Khmer Quotes

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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’ for some viewers?). …

Susan Sontag – Quotes from ‘On Photography’

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Quite frankly, I am not a fan of Susan Sontag. I find her work lacking in academic rigour, and very prone to deeply personal judgment – in fact, she and Roland Barthes have much in common on these two counts. I applaud the fact that they ‘take a view’, rather than sitting on the sidelines. But, in taking those views, …