What do we look for when we travel, and what do we see? We take pictures of monuments, trying to reproduce, successfully or not, glossy photographs we’ve seen in magazines or on the internet. We validate our experiences by taking selfies in front of famous landmarks as if to say to family and friends: “look, we made it!”. But how do we “feel” about what we see, what do we discover about the world, about ourselves?
John MacDougall was born in Paris in 1965. He has worked for Agence France-Presse as a photo editor in Paris and Hong Kong, and since 1995 as a photographer in Jakarta, New Delhi and Berlin.