Disphotic

Probing photo murk

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War, Photography, Memory

Today is the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War, and next year will mark the centenary of the start of that conflict. Already radios and televisions thunder with the crash of the guns, while a growing number of websites display galleries of photographs of the time. As well as being the […]

Culture and Complacency

A little over a month ago I wrote a piece about the sponsorship of Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis, an exhibition of photographs of pristine natural wildernesses, by a  Brazillian mining giant. This company, Vale, is according to environmentalists doing a pretty good job of destroying the habitats and displacing the indigenous people that Salgado’s photography eulogises, […]

Review: Man Ray at National Portrait Gallery

‘I photograph what I do not wish to paint’ so Man Ray famously declared, and with this in my mind it was something of a revelation to discover that someone who was an accomplished if unconventional and only occasional portrait painter had also spent so much time taking photographic portraits of his colleagues and acquaintances, […]

The Memory of History chapters

Accompanying my project about the reawakening of memory and history in the context of the Euro crisis is an essay consisting of twelve chapters on subjects ranging from the origins of nationalism to the nature of chance. Individually dealing with disparate subjects, the idea is that together they combine to pose questions about the nature […]

The Victory of Entropy

Accompanying my project about the reawakening of memory and history in the context of the Euro crisis is an essay consisting of twelve chapters on subjects ranging from the origins of nationalism to the nature of chance. Individually dealing with disparate subjects, the idea is that together they combine to pose questions about the nature […]

The Nation of the Past

Accompanying my project about the reawakening of memory and history in the context of the Euro crisis is an essay consisting of twelve chapters on subjects ranging from the origins of nationalism to the nature of chance. Individually dealing with disparate subjects, the idea is that together they combine to pose questions about the nature […]

The Burden of Memory

Accompanying my project about the reawakening of memory and history in the context of the Euro crisis is an essay consisting of twelve chapters on subjects ranging from the origins of nationalism to the nature of chance. Individually dealing with disparate subjects, the idea is that together they combine to pose questions about the nature […]

The Invasion of Forgetting

Accompanying my project about the reawakening of memory and history in the context of the Euro crisis is an essay consisting of twelve chapters on subjects ranging from the origins of nationalism to the nature of chance. Individually dealing with disparate subjects, the idea is that together they combine to pose questions about the nature […]

The Scrapheap of Progress

Accompanying my project about the reawakening of memory and history in the context of the Euro crisis is an essay consisting of twelve chapters on subjects ranging from the origins of nationalism to the nature of chance. Individually dealing with disparate subjects, the idea is that together they combine to pose questions about the nature […]

The Tyranny of Time

Accompanying my project about the reawakening of memory and history in the context of the Euro crisis is an essay consisting of twelve chapters on subjects ranging from the origins of nationalism to the nature of chance. Individually dealing with disparate subjects, the idea is that together they combine to pose questions about the nature […]