Photography: A Vehicle for Inequalities

Leon Elliott explores the role of photography through close analysis of the work of Wolfgang Tillmans.  “Truth may be stranger than fiction, but many of the camera’s statements are stranger than truth itself… after countless processes of reproduction and re-reproduction [the photograph] has become an autonomous entity on its own [and] functions almost as a symbol, an image, a work of art in its own right” … Continue reading Photography: A Vehicle for Inequalities

What’s with all the tornadoes?

For most of us, summer is the perfect time to get a bit of rest and recuperation. But across the Atlantic, last summer was anything but relaxing as a series of hurricanes have pummelled coastlines in the Americas. Storms Harvey, Irma and Jose have now been and gone, but what was behind the spate of super-storms? We’ve taken a look at why last summer saw … Continue reading What’s with all the tornadoes?

The Cross-Disciplinary Colossi Conundrum

Georgia Spencer discusses the role geochemistry can play in uncovering historical geographies. With streamlined education systems and ever-growing separation of the Sciences and Arts, one might be forgiven for believing in the segregation of disciplines; after all, how could chemistry contribute to history, and politics to archaeology. However, cooperation of disciplines may be the key to unlocking new ideas. Academics provides a perfect platform for interdisciplinary and international … Continue reading The Cross-Disciplinary Colossi Conundrum

Photographing the Canadian Rockies

A look at the work of Toby Pickard from his trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains in July 2017.   MORAINE LAKE – A glacial meltwater lake found high in the Canadian Rockies, with an intense blue colouring due to sunlight refracting off ‘rock flour’ (fine particles of rock) found in the water. For me, photography is a form of communication. Imagery, whether it be film … Continue reading Photographing the Canadian Rockies

Urbanity and Identity in Chungking Express

Luke Magar dissects and decolonises the classic drama, Chungking Express. Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express presents two loosely tied stories of unrequited love which besides themselves, mediate a kaleidoscopic journey through Tsimshatsui, and Central on Hong Kong Island, exploring themes of identity and urban disconnect. The first episode features Takeshi Kaneshiro as cop 223 (Qiwu), recently suffering from heartbreak on April 1st, the levity of … Continue reading Urbanity and Identity in Chungking Express