Vox Darkroom

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? When Roger Fenton took the first war photographs during the Crimean War (1853-1856), did he fake the most famous image, In The Valley of The Shadow of Death? There are two images existing – one with cannonballs, and one without. Which came first? From Wikipedia: ‘Roger Fenton was sent to record the …

Mark Sealy – Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time

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Notes from Sealy’s book: ‘Throughout this text I suggest that a photograph of a racialised subject must be both located in and then de-located from the racial and political time of its making and not solely articulated by its descriptive (journalistic) or aesthetic (artistic) concerns. I maintain that it is only within the political and cultural location of a photograph …