Old "Photography Matters" posts
In early 2008, Deb Sidelinger and I set up a blog called Photography Matters. It had its own URL and everything (www.photographymatters.com). One of the major beefs I had at the time was about the dissolution of the NZ Centre for Photography, a debacle that occurred behind closed doors. I sought to put the relevant information into the public arena, taking care not to libel anyone involved. In May, 2010, Photography Matters was hacked into oblivion; its content disppeared completely. I do not know if this was a deliberate act by someone local whom I pissed off or a random destructive act by someone overseas; but the lesson from it was back everything up.
I had made the mistake of writing posts straight into the Wordpress site, and its security at the time was not up to much, so I found. It'd been problematic to upload posts from Word docs so I just started writing straight into the blog site, and at that time there was no obvious (to me, anyway) way of backing up the site.
I later received an email from someone looking for some of the old posts. He kindly said that it was some of the best writing on photography he'd seen online, which was a very flattering comment to receive.
I have just used The Wayback Machine to relocate much of the written content of the Photography matters blog, although the photos are in most cases not preserved. If you want to read the old posts, they all under the Historic category.
I am not going to repost the articles relating to the NZCP dissolution, though; that is all dead and buried. If you really want to research it, go to The Wayback Machine, search under PhotographyMatters.com, and look at the 2008 captures. All the best.
21/1/2013 06:06:27 am
Great to see you resurrecting the blog James. I hope you also feel inspired to write some new items.
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