Truth in Photographs

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There are many different philosophical theories of truth – pragmatism, coherence, realism, correspondence, language etc. That said, it is indeed TRUE that there are many theories. That is a truth in its own right, which we would all accept. We also have generally accepted notions of truth – night follows day; one plus one equals two; the Moon orbits the Earth; iso/shutter …

Memory, Narration and Curation in Photography

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Reading Roland Barthes‘ Camera Lucida reminded me of a  post I wrote in 2014. Here it is, in full. In recent meetings and photo shoots with friends, I have been attempting to self-appraise my photography – when do I shoot my best work, when do I not? Perhaps a little presumptuously, what is my signature style, when am I doing a good job? …