Kosmo Foto – 1970s Istanbul on a Pentax KX

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Stephen Dowling, who runs Kosmo Foto, a site dedicated to all things analogue (and a boutique film brand) saw my 1977 Istanbul pictures. He asked if I would do a write up, telling the story of the photos and my thoughts on the Pentax KX. I also wrote about how historical photographs take on new meanings. This has just been published. …

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 …