Beginning with my original blog The Incoherent Light, I have been writing about contemporary photography, with digressions into its history and theory, since 2009. My concern as a writer – or, perhaps more reluctantly, as a critic – is how photographers can make use of their medium to address the world in which we are living. It is precisely this ‘reflective’ aspect of photography that interests me, its capacity to reveal the world in new and often surprising ways. I hope my writing can encompass that variety – and capacity to surprise – even while maintaining a somewhat skeptical relation to the institutions that surround the medium. The aim of this site, then, is to collect my writing on a number of different topics related to photography, articles about individual work, reviews, and perhaps more importantly, a discussion of wider issues that affect the medium in terms of how – and why – photographers make the work that they do.
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