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We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want To Die (repost)

(Update 2/23/2016) I’ve been thinking about the passing  of Umberto Eco last week. His writings were an inspiration. In 2010 I wrote a piece quoting his essay on the nature of lists. It’s effortless for me to connect his discussion on the nature of lists to the act of photography itself. “Umberto Eco says we like lists because we don’t want to die; because it … Continue reading

Staving Off Infinite Regress By Way of Interpreting Agee. By Ken Schles

FOAM Blog reposting #1 (this is a reposting of an essay that originally appeared on the FOAM online site. Images coming soon as will more essays in this series) Staving Off Infinite Regress By Way of Interpreting Agee. By Ken Schles     James Agee, begins his essay, A Way of Seeing (which can be … Continue reading

Photoworld Interview

Xingjiang, a reporter from Photoworld magazine in China, interviewed me about Ken Schles: Invisible City, A Digital Resource, the digital photobook I did with Matt Johnston of the Photobook Club in England (link below). The magazine belongs to the Chinese Xinhua News Agency, the national news agency of China. In January they ran a feature … Continue reading

Representation And Its Double

2012 November 08 Essay Representation And Its Double. Ken Schles explains photography’s infinite capacity to distort our understanding of reality as well as add to it. For the FOAM Blog. (new link redirects as the FOAM link expired)

The Look Of Love

About six weeks ago both my aged parents died. They had a dual funeral. Their coffins were lowered side by side, simultaneously into their grave. After hearing of this, more than one person has asked me if they were in an accident. There had been no accident. They died independently of each other, in separate … Continue reading

A Call from the Wilderness, or What Gets Lost and What Gets Created

[New blog entry for the FOAM Museum  Blog in Amsterdam. This is how they describe it: Foam Blog’s heavyweight Ken Schles is back. Here he acknowledges the important role programmes like Noorderlicht play in supporting the development of an artist’s practice.] Far from it for me to second-guess policy concerning the Eurozone’s economic crisis or make … Continue reading

Staving Off Infinite Regress By Way Of Interpreting Agee

This entry is a feeder for a blog entry I wrote for FOAM’s blog. FOAM is the FOto museum AMsterdam. I’ll be writing an entry once a month. In this, my first foray into the FOAM bloggersphere, I use James Agee as a starting point to describe the relationship between seeing and knowing. James Agee, begins … Continue reading