PhotoDérive – feel the city!


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What is a Dérive?

A key element in exploration, a dérive is a way to explore spaces by perceiving how the environment affects you  while

Where can you go for a Dérive?

Everywhere! There are no limitations to your explorations.

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The life of a Flaneuse

Tales of a woman who likes to discover cities by walking

What is Psychogeography?

Go on your own exploration


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Flâneurs and photography


The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world “picturesque.”— Susan Sontag, On Photography, p. 55






Get started with your PhotoDérive

You can get some help with some prompts or create your own ways of walking. Find out more in the PhotoDerive community.