这些照片来自美国摄影师Sasha Bezzubov的外国人系列(The Gringo Project),1997年到2003年期间,她前往美洲和亚洲的发展中国家,去拍摄旅行中的人。

她发现,如今的世界,就连喜马拉雅山或亚马逊森林——那些在我们看来应是不受现代社会影响的、与世隔绝的地域,竟也摆脱不了西方文化的影响:快餐店、知名品牌商品、电影,还有来自西方的旅者。所以摄影师提出了疑问,这些人是从哪里来的?是什么将他们带向这里?多少年来,在交流的过程在多大程度上改变了这些地方和当地人?

Russian born Sasha Bezzubov has traveled extensively to India, Central America and parts of Asia. During the past year, Bezzubov set out to Central America and later to India to make portraits of an obscure tribe: travelers from affluent countries who hope to find themselves or something other than what they already know in the distant jungles and mountain ranges of the third world. The portraits that resulted from his travels are records of the collision of two worls and address the paradox of traveling as being both personally sublime and culturally profane Laura Burns, Hotel Mexico 70: Laura Burns’ work also relates to the experience of travel. However, rather than turning her eye toward Mexico’s cultural sites, she chose to photograph hotel rooms, an often undocumented part of travel. But Burns’ photographs of small hotels are not so much documents of specific sites as internal landscapes, both physical nd psycological. They are also representations of the traces people leave behind them as they move from place to place.