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One off: Rejlander.

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Mann on Space

“Space, like time, engenders forgetfulness; but it does so by setting us bodily free from our surroundings and giving us back our primitive, unattached state.” — Thomas Mann

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California Swimming Pool by Sharon Olds

On the dirt, the dead live-oak leaves lay like dried-out turtle shells, scorched and crisp, their points sharp as wasps’ stingers. Sated mosquitoes hung in the air like sharks in water, and when you hold up a tuna sandwich a… Continue reading

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The Peace of Wild Things, by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests… Continue reading

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Dyer on the bicycle and street photography

Geoff Dyer, doing what W.J.T. Mitchell calls Showing Seeing, and finding poetry in a wilfully abstract/(abstruse?) reading of pictures.

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One off: Sharon van Etten.

  Sharon van Etten and accomplice at the NPR “Tiny Desk” concert series. 

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Paterson on poetry and vision

When we allow silence to reclaim those objects and things of the world, when we allow the words to fall away from them – they reassume their own genius, and repossess something of their mystery, their infinite possibility. Then we… Continue reading

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Geyer & Linfield on photography and violence

This set of short lectures and longer talk was delivered in March of this year at The New School at Parson’s in New York, and was part of their two day conference entitled “The Photographic Universe“. A previous lecture involving… Continue reading

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One off: Eef Barzelay.

  Eef Barzelay, of Clem Snide.

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One off: Jem Southam.

“It started with maps, mental maps at first. My mental map of the Cumbrian coast consisted of a simple bulging line, from the Solway Firth in the north to Barrow a long way (but how far?) further south – Sellafield… Continue reading

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