Week Sixteen Reflections

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Today is Deepavali / Diwali, the traditional festival of light, when there is victory over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance, and a most appropriate day for reflection. The final words in Melissa Miles’ latest book, Photography, Truth and Reconciliation sum up the role of photography in bringing light where there is or has been darkness. ‘ … the nexus …

A Constructed Image

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As I am closing in on the final choices and hanging plan – and nearing the time that I need to write a Critical Review – it seems appropriate to summarise some of my thought processes. Unfinished Stories aims to put previously unheard personal memories into a new collective memory, reinforced by a reconstruction of events through photography. This is …