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 …

Responses & Responsibilities

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James Elkins, in What Photography Is (2011), analyses photographs from 1905 of Lingqi, the Chinese ‘death by a thousand cuts’. (chapter 6, pg 177-220). I will not post the images here, as I find them amongst the most personally distressing I have ever seen. Perhaps in that I am guilty of the kind of censorship that Tori Rose Deghett describes, …