Tag Archives: Post Postmodern

Auto Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright

Susan Bright’s book (1) should be the ideal starting point for a study of self-portrait and in many ways it is but I find the artists’ work that Bright has selected to be generally rather uninspiring. As one would expect … Continue reading

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Cindy Sherman: Untitled Film Stills

Postmodernism and Feminism  Cindy Sherman often uses the word “ambiguous” when describing the intent of her work, so when Elizabeth Couturier describes her as the “high priestess of the conceptual self portrait” (1) we must be careful not to leap to any … Continue reading

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Attributes of Postmodern Photography

Before leaving the subject of postmodernism I want to look more closely at the work of Cindy Sherman and specifically at Untitled Film Stills (1). I do this partly to continue the process of understanding postmodernism and partly because I … Continue reading

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Postmodernism

Introduction The course guide asks how Sophie Calle’s Take Care of Yourself and Sophy Rickett’s Objects in the Field reflect post modern approaches to narrative. To answer this question it is first necessary to gain some understanding of postmodernism. A Complex … Continue reading

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