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Assignment 5 Rework: Hanging On

Notes on Rework Following a conversation with my tutor and after receiving his formal feedback (here) I have reworked this series. It was pointed out that the series lacked a title; I had one or two different ideas in mind: … 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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Assignment 5: Crackmoor Farm

Background In the late 18th century British painters began to turn their attention away from the classic and romantic cities of The Grand Tour (i) to breath new life into English landscape painting which, until this time, had been a lowly, but distinctly British, … 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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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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