Auschwitz & Memory

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Over the past 18 months, I have spent a good deal of time researching atrocity and the ethics of images of such. In this I have become increasingly mindful of the power of the sublime, and in particular Kant’s interpretation of beauty and sublime. In an earlier post, I noted that Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) in the Critique of Judgment (Part I, Critique …

Finalising the images

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As previously noted, thanks to input from both Gem and Richard Young (a fellow member of the PhotoBath collective), I think I had a bit of a breakthrough on the exhibition images. That is, to use Khmer text for the quotes, with a small English translation underneath. I believe that this makes the image intrinsically more interesting (maybe Barthes ‘punctum’ …