The University of Leeds

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I have been a Visiting Professor at Leeds, my Alma Mater, for the last 8 years, working with the Leeds University Business School (LUBS) and the Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre (IDEA CETL).  This week, I was giving three lectures – Big Data, Ethics & Privacy; Marketing, Social Media & Privacy; and International Business. I also took the opportunity to get …

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 …