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Conflict, Time, Photography

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/conflict-time-photography The current rise of Instagram over Facebook has enamoured me to some wonderful documentary photographers. Accounts such as everydayasia – in fact, all the everyday accounts – as well as members of the Australian documentary photography collective Oculi, in particular Afghanistan-based Andrew Quilty and Dean Sewell, show that a photograph can be just as powerful as a … Continue reading

Camp 14: Total Control Zone – the animated documentary

Before I begin talking about this documentary, there are a few books I’d like to recommend to anyone interested in North Korea from a perspective other than the terrible Vice documentary “Inside North Korea” which is simply that annoying Canadian dude going on one of those accompanied tours around the country and complaining that he … Continue reading

Saving 10,000

The suicide rate in Japan is up to 12 times higher than in other Asian countries. In the last ten years, 300,000 deaths by suicide were recorded. That’s the population of Iceland. Japanese society places great emphasis on honour. If a man is unable to pay his debts, if he is struggling with the strong … Continue reading

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Sushi is the essence of Japanese cuisine. Many years ago it was far too expensive for most Japanese to eat, but since the end of the second world war fish farming has increased greatly and sushi has become popular in America and Europe, and with the advent of 100-yen sushi restaurants in Japan sushi is … Continue reading