Welcome to the third in “The Back Catalogue” series of posts…
I’ve been actively writing online for nearly three years now, and one of the challenges of the blog format is how to keep old posts with content that is potentially still relevant from slipping off the radar. And because this site combines my research with the blog, an additional challenge has been how to make blog readers aware of other content that might be of interest.
To address that I am identifying a number of key themes from what I’ve published over the last couple of years, pulling together posts and articles that deal with each theme. The first ‘Back Catalogue’ covers work on representations of ‘Africa’ while the second is on photojournalism in the new media economy.
Here, starting with the oldest in each section, are 34 posts and 11 articles on the photographic representations of atrocity, conflict and war.
- War images at work
- Afghanistan: Limits of the photographic landscape
- War in multimedia
- Embedded in Afghanistan
- Tiananmen’s other images
- Photographing the catastrophe of Gaza
- Photographing the catastrophe of Gaza, part 2
- How photographs make Darfur mean something
- Photographing Gaza: Do pictures speak of politics?
- Photographing Gaza: More questions in the case of AP vs. Stuart Franklin
- Photographing Gaza: AP, Franklin and being political
- Karadzic, photography and revisionism
- Chomsky’s Bosnian shame
- The fundamentalist defence of Chomsky on Bosnia
- Thinking images v.4: Edmund Clark’s Guantánamo project
- Thinking Images v.6: Gaith Abdul-Ahad’s Taliban photographs
- The aesthetics of the war in Afghanistan
- Thinking Images v. 7: Sudan’s politics in pictures
- Thinking Images v.11: Kevin Frayer’s aerial view of Afghanistan
- Missing multimedia: where are the stories from Egypt, Japan, Libya?
- Burke and Norfolk: Photographs from the war in Afghanistan
- Thinking Images v.13: Target Libya
- Thinking Images v.14: Looking for agents not victims in Congo
- Post-photography: Tim Hetherington’s living legacy
- Thinking Images v.15: Syria, social media and photojournalism
- Thinking Images v.16: Osama Bin-Laden and the pictorial staging of politics
- Vietnam, Afghanistan and the sphere of legitimate aesthetics: developing a critical photographic practice
- Thinking Images v.18: Ratko Mladic and the limits of visibility
- Thinking Images v.21: Seeing the dead
- Stephen Mayes and Tim Hetherington on war and sexuality
- September 11, 2001: Imaging the real, struggling for meaning
- Thinking Images v.23: Gaddafi’s death
- The elusive enemy: Looking back at the “war on terror’s” visual culture
- Thinking Images v.25: Iran as perpetual enemy
“Imaging the Real, Struggling for Meaning [9/11],” Infopeace, 6 October 2001, Information Technology, War and Peace Project, The Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University.
“Atrocity, Memory, Photography: Imaging the Concentration Camps of Bosnia – The Case of ITN versus Living Marxism, Part I,” Journal of Human Rights 1:1 (2002), p. 1-33.
“Atrocity, Memory, Photography: Imaging the Concentration Camps of Bosnia – The Case of ITN versus Living Marxism, Part II,” Journal of Human Rights 1:2 (2002), pp. 143-72.
“Representing Contemporary War,” Ethics and International Affairs 17 (2) 2003, pp. 99-108.
“Cultural Governance and Pictorial Resistance: Reflections on the Imaging of War,” Review of International Studies 29 Special Issue (2003), pp. 57-73.
“Horrific Blindness: Images of Death in Contemporary Media,” Journal of Cultural Research 8:1 (2004), 55-74.
“Geopolitics and Visual Culture: Sighting the Darfur Conflict 2003-05,” Political Geography 26: 4 (2007), 357-382.
(co-edited with Michael J. Shapiro), “Securitization, Militarization and Visual Culture in the Worlds of post-9/11,” a special issue of Security Dialogue 38 (2) 2007.
“Tele-vision: Satellite Images and Security,” Source 56 (Autumn 2008), 16-23.
“Constructed Visibility: Photographing the Catastrophe of Gaza,” draft paper, June 2009.
“How has photojournalism framed the war in Afghanistan?“, in John Burke and Simon Norfolk, BURKE + NORFOLK: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan (Stockport: Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011)
UPDATED 10 April 2012
Photo credit: American Marines patrolling in Mogadishu while being closely followed by the global media circus during ‘Operation Restore Hope’ (1992). Copyright Paul Lowe/Panos.