May 2015; views from above

New York-based photographer Jeffrey Milstein explores airports from above in  large format photographs. I am drawing terrain elements and tent areas inside Al Zaatari from Google Earth satellite images, and struck by the sense of order and precision that appears with a view from hundreds of meters above.

How much it contrasts with the reality revealed by photographs taken at ground level. The view from above presents a definition of place that explains and reveals in a way that the ground view does not. Right: Al Zaatari refuge camp.