Nine Inspirations

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One of the vacation exercises is to comment on nine inspirations. So, here goes. 1. Annemarie Prins. I have only recently discovered her work, through conversations with Cambodian photographers. Annemarie, a Dutch theatre director and playwright, created the play Breaking the Silence, in 2009. The play is based on many interviews she conducted with Khmer Rouge survivors. The work was …

Cultural Context

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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 …