Thursday, 27 January 2011


A note on context and connections. One of the things we're trying to explore is how photographs create a space for thinking and working in--image as invitation, not evidence. A group of free spirits in archaeology has been experimenting with this for a while now, and some of their work is represented on the archaeography photoblog.

"Media are material matters. The materialities of media and instruments need to be essential concerns of both archaelogy and photography--photographers and archaeologists need to deal with the way their tools and instruments affect what it is they are looking at. Cameras are clocks for making images that are traces of the past. The photograph itself, computer screen, negative, paper or transparency, is an integral and material part of engaging with what is pictured."
Michael Shanks

Image: Alfredo Gonzales Ruibal--see also

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