Mere Imitations

By Kevin Rabalais In Books

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9th August, 2008
Right from the release of his first photo book, Four Parts Religion, in 1992, Harvey Benge has proved himself a photographer with razor-sharp reflexes: his images, characteristically bright, slice and dice space with dazzling flair. A slipping glimpser, a restless mover, a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles, he has been able, more often than not, to get his photographs of the ordinary and the everyday to spark, as if with high-voltage electricity. Benge's latest book, however, springs from a different conceptual base to his hitherto gleefully anarchic assemblages with their snatch'n'grab ...

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