After reflecting on my thoughts of the museum visits, I am still in awe of the work that we were able to see. There were so many ideas and possibilities that I would have never thought of on my own. At Aperture, we could see the full sheets of photos that were taken and all of the ones that were chosen from that sheet. It showed me that you can never have too many pictures to chose from. It might make it a bit harder to make your choice, but it would be better than having no choice at all.
One of the many installations that I was drawn to was Ashley Gilbertson’s The Shrine Down The Hall. I felt the emotion behind what an empty room can mean to someone through her images. Ryan McGinly’s series on Olympic Athletes was stunning.
I found myself being drawn to odd photographs, and even if I couldn’t figure out what they were trying to say, I would come to some kind of understanding while I looked at them. Even if the message of the artist isn’t 100% clear, we can still take away something of our own.