Teju Cole’s Memory: Blending Photography and Language

RO Kwon (The Guardian) on Blind Spot, the new work by writer, art historian, and photographer Teju Cole:

“I was initially drawn to Blind Spot less for its 150-plus photos from dozens of countries than for its text, the short paragraph or two – at times, just a couple of sentences – accompanying each image. […] During his travels, he used his camera as an extension of his memory. ‘The images are a tourist’s pictures,’ he says, but it wasn’t until he ‘began to match words to these interconnected images’ that this book came to life.”

Source: Blind Spot by Teju Cole review – a writer’s photographs | Books | The Guardian

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