Thursday, 16 August 2007

No Whisper No Sigh

One of the most fascinating experiences to be had in photography – for free – is watching the extraordinary progress that the Magnum co-op is making in adopting multimedia technology as a further means of presenting members' work.

The Magnum in Motion site is building up a wonderful archive of 'In Motion' essays that mix still photography, audio, video footage and other techniques.

One of my favourites - and certainly one of the most mysterious – is No Whisper No Sigh, an introspective essay on the theme of silence – the silence of madness and ageing, of emptiness and isolation, the enforced silence of political oppression. It is simply gorgeous.

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