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Assignment 5 Influences and Inspiration

This project has been influenced and inspired by staged photography, figurative art, graffiti, romantic painting, photojournalism, news media, political posters and medieval art. Media As previously discussed (here) when there is an imbalance of opportunity, prosperity, security or social tolerance between … Continue reading

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Henry Fox Talbot – The Haystack

In April 1844 William Henry Fox Talbot set up a camera loaded with light sensitive paper and photographed (i) a haystack on his country estate at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire. The haystack had presumably been constructed in the summer of … Continue reading

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The Language of Photography

Introduction In 1977, thirteen years before the dawn of the digital age of photography (i), Sue Davies, the founder of the Photographers’ Gallery (2), presented Reading Photographs, an exhibition of urban photographs with the intent of “helping people to a better … Continue reading

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Masquerades

At first it might be surprising that the earliest known self-portrait turns out to be a masquerade (i), but, as Roland Barthes (2) suggests, photography has a closer relationship with theatre than it does with painting so role playing, camouflage, mimicry, disguise and … Continue reading

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Exercise 5 – Truth and Digital Technology

Liz Wells (1) poses a series of questions regarding the truth of photography in the digital age. She points out that a photograph can be produced from a montage of created or appropriated images, it can be radically altered during … Continue reading

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