Photobook Review

British Watchtowers, by Donovan Wylie, with an essay by, Loiuse Pubrick pub. Steidel 176 pages Hardback / Clothbound in slipcase 29.5 x 23 cm English ISBN 978-3-86930-782-4 1. Edition 11/2014 Printing is of the standard one would expect form Steidl. The slip case is pale grey and the books have dust jackets spines that tonally… Continue reading Photobook Review

Long Reads or why Susan Sontag is so 1980

Here’s a quote from her seminal text being written about on another website in 3 parts. The surrealist’s search for ‘the other’ is ultimately no different from what motivates documentary photographers, who are little more than socio-economic tourists in other people’s lives: “The view of reality as an exotic prize to be tracked down […]… Continue reading Long Reads or why Susan Sontag is so 1980

Instagram; advertising and algorithms?

There has been plenty of talk of late at how Instagram’s use of algorithms has changed the experience of using the platform. I myself was skeptical for a long time but did feel I wasn’t seeing the images and image-makers I enjoyed or felt were making the most engaging work. Then over the last few… Continue reading Instagram; advertising and algorithms?

Robert Capa’s Famous Pictures; 75 years on.

Robert Capa famoulsy covered the D-day landing at Omaha beach in Normandy France. The ICP in New York has dug into its archive and presented one of the few images to survive the event. The story behind the surviving few frames made that day by Capa are amongst the most contested images ever made. A.… Continue reading Robert Capa’s Famous Pictures; 75 years on.