Pecha Kucha Feedback

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Had the first proper 1-1 with Wendy on the FMP, around the Pecha Kucha. I think it’s fair to say Wendy really liked the presentation and its clarity. ‘Unfinished Stories’ was also appreciated as the title. We talked about my inspirations, including Susan Meiselas, in the context of this being a rather long term project, with a strong educational component. …

Allan Sekula – Fish Story, and Critical Realism

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Allan Sekula was one of the most influential documentarians working in the late 20th Century. An incisive critic, he also was part of the re-imagining of documentary, moving photography (and art, generally) away from that rather ferocious and inward-looking absorption with identity that was postmodernism. His masterwork, Fish Story, reminds me of Susan Meiselas’ Kurdistan. Both used historical and contemporary …