Title

Safe Spectatorship? Photography, Space, Terrorism and the London Bombings

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Zeta Books

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Communication and Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

13263

Comments

This article was originally published as: Allmark, P. R. (2011). Safe Spectatorship? Photography, Space, Terrorism and the London Bombings. Environment, Space and Place, 3(1), 138-162. Original article available here

Abstract

Drawing upon the notion of the uncanny, this article examines my documentary photography concerning the 'everyday' indeterminate and potentially ominous spaces around the London transport system following the bombing incidents on the 7th July, 2005. The photographs consist of reframing images found which draw attention to the lingering reminders of terrorism within the cityscape. This paper examines also how issues of representation, race, suspects, victims, protest, defiance and accusations can be evoked in the ficto-critical use of urban documentary photography.