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Grays the Mountain Sends

Bryan Schutmaat, from the series ‘Grays the Mountain Sends’, 2013 In his series ‘Grays the Mountain Sends’, Bryan Schutmaat has photographed small mountain towns and mining communities in the American West. The photographs are subtle and evocative representations of the everyday, while the people and the landscapes in them look rugged, worn out, perhaps even…

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Disaster, Photography and Ethics

Naoya Hatakeyama, Yoneasaki-cho 2011.5.1, from the series Rikuzentakata, 2011; chromogenic print; courtesy the artist and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo; © Naoya Hatakeyama The renown photographer Naoya Hatakeyama recalls a strange and unsettling experience on the day that Japan was hit by a triple disaster. At the moment the earthquake struck Japan, Hatakeyama attended a pre-arranged…