On Landscape

“There was a particular group of still-life photographs which for me looked like details of a complex landscape. But it was a fictional landscape. What made me stop photographing landscapes was that I no longer felt I could make Eden-like photographs of something which was being destroyed. But I could deal with the notion of a… Continue reading On Landscape

The Vanishing Pictures: David Shield’s War is Beautiful

War is horrible and we all can agree on that, yet we find ourselves in conflict after conflict after conflict in an never-ending trail of horror since the end of the second world war. Although it may now have caught up with us, and the attempt of the west to keep it off its on soil… Continue reading The Vanishing Pictures: David Shield’s War is Beautiful

Paris

Today we cry for Paris, tomorrow we sing.

The Pictures You Cannot Show

The Unextinguishable Fire, a documentary on the use of Napalm in the Vietnam War by Harun Farocki.

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There Are Too Many Images III: New Photography 2015

This is the press-conference on the opening of the latest installements on this ongoing series of exhibitions. New Photography was started 30 years ago by John Szarkowski when the times were very different: It is nowadays a herculanean attempt to get a grip on what’s going on in photography right now. At least from these remarks, I… Continue reading There Are Too Many Images III: New Photography 2015