Face — A Self Portrait


Self Reflection: Snapshot of an interactive Video Mosaic, MOPA, San Diego, 2016

That’s me standing in front of the Self Reflection video mosaic, one of the exhibits in the interactive digital gallery at the Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego (MOPA). My image is blended interactively onto a background mosaic of mug shots from the “7 Billion Others” project. The exhibit works like those concave silly mirrors in the Fun House; it’s irresistible.


Some of the “7 Billion Others”, (Detail from above photo), MOPA, 2016

Seven billion and counting; that’s how many humans are sharing the planet. The“7 Billion Others” project was photographer Yann Arthus-Bertran’s attempt to better understand the inhabitants of the planet, starting with the African country of Mali.

MOPA is in beautiful Balboa Park in the Casa de Balboa building, along with the Model Railroad Museum and the San Diego History Center. The current exhibit at MOPA is Trilogy: Black and White photographic prints by Mexican photographer Flor Garduño: Bestiaries, Fantastic Women and Silent Natures.

Enjoy yourself in the Interactive Digital Gallery, and then take a reflective tour of Ms. Garduño’s photographs—they are stunning, and beautifully mounted.

Here is a link to a short video of Self Reflection.

Cheers, Carto

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About carto

Retired software engineer who grew up in Montana, went to Montana State College in Bozeman, and moved to California to work at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Carto's Logbook is about photography, travel and adventure; Mt. Maurice Times is tall tales mostly biographical; Carto's Library is about books I've read and liked.
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