Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 10 Activity: Positioning Practice

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 10 Activity: Positioning Practice

Jonathan Culler reminds us “Interpreters should ask about what the text does and how, how it relates to other texts, and to other practices, what it conceals or represses, what it advances or is complicitous with, what it forgets and what it takes for granted” (Culler, 1992: 111). Jeff Wall (2006) In Front of A Nightclub Tasks:  ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 8 Activity: Aesthetic or Anaesthetic?

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 8 Activity: Aesthetic or Anaesthetic?

  To represent is to aestheticise, that is, to transform. It involves a vast field of choices but it does not include not to transform, not to change or alter whatever is being represented’ (Levi Strauss, 2003: 9).   The body of work that I have decided to present is Jimmy Nelson’s before they pass ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 4 CRJ: Independent Reflection

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 4 CRJ: Independent Reflection

My current project is a series of photographs that documents the Windrush generation (People and families who arrived to work in the United Kingdom from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971) I decided on this subject due to the modernity of the subject due to the ongoing wind rush scandal ( https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/windrush-scandal ). The project will ...

Informing Contexts PHO702: Week 2 activity a Question of authenticity

‘In the Photograph, the power of authentication exceeds the power of representation’. Joel Peter Witkin (2007) Night in a Small Town   Roland Barthes statement that the power of authentication exceeds the power of representation is an interesting statement I believe that Roland is stating that seeing an image gives it a validity a’truth’ regardless ...

Week 9: thoughts

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Journal, photography, University, Visualization | No Comments
Week 9: thoughts

  My selected image was taken by Larry Clarke and is from the project ‘Tulsa’ Clarke an extremely successful photographer and film director captured these images of Tulsa in Oklahoma, America.   The series of images taken by Clarke show a variety of people, mostly degenerates, indulging in substance abuse, partaking in violent crimes or ...

CRJ Week 3:Rethinking photographers

Posted on Oct 14, 2018 in Journal, photography, Visualization | No Comments
CRJ Week 3:Rethinking photographers

The topics covered this week were extremely interesting and forced me to think about a subject that regularly becomes a topic of discussion for me. What is it that makes a photographer? In addition to studying this course I also lecture photography at an FE college in Birmingham, many of the students who attend this ...