Tag Archives: Elliot Erwitt

John Szarkowski: Mirrors and Windows

In 1978 John Szarkowski curated Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960 at the Museum of Modern Art; in the same year the exhibition catalogue was published as a book of the same name (1). The exhibition explored Szarkowski’s theory … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Rework

Contextualisation Having researched the response to farming by a number of practitioners I considered that much of their work, probably unintentionally, romanticised both the settings and the lifestyle (here). Jean Mohr’s lone herdsman tending his cows against the magnificent backdrop of … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 Research: The Portrayal of Farming

Initially I envisioned assignment 2 to be a series strongly referencing Julian Germain’s Every Minute …. (reviewed here), Kaylynn Deveney’s The Day-to-Life of Albert Hastings (reviewed here) and Nigel Shafran’s various portrait series of his wife Ruth (reviewed here) but … Continue reading

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The Living Room as Studio

In 1691 Charles Augustin d’Aviler, a French architect, became the first writer to refer to a new type of room to be included in the design of a grand house, rooms that were “le plus habité”, the most lived in. … Continue reading

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David Hurn

David Hurn, who went on to become a Magnum photographer and a notable educator, only joined the camera club and eventually became a photographer as a way to escape the claustrophobic routine of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he was … Continue reading

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