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“Photography is a tool to negotiate our idea of reality. Thus it is the responsibility of photographers to not contribute with anaesthetic images but rather to provide images that shake consciousness”.

Joan Fontcuberta 2014

The Spanish activist has an exhibition at the Science Museum, London.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/exhibitions/joan_fontcuberta.aspx

Does the work/hoaxes/journalism of Fontcuberta (he likes to be called an activist) contribute positively to our questioning of orthodox taxonomies and our understanding of the world?

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/08/joan-fontcuberta-stranger-than-fiction

Please apply the same question to my photomontages using the foundation of electron magnified photographs of botanical matter, completed during my residency at University of Central Lancashire, and tell me what you think?

genius-Loci-(spirit-of-place)-fly-eye Preoccupation-(moss) infatuation-(lichen) Heart-of-Darkness-granite

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