Visibility and Violence: seeing the Syrian civil war

By Ellen Cheetham This short piece focuses on themes I am raising in a current research project around photography emerging from the Syrian civil war, mobilising a visual analysis to address not only how certain events are made ‘newsworthy’ in international media circuits, but which bodies and lives are reflected in such images as grievable.Continue reading “Visibility and Violence: seeing the Syrian civil war”

Bristol Encounters III

Outside the arched doorway of St. Marks, the Mayor’s chapel across from College Green, there sits a homeless man. He is large and wears glasses ‒ with an expression of poetic solemnity that only the homeless have, a grimace and abandon as the cold creeps up his knickers. He is too cool to ask forContinue reading “Bristol Encounters III”

Bristol Encounters I

Written by Sriram Natarajan Editor’s Preface The question ‘what do we seek in places’ supposes a second question, which runs twofold; what is it that we find and what eludes our search? How do we seek place and can places seek us? Indeed, who or what is it we become through our longing for place?Continue reading “Bristol Encounters I”