Surfaces and Strategies PHO703 Week 12: Independent reflection
This module along with the other two modules that I the completed has been very interested I have enjoyed workshops with my tutor Laura N and benefitted from being able to see the work of others.
The feedback and recommendations from Laura and my peers have given me confidence in the direction of my project and has enabled me to develop further Ideas on addition things that could be added to the project.
Ethnography is something that was mentioned to me in one of my tutorial sessions an online description for ethnography that I found online reads ‘The typical ethnography is a holistic study and so includes a brief history, and an analysis of the terrain, the climate, and the habitat. … An ethnography records all observed behaviour and describes all symbol-meaning relations, using concepts that avoid causal explanations.’
Ethnography is something that is extremely relevant to my working practice and ties in to Laura N’s recommendation that I include the elements that make up the household as part of this project essentially that I should consider ways in which to include some other the important aspects from the household in the imagery for each of my subjects.
And this is a core aspect of the assignment that may change going forward the focus would remain consistent so as opposed to a change I suppose it is more of an addition to my current practice.
Another element that I have been considering is eventually taking pictures of myself for inclusion in the assignment although I am a first-generation British man, of Caribbean heritage. I think that inclusion of myself and a study of who I am as a person relates to my study of the Wind-rush which is introspective as a study of my heritage how I became the person I am today due to cultural influences and upbringing and a look at how I came to be here.