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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”

The Truth About Photography, Part 2: Why It’s Not About Gear.

As a self-declared professional photographer the number one question I hear is, “What is the best camera/lens I should get?” Whilst in itself the question is reasonable the premise is often flawed. That is to say a more accurate question would be, “What is the best camera/lens for me?” or “What is the best forContinue reading “The Truth About Photography, Part 2: Why It’s Not About Gear.”

The Theatre of the Face, Portrait Photography Since 1900 – Max Kozloff (2007)

Probably the best book I have read on portraiture, quite a statement to make but so far the vast majority of photography books focusing on portraits are either entirely historic with little reference to the bodies of work of the highlighted practitioners or the other extreme of entirely focusing on a selection of images withContinue reading “The Theatre of the Face, Portrait Photography Since 1900 – Max Kozloff (2007)”

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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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