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Here and There by Takashi Arai

Temporary Housing, Date, Fukushima, 2012 Produced in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on the 11th of March 2011, Takashi Arai’s photographic series ‘Here and There’ focuses on communities that are struggling to cope with the fallout of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima. By using a plate camera and developing the…

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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…

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Representing the Death of Neoliberalism – Part 2

Installation view of Thatcher is Dead by Julien Gremaud, 2014 This essay was originally published in FOAM Magazine’s new Talent Issue. The first part of this essay can be found here. Neoliberal ideology aggressively promotes leverage, risk and debt. This is true for governments and corporations, but it is also true for individual consumers. One…