"Is Mosse really showing us the plight of migrant subjects, or indirectly something of his work’s own quandary, and by extension, white photography’s lack of critical engagement with race?”
“What is at work here is not that the image is iconic, but that it is graphic and SUPERFAMILIAR, which legitimizes its effect and distribution”
"These poor cities are nevertheless radiating vivid colours, as if bolstering up daily lives with significant visual appeal. I see their desperation to live, to the point of feeling pains.
"all theatres must end in tragedy or the glorification of banality to succeed in the minds of their small audiences"
“The glitch is worshipped and the dream weave of the matrix spews forth an undeniable feeling of dissolve”
“I mean corpse fat and soap, I remember the nazis doing something like that...is that why the women wash their clothes in it while the naked children, with their distended
“Takashi Homma is indebted to Robert Frank. This much is clear. He is as sick of goodbyes as are the best of the Swiss and as are the best of
"Completely captivated by the photographic possibilities of light, both artists come at the medium with a desire to seek the extraordinary, in order to access invisible states of consciousness."
"I was especially interested in the ideas of modernisation and particularly the belief that we have developed in a linear fashion - always going to something better."
"He plays with the disruption in the aesthetic surfaces of our daily life and this allows him (and us) to experience a reality which might be bypassed."
Moriyama admits that repetition is his way of working, and that his impulse to reproduce his surroundings today is much the same as it was when he got his first