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 …

Auschwitz & Memory

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Over the past 18 months, I have spent a good deal of time researching atrocity and the ethics of images of such. In this I have become increasingly mindful of the power of the sublime, and in particular Kant’s interpretation of beauty and sublime. In an earlier post, I noted that Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) in the Critique of Judgment (Part I, Critique …