Category Archives: Assignment 4 – Image and Text

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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A4 Research: The Handwritten Sign and Gillian Wearing’s Legacy

“When you are working with strangers there’s that chance element which is a way of finding things that you don’t think are there. It dislodges the perception of what is in front of your eyes.” (1: p.45) In 1992 Gillian … Continue reading

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A4 Research: A Little More on Twenty-Six

In 1992 Jeff Brouws paid homage to Ruscha with Twentysix Abandoned Gasoline Stations (1) (i), a series that has great similarity to Ruscha’s original work using black and white photographs and a mixture of angles and compositions. Brouws presents his series in typology … Continue reading

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