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In Conversation with Phil Bergerson

Phil Bergerson, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 2006 I am delighted to announce that I will participate in a conversation with the Canadian photographer Phil Bergerson on Tuesday 15 April, 6.30–8 pm, at the Work Gallery in London (RSVP to press@workgallery.co.uk). As my former photography teacher at Ryerson University, Phil had a huge impact on my relationship…

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Deconstructing the Selfie

A typical Kim Kardashian Selfie, No. 1 image search result on Google.com for the keyword “selfie”, accurate in the UK as of 30 March 2014 In this post I want to deconstruct the ‘selfie’, not just as a type of image that is widely produced and shared across the world, but also as a philosophical…

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Empire by Jon Tonks

This blog post is dedicated to a small selection of photographs from new book ‘Empire’ by the British photographer Jon Tonks. Please see my recent essay on photomonitor.co.uk for more on this body of work. All images by Jon Tonks. My essay on this work can be found here.