Clown Carts, Lettuces & Integrity

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The public can only watch the continued machinations in Westminster with horror. We can complain, but the many are at the total mercy of a tiny few. Only a few weeks ago Johnson couldn’t hold onto his cabinet. A proven liar and a lazy self-server, now he’s a hero in the wings. What utter crap. Integrity seems an old idea. …

Some notes on Ariella Azoulay’s writing

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These notes are not a full book review – more the key points that struck me, appropriate to my project work. On ‘The Civil Contract of Photography‘, 2008 Interesting thoughts on Jonathan Walker’s palm .. he had it photographed (1845) with the SS tattoo he received (as a slave stealer). He was imprisoned for freeing slaves, so his photograph was …