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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…

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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…