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Narrative Photography by Ted Diamond

sunset photography with man and suitcaseSunset Cape May

Photographer Ted Diamond talks a lot about the American Flag in his artist’s statement, however to focus only on that would be to overlook some of the other interesting work that he has produced.


I am quite taken with Ted’s series “A Man and His Bag” – which, at a glance is fairly self-explanatory, but upon a longer look is a great exercise in narrative photography, and tells an open-ended story that is up to the reader to interpret. The photographs themselves have the quality of family photographs taken on a tourist trip, but the ever present bag becomes a looming symbol of some greater secret.

black and white photograph of man and cameraChris Sunde

Ted’s webpage,, also contains the aforementioned photos of the American Flag in non-conventional settings, as well as a series of photos of photographers, putting the artist on the other side of the camera.


photograph of building with flag and truck containerIN

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Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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