Issue 104 — Spring 2021
From the moment a photograph is made and a small part of the past lingers into the ongoing present, a question is posed as to what is going to be done with it. Photographs form both a material legacy and one of meaning.
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Interview with Bodleian librarian Richard Ovenden • Tinted History by Emily Mark-FitzGerald
Fashion: Man Ray • Flotsam: The Analogue Photobooth • How to be an Industrial Photographer
New work by Elena Helfrecht • Retrospective of Ori Gersht • Archive portfolio from National Folklore Collection
ZOOM LAUNCH: 13/05/21
Live interviews and Q&A with photographer Ori Gersht and and contributor Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald • hosted by SOURCE Editor Richard West
Join us for the Online Launch of Issue 104 LEGACY on 13th May 7.00pm (GMT). Live interviews & Q&A with featured photographer Ori Gersht and contributor Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald. Hosted by SOURCE Editor Richard West. In association with Gallery of Photography Ireland.
Ori Gersht was born in Isreal but has lived in London for over 30 years. Throughout his career his work has been concerned with the relationships between history, memory and landscape. He repeatedly uses the tension between creation and destruction in order to discover something new. In his new work he has been working with postcard imagery from historic museum collections and considering how these collections are defined and the way their historical story is being narrated. Issue 104 features a retrospective portfolio with selections from Gersht's photographic work to date, and an interview by Declan Long.
Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald's acedemic specialisations include the visual culture of famine, poverty, migration, and diaspora (painting, engraving, photography, cinema and material culture); memory, commemoration and public art; museum studies and heritage; and Irish cultural policy and institutions. She is the author of Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument (Liverpool University Press, 2013). In her Issue 104 article Tinted History she discusses recent trends in the colourisation of old photographs.