Thank you for visiting Knowing Where to Stand. This website complements and extends the physical exhibition, as well as a book-in-progress: The Eye Is a Door.

Knowing Where to Stand is a short digital essay that provides an introduction to the exhibit. View it by clicking on the title here or on the home page.

Gallery showcases the photographs from the exhibit, which can be viewed singly or in groups.

Landscape presents essays of words and images that reflect on the issues landscapes raise. Landscape as Poetry invites your response.

Craft explores how digital imaging tunes the eye and illuminates issues of color.

Exhibit provides details on the show and a calendar of venues.

Book cites The Language of Landscape and The Eye Is a Door for further reading.

Class links to “Sites in Sight: Photography as Inquiry,” a course at MIT with online syllabus, assignments, and galleries of student work.

Note: Much of the content on this website is in the form of interactive essays that require “Flash,” which may be downloaded free of charge if it is not already installed on your computer. Individual essays may take a few seconds or more to load, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. If you want to download Flash, click here.

All content: © 2004 Anne Whiston Spirn. All rights reserved.

Web design: Sawako Kajima

The production of this website was supported by a grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT.

The exhibit was supported by grants from the Council for the Arts at MIT, the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Research Foundation.