Helga Paris: Leipzig Hauptbanhof 1981/82

“I exhibit a strange tendency in airports to curse, eyeball other people with malice and regard the general process of shuttling and hefting my mass through antiseptic tunnels and bizarre space age flat Jetson walklavators with contempt…”   A commonality between train stations and photography is the architecture of waiting. Waiting can be read in […]

Dieter Keller: Das Auge Des Krieges

“Othering of the loser of a war is important for collective consciousness and acts as a bulwark against the tide of human sympathy in the matters of inhumane consequence”   There are a number of different ways to approach writing about photography and World War II and to be clear, none of them should consider […]

Paula Bronstein: Ukraine’s War – Lives Frozen by Conflict

When violence broke out in Ukraine in 2014, many young people left, while the elderly stayed behind just barely surviving. After almost five years of conflict, large areas of the Donbas region, which includes a 500-km “contact line”, remain under the control of separatists amid a war that has displaced more than 1.5 million with […]

WAR PHOTOGRAPHY

Explore the latest war photography. Dieter Keller: Das Auge Des KriegesDavid Pace and Stephen Wirtz: Transitional Histories, Transitional Truths.Loops and Voids: A Perspective on Michael Schmidt’s Berlin Nach 1945Bare Life, Bare Tech: Richard Mosse’s IncomingWhat a 1980’s Tension Memory Looks LikeANONYMOUS GULF WAR: ‘WELCOME IN IRAQ’

Erik Kessels: SHIT and Empty Infantilism

“I think that this is an argument that needs definition and that in doing so, following it up with the above analysis mentioning of colluding Nazis to the smell of shit and gay activity to the Nazi and his shitting, we are reducing gay men to shit smelling Nazis whose sexuality is thus limited and demonized incorrectly”

Loops and Voids: A Perspective on Michael Schmidt’s Berlin Nach 1945

“Though the clues to what could be considered “absent” “voided” or “gone” are not to be entirely championed nor ignored, the work follows a circular format. It is an examination of place and home and the subject’s way of seeing the familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. This inquiry of Schmidt’s is adept if not deftly demonstrative.”

Real Nazis: Trauma is the Trigger, but When?

“It is also to remind people that the condition of “evil” or trauma exists only in the post-event and that we do not recognize, as Arendt mentions, the force of its implication while it is being formulated”

Bare Life, Bare Tech: Richard Mosse’s Incoming

“Agamben’s ‘bare life’ is visualized through the refugees and migrants, desperate lives in search of a better future and for us, a potential vision of a dystopia where the extreme polarity between those of us inside and those outside is distinctly highlighted.”

9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo

Winner of the European Short Film Award at the European Film Awards. In August 2012, Syrian photographer Issa Touma awoke to the dawn of the rebel uprising in the city of Aleppo. He spent the next nine days holed up in his apartment, filming the emerging civil war outside.

What a 1980’s Tension Memory Looks Like

@ Brad Feuerhelm   “That is just the impatient me waiting for my own teeth to fall out as I doubt I will ever find the bouffant that defines me”.   I stood sifting through the remnants of somebody else’s life, the precipice correlated somewhere between the footnote of commerce and an inability to understand […]