About This Shanty

Inspired by the history of photography, the Camera Head shanty is a mobile laboratory where visitors will have the opportunity to check out a head-mounted camera obscura. The head-mounted camera obscura is a light tight box fitted onto the viewer's head that produces a temporary image of whatever is behind the participant. A pin hole opening on the rear plane of the box focuses light into an inverted picture in front of the viewer's eyes. With this simple device, participants will be encouraged to explore shanty town from a different perspective, upside down.

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