moon 2015-11-04 14:22:59, Penelope Umbrico (Canadian, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1957), Single-channel digital video, color, sound, 16 min.

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