Sebastião Salgado

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A couple of years ago, the PhotoBath collective, of which I am a member, mounted a successful exhibition of Sebastião Salgado’s work. It featured 8 platinum prints, produced by his local print maker. Bluntly, I was not a particular fan of Salgado. There was something about the sheer ‘epicness’ and technical wizardry of the photographs that can detract from the …

Congruence

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In my post on Index and Icon, I noted the idea of congruence – defined when two things are in agreement, have harmony, conformity, or correspondence – but are not mathematically identical. This seems to be a central consideration for photography, which is generally accepted as representing something real. Even in ‘constructed images’, we always seem to fall back on how …