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Angela Shamay A geographical location can shape our outlook on the world and who we are, as well as bring us together. Martin Parr, Bill Owens, Woody Gwyn, and Shawn Macomber illustrate their perspective of how the Grand Canyon affects them. In each of their respected works, the audience is bound to feel connected with the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. However, it is the individual’s perception of the Grand Canyon that sets him apart from others. Martin Parr’s photograph shows us three people: a boy, a woman, and someone wearing an Indian headdress. They appear to be sitting and observing the Grand Canyon’s beauty. These people may be total strangers, yet they are together and unified for a common purpose: to view the Grand Canyon. Bill Owens’s photograph depicts tourists observing the Grand Canyon. These tourists are gathered together for a common purpose. They feel connected to this remarkable site, and in addition, they are connected to each other. Woody Gwyn’s image shows the same tourist spot, but it’s shot at an entirely different
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course ENGL 110 taught by Professor Traps during the Fall '07 term at CUNY Queens.

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