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Photoessay: Urban jungle, Tokyo

One of the things that I think strikes every visitor to Tokyo is the sheer density of the place: no space is wasted, and every single available nook and cranny fully utilised – and then some. 366 more words

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what is photography about?

“I think that someone who calls himself a photographer sets out on the road with an idea. This is work and not a matter of cheerfulness or one’s current frame of mind. 28 more words

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Salon | Where are the Art Critics? Cultural Journalism in Today’s Media Landscape

“I want to tell the audience something they don’t know about the art or the artist.”

John Batten, Salon, Art Basel 2016

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Photoessay: melancholy and longing in Hanoi

Words and thoughts flow from left to right, at least for those who think and read and write in western languages – a glance to the left in an image is an acknowledgement of origin, or perhaps one of longing depending on the expression of the protagonist. 219 more words

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on photo-cliches

“The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset.”

Catherine Opie

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Tension and balance

Two of the most common words I hear used when describing images are ‘tension’ and ‘balance’. I’ve got a good idea what the latter means, and how to translate it into an image – but the former is much more nebulous. 1,405 more words

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To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed.

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