I have an interest in photobooks that have been published with an overt (or not so overt) political agenda and this blog has been created so that I can share my collection with you. The apparent realism of photography makes it an ideal medium for propaganda purposes and by incorporating subtle and not-so subtle photographs into a book it is possible to produce a seductive, often utopian, vision that seems to validate whatever message or point of view is being presented to the reader.
I should say very clearly that I do not support any of the organisations/ideologies that have published these books. All views expressed are my own.
This is not, nor does it claim to be, an academic blog.
I write this blog because I find the subject interesting and it is completely based upon my subjective reading of the books reviewed. Links and quotes are added at my own discretion. For ease of reading I do not use footnotes, but much of the secondary reference material used can be found through simple internet searches and by using your common sense.
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