Pictures and Words

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Robert Frank said, ‘Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference, and it is important to see what is invisible to others’. (cited in Hirsch, 2001, pg 9). I define my work as documentary storytelling, and my current project is ‘Unfinished Stories’ of Cambodians that I have known for two decades, who suffered but survived the Khmer Rouge Genocide. I …

Traces, Spaces, Faces, Places

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With your peers, discuss whether you think the constructed photographs included in this session ‘lie’, the extent these photographs are fictional, and the methods you use to ‘interpret’ the world. …………………. I am reminded of philosopher Harry Frankfurt, who wrote that brilliant little book ‘On Bullshit’. Harry makes the potent point that to lie, we must have some inkling of the truth. Yet, …