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 …

Week Four Reflections – and Photographic DNA

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I have done my best to fulfil the requests of the course this week, despite my misgivings. I will not dwell much on this, other than to say that I had a written correspondence with Jesse on the subject. All ‘water under the bridge’. I am very much focusing on how best to maximise the next Cambodia trip, starting Tuesday, …