Australian Video Art Archive

Anne Marsh


The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire

Melbourne: Macmillan, 2003. 287 pages.

"The Darkroom is, on face value, quite unlike the other major re-reading of photography to appear in recent times, Geoffrey Batchen’s Burning with Desire (1997). Not so much that the Darkroom deviates from its subject, but that it pursues it so well, across a multitude of desires and photographies ... One of Marsh’s aims for her book is to generate a more diverse dialogue, and in this it will succeed. It’s a generous book, with countless openings and points of engagement."
[Anne Ferran, Art Monthly, no 176 December 2004, pp. 9-10]