The armoured body: Jono Rotman’s photographic portraits of the Mongrel Mob

Judge, Paul (2014) The armoured body: Jono Rotman’s photographic portraits of the Mongrel Mob. Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD) Hui 2014, Hamilton, New Zealand, 26 - 28 November, 2014. (Unpublished)

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This paper will examine the recent photographs of Mongrel Mob members by Jono Rotman, a recipient of the Marti Friedlander Award. The controversy surrounding these portraits, due to one of the subjects being an alleged murderer, will inform the discussion and advance the view that the images are powerful works of art. The photographs demystify the subject's monstrous aspects and show them as disturbingly real human beings.

Item Type:Item presented at a conference, workshop or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Additional Information:This paper was developed from a newspaper article published in the Waikato Times 5 May, 2014
Keywords that describe the item:Jono Rotman, photography, New Zealand photography, portrait photography, New Zealand gangs
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:3664
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Deposited On:06 Jan 2015 19:54
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