Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Neutron Bomb School of Photography

[Lewis Baltz, South Wall, Mazda Motors, 2121 East Main Street, Irvine, 1974, exhibited in the 1975 show New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape] ‘By 1976 I was joking that this [the New Topographics] was the ‘neutron bomb’ school of … Continue reading

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Pumping patriotism

Taken in Omaha, Nebraska in 2008, this is Plate 8 from Mitch Epstein’s photographic perambulations through the landscapes of the US energetic complex in the midst of the Bush II era,  American Power. The sheer weirdness and geopolitical delirium of the Islamophobic cognitive … Continue reading

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Short Hope

“I smoke, every day, a brand of cigarettes called ‘Short Hope’ – not ‘long hope’. It isn’t possible through photography – the act of shooting – to grasp the entirety of the world in one stroke, so day by day, … Continue reading

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Terminal symptoms

Madrid, 2012.

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Styles of cognitive mapping (Vietnam war)

                              “The flames were all around you. I mapped it all out and seventy, eighty percent of the villages were just dust – ashes and dust. But … Continue reading

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