Monthly Archives: May 2016

A3 Research: Paul Strand – Un Paese

Luzzara, a small town on the banks of the River Po in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy appears to be an unremarkable place but, in 1953, Paul Strand collaborated with the screen writer Cesare Zavattini to photograph it. According to Peter Barberie (1) … Continue reading

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A3 Research: An Anthropological Place

Marc Augé Some time ago I looked at Marc Augé’s concept of supermodernity (here); a force driven by population growth and globalisation, delivered  by architecture, town planning and commercial interests. Super modernity led to a proliferation of non-places,  “spaces of circulation, consumption and communication” … Continue reading

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A3 Research – Survivors in Ukraine: Stephen Shore

Background Stephen Shore’s Survivors in Ukraine (1) is highly relevant as research for assignment 3. It documents a community, albeit one defined by age and ethnicity as opposed to geography, and Shore, in this instance, might be described as a connected outsider. … Continue reading

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A3 Research: Insiders and Outsiders

“One is either a participant in unquestioned rites or a detached observer of them. To hold back midway from either of those positions is to temporise” (1: p.210) Without specifically referring to insiders or outsiders Max Kozloff (1) draws a … Continue reading

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A3 Research – W. Eugene Smith: Spanish Village

Assignment 3 will be based on a small Italian village and as research towards this project I have looked at Eugene Smith’s Spanish village, which was published by Life Magazine in 1951 (1). I have previously reviewed two of Gene Smith’s … Continue reading

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The Family Gaze

Photography is inseparable from time. These portraits record the appearance of the subjects at seven discrete moments in time; an eighth fixed moment has been added by bringing them together in a single image and the viewer will establish a … Continue reading

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Time, Memory and Post Memory

“We move through time, we live time, we are creatures of time. Photography retrieves for us small shards of time, and we should relish our astonishment at this fact. ” Estelle Jussim 1989 (1) Sometime, around seventy five years ago, a … Continue reading

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