Face of the City

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This work from a project called Face of the City by the artist Dan Bergeron. I loved how he has combined people’s faces with locations to explore the identity of cities. The artist Bergeron explains that the work expresses that the fusion of the portraits and architecture exposes “the frailty of urban architecture and to a certain extent human existence, while conversely exploring the idea that beauty truly lies in the scars, wrinkles and blemishes of places we live and people we meet”. I was inspired by how he has shared the message of fragility through using people’s portraits on damaged parts of the cities which portrays the idea of broken identities. I also like that he is showing that our lives are affected by the places in which we live and what we experience when we live there.

Emily Parker

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