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Over 1000 Entries in the Photography Map Project

Paola Di Bello, La disparition, 1994 The Photography Map Project has reached a major milestone today as the all the maps combined now feature over 1000 photobook shops, museums, public as well as private galleries. From Amsterdam to Vancouver, I want to take this opportunity to thank the many dedicated map editors who have painstakingly…

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Tetsuya Higashikawa’s Nocturnal Landscapes

Tetsuya Higashikawa, New Moon, 2011 More than two years have passed since 3.11 – the most commonly used term to describe Japan’s zero hour in March 2011. The media has had an important role to play in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake. Photography too was essential in ‘exposing’ the depth and scope of…

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Representing the Disaster through Symbols and Metaphors

In my last blog post I analyzed the photographs of Keiko Sasaoka who continues to photograph those areas affected by Japan’s triple disaster of March 2011. As part of my ongoing research on the photographic representation of post-tsunami landscapes – or the photographic representation of 3.11 in short – I want to look at artists…