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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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Assignment 3 – Self Portrait: Final Rework

Introduction to Rework Following my tutor’s initial feedback (here) and subsequent conversations I have reworked the presentation of assignment 3 for a second time. I have built on his comments regarding the contact sheet for this series by building in a … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Tutor Feedback and Response

Tutor’s feedback for assignment 3. Remarks and reactions in blue. Overall Comments For your third assignment on Context & Narrative, you have indeed made a very good series that is supported by an excellent and highly contextualised learning log. It … Continue reading

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Themes in Assignment 3 Self Portrait

The shadow self portrait has deep roots in the history of art and I wanted to position my series in this context, to reference my images, not just to photographers such as Friedlander, Maier and Stielglitz but to other artists like Renoir and Monet. By connecting my … Continue reading

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Selfie or Self Portrait

In 1548 Catharina van Hemessen painted herself at her easel, a painting remarkable only because it is considered to be the oldest surviving self portrait of an artist at work (1). The subject of “me by me, doing what I do” … Continue reading

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The History of the Shadow Self Portrait

Whilst looking for inspirational photographers who have used shadow self portraits I came across an interesting statement on the Lens Culture blog (1) regarding the work of Giacomo Brunelli in which the author suggests that the use of the shadow in self portraits is nearly … Continue reading

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Assignment 1 – Research and Development

Initial Ideas Selecting the subject and approach to an assignment is, for me, an organic process with an initial idea evolving in response to the various lines of research and exercises within the course. This part of the course explores the relationship between … Continue reading

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