Millee Tibbs

"The world is big—photographs are small. When we photograph a landscape, we shrink it to fit onto the paper or into the screen. It also becomes metaphorically smaller—a souvenir that can be carried away. Repeatedly framing and decontextualizing these places through photography increases their aesthetic appeal, but diminishes the complexity of their historic meaning.” Today on Maake, Detroit-based photographer Millee Tibbs shares her work and discusses her interest in inherent cliché, how she was seduced by the landscape of the American West, and and how the act of photographing defines our experiences.