Corinne Vionnet

12.12.2011 in14:32 in City scape, architecture -->


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Corinne Vionnet is an artist based in Switzerland. At the core of her artistic practice are topographical themes such as the social interaction between nature and humankind.

Her work has been exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles, France; the Chelsea Art Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Fotomuseum, Belgium; Photo Center NW, Seattle; the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne. It has also featured in numerous publications, including PDN, The British Journal of Photography, Yvi, spot and the Humble Arts Foundation’s The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography. In 2010, she was selected as one of Photolucida’s Critical Mass top 50 photographers. She took second place in the 2008 Culturas Languages; Zeros and Ones in Madrid, and received an honorable mention from the Santa Fe Center for Photography in the “Singular Image” category.

Corinne Vionnet, a Swiss-based artist, has created the ultimate adventure with amazing photography of some of the world’s most famous landmarks in her work, “Photo Opportunities.”

To create the myriad look, Vionnet combined hundreds of photos from tourists, online keyword searches and photo sharing sites alike. She then superimposed each image on top of one another to get the desired effect. What you’re seeing, then, is hundreds of the same photograph placed on top of one another.

Vionnet told Yvi magazine that the point of her creations is to show that people, tourists mainly, need to photograph their travels to prove that they were there.

She continued:
We are looking at a monument that we somehow already know. As a part of knowing that we have also been there, we need the photograph to fix the memory of our visit.By pressing the shutter button, time becomes event, a unique moment. The images made by tourists are picture imitations. They demonstrate the desire to produce a photograph of an image that already exists, one like those we have already seen. It is in fact a style of manipulating the viewer.