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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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The Verbal and Visual in Concert

The obvious place to start exploring the relationship between image and text might be captions and titles, whole books have been dedicated to the subject, but my starting point is the less commonly seen and rarely mastered work where the verbal and visual … Continue reading

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Another Way of Telling: Beyond My Camera

Another Way of Telling (1), a collaboration between the writer John Berger and Photographer Jean Mohr, is a rich source of material on a variety of photography subjects. I looked at Mohr’s series Marcel or the Right to Choose as part … 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: Two Fortunate Men

The Brief The objective of assignment 2, “Visa Versa” is to create a themed body of work that mixes portraits taken outside on location (street) and inside (studio). As well as including inside and outdoor shots I have used the idea … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Process and Preparation

Initial Ideas As previously mentioned I initially 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 my subject … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 Research: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

It is rare for photographs to be published in total isolation from text whether it be hashtags, blogs, captions, cutlines, essays, artist statements, articles, news stories, words inside the frame or in books; the relationship between words and pictures is a subject in its … Continue reading

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