Photofile 80 - Panic & Paranoia
Photography and the Law
Editor: Alasdair Foster
Will it soon be illegal to take a photograph in public? Heading up this issue of Photofile Martyn Jolly and Katherine Giles sort out the legal fact from the paranoid fiction. Meanwhile Adam Cuthbert highlights the danger of battlefield photography becoming a pornography of violence and Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont satirise the simplistic polarising of good and evil portrayed in wartime propaganda.
Other featured artists include James Geurts who tells of his recent solo trip around the world's equator to create an image that symbolically and conceptually integrates humankind and environment. Closer to home, a poignant series by Angela Blakely and David Lloyd documents the hopes and fears of young Aboriginal people of Mount Isa while experts from various professions argue to pros and cons of US artist Jill Greenberg's controversial images of tearful toddlers. There is, of course, much more besides - an interview with Darren Sylvester, imagery by William Yang, Anne Noble, Bridgit Anderson, Murray McKeich, Joachim Froese and skater-artist guru Ed Templeton. In quieter vein, Helen Ennis reflects upon mortality on the eve of her forthcoming exhibition Reveries.
The Third Degree: we tied William Yang into a chair, shone the desk lamp in his eyes and demanded some answers...
Previews: a critical appraisal of some of the upcoming shows nationally and internationally
Interview: Gen Y oracle Darren Sylvester talks about packaging emotion, risk aversion and the challenge of becoming Kate Bush
Points of View: four perspectives on Jill Greenberg's controversial images of crying childrenFeatures:
Rant: American writer and academic James Elkins wonders if theorists ever listen to each other
IMAGE © Murray McKeich p-zombie 118x 2006
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