Archive for the ‘The Collection’ Category

Dahlgren, Anna. ‘Dated Photographs: The Personal Photo Album as Visual and Textual Medium’, Photography & Culture, 3:2, 175-194 p.176 Unlike personal photo albums made after 1900, text is scarce in general in personal carte-de-visite albums and, especially, indications of when the images were taken are very rare. This characteristic seems to suggest a different view of […]


Making Meaning

10Oct11

Willumson, Glenn. ‘Making Meaning: Displaced materiality in the library and art museum’ Photographs Objects Histories: On the materiality of images ed. by Elizabeth Edwards and Janice Hart (London: Routledge, 2004) 62-80 p.62 Although they are initially treasured for their ability to reproduce a person, an event or a location, the passage of time is not […]


Anne Hardy

10Apr10

Text from http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/anne_hardy.htm Strange, fantastical, and a wee bit unsettling, Anne Hardy’s photographs invite glimpses into imaginary places, each suggesting fictions of a very surreal nature. Working in her studio, Hardy builds each of her sets entirely from scratch; a labour intensive process of constructing a barren room, then developing its elaborate interior down to […]



Julian Walker

26Jan10

From his website: http://walkerjulian.tripod.com/id34.html Most of my work is site-specific; where it is not, it is strongly referencing an idea or set of ideas. In this sense it is reactive, exploring how I can understand specific bits of the world, or exploring how other people have done so. Hence my interest in museums, collections and […]


From http://www.claudiaangelmaier.de/index.php The play with the images of art and their history is at the heart of Claudia Angelmaier’s work whereby particular focus lies on the pictures and their mechanical reproduction, material image and contextual situation. The protagonists of Angelmaier’s large-scale photographic works are books, postcards or transparencies and slides which show copies of “the […]


Stewart, Susan. ‘Objects of Desire’ in On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection (Durham; London: Duke University Press, 1993) pp.132-169 Part II. The Collection, Paradise of Consumption pp.151-169 p.151 In contrast to the souvenir, the collection offers example rather than sample, metaphor rather than metonymy.  The collection replaces history with […]