Postcards from Earth: World Photography

A photoessay of scenes from around the world.
March/April 1990
We talk, see, and listen with large dishes. Earth station, U.K., 1982.


Electronic images have radiated into space since the invention of television. But, as in picture books, the images are for our eyes only. Any extraterrestrial reception amounts to eavesdropping. Not this time. For by deliberately beaming these “postcards,” it is we earthlings who eavesdrop. 

Please click on the "image gallery" link, above, for the series of photos displaying scenes from around the world, including Niger, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, and even outer space.