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Issue 102 — Autumn 2020

beyond words

Source Magazine: Thinking Through Photography - Issue 102 - Autumn 2020

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It is easy to assume that words can be reduced to their meaning while pictures, whose meaning is elusive, cannot. At the same time, sometimes words are insufficient. Source Issue 102 explores some relationships between photography and the edges of communication, the unsayable, and what is 'beyond words'.
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Using photographs when communication is hard The My Home Life Cards: a picture pack as an aid for conversations in care homes and how to use them Using drama techniques to capture the experience of translators in staged photographs

Fashion in lockdown The Beefcake photo market How to be a hotel photographer

New work by Lorraine Tuck, Claire Maxfield, Oana Stanciu Retrospective of Clare Strand

Jan Svoboda Enda Bowe Balthasar Burkhard philosophy of the shadow photographing Belgium's colonial past John Divola How Joel Meyerowitz makes his photographs and much more...

ZOOM LAUNCH: 08/10/20
Live interviews and Q&A with photographer Lorraine Tuck and Professor Edward Welch hosted by SOURCE Editor Richard West

Issue 102 / Autumn 2020 - Zoom Launch

Lorraine Tuck's Unusual Gestures depicts family life for a mother of two boys who have autism and two daughters, living on a farm in the west of Ireland. The 'gestures' in the title refers to her younger son Manus's inscrutable signalling with his hands but might also describe the efforts of everyone in the family to cope with the differing needs of the children and the working life of a farm, something that would be hard to put into language but is clearly visible in the pictures.

Professor Edward Welch is a regular contributor to Source and co-editor of Photography and Its Publics (2020). This issue features his comparative review of Jean-Christophe Bailly's The Instant and its Shadow and Hagi Kenaan's Photography and its Shadow, each of which, as he puts it, 'find different ways to apprehend the fundamental strangeness of photography'.