Julian Stallabrass discusses the Photoworks publication Memory Of Fire, its importance and the challenges he faced as its editor.

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The book was launched with a talk presented in partnership with Culture +Conflict at Amnesty HQ in London, where  Julian discussed the themes addressed in the book and the 2008 Brighton Photo Biennial much of its content was collated for.  One of the book’s many contributors, Oliver Chanarin of Broomberg & Chanarin also presented and discussed a work in progress film stemming from the Deutsche Börse award-winning work War Primer 2.

A video of this launch event will be available to view on this website soon.

Julian Stallabrass is a writer, curator, photographer and lecturer. He is Professor in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and is the author of Art Incorporated (2004), Internet Art: The Online Clash Between Culture and Commerce (2003), Paris Pictured (2002), High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s (1999) and Gargantua: Manufactured Mass Culture (1996). He is the editor of Documentary for the MIT/ Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art series.

Culture+Conflict is a not-for-profit agency founded in 2011 focusing on the role of the arts and culture within conflict and post conflict situations across the world. www.cultureandconflict.org.uk

Amnesty International is a human rights campaigning organisation. Its purpose is to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and the truth are denied. www.amnesty.org.uk

Memory of Fire: Images of War and the War of Images - Julian Stallabrass

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