Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 6 Independent Reading: Decoding National Geographic

  Tasks: Read the article A Quintessentially American View of the World (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., published in The New York Times. This weeks task required us to read ‘A quintessentially American view of the world’ a New York times article written by Andy Grundberg in 1988; The article discusses the impact that the magazine ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 5 Activity: Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in photography, University | No Comments

  The above advert was used to advertise a handheld game console, the message communicated through the use of gaze is one of superiority and power. The advert, as you can imagine was considered to be somewhat offensive and bigoted the advert was used in the Netherlands by Sony who eventually withdrew the advert after ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 5 Forum: Fascinating Looks

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Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 5 Forum: Fascinating Looks

My gaze is usually focused on people, I like to observe the way that they interact with one another, I also enjoy watching verbal and non forms of verbal communication between people. Whilst trying to understand the reasoning behind my photographic practice and attempting to find purpose outside of straightforward documentation of a moment, I ...

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 ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 3 CRJ: Independent Reflection

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 3 CRJ: Independent Reflection

Tasks: Reflect on: Whether any of these ‘constructed’ approaches give you ideas to develop your own practice. After looking at and discussing the impact the photographer has on the results of the final exposure, I have been tasked with looking at my own work and identifying whether this consideration of the approaches photographers take to ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 3 Activity: False Indexes

  When taking a photograph at present my intention is to display and communicate the subjective, all of my current imagery is based around me showcasing things that are of importance to me. I want to use photography as a platform to communicate my views on subjects, although I have some control over how I ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 3 Forum: Subjective Traces, Spaces, Faces, Places

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 3 Forum: Subjective Traces, Spaces, Faces, Places

This weeks discussion and topic are extremely interesting to me; do constructed documentary images lie? How large of a role does interpretation and context play with regards to this? The examples used and discussed by others are Robert Doisneau’s famous image of a kissing couple was reconstructed but does this really matter? The original narrative ...

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 ...

Informing Contexts PHO702 Week 2 Activity: Further Questions of Authenticity

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  The topic of this weeks task is related to how we see photographs and whether they can be considered real, the answer to this depends on how literal one is with their interpretation of this. A photograph itself can be an avatar of a person but will never actually be that person, or  ‘Photographs ...