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Of Time and the City

Film still from Of Time and the City, 2009 Terence Davies’ feature documentary Of Time and the City is a deeply personal cinematic homage to Liverpool, his city of birth. In a series of astute observations, the majority of the film consists of archival footage over which Davies passionately meditates on the grandeur and decline…

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Issei Suda’s Theater of the Everyday

Issei Suda, Hachimantai, Akita, 1972 I am very pleased to announce that TIME Magazine’s Lightbox Blog published my essay on Japanese photographer Issei Suda. Born in Tokyo in 1940, and best known for his work in the early 1970s, Suda has witnessed dramatic changes in Japanese society as illustrated by his photographs. The essay looks…

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Fashioning the Rise of a New Global Economic Order

Charles-Henry Bédué, from the series L’Habit fait Le Moine, 2014 This essay was originally published in FOAM Magazine’s new Talent Issue. In his project L’Habit fait Le Moine, or The Clothes Make the Man, the French photographer Charles-Henry Bédué supplies a unique and highly thought-provoking window into aspects of materialism in Chinese culture. Photographed between…