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  • Angkor Chum July 18, 2019 One story that will not feature in the book is one that concerns our family. It also is an exercise in rephotography, in the sense ... Read more...
  • FMP Proposal feedback from Wendy July 17, 2019 Had a good conversation with Wendy of my proposal for FMP. Feedback was good, and I think the proposal (and project) was well received. Wendy ... Read more...
  • First Book Spreads July 16, 2019 The content of the book is coming along, and Vicky has been doing some design layouts, which look great. This evening, she created a series of ... Read more...
  • Lukas Birk Webinar July 16, 2019 Terrific webinar today with Lukas Birk, hosted by Gary. Lukas was really helpful to me last year as I was starting to think my way ... Read more...
  • Week Six Reflections July 14, 2019 It has been a busy week. First, I have made some progress on the book editing, with a final story from Sarath. Vicky has also made ... Read more...
  • A Sense of Place July 13, 2019 I have been reading James Tyner’s book, The Killing of Cambodia: Geography, Genocide and the Unmasking of Space. It is well established that in defining Year Zero, ... Read more...
  • Deleuze, Time and Archives July 12, 2019 Gilles Deleuze is both an influential, original philosopher – and a hard one to totally ‘get’. Frankly, before the MA I had paid only passing ... Read more...
  • What I Love To Do … Part 2 July 10, 2019 Music gigs. As I noted in the weekend reflections, I am doing some work right now, reporting on the Frome Festival. The Coral are still quite ... Read more...
  • Week Five Reflections – What I Love to Do July 7, 2019 Events, getting mixed in with people, getting close, trying to capture the atmosphere. That is my reflection this week. The local camera group have been asked ... Read more...
  • PhotoBath – ‘Witness’ Exhibition July 6, 2019 For this year’s PhotoBath group exhibition, Witness, they have used an outside judging panel. From the Unfinished Stories work that I offered, the curators accepted ... Read more...
  • Jeff Hays – A ‘New’ Source of Information July 4, 2019 It is terrific when one find new sources of information on Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge, even though I am reasonably well acquainted with a ... Read more...
  • Sarath – Earliest Photographs July 3, 2019 Sarath and his family destroyed any photographs they had during the Khmer Rouge years, for fear of being interrogated about their past. He has been ... Read more...
  • Cambodia Historical Timeline July 2, 2019 I have completed a thorough update of the historical timeline, cross checked with multiple official and academic sources. I expect to use the most relevant items ... Read more...
  • Roland Neveu July 1, 2019 Roland Neveu, a journalist born in Brittany, and now living in Bangkok, took many iconic photographs of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh, in ... Read more...
  • Week Four Reflections July 1, 2019 I would be the first to admit that I went through a bit of a lull starting the FMP. It was not about the (big, ... Read more...
  • Book Page Dimensions July 1, 2019 I have just agreed terms with the printer in Cambodia. One aspect I am re-thinking a little is page dimensions. I need to creates something substantial, ... Read more...
  • Jae Emerling – Archives and Time July 1, 2019 At Gary’s recommendation, I have been reading Jae Emerling, particularly on time and archives, as being highly appropriate for my FMP. Whilst I find Emerling’s style ... Read more...
  • Legal Complexities – the ECCC June 30, 2019 In 2003 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution approving a proposed agreement reached between the UN and Cambodia concerning the prosecution of those ... Read more...
  • DC-Cam Archives June 30, 2019 As part of the FMP Installation, I intend to have a section on the history of the Khmer Rouge. The Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam), ... Read more...
  • Anthony Luvera & Collaboration June 29, 2019 I enjoyed this week’s lecture by Anthony Luvera. He has a socially-engaged practice, usually involving some form of community photography. As such, he has a lot of ... Read more...
  • Feedback on Journalistic Ethics June 27, 2019 Feedback on my Journalistic Ethics post from Paul Clements and Gary McLeod. Paul: Such a coincidence that only last week I was talking about Joan Diddion’s book ... Read more...
  • Journalist Ethics June 26, 2019 The photograph in the header shows Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 26, and his 23 month old daughter Valeria, lying face down in shallow water on the ... Read more...
  • Cambodian History June 25, 2019 As part of any installation, public discussion or book, I need to ensure that the presentation of the facts of history are totally correct. This ... Read more...
  • Week Three Reflections June 24, 2019 The week was focused on two things – getting the Final Major Project proposal finished, and working on the book content and timetable. Working through the ... Read more...
  • Practical Aesthetics June 24, 2019 I have been continuing to look at the final processing of the infrared images, prompted by the PhotoBath curation team’s decision to include 4 of ... Read more...
  • FMP Project Proposal June 22, 2019 Submitted the Proposal, timeline and Risk assessment Downloadable here: FMP Final Project Proposal & Risk Assessment ………………….. Header: Mick Yates. 2001. Ta Prohm, Angkor. Read more...
  • Print Exploration June 22, 2019 For a few years, I have used Loxley Colour in Scotland as my exhibition printer, and they are the provider for any customer orders taken ... Read more...
  • Cambodia Project Ethics June 17, 2019 There are several layers in any ethical discussion of photographs. I am researching new ways to address these issues, with global relevance. This includes research ... Read more...
  • Week Two Reflections June 16, 2019 I have separately written on the Lewis Bush Storytelling Workshop, which was really helpful, so I’ll just note a couple of other reflections on a ... Read more...
  • Lewis Bush – Storytelling Workshop June 16, 2019 I attending a workshop this weekend with Lewis Bush, on Storytelling. A little while ago I had written on ‘Narrative versus Story‘, which included some ... Read more...
  • Lewis Bush – Storytelling Workshop Notes June 16, 2019 Section One: Story versus narrative  One story (event) can produce multiple narratives. Narratives are all about choices and decisions. Narrative directs audiences. From my earlier post on Narrative © Beemgee ... Read more...
  • Notes on Paul Martin Lester’s ‘Visual Ethics’ June 9, 2019 Preface Lester considers six philosophical ethics ideas as a way to ‘judge’ photography: Categorical imperative – Kant, role-based rules Utilitarianism – useful to the many Golden Mean – Aristotle, ... Read more...
  • FMP Week One Reflections June 9, 2019 Well, here we go. the end of the first week of Final Major Project, although (based on my CRJ writings), it does seem to have ... Read more...
  • Venue for FMP Installation June 7, 2019 I got confirmation today that I have two weeks at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, December 4th onwards (effectively until Christmas).  This is ... Read more...
  • Pecha Kucha Feedback June 5, 2019 Had the first proper 1-1 with Wendy on the FMP, around the Pecha Kucha. I think it’s fair to say Wendy really liked the presentation and ... Read more...
  • Pecha Kucha June 4, 2019  1 In 1994 we made our first visit to Cambodia. Here is the beautiful Ta Prohm, in Angkor. But we soon realised that the country was ... Read more...
  • Looking is Necessary June 4, 2019 Gian Butturini (1935-2006) was an Italian graphic designer who travelled to London in 1969. He took photographs of what was happening in the ‘swinging sixties’, ... Read more...
  • My Practice and Slide Film June 2, 2019 In the FMP, I will be re-looking at my photographic and other archives. Pretty much from the start of my photography, I used 35mm slide film. ... Read more...
  • Intuitive Master of Photography May 28, 2019 Bob Ryan is a specialist in analysis and the development of expert judgement. The Master Photographer builds upon his work in deep-learning and the activation of ... Read more...
  • Beauty and Utility May 27, 2019 This follows on my comments on Harmony and ‘Environmental Aesthetics‘, as well as the post on ‘What is Good‘. Perhaps my overriding point in those posts ... Read more...
  • Prumsodun Ok May 25, 2019 Modern day Cambodia is a complex mix of Buddhist beliefs, the harmony and order of naturism, animism and an increasing influence of Globalism and Western ... Read more...
  • Environmental Aesthetics May 24, 2019 I posted a short item on Facebook, as follows: Tea Okakura Kakuso, in his 1906 The Book of Tea, builds the case that a better understanding of ... Read more...
  • What is ‘Truth’? May 23, 2019 When we talk of a picture being ‘accurate’, we are using a variety of the concept of ‘truth’. Its meaning depends on the context that ... Read more...
  • What is ‘Good’? May 18, 2019 Sir William David Ross (1877 – 1971) was a Scottish philosopher who is known for his translations of Aristotle and his work in ethics. He developed a ... Read more...
  • Narrative versus Story May 3, 2019 I bought a copy of Lewis Bush’s Metropole at Paris Photo, intrigued by his use of semi-abstracted or manipulated images to tell the story of ... Read more...
  • RPS Contemporary Group Proposal May 2, 2019 I am testing the interest level in my latest work, so I have created a simple proposal for the Royal Photographic Society, Contemporary Group. And just ... Read more...
  • Leang Seckon – Art and History May 1, 2019 Leang Seckon was born in Prey Veng Province in the early 1970s, and thus was a child during Khmer Rouge times. He graduated from the Royal ... Read more...
  • The Triangle of Photography May 1, 2019 Malick Sidibé (1936-2016) was a Malian photographer, who gained an international reputation. He documented Malian culture as the country transitioned to independence. Sidibé photographed on the ... Read more...
  • Webinar with Wendy April 30, 2019 Had a very good ‘kick-off’ conversation with Wendy, today. We talked a little about the FMP process, and where I was on the Cambodian project. I ... Read more...
  • Book Design Inspiration April 30, 2019 In searching for inspiration for the book design, Vicky found Anna Kremenetskaya’s work, for a book on the Berlin Wall. We were both taken by ... Read more...