Auschwitz & Memory

mickyates ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Ethics, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek13, Genocide, Holocaust, Ideas, Project Development Leave a Comment

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 …

What Price Megapixels?

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One of the benefits of doing this MA has been to encourage me to question all aspects of my practice. As a lifelong photographer, and a bit of a tech-nerd, I have collected quite a lot of camera equipment, almost all of which I still have. From quite an early age, I shot 35mm transparency film. My first ‘serious’ camera …