My work is organised into seven thematic topics. Each link below takes you to multiple posts, articles and projects on the respective topic.
Photography is a technology through which the world is visually performed, and we are seeing major transformations in both the visual economy and our understanding of the world. These writings explore the changes in the way images are produced, distributed, consumed, their effects, how we should read them, and how compelling visual stories can be constructed.
The global media economy is undergoing profound transformations. Hastened by the disruptive power of the Internet, we are witnessing the disaggregation of traditional news and documentary forms. These articles analyse the transformations and their implications.
How has atrocity, conflict and war been pictured? What are the effects of particular images? How can we develop alternative visual accounts of violence? I have three major projects on Bosnia, famine, and the securitisation of HIV-AIDS (all below), as well posts and articles on these issues.
The manipulation of images poses a challenge for the credibility of photojournalism that seeks to document events and issues. My research on this topic details the current global standards and accepted practices, and details how we might shift the conversation towards a focus on verification.
These are my collaborative multimedia productions.
How has 'Africa' been represented visually? I’ve examined colonial relations of power that distill a complex, hybrid place into visual stereotypes, as well as exploring some of the alternatives.
How do identity, security and war affect the boundaries and possibilities of politics? These issues are examined in my writing on Bosnia, Iraq, and United States foreign policy.