Week Thirteen Reflections – a photograph is ‘and’ not ‘or’

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I want to pull a particular point out of some of my research on ‘atrocity’ images. That is, that a photograph always have a multiplicity of interpretations – and a multiplicity of ways of being created. Photographic history is littered with attempts to make it a perfect representation of reality (William Henry Fox-Talbot), art (Edward Steichen), objective truth (Walker Evans) …

Postcartes de Cambodge

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I am looking at different ways to include ‘artefacts’ in the BRLSI show. There are several display possibilities, as the venue sometime functions as a museum. Obviously I already have a fair range of possibilities, but in Paris this past weekend, I found a fascinating shop specialising in historical post cards, showing life in Cambodia and elsewhere in the French …