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The Tactile Image

The new issue of Source has an article about tactile images, versions of photographs designed to be experienced by touch. To accompany this piece, and as a subscriber offer for this issue, we are giving away 100 tactile prints for … Continue reading

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We are starting to accept bookings for Graduate Photography Online 2014. This year we have made a short film about Graduate Online to introduce it to students who haven't come across it before. In the film John Duncan (my co-editor) … Continue reading

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Kafka's Amerika

One perennial criticism of photography is that it provides a limited and distorting view of the world, one that is particularly pernicious when it shapes, for example, our attitudes to Africa. In this account photographs reinforce stereotypes and confirm an … Continue reading

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The Home Place

Like the flying car, the photographically illustrated novel has always seemed like an idea on the cusp of realisation. Combining the reality of photographs and the fictionality of novels was surely inevitable. There were a number of forerunners to establishment … Continue reading

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Roma Tearne

In 2002 we published a set of photographs by the artist Roma Tearne called The House of Small Things showing an unusual doll's house. At the time, we didn't know Tearne was also a novelist and five years later would … Continue reading

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Austerlitz

W.G.Sebald's Austerlitz is, at first sight, a normal novel. OK, it doesn't have paragraphs but there is a fairly conventional narrator who recounts the story of a man called Austerlitz. The strange thing about the book is the photographs. They … Continue reading

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Sex, Death and Topography

Bruges-la-Morte is the first seriously photographically-illustrated novel, so the question naturally arises as to why its author, George Rodenbach, decided to include photographs. The novel is a deliciously doom-laden symbolist tale about a man, Hugh, obsessed with his dead wife. … Continue reading

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Mobile Photography (no, not telephones)

This coming week, as part of the new Wave season we have two blog posts about organisations that run mobile photography facilities (Fotonow and Photomobile). They both mentioned Daniel Meadows and some other pioneers in this field but were apparently … Continue reading

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Conceptual Photography 3

The three films we have released and the latest issue of Source have tried to discover what the term 'conceptual photography' means. After all, it is used quite widely, from the Tate Gallery to national newspapers. What we have found … Continue reading

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Conceptual Photography 2

In some versions of the story of conceptual photography, it is about images that are preconceived and explore a pre-existing idea or plan. Another version of the story is that conceptual photography exists in opposition to other traditions, that it … Continue reading

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