Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3 Presentation 1: Learning with Others

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 3 Presentation 1: Learning with Others

When thinking about my own research project the reasons behind the choices I have made and the overall purpose of the images I have captured both my view of the subject and the subjects own ideas of how they are perceived are of the utmost importance. Susan Sontag is quoted as saying “To photograph is ...

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 1 Forum: Looking Back

Surfaces and Strategies PHO703  Week 1 Forum: Looking Back

  I didn’t complete the holiday task, time constraints and a busy schedule meant that although I began shooting a subject (Petrol stations a true homage to Ruscha) I have yet to get these images processed and scanned. The image that I decided to scan and use is one of me as a child, the ...

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 4 Forum: So Where is the Author Now?

Katherine Frith likens reading adverts to peeling an onion. She pinpoints three stages to reading adverts: She concludes that ‘advertising only “makes sense” when it resonates with certain deeply held belief systems’ (Frith: 2006: 5). UK Independence Party Advert (2016)     The above advert was used by Paddy  Power to advertise the boxing match between ...