Assignment 4 rework · review
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The changes made to the assignment and learning process are numerous. Based upon feedback from David there was a need to rewrite sections fo the essay as well as tighten up some of the arguments. I in fact changed more text and rewrote more sentences than I had initially planned but on the whole feel that the presentation is clearer and more coherent.
I chose a large topic. The nature of truth in photography is not an easy subject to address and in addition much has already been written about the theme in academia. I drew out various arguments that I feel were important to the debate and attempted to contrast these with other views of documentary photography.
The learning process here has been steep and rewarding. Academically I feel that I have gained more of a grasp on what I arguing for and how to hold those arguments more solidly. I also see the relevance to my photographic practice as this essay, or rather the producing of it has given rise to trains of thought that have manifested I believe in practice as adaptions to how I view subjects that I photography. An example of this is my assignment 3 project rework and assignment 5 of documentary fact & fiction. My intentions on both occasions have been to portray visual narratives based on real issues but from a more creative standpoint, offering another point of view for reflection.