Understanding the Meaning of Shopping Carts

I Photograph Them Because They Illustrate My Feelings of Loneliness and Displacement


In 2006, I started taking pictures of shopping carts. At the time, I would shoot them as if they were wild animals on safari. Not paying attention to shape, form, or composition, I used a “snapshot” style with a medium-format camera. Yet, I wasn’t sure why I was photographing them; there was something deep inside me compelling me to do so, but I could not figure out their meaning.

As time progressed and my artistic education grew, I pursued other projects, but I didn’t stop taking shopping cart pictures. Whether …

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