Monthly Archives: August 2016

A5 Research: Denis Thorpe – The Shepherd’s Year

I have been broadening my net looking for photographers who have produced notable studies of farmers. My tutor suggested looking at Denis Thorpe’s 1979 book The Shepherd’s Year (1) on which he collaborated with the journalist Alan Dunn. I was luckily … Continue reading

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A5 Research: John Darwell – Dark Days

The Emperor Nero is rumoured to have fiddled (i) as Rome burned, some suggest it was an act of disinterest, others argue that he set the fires to clear the site for his new palace or as an excuse to persecute the Christians. Whatever the … Continue reading

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A4: Tutor Feedback

Overall Comments You have submitted a solid assignment that is built upon an awareness of various photographic practices. Your conceptual concerns have been evaluated really well. It appears that you have also pushed your creative approach. This has been informed by a considered … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Self Assessment

Introduction This assignment series comprised two separate sets of photographs; a shoot undertaken on 23rd June 2016 of polling stations and a portrait shoot two weeks later. The weather on polling day was dull and grey with intermittent rain and the polling … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: The Architecture of Democracy

Introduction On June 23rd 2016 voters in Britain were asked “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”, in the lead up to the referendum the public was repeatedly told by the … Continue reading

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A4 Process: Background

I planned assignment 4 as a series of montaged images based on four sets of building blocks, these detail and background pictures being the forth one of those components. The main surprise on 23rd June was the deserted nature of the polling … Continue reading

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A4 Process: The Portraits – Twenty-Six Opinions

When Gillian Wearing asked strangers to write their thoughts on a card before being photographed it appears that she closed off the idea for other photographers. There are a small number of practitioners who have explored similar ideas (here) but its most … Continue reading

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