Responses & Responsibilities

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James Elkins, in What Photography Is (2011), analyses photographs from 1905 of Lingqi, the Chinese ‘death by a thousand cuts’. (chapter 6, pg 177-220). I will not post the images here. Perhaps in that I am guilty of the kind of censorship that Tori Rose Deghett describes, but I think that is an editorial decision, not a political decision, which …

Photographing the Holocaust – Janina Struk

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I have just finished Janina Struk’s Photographing The Holocaust. Michelle Caswell’s Archiving the Unspeakable was ‘book of the year’ for me last year, Struk’s might get that prize in 2019. This is not a full review – just notes for future reference. Struk narrates the role of photography in the Holocaust, starting with the transition from the Weimar republic to …