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The Impermanence of Photography

Ryan L Moule, ‘White Noise’, unfixed silver gelatin print, 127 x 152 cm Ryan L Moule’s exhibition Deviated Light depicts the decay of buildings as a visual and conceptual analogy for the impermanence of photography. For this project Moule traveled to the peripheries of the British Isles, photographing buildings that have been abandoned due to…

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When the Photo Op Goes Wrong

Unveiling of White House Christmas decorations, 2013, AP Images/Charles Dharapak. The photo opportunity, or the photo op as it is more commonly known, is usually a carefully choreographed affair in which PR advisors stage-manage the visual representation of a public figure stepping out in front of the media. Even the smallest detail in the photo…

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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…