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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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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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A3 Research: Paul Strand – Un Paese

Luzzara, a small town on the banks of the River Po in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy appears to be an unremarkable place but, in 1953, Paul Strand collaborated with the screen writer Cesare Zavattini to photograph it. According to Peter Barberie (1) … Continue reading

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Elina Brotherus: Where the Mirror is a Window

In the context of further exploring the notion of photographs as mirrors, the course notes suggest a viewing of a video of Elina Brotherus talking to OCA students in 2015 (1). In this forty minute film the multi award winning  artist photographer discusses … Continue reading

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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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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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Heads: Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Many photographers subscribe to the idea that a subject’s true nature can only be revealed if they are caught on camera unaware, unposed and therefore not manipulating or influencing the final representation. They see this approach as an antidote to Roland … Continue reading

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