The Cruel Radiance, 2012, Susie Linfield, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0-226-48251-4. This is a very interesting book and I found it to be a good read. Linfield writes in defence of photography against what she describes as a popular and institutional attack on the medium by critics and even other photographers. SheContinue reading “The Cruel Radiance”
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Between The Eyes, Essays on Photography and politics.
Between The Eyes, Essays on Photography and Politics, (2005) by David Levi Strauss, New York: Aperture. ISBN: 978-1-59711-214-7. Strauss looks at how politics has influenced art taking examples of the Vietnam war, San Salvador, The Gulf war, Rwanda, 911, etc. Notes. Journalists working for the largest news media outlets in America operate under the institutionalContinue reading “Between The Eyes, Essays on Photography and politics.”
After You Dearest Photography, Reflections on the work of Francesca Woodman (1998) By David Lee Strauss
Francesca Woodman, Self-portrait, (1977) Strauss looks at the work by the artist Francesca Woodman, many of her pictures were self portraits. Sadly Woodman took her own life, whilst still only 22 years old. This latter fateful knowledge cannot help influencing the way we view her art. Because these are photographs, “evidence of a novel kind,”Continue reading “After You Dearest Photography, Reflections on the work of Francesca Woodman (1998) By David Lee Strauss”
Uses of Photography (1978) by John Berger
Quotations from Uses of Photography by John Berger. “Through photographs, the world becomes a series of unrelated, free-standing particles; and history, past and present, a set of anecdotes and fait divers. The camera makes reality atomic, manageable, and opaque. It is a view of the world which denies interconnectedness, continuity, but which confers on eachContinue reading “Uses of Photography (1978) by John Berger”