This photo clearly illustrates a negative view of progress. This is not the futurist's ideal that we think of when we witness the creation of a new skyscraper, or watch as a Mars rover lands on the surface of that far distant planet. This Progress is the progress of a cancer. The progress of consumption of our planet's resources. It is a progress that leaves nothing behind though its advancement may be slow in developing.
The first frame of the window is suggestive of cellular growth, a nucleus with dendrite arms that metastasizes as we advance through the photo, until we reach the last, in which even the frame has deteriorated.
I deducted a star from Originality, because I have seen this type of illustration of stages before and I feel it is near impossible to be completely original at this stage in history. However, I don't feel originality is necessarily the most important feature of a work if there is a powerful vision behind it.
The square format is the only format that would work for this piece, indeed it basically requires it. Likewise, the black and white format is, I feel, a requirement for this photo to really shine. It strips away all the unnecessary 'muddle' of a slow progression to present a stark picture. The title and quote provides an ironic twist. This is "some kind of progress"; a progression to the void where there can be no progress at all.