David Goldblatt

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‘I suppose at best, I had hoped we might see ourselves revealed, as it were, by a mirror held up to ourselves’ David Goldblatt, 2017. I was aware of some of David Goldblatt’s work, as I recall reading his obituary in the BJP last year. But my knowledge was superficial. Michelle suggested I look in more detail, particularly at his …

Soviet Holocaust Photography

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I have just been reading a paper written by David Shneer, in the Humanity Journal, 2014, University of Pennsylvania. Shneer discusses the approach taken by Soviet liberation forces as they photographed Nazi atrocities. In the West, our collective memory of the Holocaust is largely informed by photographic images of the liberation of Concentration and Death Camps, and the associated human …