Exercise · Walk the line

Johnathon Kaplan Kaplan, a surgeon and photographer, has used his position to discuss the nature of war photography and the explicit exhibition of ‘heavy duty’ war images showing injury, death and destruction. In general I think that I agree with his points on a number of grounds. Firstly I think that the overt portrayal ofContinue reading “Exercise · Walk the line”

Research · Post-colonial: National geographic

The old made new Here with this link we can see attempts made to offer contemporary narratives utilising a traditional look with the tint type dry plate photography that we would have witnessed by Curtis in the 1800’s: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/10/photography-tintype-native-american-artists/ Whilst the archaic medium attempts to replicate the original look of old photos along with theContinue reading “Research · Post-colonial: National geographic”

Research · Juan Echeverria

Juan Echeverria Official webpage (Images not for reproduction) flicker page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/juan_echeverria_reportajes/7017561551/in/album-72157629307364790/ http://www.juanecheverria.com/exposiciones.html Echeverria produced a set of images in a project of the Himbas tribe based in Namibia, Africa. These images, along with some video footage that I have seen describe a peoples that are on the whole content with their state of affairs and wayContinue reading “Research · Juan Echeverria”

Research · David Bruce

David Bruce and his rendering of indigenous people Is it inevitable that a white middle class European photographer will re-enact the trope cliché of indigenous peoples? Is there another way to represent these people? David Bruce in his images of the Ju/’Hoansi Bushmen takes us down a familiar visual road with the depiction of theContinue reading “Research · David Bruce”

Peter Lavery · photographer

Lavery This morning looking into the portfolio of Lavery’s work I see a photographer who has covered a lot of ground during his career as a photographer. And I wonder, will we see this kind of broad spectrum portfolio on photographer’s websites in years to come, or is this an end of era? I don’tContinue reading “Peter Lavery · photographer”

Thomas Huxley and Edward Curtis

Thomas H. Huxley1825–95 ‘Zoologist. Assistant-surgeon on HMS Rattlesnake, 1846–50, during which time he investigated Hydrozoa and other marine invertebrates. Lecturer in natural history, Royal School of Mines, 1854; professor, 1857. Appointed naturalist to the Geological Survey of Great Britain, 1854. Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1862–9. Fullerian Professor of physiology, Royal InstitutionContinue reading “Thomas Huxley and Edward Curtis”

Exercise · Press release BPB

Press release · Memory of fire A better view of the images can be seen here: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/guy-lane-memory-of-fire-the-war-of-images-and-images-of-war#slideshow [accessed, may 2020] This years BPB, curated by guest curator and photographer Julian Stallabrass, takes us into the realms of the war photography showing the world how the pictures of war manifest in an age where we have seen itContinue reading “Exercise · Press release BPB”

Exercise · Guardian article and should you print it?

Guerrero’s piece and should you print it? In 2004 I was walking down the road on my way to Atocha station to take a train to Toledo. It was the morning of the explosion, to which I arrived shortly after. The image of Guerrero has implications for the public that was published in Spain. TheContinue reading “Exercise · Guardian article and should you print it?”

Exercise · The Ethics of Aesthetics

My contribution: Steve Young says: 16th May 2020 at 1:37 pm Continuing on with the above theme, I see that there are various ways of observing the work portrayed by the said photographers. Firstly the images are subject specific i.e not all situations here are trying to depict or save people from famine (so itsContinue reading “Exercise · The Ethics of Aesthetics”

Gardner and Brady · Sharp shooter manipulation

Gardner and Brady and their battlefield antics Gardner, 1821-1882: Battle-field of Gettysburg-Dead Confederate sharpshooter at foot of Little Round Top [i.e., Devil’s Den] First image to the left represents the original and the second represents the repositioning for dramatic effect. Images 1&2 from: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/91732531/ In this page: http://www.ianaleksanderadams.com/blog/2009/using-false-photographs-to-create-false-memories/ Research has been carried out to show how falsifying anContinue reading “Gardner and Brady · Sharp shooter manipulation”

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