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  • In Praise of Short Books: Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome

    I will probably never read Marlon James’ Man Booker Prize winning, A Brief History of Seven Killings. I am sure it’s an intelligent, well-written book, and I celebrate the Jamaican writer’s well-earned success. I also applaud the judges’ decision to award an experimental novel by a little known author about Jamaican gangs, drugs, violence and […]

  • Yiorgos Kordakis, 10,000 American Movies

    In 2008 I spotted Yiorgos Kordakis as a young photographer to watch. And the current exhibition at Karsten Greve sees my prediction for the development of an interesting career come to fruition. This current exhibition, 10.000 American Movies shows the maturation of the young Greek photographer’s work. His particular American Dream gives his photographs a […]

  • Favela Life

    Today I went on a tour of the Rocinha favela. My caveat for anything I have to say here is that Rocinha is one of the most integrated of Rio’s favelas. It shares its border with Gavea, one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods. Similarly, many of Rocinha’s inhabitants are working in Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Leme and […]

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Frances Guerin

Frances Guerin is an academic and a writer, currenly teaching courses in cinema studies at the University of Kent, UK, and conducting research that explores the intersection of aesthetics and social politics in film, photography, painting, and other visual media.