Berris Conolly: The Sheffield Photographs That I Hear in My Head
"We propose that what “X” is to “Y” is how “Z” was accomplished. We lack the details of a true oversight and our compunction to rely on discourse written from outside observations can be careless".
When we reflect on history or movements that occur between eras, it is often hard...
Guy Tillim: Things Come Together
"It is this binary position that implies the view that African colonization created only victims incapable of looking after themselves, impotent against their oppressors and incompetent without."
"So, when we consider respect in the medium, we can limit our discussion by looking at who is contributing to our world and who is not. Publishers by and large are the unsung heroes of the day".
A friend of mine recently commented on the lack of risk-taking in publishing....
Jerome Ming: Oobanken Home Bodies
"Oobanken seems to be about a home, a house or a mix thereof-its a sub-conscious outpouring of desires for domesticity or understanding of place…”
An incredibly curious title floats across my desk. I inquired about the book having previously observed a picture of severed cluck-less chicken feet. Inside, the cement...
Ken Grant: Benny Profane And The Right To Refuse
"The intrepid photographer, whether war photographer, journalist or documentary photographer believes their position to be in accord with the act of producing a record- his or her position to remain neutral so far as to let vultures eat at the doubled over haunches of starving children, to let the...
Jules Spinatsch: Semiautomaticphotography
“Economically speaking, the transactions and values associated with perhaps what we may call “surrogate images” will inform society without society’s intervention into the process”.
The process by which images manifest their own destiny, exchange their own value within the larger network of artificial intelligence and non-human computation is in retrospect,...
Lena C. Emery: Yuka & The Indeterminate Forest
"When I consider Japanese forests, I am always distracted by Aokigahara and in doing so, I have to place our protagonist there amongst the Durkheimian realities that it ensues".
It somehow seems pertinent to have left this title too long to review having been caught in the deluge of books...
David Pace and Stephen Wirtz: Transitional Histories, Transitional Truths.
"The ability to disseminate information via photographic images, no matter their actual content, will to representation, or state of factual existence has provided us with what we are currently experiencing in contemporary times as media language and the post-truth image”.
Charles Johnstone's Polaroid Memory Screen Tests
"It is as if we believe this concept of memory to be an organ unto itself, a strange piece of twisted tissue resting perhaps off to the side of the whole of the cerebral hemisphere..."