Category: Landfill

  • Protection

    Protection

    ‘Fucking mask wearers’ swore the elderly gent as he and his wife looked around the farm shop tea room. He meant me, and I’d have taken it more seriously, if moments before he hadn’t sworn at everybody for parking their cars incorrectly. Still, it was an interesting pairing: authoritarian and pseudo-libertarian in one go. Nobody […]

  • Shroud

    Shroud

    ‘The Sudarium of Oviedo, or Shroud of Oviedo, is a bloodstained piece of cloth measuring c. 84 x 53 cm (33 x 21 inches) kept in the Cámara Santa of the Cathedral of San Salvador, Oviedo, Spain.[1] The Sudarium (Latin for sweat cloth) is thought to be the cloth that was wrapped around the head of Jesus Christ after he died as described in John 20:6–7.’ The cloth has been dated […]

  • “To know hunger, work illegally, and be anonymous.” (Attributed to V I Lenin)

    “To know hunger, work illegally, and be anonymous.” (Attributed to V I Lenin)

    With thanks to all the photographers of the Displaces project On previous ‘participatory photography’ projects, we’d give people good compact cameras, and some practical and conceptual training. Then they’d return to their families, communities or neighbourhoods, and take pictures. The results could be revelatory; expressive as well as documentary, giving insights into lives and identities which […]

  • Displaces. A photo-project in the Calais ‘Jungle’.

    Displaces. A photo-project in the Calais ‘Jungle’.

    This mysterious photograph of the Calais ‘Jungle’ is the work of 18 year-old Esyas (his name has been changed), an artist from Eritrea. He is taking part in the Displaces photo project set up by Prof. Corinne Squire. I’ve been working alongside Gideon Mendel, teaching photography and editing the results of a two day workshop. […]