Week Sixteen Reflections

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Today is Deepavali / Diwali, the traditional festival of light, when there is victory over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance, and a most appropriate day for reflection. The final words in Melissa Miles’ latest book, Photography, Truth and Reconciliation sum up the role of photography in bringing light where there is or has been darkness. ‘ … the nexus …

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, as I find them amongst the most personally distressing I have ever seen. Perhaps in that I am guilty of the kind of censorship that Tori Rose Deghett describes, …