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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: 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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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: John Darwell – Dark Days

The Emperor Nero is rumoured to have fiddled (i) as Rome burned, some suggest it was an act of disinterest, others argue that he set the fires to clear the site for his new palace or as an excuse to persecute the Christians. Whatever the … Continue reading

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