Memoirs of the Armenians

Every other month I come across a great photographer who had previously been unknown to me. The latest is Antoine Agoudjian. He was was born in Saint-Maur, France,  to Armenian parents. Following an earthquake in Armenia in 1988, he began an ongoing photography project about the country of his roots.    

A Darkness Visible

Books on Afghanistan naturally tend to concentrate on the war and it’s effect on the civilian population. ‘A Darkness Visible’ by multiple World Press photo award winner, Seamus Murphy goes beyond this to show the lives of the Taliban and others outside of the confines of war. The result is a rich powerful collection that …

Sun Slipping Down

For the last forty years as visitor, social worker and reporter Eugene Richards has been coming to the Arkansas Delta. The result of this deep relationship is his soulful book ‘A Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down’. It’s a timely reminder in these post Ferguson times of how the legacy of racism and slavery …

Voodoo

Originating in Western Africa, Voodoo spread with the slave trade to the Caribbean and later New Orleans where it was fused with Christianity to varying degrees. Gael Turine has attempted to capture the followers of the religion when he travelled to Benin, Haiti and the USA in his book ‘Voodoo’ with spectacular results. The pictures …

Isla

Ernesto Bazan was the man who taught me how to take photographs. You may not have heard of him but this is an oversight on your part for he is one of the best black and white photographers in the world today. He has just released his third book on Cuba,the island where he lived …