Place and Placelessness

mickyates Aftermath, Books, Cambodia, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Dark Tourism, Documentary, Ethics, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek11, History, Ideas, Khmer, Photography Leave a Comment

As I have been finalising the book edit, I have increasingly been drawn to maps to help tell the story – both the Khmer Rouge history, and that of the school program. This has prompted me to go back to Edward Relph’s Place and Placelessness, a geography classic. I was introduced to his work by comments in James Tyner’s book, The …

Bending the Frame – Fred Ritchen

mickyates Books, Critical Research Journal, Digital, Documentary, Ethics, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek10, Ideas, Journalism, Media Theory, Photography, Writing Leave a Comment

Notes from Ritchin’s 2013 book: Chapter 1: The Useful Photograph Sets stage for profusion of images, loss of professional monopoly, power of tech and the web. Citizen journalists may be more real as they are ‘in it personally’. Quotes W. Eugene Smith (Intro to Minamata,1975): ‘This is not an objective book. The first word I would remove from the folklore …