Tag Archives: Martha Rosler

Vivian Maier: The Photographer

A few months ago in  Vivian Maier: Commercial Treasure or Artist? I looked at how Vivian Maier’s work became public; subsequently I looked a little more closely in Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits at one selection of her published work; more recently I reviewed the … Continue reading

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Sophie Calle: Take Care of Yourself

  This is a strange exercise, I am about critique, or at least comment upon, a series of photographs and text by Sophie Calle, this is not the strange part. The fact is that I can’t find many of Take Care … 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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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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Late Photography

Foreword This essay is about how war photography has lost its place as the primary source of visual news images taken in conflicts and how this has contributed to a rise in late photography. In arguing that the war photographer in … Continue reading

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Insiders / Outsiders and Documentary Photography

The Abigail Solomon-Godeau Essay Inside/Outside Solomon-Godeau in Inside/Outside ( i ) puts forward the argument that  that Susan Sontag and Martha Rosler ( ii ) are being simplistic when they categorise photographers into “good” insiders or “bad” outsiders, labelling outsiders as voyeurs and insiders … Continue reading

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Critical Debates Around Photojournalism – Rosler and Hine

Introduction Martha Rosler’s 1981 essay  In, Around and Afterthoughs (1) is one of those essays that, once you start researching it, is widely quoted, analysed, dissected and regurgitated in one form and another, so like reading Camera Lucida (2), considering her views is part … Continue reading

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