Photo of the day: Virtual Buddha

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4:00 AM HKT, Sat October 21, 2017

This week’s photo series comes from the students and alumni of NYU Shanghai. We’re looking at how people from China and around the world come to understand their new home via images.

Today’s photo comes from Kadallah Burrowes, who studied Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai and continues to work in the city, exploring a conceptual practice related to narrative technique and UI design in virtual reality. The photo is of Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan province, which became the largest Buddha in the world after the Taliban bombed the Bamiyan Buddha in Afghanistan in 2001. Naturally, this being a tourist attraction in China, one can’t quite photograph the Leshan Giant Buddha without photographing someone else photographing the Leshan Giant Buddha.

Check back on Radii tomorrow for a profile of Burrowes and his most recent interactive media project in Shanghai. And check a previous photo of his — runner-up in our inaugural photo contest this past summer — here:

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