Category Archives: Books & Exhibitions

Three Different Approaches: Drake, Ewald and Shaw

One of the interesting aspects of this course is the opportunity to discover how contemporary photographers have found new ways to address the age-old subject of breaking down the insider – outside dynamic to explore identity and place. This essay, which looks … Continue reading

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Richard Wentworth: Making Do and Getting By

Richard Wentworth OBE is primarily known as a one of the most influential British sculptors of his generation who for forty years he has used a camera as a way of making “casual notes …. of situations which attracted me” … Continue reading

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Gregory Crewdson: Sanctuary

Before looking in general at photographs that use the absence of life as a metaphorical technique I want to look more closely at Gregory Crewdson’s Sanctuary (1). Sarah Pickering’s Public Order (here) was referenced as an example of this kind … Continue reading

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A4 Research: Mark Power 26 Different Endings

When I first looked at Mark Power’s 26 Different Endings in March 2015 (here and here) I was primarily interested in how he approached composition and looking back now I realise how much I took from the way in which he gives … Continue reading

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A4 Research: John Goto Capital Arcade

Staying with the theme of digital art based on photography I have been considering the work of John Goto, a British artist who extensively uses his own photographs to create montages that represent social and political critiques. In my earlier … Continue reading

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John Goto: Lover’s Rock

Continuing with the theme of digital art based on photography I have been considering the work of John Goto, a British artist who extensively uses his own photographs to create montages that represent social and political critiques. However, before looking at … Continue reading

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Joel Sternfeld: Stranger Passing

In an age when so much contemporary photography features flat, grey skies, deadpan, desaturated colours and pale, wan portrait subjects it is refreshing to review Joel Sternfeld, one of the early colourists, who along with William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, wrested colour photography … Continue reading

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