Dark Tourism

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To me, ‘Dark Tourism‘ is rather inevitable. Places like Tuol Sleng in Cambodia seem to do a better job of earning tourist dollars than in aiding national reconciliation. But a glance at the visitor’s book (and the limited academic research available) shows that most visitors come to bear witness and pay respects. Craig Wright, in his chapter ‘Contested National Tragedies‘ …

Photographs Without (my usual) Cameras

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This week’s task is to consider how to create images without using our usual ‘apparatus’, whilst still being related to our project. I considered using Google Earth, and also capturing Traffic camera images from Phnom Penh. Interesting, and fun to watch the traffic ‘near misses’.  But not really a novel way of creating relevant, project-focused images. So, I also bought …