Genocide

Final Major Project Posts
  • A Constructed Image October 16, 2019 As I am closing in on the final choices and hanging plan – and nearing the time that I need to write a Critical Review ... Read more...
  • Quotes and Photographs October 13, 2019 On Friday, I gave a talk to the Frome Wessex Camera Club, entitled ‘Unfinished Stories – From Genocide to Hope’. I was gratified that it ... Read more...
  • Week Thirteen Reflections – a photograph is ‘and’ not ‘or’ October 9, 2019 I want to pull a particular point out of some of my research on ‘atrocity’ images. That is, that a photograph always have a multiplicity ... Read more...
  • A research-led practice September 26, 2019 The MA is now in its 21st month. In that time I have flown almost exactly 50,000 miles to and from Cambodia. Looking at my ... Read more...
  • Book files sent to Printers September 23, 2019 Well. it is done. The Indesign and PDF ‘ready to print’ files have all been sent to pour printers in Phnom Penh. We are missing ... Read more...
  • Auschwitz & Memory September 23, 2019 Over the past 18 months, I have spent a good deal of time researching atrocity and the ethics of images of such. In this I ... Read more...
  • Changing the Story September 20, 2019 Frank Finlay, Dean of Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at the University of Leeds put me in touch with Paul Cooke. Paul is Professor ... Read more...
  • Multi-media August 20, 2019 I finally got around to working through some ‘road trip’ photography from my last Cambodia visit. When Simeth and I were driving north, I decided ... Read more...
  • RPS Contemporary Group August 2, 2019 I had noted in May that the RPS Contemporary Group planned to publish some of my work. Well, on returning from Rencontres d’Arles and vacation, ... Read more...
  • Week Eight Reflections July 28, 2019 This was our first visit to Rencontres d’Arles, and it will not be the last. A terrific experience. The venues and presentation puts Paris Photo, ... 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
Informing Contexts Posts
  • Afterwards April 16, 2019 I thought that I had posted about Afterwards before, but somehow it got missed. It was one of the first books that I bought, early ... Read more...
  • Coleridge, Imagination and Fancy April 11, 2019 In thinking through the upcoming critical review, I realise that I have been working in two parallel directions. First, my photography has become increasingly abstract, traces of what ... Read more...
  • Towards a Critical Review April 9, 2019 I am collecting some of the most inspirational and appropriate quotes from my research, as used in various CRJ posts over the past 15 months, with the references or ... Read more...
  • Informing Contexts – Oral Presentation April 7, 2019  Partly because of some misguided feedback at the Falmouth F2F, and partly because I felt a need to ‘go back the beginning’ to explain my ... Read more...
  • Interview with Mak Remissa March 31, 2019 Mak Remissa is arguably the most successful and important photographer working in Cambodia today. He is a working photojournalist, and is heavily involved in the ... Read more...
  • The University of Leeds March 21, 2019 I have been a Visiting Professor at Leeds, my Alma Mater, for the last 8 years, working with the Leeds University Business School (LUBS) and ... Read more...
  • Responses & Responsibilities March 16, 2019 James Elkins, in What Photography Is (2011), analyses photographs from 1905 of Lingqi, the Chinese ‘death by a thousand cuts’. (chapter 6, pg 177-220). I ... Read more...
  • Week Four Reflections February 27, 2019 This is a rather delayed post on last week’s reflections, as it has been a busy (thankfully, productive) trip, so these comments are in the ... Read more...
  • Photographing the Holocaust – Janina Struk February 16, 2019 I have just finished Janina Struk’s Photographing The Holocaust. Michelle Caswell’s Archiving the Unspeakable was ‘book of the year’ for me last year, Struk’s might ... Read more...
  • IC Week One Reflections February 2, 2019 It has been a good start to the new module, with a good range of intellectual content, and helpful first online discussions with Michelle and ... Read more...
  • David Goldblatt February 2, 2019 ‘I suppose at best, I had hoped we might see ourselves revealed, as it were, by a mirror held up to ourselves’ David Goldblatt, 2017. I was ... Read more...
  • Soviet Holocaust Photography January 29, 2019 I have just been reading a paper written by David Shneer, in the Humanity Journal, 2014, University of Pennsylvania. Shneer discusses the approach taken by ... Read more...
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