TOKYO-2020 Portfolio / Personal

Fauxliage - Disguised Cell Towers of The American West

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portfolio/Personal
  • Photographer
    Annette Lemay Burke
  • Agency / Studio
    Atelier Lemay
  • Photo Date

Fauxliage documents the proliferation of disguised cell phone towers in the American West. By attempting to conceal an unsightly yet essential technology of the modern world, our landscapes now contain a quirky mosaic of masquerading palms, evergreens, flagpoles, crosses, and cacti. Technology is modifying our environment with idiosyncratic results. The often-whimsical tower disguises belie the equipment's covert ability to collect valuable personal data.