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The Grammar of Photography – a Conversation with Roseanne Lynch

Roseanne Lynch has worked with photography for more than thirty years – first as a photojournalist and a commercial photographer, and more recently as a photographic artist. Since completing her MA in 2010, Lynch has engaged in a systematic investigation of photography’s most basic elements: the nature of light, the materiality of the photographic print, […]

Lilia Luganskaia – Hortus

Hortus conclusus soror mea, sponsa, hortus conclusus, fons signatus. The term hortus conclusus has its origins in the Hebrew Bible’s Song of Songs – an erotic poem written around the 3rd century BCE, celebrating physical desire and sexual intimacy. It’s lusty, earthy stuff, full of yearning and bodies and fluids, and the garden courses through it, a metaphor both […]

What is an image today?
Eugenie Shinkle in conversation with Tobias Kappel

Tobias Kappel is a Berlin-based artist whose practice explores the translation processes between various image forms. As well as photographs, Kappel works with screen grabs, scans, and photocopies, often taking images through several stages of reproduction and transformation. Along with her role as co-editor of C4, Eugenie Shinkle has a long-standing artistic practice that explores […]

Riccardo Miotto – Tents

In the 1911 Boy Scouts of America Handbook for Boys, there’s a diagram showing ten different tents that can be created from a single piece of canvas. The diagram resembles something you might find in a geometry textbook, carefully marked with lines, semicircles, angles and numbers. Contained in a single rectangle are the plans for […]

Moe Suzuki – Sokohi

Moe Suzuki’s father suffers from glaucoma – a disease of the eye which slowly robs the individual of their sight. The condition is usually associated with a loss of peripheral vision, but it brings other symptoms too – glare, halos around objects, voids or absences in the visual field. Glaucoma sufferers often describe the world […]

Oliver Raymond Barker – Trinity

I’ve been wondering lately why it is that abstract photography is so often assumed to be politically neutral. It’s tempting to treat the experience of abstract images as a kind of formal exercise or ocular game, but there’s no rule that says a photograph must resemble the real world in order to express concerns about […]