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Moving the Palace, by Charif Majdalani

There aren’t many examples, but there are enough for there to be a distinct subgenre for obsessive colonial stories. While Moving the Palace, by Charif Majdalani and translated by Edward Gauvin, is not as harrowing as  387 more words


Music of the Ghosts, by Vaddey Ratner

Vaddey Ratner’s Music of the Ghosts is the story of two parallel lives that were caught by the apocalyptic violence of the Khmer Rouge but managed to survive, albeit with deep psychological wounds.  419 more words


April 16: Honest

April 16: On the street, who are we?

An early practitioner of the street photograph was Paul Martin born on this date in 1864 (†1944), the same day of the year as Dutch master of the street,  2,004 more words

Photography History

TMS: Part 2: Chapters 5-6


Rain poured hard outside, but Marilyn didn’t care. Riding a horse was the fastest way to get where she needed to go, and Ben the butler had been most pleasant in explaining on how to get to the address. 4,568 more words


April 14: Spatiality

April 14: Structuralism in both architecture and photography represents space as a social construct.

As always, today’s post is built on a temporal coincidence. In this case a portrait was taken of Mien Ruys this day in 1990 by Dutch architectural photographer  1,406 more words

Photography History

The Gendering of Political Language in the Early-Twentieth Century: Rev. R. J. Campbell

The early-twentieth century is an interesting period of British politics and the women’s suffrage movement. The last two decades of the nineteenth century is cited as a period permeated with narratives of sexual politics. 3,516 more words

10 (more) fictional character addresses in London - A recap...

We’ve come to the end of our latest series on fictional character addresses in London. So here’s a recap (ahead of the launch of our new series next week)… 97 more words

Twentieth Century