Tag Archives: Late Photography

Assignment 5 Supplication – Rework

Notes on Rework This rework of assignment 5 has been modified to remove the bones and skulls which had been included in the foreground of the original. I agree that they were a clichéd sign so whilst the composition is less … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – A Supplication for the Beggars

Historical Context In 1529 a Protestant lawyer by the name of Simon Fish wrote and distributed a pamphlet, asking Henry VIII  to dissolve the monasteries and to appropriate their lands and wealth for the good of the nation. At the … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 Concepts

Introduction For perhaps the first century of photography’s history documentary photographers very directly addressed their subjects. In his speech to a conference of charities in 1909 Lewis Hine (1) beseeched his audience to get a camera and start documenting injustice because … Continue reading

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Theatres of the Real

Continuing with the theme of staged photography and having already crossed back across the Atlantic with a look at Alison Jackson (here) there are several other British photographers who have made, or are making their name, in this area. Theatres … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Fraught Enterprise

I have been researching staged photography by reviewing the usual suspects; Crewdson (here), Sherman (here), Wall (here) and diCordia. This quartet is intriguing, in part because their work is so different yet linked by premeditated staging and the appropriation of cinematic processes and … Continue reading

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Assignment 1 – Invisible People Rework

My tutor felt that a number of my compositions for assignment 1 (here) were weak and suggested that I considered reworking some of them. As he pointed out, composition is subjective but I agree that some of the compositions were … Continue reading

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Conflict. Time. Photography. Tate Modern: November 14 to March 15

Simon Baker, in his essay Armageddon in Retrospect (1),  says that Conflict. Time. Photography “takes as its starting point the necessity and value of the time taken to consider the past.” Time, and our reaction to time, is at the heart of this exhibition. … Continue reading

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