Content Type: Book Review

Bloomberg & Chanarin: Spirit is a Bone, Architect.

The Bone Algorithm: Spirit is a Bone by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

Facial recognition technology, which seeks to identify the shape of the skull beneath the skin and tissue of the face, is based on the assumption that it can be anything that occurs on the surface of the face, a potential camouflage, while the bone structure underneath it is impossible or at least very difficult to transform.

Federico Carpani & Indra Kumar Jha: MAA, 2015.

Indian Posthumous Portraits: MAA by Federico Carpani & Indra Kumar Jha

The usual practice of portraying the dead before cremation at Manikarnika Ghat becomes an indicator of the unusual and exotic Indian culture, and although taking posthumous portraits has a long and continuous tradition in the Western world, we seemed to have forgotten about this art form.

Goran Bertok: Requiem.

Goran Bertok: Requiem

Death for Bertok represents violence against a human individual and a total victory over life.

Tadej Vaukman, Rostfrei publishing: Dick Skinners, 2015.

Tadej Vaukman: Dick Skinners

Vaukman documents the goings-on in his immediate surroundings, creating a visual diary made up of both black-and-white and colour snapshots of more or less explicit scenes in a seemingly endless series of wild live gigs, parties and skateboarding.

Carol Quirke: Eyes on Labor.

Carol Quirke: Eyes on Labor – News Photography and America’s Working Class

Quirke’s book focuses on the portraiture of American workers and their union struggles in the mid-20th century, emphasizing the important question of in what way the inner workings and organization of trade (or labour) unions were directly influenced by news photography of the movements sprouting all over North America.

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