Category Archives: 1 – Telling a Story

Cindy Sherman: Untitled Film Stills

Postmodernism and Feminism  Cindy Sherman often uses the word “ambiguous” when describing the intent of her work, so when Elizabeth Couturier describes her as the “high priestess of the conceptual self portrait” (1) we must be careful not to leap to any … Continue reading

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Attributes of Postmodern Photography

Before leaving the subject of postmodernism I want to look more closely at the work of Cindy Sherman and specifically at Untitled Film Stills (1). I do this partly to continue the process of understanding postmodernism and partly because I … Continue reading

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Exercise 6 – The Dad Project and The Country Doctor

Comparing The Country Doctor with The Dad Project The fundamental difference between the two photo stories that are described below is the relationship between the photographer, the subject and the work. W.Eugene Smith was the classic “concerned photographer”, he invested … Continue reading

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