About Holidays and Landscapes
Jorge Fuembuena’s photographs do not aim to document the world, but to take up a stance in regards to it. His work goes beyond the merely descriptive and, somewhat like the landscape painters in the past with Claude glasses, sets out to build new realities. The photographs published in the following pages ponder on the recurrent theme of travel, present in the world of the arts since the Grand Tours up to Hollywood’s road movies, and show how the entertainment industry, along with the democratization of photography and tourism, have turned the picturesque into Instagrammable, and the sublime 18th-century images into postcards packed with disoriented tourists.
All the images in this chapter are courtesy of Jorge Fuembuena.[+]