A research-led practice

mickyatesAftermath, Anthropology, Audience, Critical Research Journal, Dark Tourism, Documentary, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek13, Genocide, History, Ideas, Landscape, Media Theory, Photography, Practice, Project Development, Race, Rephotography, Unfinished Stories 3 Comments

The MA is now in its 21st month. In that time I have flown almost exactly 50,000 miles to and from Cambodia. Looking at my bookshelves, I have added over 120 books to our library on Cambodia and related history, atrocity, Genocide, documentary photography, ethics and critical theory – not to mention several dozen photo books for inspiration. There are …

Stereotypes and Navajo

mickyatesAnthropology, Books, CambodiaFMP, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Culture, Documentary, Ethics, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek10, Gaze, History, Ideas, Photography, Politics, Portrait, Race 2 Comments

Photography’s Other Histories, edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson, is a well-researched work covering a lot of ground on two broad issues – the mainly European/Western use of photography with a mindset of colonialism, and the early use of photography in a few selected non-European countries. Pinney and Peterson add much to the conversation about the ethics of photography. …