The article investigates the relationship between social control and camouflage in contemporary conditions of new visibility from the perspective of digitalisation of photographic image and its increased integration into military and surveillance technologies.
For five years the photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen travelled through the Caucasus and recorded the building of the most expensive winter Olympic Games to date. To put it better: they have recorded historical, social, cultural and political “behind-the-scenes” of the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi – focusing on the regions of Sochi, Abhazia and Northern Caucasus
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.
The book Top Secret – Images from the Archives of the Stasi is another example of contemporary fascination over primal, non-artistic photographic production – fascination with »natural« and »genuine« photography. The photographs in the book are the outcome of Simon Menner’s research of the East German secret police (Stasi).
After tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, numerous photographs were trapped in ruins and alluvia. A project named Memory Salvage, in which more than 4000 volunteers as well as Japanese self-defence forces participated, was started with the goal of cleaning, restoring, digitalizing and returning found photographs.
The article analyses the relationship between artist and theoretician Martha Rosler’s exhibition project The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems (1974–75) and her two essays, “In, Around, and Afterthoughts (On Documentary Photography),” from 1981, and “Notes on Quotes,” from 1982.