Of crossed arms and the mortar board

By Dr Shawn Sobers, 20.7.2017 Associate Professor – Lens Based Media, University of the West of England, Bristol Twitter @shawnsobers   Graduation season this year for me coincided with funeral season for my family. Last Friday, in the morning I was giving out certificates celebrating the achievements of children I did not know for a

Disconnected colonial landscapes in a pre-photographic era

Before the invention of photography and film, we got to know the world beyond our personal experience through the oral, drawn, painted and written descriptions of the explorers that went forth, and came back.  The communication between what was experienced via the explorer’s senses, and what was subsequently represented to the people, did not always match up. See below