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Hoda Afshar, Refugees and Moving beyond the Demon-Angel Paradigm

I love Hoda Afshar's portraits and  videos from Manus Island (it's Australia's Refugee Devil's Island - you go in but you n...

Monday, 18 February 2008

"What is the point of Vanity Fair?"

"What is the point of Vanity Fair?" he asks. "If it exists merely to provide a posh gateway into a cesspit, how can that possibly be enough?" he says, while laying into the whole phenomenon of "sleb" portraiture. He has a bit of time for Steichen's Swanson and the Peter Lorre portrait, but that's about it. Nice one, Waldo!

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