20 July 2018 – Bristol Cathedral (Photograph by Stella Quinlivan) Deputy Vice Chancellor, It gives me great pleasure to give this speech in the event of John Akomfrah being awarded an honorary doctorate, in acknowledgment of his services to film and the visual arts. With a career spanning over 36 years, from his award
I think the whole of the internet and online spaces should have an automatic message pop up when anyone presses send; "Are you really really really sure you want to make this public to the entire world??"
That moment when you stop to take a photograph, and the friends you’re with all think you’re weird. That’s a beautiful feeling, moments to cherish. #PhotographerPride
In the future, I wonder if there will be grim places like crack houses, where people addicted to social media sit in corners and manically look at their phones. (I may well see you there.)
Today’s meditation. Today is Christmas…. Ethiopia, the only country in Africa never to be colonised by a European country, still follows the ancient Julian calendar. Ethiopia is known to have the oldest established Christian church on earth, established in Biblical times, (not through slavery or colonisation), and still celebrates Christmas on the original date that
If you cant make great art, then make art great.
This is in Paris, but it could be anywhere in the world. With a suggestive title it could transport us anywhere. Robert Adams says good landscape photography should contain geography, autobiography, and metaphor. I’m not suggesting this photograph lives up to Robert Adams’ notion of being ‘good’, though for me the metaphor is autobiographical –