Part 2, Reflection

Reflection Reflection on the outcome of the assignment and the planning and research as they contributed to the outcome. Contextualisation I have aimed to contextualise my assignment work effectively having begun the planning of the assignment through the coursework tasks as well as having read, albeit initially only briefly, Baer’s reviews of trauma photography. I … More Part 2, Reflection

Part 2, Assignment, Research – Sally Mann

Research Sally Mann’s project, Antietam is a body of work depicting the battlefields of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland though they are taken between the years of 2000 and 2002, approximately 140 years after the warring had taken place. Mann’s photographs of Antietam followed to some degree, one of her previous projects, Mother Land, that found its beginnings … More Part 2, Assignment, Research – Sally Mann

Research – Assignment 2 – Photographing the Unseen, The Photography of Trauma

Research When Ulrich Baer considers giving memory a place he considers The Experience of Place, Picturing Nothing, the Photograph’s Reference, the Limits of Allegory, Landscape and Trauma, the Limits of Documentary Photographs and the Viewer as Witness, (P.61, Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma). Using Mikael Levin’s project War Story, Baer is able to look … More Research – Assignment 2 – Photographing the Unseen, The Photography of Trauma

Part 2, Project 2, Image and Text – Research Point, Calle & Rickett

Research Examples of relay in contemporary photographic practice include Sophie Calle’s Take Care of Yourself and Sophy Rickett’s Objects in the Field where clashes of understanding or interpretation work together to create a perhaps incomplete but nonetheless enriching dialogue between artist and viewer. Sophie Calle’s Take Care of Yourself as a project created by the … More Part 2, Project 2, Image and Text – Research Point, Calle & Rickett

Project 4, The Gallery Wall – documentary as art, Research – Paul Seawright, Sectarian Murders

Research Paul Seawright’s series of work entitled Sectarian Murder is a revisiting of the sites of sectarian attacks during the 1970’s close to Belfast, [Seawight, Sectarian Murder]. The series of art photographs has been extensively exhibited and present a disturbingly varied yet cohesive set of images accompanied by newspaper quotes from which all allusion to the … More Project 4, The Gallery Wall – documentary as art, Research – Paul Seawright, Sectarian Murders

Project 3, Reportage – Contemporary Street Photography

Street photography is a documentary style of photography that captures life as it is happening. One of the most famous street photographers is Henri Cartier Bresson who is most known for his move away from surrealism to capturing the decisive moments that he saw. Many of the most famous street photographs are monochrome images as … More Project 3, Reportage – Contemporary Street Photography

Project 2, Photojournalism – The Critical Debates

Research Photojournalism is a genre of photography that is most often brought to the public domain by the photo-editors of newspaper and magazine publications. The photo-editors make choices to suit their publication’s place in the market, ownership, editor in chief and political stance all of which are non-separate realities. So whilst there can be criticisms of photojournalism that … More Project 2, Photojournalism – The Critical Debates

The Critical Approach

Research The critical approach to photographic images allows us to see below the surface or beyond the superficial. The photography used in advertising can be an obvious place to begin when learning to take a critical approach to imagery. How the image is used having been carefully constructed to market to an audience, persuasively in … More The Critical Approach