On the Tracks: Final Project for the 4-weeks photography course at the New York Film Academy
In 1912, my great great grand father Emile Chaix took part to the Transcontinental Excursion of the American Geographical Society of New York. He travelled from July to November all around the United States. His trip began in New York City. In 1923, he made three albums with the photographs he took during this excursion. In his first album, he writes that he hopes his grandchildren will come to the United States and see if things have changed.
Coming to New York, my idea was to take the opportunity to be in the City to picture it. When my uncle showed me the original album made by my ancestor, It became clear that I wanted to use it for my project. So 100 years later, I went back to the places Emile Chaix had taken photographs of in 1912 to show that things have changed, but sometimes not as much as one would imagine.