Photography in a Period of Change

David Langham, from the series Illusions < Deceptions, 2015 This year’s exhibitions at the FORMAT Festival in Derby provided a deeply considered, eclectic and thought-provoking overview of the role of photography in contemporary cultural discourse. The first festival was in 2005 and now in its seventh installment, FORMAT has once again grown in size, scope…

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Top Ten Posts of 2014

A very happy new year to all my readers. As a recap of year, here is a list of the ten most visited blog posts of 2014. 1. Deconstructing the Selfie The most popular post of 2014 is, by quite a margin, my attempt to deconstruct the selfie in relation to the history of self-portraiture,…


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 for more on this body of work. All images by Jon Tonks. My essay on this work can be found here.