Some time ago I wrote a post and exchanged some comments with Jon Anderson, a photographer working in the Dominican Republic. (You can find an interesting interview with him here.) The post  was about his blog The Spark of Accident which Jon has posted on sporadically over the past year or so. More on that below. The exchange  revolved around work by some of Jon's colleagues and intellectual/aesthetic co-conspirators down on the island. In any case, I thought for a while that Jon had given up the blog, but recently he has posted a long, thoughtful set of reflections on the travails of working as a photographer in the current technological and political-economic circumstances. I have to say that, although not a photographer myself, I find Jon's thoughts on how to disseminate photography, and especially his observations on the interaction of text and images, extremely congenial. I don't agree on every point. But the thrust of his remarks is surely welcome as a way to provoke further discussion and experimentation.
All of that said, I will recommend a site ~ The Domincan Batey ~ which Jon has coordinated (for want of a more appropriate term). The sight exemplifies some of the approaches that Jon discusses in the post I refer to above.
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