The Camera as Judge and Executioner

mickyates Book, Cambodia, Documentary, Falmouth, MA, Masters, Photography 0 Comments

As I develop the Cambodia Project for my Falmouth MA in Photography, the need to research is clear. Archiving the Unspeakable, by Michelle Caswell, is a fascinating read. It deals with the role of photographic archives in the activities of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng prison, now the Genocide Museum, in Phnom Penh. Every visitor to the …

Non-Photographers and Professionals

mickyates Falmouth, MA, Photography 5 Comments

Just posted to an online discussion in my MA Photography program – and thought I’d repost it here. The question was: ‘Describe what you think non-photographers make of professional photographers: what are the conceptions and misconceptions? Whilst I would agree that in principle all photographers as just that – photographers, there are clearly subsets of photographers. Some earn a living …