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(Saatchi Gallery)

Beauty in Destruction

John Stezaker
(Saatchi Gallery)

Stezaker has always had a destructive side; he used to cut up and deface books as a child. With his collages, he mixes violence and beauty. “Images in charity shops are like orphans,” he told the British Journal of Photography. “They’ve lost their context or culture, they’ve gone a little bit out of date. They’ve been neglected and overlooked for years and people have passed them by, then suddenly here I am, the alternative foster home, but unfortunately I then inflict terrible abuse down in the basement where I cut them up.”

About Paul Bisceglio
Paul Bisceglio

Paul Bisceglio is an editorial fellow at Pacific Standard and co-editor of the website "Land That I Live." He was previously the editorial intern for Smithsonian magazine. Follow him on Twitter @PaulBisceglio

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