Author Archives: Stella Pekiaridi

The documentary uses of Photography- part 2

Already from the early phases of the history of Photography, the  camera played a crucial role as a medium of representation of the non-fictional. The origins of the documentary view can be traced in the 1930s when the social and … Continue reading

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The documentary uses of Photography- part 1

If someone takes a look at the entry “documentary” as an adjective in Oxford Dictionary they will read: 1 consisting of or based on official documents:                                                                documentary evidence of regular payments from the company 2 using pictures or interviews with … Continue reading

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Documenting Death-Part 1

Recently we have been once more testimonies of the importance of the evidential power that photographs still retain in the minds of the spectators. The execution of Osama Bin Laden gave rise to a huge debate over the truthfulness of … Continue reading

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Readings: On the Politics of Education and the Traffic in Photographs by Allan Sekula

This week we read Allan Sekula‘s essay “On the Politics of Education and the Traffic in Photographs”, published in the volume Performance under Working Conditions, Generali Foundation, Wien, 2003, as a covering text for his work School is a Factory, … Continue reading

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Visualising Disasters, part I: the Atomic Bomb and its culture

The American military campaign of nuclear bombing which took place from 1945 to 1962 was filmed by several cameramen and photographers. New York Times has published a part of Peter Kuran’s photographic work “How to Photograph an Atomic Bomb” accompanied … Continue reading

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Ways of Seeing

John Berger is an English novelist and critic who has written extensively on photography and visual arts. In 1972 he presented the tv series “Ways of Seeing” in BBC and published the homonym book. In both broadcast and book, Berger … Continue reading

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Books on Books

What kind of fate have the old and out-of-print photobooks in the era of digitalization? For some books of this genre a better future is guaranteed through the Books on Books project of Errata Editions, a small independent American publishing … Continue reading

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