Issue 4

Thomas Demand

National Galerie
by Thomas Demand
published by SteidlMack

  • Editorial

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  • Issue 4
  • This issue of Flash turns to the world of photography and publishing: in print and online; in conjunction with exhibitions; as monograph, artist’s book and history.

  • By Kyla McFarlane
  • Reviews

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  • Oculi
  • For those unfamiliar with the work of the Oculi photographers, this is nevertheless a good introduction to their work; full of several breathtaking photographs…

  • By Helen Frajman
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  • Thomas Demand, Nationalgalerie
  • With Nationalgalerie Demand appears intent on directing the reception of his images in a new light and context. The title, the subject matter and the timing of the exhibition and book immediately suggest that Demand is implicating himself and his art in a discussion about the national art institution and, by extension, about German nationalism and identity surrounding art and politics.

  • By Maggie Finch
  • Interviews

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  • Andy Adams and Amy Stein
  • As part of the Incite series of presentations at Fotofreo Photographic Festival 2010, a series of panel discussions addressed the role of photographic publishing. In a session titled ‘The Virtues and Vagaries of Online Publishing’, participants delved into the pros and cons of going virtual. Flash editor Kyla McFarlane interviewed two of her fellow presenters by email.

  • Kyla McFarlane interviews Andy Adams and Amy Stein
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  • Jennifer Phipps interviews Natalie King, curator of Up Close
  • Up Close is mostly made up of an exhibition of the photographs of Carol Jerrems (1949–1980), an artist who died aged thirty. She left a large archive of photographs that was gifted to the National Gallery of Australia by her mother, Joy Jerrems in 1981. Curator Natalie King has spent four years researching the exhibition, and placed Jerrems in the context of candid photography as self-identity.

  • Jennifer Phipps interviews Natalie King
  • One Image

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  • The Corner Shop
  • Roland Barthes said that looking at old photographs was like being ‘chafed by reality’. Like photographs of the dead, these places are abrasive to the myth of progress. They are not supposed to be there, but they resist.

  • By Jennifer Mills
  • On Show

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  • On Show
  • For this publishing-themed issue, Flash asked a range of contributors to select and their favourite photography book.

  • By Various Contributors


Published quarterly by Centre for Contemporary Photography, and edited by Kyla McFarlane, FLASH presents reviews, interviews and commentary on photography and video. We aim for a diversity of opinion from established through to emerging writers, from within the discipline of photography and beyond. FLASH encourages comment and discussion from its readers through the comment section at the end of each article.

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Past Issues

View Issue 1 featuring articles by Geoffrey Batchen, Naomi Cass, Alison Inglis, Odette Kelada, Patrick Pound and Peter Shand.

View Issue 2 featuring articles by Bec Dean, Christos Tsiolkas, Naomi Cass, Phip Murray, Ulanda Blair, Damian Smith and Linda Daley.

View Issue 3 featuring articles by Naomi Cass, Isobel Crombie, Tara Gilbee, Philip Goldswain, Anna MacDonald, Adrian Martin, Glenn Pilkington and Damian Skinner.


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