Category Archives: Research & Reflection

Notes for Assessor

This learning log / blog is my main submission for assessment supported by a presentation box containing: The prints for each of assignments 1 through 5 Tutor’s feedback for each assignment My written response to each assigment This blog is … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: Self Assessment

Introduction This assignment evolved from assignment 2, a fact that brought specific challenges to the project in that it was important to move forward both the overall subject narrative and my approach to the project. Working with the same subjects … Continue reading

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A5: Reflections on the Progression of a Project

Sometime around 2001 Mark Neville was in a bookshop in Glasgow looking at a large collection of social documentary style photo books when it struck him that “these books were not aimed at the kind of people who were in … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: Peer Group Critique and Feedback

This is my current selection of photographs for assignment 5, the self-directed project at the end of Identity and Place. My intent is to explore the relationship between a farming family and their environment whilst challenging two strongly embedded ideas: … Continue reading

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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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A5 Research: Scott McFarland – A Layered Multiplicity of Time

My previous research for assignment 5 has been concerned predominantly with subject matter; specifically the representation of farming and the rural landscape but, whilst Scott McFarland touches on these subjects, I am more interested here in his photographic processes and the … Continue reading

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A5 Research: Farmwork – Colin Shaw

I first came across Colin Shaw’s Farmwork in one of Café Royal Books’ (1 & 2) excellent little pamphlet publications that are fast creating a remarkable archive of 1970s and 80s British documentary photography. After researching the photographer and recognising … Continue reading

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