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Wed September 5, 2012
The Picture Show

100 Words: Photographer Meike Nixdorf On Perspective

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 11:23 am

This project explores what can be seen, or how much information can be gathered, from only one single point of view — versus the information one could gather by orbiting an object, question or focus point.

Every image from In the Orbit of El Teide holds different visual aspects of the same subject — in this case, the mountain El Teide. And it is only through looking at these images consecutively that one realizes how many stories to be told there are to just one single mountain — or to any subject matter.

Meike Nixdorf is a German photographer and artist based in Berlin. In 2012 she became a finalist of the FotoVisura Grant, and images from this series will be on display at the Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands in September.


100 Words is a series in which photographers describe their work, in their own words. Curated by Graham Letorney.

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