Postcartes de Cambodge

mickyatesAnthropology, Cambodia, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Culture, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek13, History, Ideas, Photography Leave a Comment

I am looking at different ways to include ‘artefacts’ in the BRLSI show. There are several display possibilities, as the venue sometime functions as a museum. Obviously I already have a fair range of possibilities, but in Paris this past weekend, I found a fascinating shop specialising in historical post cards, showing life in Cambodia and elsewhere in the French …

Cultural Context

mickyatesAudience, Cambodia, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Culture, Documentary, Ethics, ICWeek1, Ideas, Informing Contexts, Japan, Photography, Plans & Notes, Practice 6 Comments

Almost all of this MA program to date uses a European / American ‘gaze’, in its choice of reading and referenced photographers – even the exercises. This is not unusual. For example, the volume that is a self described ‘bible’ on street photography, Bystander, considers itself as a comprehensive history – yet has almost no references outside of the Western …