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Kim Hak Alive

Kim Hak Alive | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

ALIVE is my personal concept to reveal the intimate memory of old photos and usual objects entrusted to me by local Cambodian families, forty years after the Khmer Rouge regime.

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Daughter Reconnects with the Mother She Never Knew Through Photography

Daughter Reconnects with the Mother She Never Knew Through Photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Photographer Rachel Elizabeth Seed never got to meet her mother. Also a photographer, her mother Sheila passed away when Seed was only 18 months old, and now she’s on a quest to reconnect with her all these years later by creating the documentary film A Photographic Memory.

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Opinion: Photography has ruined travel

Opinion: Photography has ruined travel | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Our obsession with capturing every experience through our cameras is is sabotaging our memories, not enhancing them.

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The Rwanda photographs that reunited families

The Rwanda photographs that reunited families | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The images are often distressing and stick in the mind, yet the conflict in Rwanda from 20 years ago is arguably one that saw some of the most heart-wrenching pictures I have seen. Plus, some that are beyond description.

Between April and June 1994, in the space of 100 days, extremist Hutus slaughtered some 800,000 people, mostly ethnic Tutsis but also some moderate Hutus. You can read the background to that in other stories on this site, but I wanted to mark the moment here.

 
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This site gave information on how photos from the genocide in Rwanda were used to reunite orphans with family or with capable parents to fix what had happened in the past, though it will still have happened. It also gives stories and first hand accounts from some of the survivors.

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Is Smartphone Photography Killing Our Memories and Experiences?

Is Smartphone Photography Killing Our Memories and Experiences? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

If you’ve gone to a concert or public event or even certain art openings recently, you’ll notice that something is amiss. In the past, people would look, enjoy and try their best to experience the moment when they attended such things. Now, many of them are doing their best to craft the most likeable smartphone photo.

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The power of photography: time, mortality and memory

The power of photography: time, mortality and memory | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We take thousands of pictures nowadays, but do we still cherish them? We asked writers and artists, including Grayson Perry and Mary McCartney, to pick a shot they treasure – and tell us the role photography has played in their lives.

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