Photographs and Words – immiscible?

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I do a lot of work combining photographs and words, as I discovered that a photograph can sometimes only contribute to the narrative, rather than completely communicate it. See Photographs with Text, and my work Unfinished Stories from Cambodia. Tony Cearns is a long-time photography acquaintance, and he writes a cool blog as Sideways Eye. He recently wrote a post …

Artist’s Statements – Part Two

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I have written an earlier post on Artist’s Statements. I then posted links to this on Facebook, and asked for input, the ‘wisdom of the crowd. Several reactions were noted, from professional photographers and serious amateurs. Here is the thread: Deanne: Antony Gormley gives an official ‘reason’ for all of his art. I however suspect he just likes to have …