Touristing, inkjet prints, 26 x 34”, 2018-2019

Touristing explores travel as a unique space of contact with collective ideals. From my positionality as both an American tourist and profiting “local guide” at Canada’s most visited places, I reinterpret these collective experiences and reflect on the connections made between tourist and environment at a time when our practices of snapshot photography have an ever-growing impact on the landscape itself. This series shares the repetitive actions of engagement to consider the way we situate ourselves within romanticized landmarks, reflecting on the direct impact of imagery comprising the mythology of “going west”.