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Walker Evans

January 11, 2013

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Walker Evans was one of my key references for my Museum project. In my supporting text for this work I commented on Evans as follows: “In the late 1930s Walker Evans made candid portraits of people on the New York subway. He later said that the Subway portraits were “[his] idea of what a portrait […]

Influences – 10 key photographers

January 10, 2013

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Following on from the last post I have been reflecting on which photographers have most influenced my work since I began the Advanced course just over a year ago. I have identified 10 photographers who have been very important to my development.  I want to make sure that my blog properly reflects my thoughts these […]

Critical Review – outline of intention and photographers/work to be reviewed

September 27, 2012

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As part of my Advanced studies I have to prepare a critical studies text within my chosen genre – in my case portraiture. The exact description of the work in my  Advanced Learning Contract is as follows: “Contextual Studies Text: 2 – 3000 words, illustrated and fully referenced.  Define the areas of interest for your […]

Museum Portraits Update

February 25, 2012

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I have continued to work on my Museums project, which is a series of candid portraits of people looking at exhibits in London’s museums. The idea is to capture people in moments of reverie whilst gazing at exhibits. My aim is to make photographs which are sympathetic to the subjects whilst capturing the engagement between […]

Past Exhibition Tate Modern – Cruel and Tender

November 27, 2011

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I came across this article whilst reading an article by David Bate  After Postmodernism? . Bate is responsible for the Photography Studies programme at Westminster University. In this essay he argues that Post Modernism with its inter-textual referencing and ‘genre-switching’ …where one genre of photography is switched for another one…(usually a genre regarded as most irrelevant, indifferent or […]