Louis Porter’s CONFLICT RESOLUTION is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Title: Conflict Resolution

Photographer: Louis Porter

Date of Publication: 2012

Place of publication: Fitzroy, VIC, Australia

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 270x200mm

Edition size: 1000

Number of pages: 144

Number of images: 121

Type of printing: Offset

Printer: Asia Pacific Offset

Publisher: Twenty Shelves in association with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Publication designer: Pierre Hourquet

ISBN: 978-0-646-58818-6

Retail price: AUS $59


Australian photographer Louis Porter takes us on an exploration of forgettable urban spaces which visibly reflect the memory of an event, often interpreted as acts of violence. Categories range from the rather humorous “crap paint jobs” to carelessly scrawled harbingers of extremist undertones, “suburban swastikas”, and the narrative possibilities of “signs of a struggle”. Porter applies wry cynicism with “emergency assembly points”, where signage indicates mundane locations to gather in case of calamity. He also scrutinises various discarded objects, from paper aeroplanes to correspondence and dismembered teddies. Includes a text by Porter analysing these disruptions.