Membrana no. 7 Call for articles & projects: Magic Deadline extension: 6.1.2020 Since the invention of photography, our relationship with the medium, the image taking apparatus and photographs as objects has always been invested with a […]
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The press photographs are the visualization of political discourse: from visual symbols and metaphors to statements on banners that range from insightful political analysis to witty jokes.
Usually, camouflage is interpreted within the frame of deceitful communication. Scholars have mainly provided accounts of camouflage based on strategic-tactical sign emissions within the frame of ecological competition. The dominant key is one of antagonism and belligerence, whereby camouflage and camouflage detection are described as a ‘semiotic arms race’.
This article aims to present how Greek photography has interpreted the recent financial crisis. To do so, it focuses on a series of projects which reject easy claims about their documentary value. Instead of being concerned with the events of crisis alone, these works attempt to portray the Greek social landscape, examining issues of national identity which, for most of them, is also “in crisis”.
Ahlam Shibli’s Phantom Home is a tribute to the immersion of the Palestinians in the constant denial of their individual and collective existence by the Israeli regime – in fact it is a tribute to the Palestinian death and it’s omnipresence in Palestinian everyday life.