Context & Narrative is a part of a series of several books devoted to exploring and developing an understanding of the artistic theories and technical practices of photography. This entry to the series is book 2 of the set and looks to introduce the concepts and context and narrative to the reader. Despite having covered … Continue reading Context & Narrative – Maria Short →
Behind The Image is the 3rd in the series of books ￼’Basics Creative Photography’. So far, this has been the one that has been the most useful for myself. Beyond the introduction of basic techniques and theories in previous texts, this book goes beyond the practice and into the development of projects as individual works … Continue reading Behind The Image – Natasha Caruana & Anna Fox →
Langford’s Basic Photography is part of the reading list for the Context & Narrative . As a continuation of developing understanding photography as a medium and art form this book is an excellent resources for further research stemming from the copious amounts of referenced photographers and examples of their work. Otherwise the information contained within … Continue reading Langford’s Basic Photography 9th Edition – Michael Langford, Anna Fox & Mark Bolland →
Recreate a childhood memory in a photograph. Think carefully about the memory you choose and how you’ll recreate it. You’re free to approach this task in any way you wish. Does the memory involve you directly or is it something you witnessed? Will you include your adult self in the image (for example, to ‘stand in’ … Continue reading Exercise 3: Childhood Memories →
In what ways might a photographer’s gender contribute to the creation and reading of an image? Without attempting to discuss a vast field of theories of which I have no real knowledge or experience, I would say gender has sociological, physiological, familial, cultural, traditional and psychological contribution to both the reading and creation of images. … Continue reading Exercise 4: Shafran critique →
Is there any sense in which Lee’s work could be considered voyeuristic or even exploitative? Is she commenting on her own identity, the group identity of the people she photographs, or both? The question of voyeurism and exploitation in Lee’s work is a difficult question to answer. Coming from the point of view of a … Continue reading Exercise 2: Self-Representation →
For this exercise we are asked to reflect on several questions regarding the works of Elina Brotherus. How do these images make you feel? Overall I feel the images lend a sense of empathy to the subject. The collective works document a very personal journey for the artist and with the combination of isolated portraits … Continue reading Exercise 1: Brotherus Research and Analysis →
Trying to summarise the contents of Ben Highmore’s ‘Everyday Life and Cultural Theory’ is not a task I have been looking forward to. Having taken 44 pages of notes (displayed below) the book is a deep dive into several notable authors theories on the definition of ‘everyday life’, attempts at cataloguing and theories of how … Continue reading Tutor Suggested Reading – ‘Everyday life and cultural theory’, Ben Highmore →
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