Issue 4

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Show

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