Terminal

I made these black and white panoramic photographs with a Widelux 35mm camera at the Miami International Airport the year I was making portraits of the travelers there for my Origins and Destinations project.


During that time I became intimately familiar with its terminals and passageways. Anthropomorphizing, I began to imagine the airport as it’s own entity. A being whose vast corridors are akin to a series of complex arteries conducting the human race from one location to the next. I wondered what its heartbeat sounded like. Was it lonely when dark and vacant late at night? How many joyful greetings and heart-wrenching goodbyes had it witnessed? I imagined those tender moments invisibly imprinted on its walls, swirling through the air-conditioning ducts, somehow ever present. These panoramic images are my tribute to this giant beast of burden. 


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Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
Laena Wilder's work at the Miami International Airport, panoramic photographs that complement the Origins and Destinations exhibition. Wildervision Photography. #MIA #MiamiInternationalAirport #wildervision #originsanddestina
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