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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, www.teddiamond.com, 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 Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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