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Photography, Race & Invisibility. The liberation of Paris, in black and white. – Cecile Bishop (2018)

Cecile Bishop raises the question of representation in photography through the events of August 1944 and the allied liberation of Paris following Nazi population during World War Two. Highlighting a fact that I was definitely not aware of, despite being a somewhat interested party, surrounding the lack of black soldiers shown in the photographs ofContinue reading “Photography, Race & Invisibility. The liberation of Paris, in black and white. – Cecile Bishop (2018)”

Walker Evans: Carey Ross’s Bedroom – Oliver Richon – Photographies (08 Apr 2011)

Oliver Richon’s essay on Walker Evans’ ‘Carey Ross’s Bedroom, is less of a read of a photograph and more of a read of the photographer. Right off the bat I want to admit I had a hard time following this essay. Richon frequently references quotes in their argument which when using sparingly and with contextContinue reading “Walker Evans: Carey Ross’s Bedroom – Oliver Richon – Photographies (08 Apr 2011)”

Jeff Wall: Exposure – Deutsche Guggenheim (2007)

Exposure, an exhibition commissioned and curated by Deutsche Guggenheim, a collaboration between The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Deutsche Bank AG, for presentation Nov 3rd 2007 through Jan 20 2008. This particular exhibition of Jeff Wall’s work comprised of 5 of Wall’s colour works but also incorporated 4 newly commissioned Black & White works exclusiveContinue reading “Jeff Wall: Exposure – Deutsche Guggenheim (2007)”

Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction – Catherine Belsen (2002)

Writing a short essay on a book about Poststructuralism seems quite ironic as one of the opening chapters focuses on the use of technical language to declare one’s proficiency in a subject matter, thereby confirming the legitimacy of the educational systems control over the structure of knowledge and who is recognised as qualified in thatContinue reading “Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction – Catherine Belsen (2002)”

Diversity and Inclusion in Photography: A Symposium

On Friday the 21st of May, Bristol Photography Festival held a full day symposium discussing the issues of diversity and inclusion in Photography. This symposium was a collection of talks with and by photographers who are recognised as being from under-represented cultures and communities. The speakers for the day were; Vanley Burke, a black documentaryContinue reading “Diversity and Inclusion in Photography: A Symposium”


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Hi, I’m Harley. Welcome to my blog where I talk about photographic theory and review books which focus on that subject. I’m a professional portrait photographer and conceptual artist based in Manchester. If you like my writing check out my social media and website for my portfolio of images and projects.

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