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CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

MANILA CASTORO is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Kent, where she was also awarded a PhD after completing a thesis analysing time and chance in the street photography of the 1950s and 1960s. Manila has published on the field of photography (MuseumsEtc 2013, McFarland 2016) and has reviewed books on the subject for the Visual Studies Journal. She is also co-founder of the ArtscapesGroup at Kent, which investigates artistic and aesthetic urban practices since the 1960s, and with whom has edited a forthcoming collection of essays, Contending Urban Artscapes: Essays on emerging cultural and political art narratives (McFarland, 2016).

J M HAMMOND, based long-term in Tokyo, writes about aspects of Japanese art and culture, especially photography and film. With a degree in Visual and Performed Art from the University of Kent, he took his MA in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, for which he wrote his 2011 dissertation on the use of “empty” space in the cinema of Yasujiro Ozu. His essay “A Sensitivity to Things: Mono No Aware in Late Spring and Equinox Flower” was included in Ozu International: Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur (Bloomsbury, 2015). He had an entry each on the film directors Masaki Kobayashi and Susumu Hani included in the Directory of World Cinema: Japan (2014). Upcoming work includes an essay on images of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 in Museums and Photography: Displaying Death (forthcoming).

ANGELA KELLY holds degrees in Creative Photography and Art Education and a Masters in Fine Art Photography. Originally

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