Part 1 – Reflection

Reflection – Part 1 as a whole – documentary photography Before considering the study materials that comprise Part 1 of Context and Narrative and completing the research, exercises and assignment I felt I had some awareness of documentary photography. I was aware, albeit it very loosely of the forms of documentary: Large scale contemplative Reportage … More Part 1 – Reflection

Project 5, The Manipulated Image, exercise – The Real and the Digital – Liz Wells

Exercise The question as to what is ‘real’ has long been attached to photography. There have been assumptions attached to film photography by those who had no dark room experience that the photograph was a document. And even that photographers wouldn’t be so ‘manipulative’ as to selectively compose or crop in camera to put a … More Project 5, The Manipulated Image, exercise – The Real and the Digital – Liz Wells

Project 4, The Gallery Wall – documentary as art, exercise – Pickering Public Order

Exercise Sarah Pickering’s series Public Order isn’t what it might first appear to be. The images are a series of documentary photographs of police training grounds. Whilst they look quite realistic there is a sense of difference from ‘real’ life that is showing. It is this sense of difference that brings something to the series. … More Project 4, The Gallery Wall – documentary as art, exercise – Pickering Public Order

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 – Exercise – Street Photography, Colour versus Monochrome

Exercise Surrey Street in Sheffield City Centre was chosen as the location.. The street has some intersections with other streets for added interest, some areas of partial pedestrianisation and the architecture of the Sheffield Winter Gardens. The exercise required 30 colour images and 30 monochrome images. Contemporary street photography had been researched. The colour images … More Project 3, Reportage – Exercise – Street Photography, Colour versus Monochrome

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