Week Three Reflections

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What a great week, spilling over into week four, and dominated by the Falmouth Face to Face. I’ll try to break my (over loaded) thoughts into buckets. First, it was just brilliant to meet people face to face. Spending time with my peers, both seriously talking photography and less seriously having a plain old fashioned good time. I doubt you’ll …

The Camera as Judge and Executioner

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Archiving the Unspeakable, by Michelle Caswell, is a fascinating read. It deals with the role of photographic archives in the activities of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng prison, now the Genocide Museum, in Phnom Penh. Every visitor to the prison is immediately struck by the walls of mug shots, and the painstaking record keeping of torture. Michelle …