Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 4

Role of photography, evidence or art? I think photography does both at the same time; it provides a record of the artwork and serves as a continuation of the artwork itself. In the case of ephemeral art, photography allows the work to remain visually alive and increases its accessibility, since I doubt few people are able… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 4

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Richard Long: Curator's Talk Notes Richard Long, Bristol, 1945 Heaven and Earth explores relationship between art and landscape 1960s: abstract expressionism, pop, and British abstraction start to fade. Anti-form, conceptualism, land art, minimalism, performance art, and process art start to arise. 'art as idea, art as action' (idea = concept / action = energy, motion) A… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Documenting journeys Alec Soth, Sleeping by the Mississippi, 2004 Sleeping by the Mississippi is a series of photographs taken along the Mississippi River, portraying the American Midwest. The images tell a story about the place and its landscape, along with its houses, objects, and people. I feel some sort of nostalgia and melancholy from the photographs and… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 3

Family photos the past, time gone by how things used to be, often 'the good old times' childhood, childhood friends growing up vacations, trips spontaneous moments, highlights, important events younger parents and grandparents memories people that may no longer be with us a different time and place, different 'world' Family photos are so important to… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 3

Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' (1936) by Walter Benjamin Notes & points of interest 'The result was that one could expect it not only to exploit the proletariat with increasing intensity, but ultimately to create conditions which would make it possible to abolish capitalism itself.' (Preface) Methods of mechanical reproduction: woodcut, printing, engraving,… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 2

Photography portrays time and passage of time I really don't think photography is only suited to portraying time and the passage of time. It does do that, but not only that. It can also portray an emotion, opinion, place, a face, a fact, show something educational or simply show something beautiful. Sometimes an image's subject will be… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 2

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 1

Photography conveys movement Derek Trillo, Passing Place, 2006 stairs imply direction one figure is going down, other is going up figures on stairs are blurred because photograph was taken while they were moving right figure is midway up a step, as seen by bent leg Harold Edgerton, Bullet and Apple, c.1964 very short moment of time bullet seems… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 1

Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Read Gareth Dent’s article 'Dealing with the flood...' Dent has cited a quote by Robert Frank that I've found really interesting: 'There are too many images, too many cameras now. We’re all being watched. It gets sillier and sillier. As if all action is meaningful. Nothing is really all that special. It’s just life. If… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Read ‘Context as a Determinant of Photographic Meaning’ by John A. Walker Notes & points of interest Infinite amount of interpretations vs. consensus about connotation and denotation Reception theory (ideal readers), reception history (actual readers over time) 'But if an image had so many meanings, did this not render it meaningless?' (Introduction) 'We cannot directly share… Continue reading Part 4, Project 1 (Photography – art or science?) – Research point

Reflection #2

The Importance of Context in Photography I must mention something I've just read from the course text: 'Today photography is by far the most widespread art form and that means we tend to lose sight of the photograph as object.' YESS!!! I agree so much with this. We have stopped focusing on photography as photography and instead pay more attention to the subject… Continue reading Reflection #2