Walking, Memory and Darkness: A Review of Beyond the Visual

We’re delighted to say that Photobook Bristol 2016 is now sold out so this week we turn our heads back to look back at the event to be hosted by Photobook Bristol/ICVL at the Southbank Club. This was Sound, Word and Landscape: Beyond the Visual – a day of talks (by Max Houghton, Angus Carlyle, Jem Southam, Thom and Beth Atkinson, Paul Gaffney, Susan Derges and Esther Vonplon) that looked at the different autobiographical, sensory and historical elements that make up the landscape we experience.

The review below is by Rob Hudson (and do look Mametz Wood  and other projects!) was first published in On Landscape Magazine.

‘I’ve long believed in my own work that seeing by itself is insufficient to create a good photograph. Whereas visual skills are essential, they are only a part of the contribution we can make as individuals or artists to our photography. The real skill of the visual is translating whatever it is we’re trying to say into images. An extra level that might go some way to communicating our intent. Beyond seeing lies the murky, complex world of ideas, motivation, intent and meaning.

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