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Graphic Philosophy
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Graphic Philosophy

Philosophy depends on words to express ideas, arguments and value-laden judgements but a narrative story of philosophy’s development also lends itself to graphic representation.   Sean Sheehan   “Heretics!” uses a comic-book format to tell the story of seventeenth-century thinkers – mostly radical philosophers but also iconoclastic scientists –who challenged […]

Portraying Panama
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Portraying Panama

Europeans tend to have only smidgens of information about Panama; to call it knowledge would be going too far.   Sean Sheehan   Arturo Soto’s photographs are not intended to impart new facts but offer a fresh perspective on somewhere that, not knowing any better, might be thought of as […]

Africans photographing Africa
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Africans photographing Africa

Images of Africa have for too long been the result of cameras wielded by white photographers. A new book from the German publisher Steidl helps redress this imbalance.   Sean Sheehan   Once upon a colonial time, European and American photographers were drawn to a continent that exhibited a sensibility […]