In Ep.2 of ’Thought Pieces' filmmaker, writer and photographer RaMell Ross reads ‘Renew the Encounter,’ from the book ‘But Still it Turns,’ edited by Paul Graham. Part meditation and part manifesto, Ross invites us to deconstruct our relationship to photography and race through dazzling, urgent prose. This essay was originally published in Film Quarterly.
About 'But Still, It Turns'
'But Still, It Turns' is Paul Graham's revitalising manifesto for photography from the world – a re-dedication to the tangle of reality. In this dynamic and diverse book, Graham curates 8 photographers' work: Vanessa Winship, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, RaMell Ross, Kristine Potter, Curran Hatleberg, Piergiorgio Casotti & Emanuele Brutti, Gregory Halpern and Richard Choi, together with essays by Graham, Rebecca Bengal and Ian Penman, all of which tease out a new, enlightening post-documentary form for photography.