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GUP#42: Open Space

August 27, 2014 Author: Erik Vroons Tags: Issue #42

Throughout the history of photography, whether in the name of science or art, people have been travelling far and wide in order to take pictures of remote places. In this issue of GUP Magazine, we pay tribute to the human tendency – or should we say ‘attitude’ – to size up all of space.

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