Tag Archives: Photojournalism

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 – 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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Paul Seawright – Journalism and Art in Conflict Photography

The course notes suggest that we look at Sectarian Murder (1) a series by Paul Seawright, a Northern Irish photographer and artist, in which he looks at the landscapes where sectarian murders occurred during the Northern Ireland conflicts on the 70s. … 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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Exercise 1 (b) – Objectivity in Documentary Photography

Definitions The Oxford Dictionary defines objectivity as existing independently of perception which, in the context of photography, could be interpreted as an object, or the subject matter, must exist independently of the subject’s perception of it. In Photography (1) Stephen Bull offers … Continue reading

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Exercise 1 (a) – Looking for Objectivity in a Single Photograph

Kevin Carter and the Pulitzer Prize Photo of a Sudanese Child Famous documentary and news photographs are there to see in books, exhibitions, or in various places on-line but their context is primarily post production, how they were and are … Continue reading

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