YOP – taking stock

Posted on November 11, 2013


The latest set of images and texts are included in a pdf file. Just click on the photograph below:

Cable Street, looking East from Junction with Leman Street

Cable Street, looking East from junction with Leman Street, November 2013
©Keith Greenough 2013

The frustrating thing about distance learning is that you long to be able to present your work in a seminar so that others can critically appraise it…..blog posts will have to do, but I hope to present the work for discussion at a Thames Valley OCA meeting soon. My original goal was to present 10-12 early urban landscapes as part of Assignment Two due in April next year. I think that I have sufficient material now so I am ahead of myself. That said I will continue to visit the East End regularly and revisit some of the sites at different times of day and climatic conditions….would love a foggy day!! I am also reading a few fictional books about the East End to get another insight and to locate some interesting texts: ‘Brick Lane’ by Monica Ali, ‘Rodinsky’s’ Room by Rachel Liechtenstein and ‘The People of the Abyss’ by Jack London…lots of reading to do!! For Assignment One which is due in mid-December I have yet to finalise my draft artist’s statement for Always Follow Ur Dreams!!, but I have a pretty clear understanding of what this is so it shouldn’t take long to produce a first draft. I have completed the project on Gestalt Theory using my ‘Another Hawaii’ photographs to illustrate my understanding of these concepts  (I need to post this to the blog). I have also completed my proposal for a Critical Review see here. So I seem to be on target. The main thrust of my work over the coming two/three months will be to complete the Critical Review, which is the remaining part of Assignment Two which is due in April. I am away for almost all of March and so this will need to be done sooner rather than  later. I have made a start and am busy reviewing a very useful text on Frank’s ‘The Americans’ called ‘Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans’ edited by Sarah Greenough (no relation!!). All in all I am happy with my progress but there is still a very long way to go!!