Afterwards

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I thought that I had posted about Afterwards before, but somehow it got missed. It was one of the first books that I bought, early in the MA, when I was exploring aftermath photography. The book paralleled my exploring Sophie Ristelhueber’s work, and introduced me to that of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. I did cover some of the photographers, …

Week Ten Reflections – Landscape, Context and WIP

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My reflections this week are about my photographic approach to ‘aftermath’. Christian Schwager, a Swiss photographer, made a series My Lovely Bosnia (2003 – 2005), around the still-present land mines in the landscape. Some of the images are specifically illustrating the landmines ‘in situ’, with demarcated areas for clearing. Others show the beautiful countryside. The overall effect is engaging, almost poetic, leading the viewer to consider the impact of …