Tag Archives: conflict

Could this image really mark a turning point in the Syrian conflict?

Most of you will by now have seen this picture. That fact alone makes it remarkable, as if the image itself isn’t remarkable enough. And of course it truly is a ‘remarkable’ picture; an enormous crowd of people crushed together … Continue reading

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Welcome to Kinshasa: Africa for beginners?

“Welcome to the Congo”, said my driver, Emmanuel, as we walked to the car from the vaguely organised chaos of Kinshasa’s Ndjili airport. “This is not a place for beginners”, he continued, as I confessed that this was my first … Continue reading

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Kony2012: three different views of Joseph Kony and the LRA

There’s been a huge amount of media coverage over the past couple of days, of a film about Joseph Kony, leader of the so-called Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Kony and his ‘army’ have plagued the countries of Uganda, Central African … Continue reading

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Paradise lost? Photography and oil in Nigeria

With the recent protests against huge fuel subsidy cuts, and as the country reels from a spate of deadly sectarian bombings, there have been a lot of powerful photographs from Nigeria in the news of late. There are also a number … Continue reading

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Sean Smith and Thomas Struth: photographs between the moment and what occurred before

I was lucky enough to see two powerful, compelling photography exhibitions in London today, that couldn’t be more different in many ways – but I’m going to try to make some connections between them anyway. So here goes – please … Continue reading

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A little bit of history repeating? Some thoughts on Burke+Norfolk in Afghanistan

Simon Norfolk’s new exhibition at the Tate Modern, entitled Burke + Norfolk: photographs from the war in Afghanistan by John Burke and Simon Norfolk, has just opened this last week, and I thoroughly recommend paying it a visit (it’s actually free). … Continue reading

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