Stationary by Richard Pitman

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The official version of events suggests that this ferris wheel never turned; the grand opening was to be on Labour Day on May 1st, five days after “The Accident.”

The unofficial version, however, suggests the ferris wheel didn’t stop turning in the run up to evacuation; anxious residents waiting to be evacuated were encouraged to ride the ferris wheel in a futile attempt to distract themselves from the disaster that was unfolding on their doorstep.

“A photograph is always invisible; it is not it that we see.” Roland Barthes.

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  • rumimume
    rumimumeover 2 years ago

    Love the composition.
    The ’gondola" in the forground adds an great sense of scale, notto mention adding a personal feeling to to the more public element in the back ground.

    Really well done.
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