Oil industry in Scotland: Making photographs, making demands
Oil industry in Scotland: Making photographs, making demands

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Oil industry in Scotland: Making photographs, making demands

2 Making photographs that make demands: an extract from the Oil Lives images project

2.1 Activity 1: Oil Lives

Oil Lives consists of a series of photographs of an individual and some written text based on interviews with them. Two of these series are reproduced in this section, with Logan's ‘War Scrapbook’ in between them. Take some time to look at the photographs and to read the words accompanying them. Try to work out first what parts of the photographs have been brought together from different originals. What do Owen Logan's decisions about how to picture the industry and some of its workers suggest about how he sees the industry?

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