Is Photography Over?

Photography has almost always been in crisis. In the beginning, the terms of this crisis were cast as dichotomies: is photography science or art? Nature or technology? Representation or truth? This questioning has intensified and become more complicated over the intervening years. At times, the issues have required a profound rethinking of what photography is,… Continue reading Is Photography Over?

Ru Kitch, Street Photography From The Punjab (1950-2000)

Until fifteen years ago the Ru Kitch photographers were a familiar sight on the streets of Pakistan. For the odd penny they photographed passers-by, in black and white, with the results available immediately. The term Ru Kitch – literally ‘extracting the spirit’ – refers to the way in which the photographer stuck his hand into… Continue reading Ru Kitch, Street Photography From The Punjab (1950-2000)

Picturing NY: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art

Coming this Autumn, a magnificent exhibition that will bring to Dublin a taste of the old New York photographed by some big names like Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbot, Alfred Stieglitz, and more. It will be at IMMA from the 25 Nov 2009 to the 07 Feb 2010. Picturing New York comprises 150 masterworks from the photographic… Continue reading Picturing NY: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art

The Look of the Irish

From RTE, “ON TV, ONLINE AND THE RTÉ STILLS LIBRARY, LOOK OF THE IRISH CELEBRATES THE PHOTOS WHICH HAVE SHOWN US WHO WE ARE SINCE 1839.” ‘The Look of the Irish’ is a series of 9 programs dedicated to Photography and representation. This is the list: Fergus Bourke: In His Own Words RTÉ One, 11.10pm… Continue reading The Look of the Irish

Balibo

East Timor, 1975. As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. BALIBO is a political thriller that tells the true story of crimes that have been covered up for over thirty years. Love0

Mondrian’s Room

The Mondrian’s Room Gallery, (was) located in South Anne Street, Dublin. They showcased last November 2008 some unique glass plates (autochromes) by The Lumiere Brothers, which represent the invention of colour Photography. Despite the fact that such a relevant collection of artifacts was offered for public enjoyment, very little was mentioned in all ‘expert’ media… Continue reading Mondrian’s Room

The Vision of the Other.

The Vision of the Other: Modernity & the Photographed Face. KOWASA gallery presents “The Vision of the Other: Modernity and the Photographed Face”, a group show which attempts to define the way in which the human face was photographically constructed before its abolition by Postmodernism. The exhibition primarily offers a thorough insight into the history… Continue reading The Vision of the Other.

Dear Mr Pepsident:

‘Dear Mr President‘ is PEPSI’s advert (thought and thus, it would be so much cooler if it was Mr PEPSIdent); you are suppose to answer this question: ‘what would you say to the man who is about to refresh America?’. PEPSI then becomes the channel, the messenger, the carrier, the pigeon, the media between the audience and the… Continue reading Dear Mr Pepsident: