Stereotypes and Navajo

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I have just finished reading Photography’s Other Histories, edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson. It is a well-researched work covering a lot of ground on two broad issues – the mainly European/Western use of photography with ethical mindset of colonial thinking, and ethical early use of photography in a few selected non-European countries. There are many examples of both …

Susan Sontag – Quotes from ‘On Photography’

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Quite frankly, I am not a fan of Susan Sontag. I find her work lacking in academic rigour, and very prone to deeply personal judgment – in fact, she and Roland Barthes have much in common on these two counts. That approach would of course be fine if their work was not held up as two of the great canons …