Contemporary Chronicles of St. Augustine explores the urban fabric of St. Augustine through large-format photographs, hand drawn maps, and interactive photographic flip books. The project seeks to define St. Augustine through the residential streets and neighborhoods that have long been inhabited by the people that help support the city as a premier tourist destination. Through interactive sequential images, visitors to the exhibition will uncover the overlooked aspects of everyday life in America’s oldest city.
The exhibition presents the collaborative vision of the photographer, Rylan Steele and the landscape architect, David Spooner, as they seek to discover and uncover the overlooked spaces of historic St. Augustine. Traversing the urban environment on foot, with camera and pen in hand, the images in the exhibition document the artists’ exploration of the landscape through visual and kinesthetic experience.
The photographs, diagrams, and flipbooks featured in the exhibition provide models for how we come to know the contemporary built environment—acknowledging the pathways and intersections, the landmarks and structures, the edges and vantage points that generate an image of a place.