“Since its very invention, the medium of photography has been avidly mobilized for propaganda purposes. Although the contemporary propagator has since changed character, the premise remains the same: the visualization of an ideal reality. The inherent realism of photography makes it the perfect tool to envision an alternative world as if it were the status quo.”

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“Propaganda and photography have always been the best of friends and the worst of enemies. Photographers have use the medium to undermine the very propaganda it serves.  The visual idiom of contemporary propagandists is increasingly scrutinised by contemporary artists, who are investigating its role as a catalyst of power.”

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Foam. International photography magazine, #47 / 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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