Photobooks, word books, films and pictures

The good ones innovated as they imitated and before you know it they made their own thing.

Killer Mike talking with Rick Rubin


If we could all live a thousand years, says G., we would each, at least once during that period, be considered a genius. Not because of our great age, but because one of our gifts or aptitudes, however slight in itself, would coincide with what people at that particular moment took to be a mark of genius.

John Berger, G.


The moment I walked into The Day That Nobody Died, their 2008 show at Paradise Row in London, I thought, “Well, that’s me screwed.” In advertising, you can exist for a few years from one or two strong projects. That’s enough time for the brands and creatives you want to keep wanting you back. After a while, if you stop creating new ways for them to use you, things can taper off. This project was that moment, a pivot point. A Janus moment of looking back and looking forward.

Olivia Gideon Thomson, Obituary: THE LATE ESTATE of Broomberg & Chanarin


“But now let us follow the subsequent development of photography. What do we see? It has become more and more subtle, more and more modem, and the result is that it is now incapable of photographing a tenement or a ruhbish-heap without transfiguring it. Not to mention a river dam or an electric cable factory: in front of these, photography can now only say, 'How beautiful...'
What we must demand from the photographer is the ability to put such a caption beneath his picture as will rescue it from the ravages of modishness and confer upon it a revolutionary use value.”
Walter Benjamin, The Author as Producer

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