- 5 years ago
On 03/05/12, Open Eye Gallery hosted photographer Simon Norfolk and Prof. Andrew Hoskins in conversation.
The talk looked at the development of museums - what we choose to preserve visually and what it means about us to preserve it. A discussion of conflict photography and the contemporary controls upon it. Beauty and memory in the landscape of horror.
Simon Norfolk’s body of work, For Most Of It I Have No Words (1999), investigates what Norfolk regards as genocidal events of the twentieth century, reflecting on the act of forgetting as physical reminders of the atrocities disappear from the landscape and away from our consciousness.
Professor Andrew Hoskins is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Adam Smith Research Foundation. His research focuses on the theoretical and empirical investigation of today’s ‘new media ecology’ and the nature of/challenges for security, and individual, social and cultural memory in this environment.