LO5 · Interactions with OCA community

Interactions with OCA community and other photographers In this course I have regularly participated in the Documentary hang out sessions whereby the main focus has been feedback and showing work. The main areas that I have received feedback on work have been assignments and in particular three and five. The discussion in the group aboutContinue reading “LO5 · Interactions with OCA community”

Crowd funding for photo projects

Crowd funding Crowd funding is a way to get access to money to finance projects. There are a wide range of possibilities with this forum. I explored 5 different models of crowfunding: donation based reward based equity crowdfunding debt crowdfunding real estate crowdfunding All of these have their own protocols and methods but the mostContinue reading “Crowd funding for photo projects”

Research point · The documentary project

Research point · The documentary project http://www.Photovoice.org Photovoice description of their project ‘PhotoVoice works to build a world in which everybody has the opportunity to  represent themselves and tell their own story. We work in the UK and internationally with individuals, local communities, and partner organisations.(www.photovoice.org) In outline the organisation has intentions to build a senseContinue reading “Research point · The documentary project”

Research · Imagining famine

Imagining famine Key themes of the paper: The original band aid and the global effect The use of explicit poverty and scenes of suffering in photography (compassion fatigue) Positive v’s negative images of famine (what is the motive and desired outcome?) The general weight of the photography relative to location: images are worth more toContinue reading “Research · Imagining famine”

Research (key) · Assignment 3

Assignment 3 · intitial ideas/thoughts I have adapted my research and plan for the project due to COVID-19. Originally my idea was to base my assignment on the lives of ex-pats living in the costa blanca, examining wether the fantasised utopias that people imagine are really found in actuality in lives in the sun. ThisContinue reading “Research (key) · Assignment 3”

Research · Assignment 3

Assignment 3 · intitial ideas/thoughts I have adapted my research and plan for the project due to COVID-19. Originally my idea was to base my assignment on the lives of ex-pats living in the costa blanca, examining wether the fantasised utopias that people imagine are really found in actuality in lives in the sun. ThisContinue reading “Research · Assignment 3”

Reflection · David Campbell on documentary narrative

Campbell on documentary narrative-note 3. Talk by David Campbell on documentary and Narrative. Notes from the talk. Quoting Todd Papageorge: Based on Robert Cappers famous saying “if your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough”. Nowadays we might think more in terms of if our pictures are not good enough, we haveContinue reading “Reflection · David Campbell on documentary narrative”

Research · contemporary street photography

Contemporary street photography Generally speaking the scene of street photography in the contemporary age seems to seek out the same visual metaphors, juxtapositions and poetic objects as did earlier street photography. The genre of street photography on the whole tends to lend itself to this kind of momentary experience that denotes an object of theContinue reading “Research · contemporary street photography”

Research: canon fodder and the surrealists

Atget and the surrealists Berger famously claimed that much of what past for art history and critique was essentially a mystification and heavy use and application of jargon to justify the intentions of the interested parties in relation to an art work or body of work. The epigraphs provided by Godeau (1991) provide us withContinue reading “Research: canon fodder and the surrealists”

Research point · Semiotics and photography

Looking into semiotics and photography Semoitics is the systematic study of signs and symbols in the context of human social and cultural interaction. The discipline has its birth place in comments made by Ferdinand de Saussure’s general theory of linguistics (1916). The idea essentially was to understand and map out how codes were applied inContinue reading “Research point · Semiotics and photography”

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