Week Ten Reflections – Landscape, Context and WIP

mickyatesAftermath, Cambodia, CambodiaFMP, ContextualResearch, Coursework, Critical Research Journal, Dark Tourism, Ideas, Landscape, Narrative, Photography, Project Development, Reflections, SSWeek10, Stories, SurfacesStrategies, Traces 13 Comments

My reflections this week are about my photographic approach to ‘aftermath’. Christian Schwager, a Swiss photographer, made a series My Lovely Bosnia (2003 – 2005), around the still-present land mines in the landscape. Some of the images are specifically illustrating the landmines ‘in situ’, with demarcated areas for clearing. Others show the beautiful countryside. The overall effect is engaging, almost poetic, leading the viewer to consider the impact of …

Negative Traces

mickyatesAftermath, Cambodia, CambodiaFMP, Coursework, Critical Research Journal, Documentary, Exhibition, Ideas, Infrared, Photography, Project Development, SSWeek10, SurfacesStrategies, Traces 8 Comments

The impact of the Genocide of 1975-1979 is still, in many ways, hidden. It is visible only in traces, both physical and psychological. My project is not about the Genocide per-se, but it does need to contextualise that terrible event as it sits in the background of the personal stories that I am exploring and documenting. It is a part …