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Henry Bond

Henry Bond, FHEA is an English writer and visual artist. In his Lacan at the Scene, Bond made contributions to theoretical forensics. In 1990, with Sarah Lucas, Bond organised the art exhibition East Country Yard Show, influential in the formation and development of the Young British Artists movement. In the 1990s, Bond was a photojournalist working for British fashion and youth culture magazine The Face. In 1998, his photobook of street fashions in London The Cult of the Street was published, his Point and Shoot, explored the photo-genres of surveillance and paparazzi photojournalism. In 2007, Bond completed his doctoral research. Henry Bond was born in Upton Park, in East London in 1966, he attended Goldsmiths at the University of London, graduating in 1988, from the Department of Art, with fellow alumni Angela Bulloch, Ian Davenport, Anya Gallaccio, Gary Hume, Michael Landy—each of whom was to participate in the YBA art scene. Bond attended Middlesex University in Hendon studying for an MA in Psychoanalysis, where he was taught by Lacan scholar Bernard Burgoyne.

Bond was a research student at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham Spa between 2004–2007. Bond teaches postgraduate photography, in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, at Kingston University. Lacan at the Scene is a work of non-fiction by Henry Bond, published in 2009 by the MIT Press; the book consists of interpretations of forensic photographs from twenty-one crime scenes from 1950s and 1960s England. The thesis put forward in the book is that homicide can be considered in terms of Jacques Lacan's tripartite psychological model, thus any murder can be classified as either neurotic, psychotic, or perverse. Bond's approach is linked to Walter Benjamin's assertion that, "photography, with its devices of slow motion and enlargement, reveals the secret, it is through photography that we first discover the existence of the optical unconscious, just as we discover the instinctual unconscious through psychoanalysis."Lacan at the Scene is an interdisciplinary study, an application of the theories of Jacques Lacan in relation to offender profiling and an inquiry into the nature and essence of photography.

Bond's book considers the effects of photography on the spectator, the photographer and the photographic subject. He refers to a wide range of contextual material including "J. G. Ballard, William Burroughs, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre and Slavoj Žižek... and the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, Michelangelo Antonioni, David Lynch and Christopher Nolan, among many others." The book contains a foreword essay The Camera's Posthuman Eye by the Slovenian philosopher and critical theorist Slavoj Žižek. Many of the photographs reproduced in the book are sexually explicit—they depict murder victims who were raped or tortured before the killing. Describing his research, in a 2007 interview, Bond said, "the press reporter's access to a crime scene is restricted, it is blocked by the ubiquitous black and yellow tape emblazoned with the exhortation: CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS; the photographs that I have worked with are documents made in a place that the press photographer or reporter cannot go."

The critical reception of Lacan at the Scene was positive including reviewers commending the book as'insightful','ground-breaking','audacious' and'enthralling' – writing in the peer-reviewed journal The European Legacy, Viola Brisolin said,"Lacan at the Scene is a brilliant, ground-breaking work that will appeal to cultural practitioners and theorists, to everybody interested in the dialogue between psychoanalysis and visual studies." Writing in the peer-reviewed academic journal Philosophy of Photography, Margaret Kinsman said "Bond's exploration... reminds us of just how used to order we are and how shocking and easy its dissolution is... his approach evokes a kind of aesthetic pleasure, which unsettles as it satisfies."Emily Nonko's review said, "Lacan at the Scene presents a complex dynamic between both psychoanalysis and medium of the camera, the way that photography permits the viewer to delve into both the murder's mind and the victim's corpse, the psychological as well as the corporeal."Reviewing the book for Time Out New York Parul Sehgal said: "While Bond’s interpretations strain credulity, his sensibility enthralls.

His goal isn’t police work per se, but to reveal how humble objects at the margins of crime scenes become powerfully allusive and lend themselves to a narrative."Daniel Hourigan, writing for Metapsychology Online Reviews said, "for the vast majority of the discussions in the more applied third and fifth chapters, Lacan at the Scene enjoys a lucid and precise execution. The early chapters help to bring together the theoretical and political elements that make these chapters capable of pursuing such a rigorous and insightful project." In July 2011, Bond's second book on the theory and philosophy of photography, The Gaze of the Lens, was self-published using the Kindle direct publishing format. In the book, Bond "activates, reconfigures and occasi

Bicholim (Goa Assembly constituency)

Bicholim Vidhan Sabha Constituency is one of the 40 Goa Legislative Assembly constituencies of the state of Goa in southern India. Bicholim is one of the 20 constituencies falling under the North Goa Lok Sabha constituency. 1967: C. D. Keshav, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 1972: Shashikala Kakodkar, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 1977: Shashikala Kakodkar, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 1980: Harish Zantye, Independent 1984: Harish Zantye, Indian National Congress 1989: Pandurang Raut, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 1994: Pandurang Bhatale, Indian National Congress 1999: Pandurang Raut, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 2002: Rajesh Patnekar, Bharatiya Janata Party 2007: Rajesh Patnekar, Bharatiya Janata Party 2012: Naresh Sawal, Independent 2017: Rajesh Patnekar, Bharatiya Janata Party

John Dowd (politician)

John Robert Arthur Dowd AO QC, is a former leader of the Liberal Party of Australia in New South Wales. He was the Chancellor of Southern Cross University between 2002 and 2014, the President of ActionAid Australia, an international aid organisation. Dowd was educated at Fort Street High School and the University of Sydney where he graduated with a LLB. Before entering Parliament, he was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1967. Dowd was admitted to the Bar of Ireland and became a member of the King's Inns in Dublin, he was a member of the Liberal Party, the member for Lane Cove in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1975 to 1991. He served as Opposition Leader from 1981, elected as Leader shortly after that year's election, until 1983 when he was deposed by Nick Greiner; the 1981 election had seen Dowd's predecessor Bruce McDonald defeated in the seat he was contesting and the Liberals winning the same number of seats as its Coalition partner, the National Country Party. The Liberal Party leader has always been the leader of the coalition due to the Liberal Party always having more seats than its coalition partner.

The fact that the Liberal Party had won the same number of seats as the National Country Party meant that the now vacant Opposition leadership came under dispute between the new Liberal leader Dowd and National Country Party leader Leon Punch which went to Dowd. During Greiner's first term as Premier of New South Wales, Dowd was appointed Attorney General, serving between 1988 and 1991 and serving as Leader of the House during the same period. During his term as Attorney-General, important legal reforms in New South Wales were completed including establishment of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and reforms of the criminal and motor accident laws. ICAC is recognized as being the idea of Dowd. Retiring from Parliament in 1991, Dowd was succeeded as Member for Lane Cove by future Opposition Leader Kerry Chikarovski, he attempted a move to the federal arena when he sought preselection for the Warringah by-election in 1994 following the retirement of Michael Mackellar but lost out to future Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Following his retirement from politics, Dowd was appointed to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1994, serving until 2004. At the time of his resignation from the Supreme Court, Dowd blamed personal attacks from Prime Minister John Howard and Premier of New South Wales Bob Carr regarding his opposition to anti-terrorism legislation for his resignation from the bench. Dowd resigned from the bench on 13 August 2004. In 2002, Dowd served as Chairman of the International Commission of Jurists, having been involved with the Australian chapter of the ICJ since 1974. During his time as international chairman, Dowd was involved in missions including to Hong Kong in 1991, East Timor in 2000 and Nepal in 2003. In 1997, he led the Australian government delegation to monitor Palestinian Legislative Council elections and procedures. In 2002, Dowd was elected as the Chancellor of Southern Cross University, serving until his retirement in 2014. In 2005, he was appointed Protection Ambassador for ActionAid Australia, became a Director of the organisation in 2008 and President in 2009.

In May 2011, Dowd launched The Justice Campaign in a show of support for human rights and justice with a focus on alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere, a particular focus on David Hicks. He is a member of the Australian Club in Sydney