Monthly Archives: April 2016

Elina Brotherus: Where the Mirror is a Window

In the context of further exploring the notion of photographs as mirrors, the course notes suggest a viewing of a video of Elina Brotherus talking to OCA students in 2015 (1). In this forty minute film the multi award winning  artist photographer discusses … Continue reading

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Windows

Following on from researching John Szarkowski’s concept of categorising photographs into mirrors or windows (see here) this exercise delves into my archive to find photographs that represent the second of these two view points, the window, having previously looked at mirrors here. A photograph that might be … Continue reading

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Mirrors

Following on from researching John Szarkowski’s concept of categorising photographs into mirrors or windows (see here) this exercise delves my archive to find photographs that represent the first of these two view points. A photograph that might be called a mirror will tend … Continue reading

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John Szarkowski: Mirrors and Windows

In 1978 John Szarkowski curated Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960 at the Museum of Modern Art; in the same year the exhibition catalogue was published as a book of the same name (1). The exhibition explored Szarkowski’s theory … Continue reading

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Another Way of Telling: Beyond My Camera

Another Way of Telling (1), a collaboration between the writer John Berger and Photographer Jean Mohr, is a rich source of material on a variety of photography subjects. I looked at Mohr’s series Marcel or the Right to Choose as part … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Rework

Contextualisation Having researched the response to farming by a number of practitioners I considered that much of their work, probably unintentionally, romanticised both the settings and the lifestyle (here). Jean Mohr’s lone herdsman tending his cows against the magnificent backdrop of … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 – Tutor Feedback

Overall Comments Further to the feedback that I provided by phone on Monday 25th April please find bullet points of the areas that we discussed, also do refer to the notes that you took. It was great to chat and … Continue reading

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