Week Thirteen Reflections – a photograph is ‘and’ not ‘or’

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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 of interpretations – and a multiplicity of ways of being created. Photographic history is littered with attempts to make it a perfect representation of reality (William Henry Fox-Talbot), art (Edward Steichen), objective truth (Walker Evans) …

Feeling a little frustrated

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There is some kind of irony in the fact that, just as I (and others) feel that I am making some real breakthroughs in the imagery for my project, I feel rather overwhelmed by it all. I have known from the beginning that re-visiting Cambodia would unleash several genies from several bottles. It was never as simple as creating a …