Book: Futures and Fictions – photoessay

Sam NightingalePublishing

I have contributed a selection of photographic images to the book Futures and Fictions, edited by Simon O’Sullivan, Henriette Gunkel and Ayesha Hameed. 

Futures and Fictions is a book of essays and conversations that explore possibilities for a different ‘political imaginary’ or, more simply, the imagining and imaging of alternate narratives and image-worlds that might be pitched against the impasses of our neoliberal present. In particular, the book contributes to prescient discussions around decolonization, post-capitalism and new kinds of social movements – exploring the intersections of these with contemporary art practice and visual culture. Contributions range from work on science, sonic and financial fictions and alternative space-time plots to myths and images generated by marginalized and ‘minor’ communities, queer-feminist strategies of fictioning, and the production of new Afro- and other futurisms.

The books was nominated for the 2018 International Center of Photography Infinity Award in Critical Writing and Research

Futures and Fictions
Editors: Simon O’Sullivan, Henriette Gunkel and Ayesha Hameed
Publisher: Repeater Books
ISBN: 9781910924631

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