⁞ Identities defined by stereotipied ideas of nationality ⁞

Street Level Photoworks‘ upcoming exhibition is called Common Ground: New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales and is promoted as a show that brings together “diverse themes and ideas associated with distinctive national… Continue reading

⁞ Le Hasard Photographique ⁞

Sofia Silva, Untitled, from Le Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from Le Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from Le Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from Le Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia… Continue reading

⁞ ‘Real Life is Elsewhere’ ⁞

© Sam Durant, White Mirrors, from the project Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myths, Massacres and Monuments, 2006. Inkjet print, 42 x 36 inches. © Sam Durant, Natural History Part II, from the… Continue reading

⁞ Patrick Hogan: solitude and madness ⁞

© Patrick Hogan, Behind the Garden Wall, from the project Solitary, Half Mad. © Patrick Hogan, Animal In The Dark #1, from the project Solitary, Half Mad. excerpt of a conversation between Patrick… Continue reading

⁞ Spencer Rowell’s therapeutic process ⁞

© Spencer Rowell, from the project Pathography of An Artist, 2013-14. Description: Session II (Ibid.) Rejecting the mother’s milk, perhaps the ‘feed’ is poisonous or unpalatable – yet what is rejected is full… Continue reading

⁞ Smoke Art Photography: from palestinian reality to photographic illusion ⁞

I had never heard of this kind of illustration until I came across it in Juan Cole’s blog Informed Comment. As Cole explains, there is a new trend called Smoke Art Photography: “[a]… Continue reading

⁞ A selection of UK-based emerging photographers to watch (I) ⁞

© Daewoong Kim, Untitled, from the series Beyond sustenance. © Anna Janiszewska, Untitled, from the series Fragments. © Radoslav Daskalov, Untitled, from the series Systematic Desensitisation. © Sam Wood, Untitled, from the series… Continue reading

⁞ From the mountains to the sea: a conversation with Márcio Vilela ⁞

This conversation took place in July 2014, over the virtual space of Lisbon and Brazil. The original, portuguese version, of this conversation, can be seen HERE. Sofia: This conversation is driven by your recent… Continue reading

⁞ The complex task of seeing through Photography: a conversation with Isaac Pereira ⁞

all images © Isaac Pereira. Courtesy of the artist. This conversation took place in July 2014, over the virtual space that unites Macau and Lisboa. The original, portuguese version, of this conversation, can… Continue reading

٠ ‘Primordial Nationalism’ and imagined authenticities ٠

© Anne Zahalka, Sendon, from the series Woven Threads, 1997. Fujix digital print, 10cm x 14cm. © Anne Zahalka, Maria, Terrace woman, from the series Woven Threads, 1997. Fujix digital print, 10cm x… Continue reading

٠ The burqa ban and the nationalist notion of ‘egalité’ ٠

© Justin Lambert Recently, a discussion with my partner about the burqa ban in France and, in particular, the latest decision of The European Court of Human Rights to validate such prohibition, got… Continue reading

٠ Can Marina Abramović’s work be faulted? ٠

Marina Abramovic, © Marco Anelli The first time I cried while reading a book I was going through some spectator’s reviews of The House With the Ocean View, in the book featuring that… Continue reading

٠ Embroidering photographs is more than a trend ٠

© Stacey Page, Charlotte. © Stacey Page, Paula, 2011. © Stacey Page, Todd, 2011. Embroidered photographs have been a trend for some time now and Nihilsentimentalgia has featured examples of such work, like… Continue reading

٠ Balaclavas hit the beach ٠

© Peng & Chen , from the series Face-kini © Peng & Chen , from the series Face-kini In China, it’s the height of the tourist season for Qingdao’s famed beaches. But while… Continue reading

٠ From maturity to sincerity: a glimpse at the art of documentary photography ٠

© Adrain Chesser, Juliann (left) and Julia (right), from the series I Have Something to Tell You. excerpt of Adrian’s statement: When I tested positive for HIV and was diagnosed with AIDS, I… Continue reading