Protect Net Neutrality

Wednesday July 12th 2017 has been singled out in the States and elsewhere as a day of action in favour of Net Neutrality. If the Trump administration through the FCC reverses earlier decisions and gives the right to Internet access providers to pick and chose how they grant access to the Internet it opens the door to partitioning the Net between haves and have-nots, with ultra high-speed broadband services for the rich and pitifully slow Internet, if any access at all, for the poor and marginalised. In terms of content and content providers, it would give access providers the right to decide what is ‘acceptable’ and what is ‘unacceptable’, where acceptability may depend on the company’s commercial or political interests rather than any concern for the public good or for the underlying democratic nature of the Internet. To learn more about the question see (amongst many others);

Time for an exhibition

I gave the photo in the picture above to my wife as a Valentine’s present. I find it difficult to look at it without being moved. It’s a photo that tells stories. A lot of my photos are like that. They are not just would-be postcards that grip the world by their teeth and leave you no room to go beyond. They are open doors to stories. In line with my new novel, Stories People Tell, I am beginning to think of organising a new exhibition entitled Stories Photos Tell. Priority at the moment goes to finishing the novel which is reaching its climactic finale, but I have selected a number of possible photos…

New gallery: Re-definitions

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See the new gallery of illustrated definitions from the Re-définitions exhibition that took place late August – early September 2015 in the BLS railway station of Saint-Blaise, Switzerland. The idea was to rethink the definition of a number of lesser-known French words in the hope of sparking off the imagination. English translations are available.

Môtiers 2015

Olivier Estoppey, Sur la route d'Ornans

Click on the photo above to visit the new gallery about the open air art exhibition Môtiers 2015.  And see if you can figure out which works are by ‘real’ artists and which are imaginary.

The above work is by Olivier Estoppey, Sur la route d’Ornans.

Geneva Writers at Payot Rive Gauche

The evening's offering

Eleven authors from the Geneva Writers’ Group, all with recently published books, gave a public reading in the new English section of Payot Rive Gauche on Thursday April 9th 2015. To celebrate this well-attended event, some fifty photos have been published in the Secret Paths Geneva Writers’ Group gallery. Click to see all the photos and click individual photos to see a larger version.

English Books!

Here is a list of the authors and their books (in the order of reading):

  • Michelle Bailat-Jones, Fog Island Mountains
  • Carmen Bugan, On the Side of Forgetting
  • Peter St. John, Gang Warfare
  • Lesley Lawson Botez, Holding Out for a Hero
  • Massimo Marino, The Rise of the Phoenix
  • Patti Marxsen, Helene Schweitzer: A Life of Her Own
  • Alan McCluskey, In Search of Lost Girls
  • Daniela I. Morris, Collecting Feathers
  • Susan M. Tiberghien, Side by Side, Writing You Love Story, Footsteps, In Love with a French man
  • Leonie van Daalen-Röell, Go, Not Knowing Where
  • Roderick Vincent, The Cause

Susan and Xavier Huberson, head of the English section

Private exhibition

OFS exhibition

Just began a small private exhibition at the Federal Statistics Office in Neuchatel of photos from my water collection. To see all the water photos go here and here

More pics snapped in Venice

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Christian Boltanski at the Venice Biennale 2011.

Open now!

Fall of Eden

The Fall of Eden online exhibition is now open. Drop by, leave a comment or suggest a title for one or more of the photos and have a chance to win a photo of your choice from the exhibition.

Opening tomorrow … the Fall of Eden!

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Tomorrow will be the first day of the exhibition The Fall of Eden. Drop by, make a comment, suggest a name for a photo and win one of them of your choice.

A leg up?

Peek 5

Could that be a leg? What could be going on at Eden? Here’s another sneak peek of the forthcoming online exhibition, The Fall of Eden, here on the Artwork Gallery which opens on September 6th.