Tag Archives: Sebastiao Salgado

Avoiding The Fraught Enterprise

I have been researching staged photography by reviewing the usual suspects; Crewdson (here), Sherman (here), Wall (here) and diCordia. This quartet is intriguing, in part because their work is so different yet linked by premeditated staging and the appropriation of cinematic processes and … Continue reading

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Black and White Processing

Two ideas came together to help me decide to process the shadow self portraits project in black and white. Tradition Pliny the elder, who died at Pompeii during the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 documented how both painting and sculpture were discovered. In … Continue reading

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Critical Debates Around Photojournalism – Rosler and Hine

Introduction Martha Rosler’s 1981 essay  In, Around and Afterthoughs (1) is one of those essays that, once you start researching it, is widely quoted, analysed, dissected and regurgitated in one form and another, so like reading Camera Lucida (2), considering her views is part … Continue reading

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