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”

A Dog’s Tale: A Reflection on Care, Migration and Writing

In case you’re interested, that story developed in a most dramatic fashion.   The following is a story about an experience. It tells of uncomfortable encounters and disturbing revelations. It tells of care, its abundance, the privilege thereof and its concomitant lack. It tells of human relationships and their modification through an array of prepositionsContinue reading “A Dog’s Tale: A Reflection on Care, Migration and Writing”

‘Pulling on the Chancellor’s Robes’. Reflections on the Strike and its Attendant Politics

The following is a reflection on an artefact of political discourse (and more) that formed one action among many during the recent strikes against pension cuts (and more). It is partial and subjective and I hope it will become one vignette among many in the rich tapestry made possible by the extra-ordinary and politicised spaceContinue reading “‘Pulling on the Chancellor’s Robes’. Reflections on the Strike and its Attendant Politics”