The Cruel Radiance – Susie Linfield

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I just read The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political violence, by Susie Linfield (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and found it totally fascinating. Essentially, Linfield challenges the idea that photography of political violence exploits the subject and panders to the viewer’s voyeuristic tendencies. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images, and learning how to see people in them, …

The Open Road by David Campany

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Carlos Ordonez and I are talking to PhotoBath on “The Road Trip in Photography”, in February. The more you consider this, the more it’s clear that road trips have been integral to photography almost from the beginning. An excellent source is ‘The Open Road‘, by David Company (Aperture, 2014). This is focused on the American Road Trip, from Robert Frank …