Visible Economies
Fergus Heron


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Visible Economies presents the work of Sutapa Biswas, Emma Charles, Anna Fox, Immo Klink, Thorsten Knaub and Corinne Silva with texts by Eugenie Shinkle, Martin Newth and Fergus Heron.

Photography developed with the rise of major cities during the last great period of globalization. This publication explores some of the ways contemporary artists and photographers working in the still and moving image make current economic conditions visible through experiences of urban environments.

Published to coincide with Brighton Photo Biennial 2012, Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space, Visible Economies explores a selection of photographic works involving established and emerging forms of urban landscape, documentary, and artists’ moving image as creative representational strategies.

The aim is to propose a series of observations and conversations about the visibility of cities and economies, with a shifting focus between the two, revealing aspects of works that are political and those that are more poetic in describing public urban environments. Together, these works and texts offer suggestions as much as descriptions of how we congregate within and use such spaces as modern citizens.

Visible Economies is the first edition of Ideas in Photographic Practice, a new series of collaborations between the University of Brighton MA Photography and Photoworks.

Published in 2012

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