No More ‘isms’

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I’ve always quite enjoyed Grundberg, not least because of his rather dismissive views on Camera Lucida, and his early championing of Cindy Sherman. Ingrid and I first saw her work in ’82, at the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, and last in 2019 at the Tate. We always found her interesting as her ‘film stills’ borrowed heavily from structured movie imagery (which …

And When I am Formulated, Sprawling on a Pin

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And I have known the eyes already, known them all, The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase, And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin, And I am pinned and wriggling on the wall, Then how should I begin? T S Eliot, 1915, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Susan Sontag (1977: 155) accuses photography of being …