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Contact Sheets

Here are the contact sheets from the Auschwitz project.  They really reveal inconsistencies in my approach to the portraits.  I could excuse myself by complaining about the wind, rain and reluctance of the students to cooperate for any length of time as they were pretty uncomfortable, but ultimately I should have paid more attention to the distance from subject. 127 more words

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Why Do People Partake in Dark Tourism? What Draws People to Sites of Death and Loss?

Why do people partake in dark tourism? What draws people to sites of death and loss?

On August 23rd 1930 the captain of luxury ocean liner—SS Morrow Castle suffered a heart attack in his bed and died en route. 2,404 more words


From "ghetto/slum" tourism to "dark/death" tourism: the absolute hyper-modern world trend of travel industry [images]

Slum tourism is one of the fastest-growing niche tourism segments in the world. Often consisting of affluent Westerners, slum tours are becoming more prominent in the Global South. 436 more words

Cultural Phenomena

The dark side of tourism

You may have seen a wonderful feel good story recently when an 89 year old D-Day veteran made a ‘great escape’ from his care home in Hove to Normandy, France to attend the… 276 more words


Holocaust Tourism

I must confess I hadn’t given The Holocaust much thought since a brief fascination immediately post-school. So when I found myself on a bus heading towards Auschwitz I didn’t really know what to expect. 608 more words


300: Studio, 'I Saw It' Frieze

During this article Ronald Jones, who leads the Experience Design Group at Konstfack University College of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm, talks about art and how powerful it is compared to the  sites of genocide and suffering that they attempt to memorialise (Jones, 2010).  444 more words