Sustainable Prospects – Week 5

In this blog post, I would like to reflect on the phenomenon commonly described as the “bad” photograph, a phenomenon we commonly stumble on (think most nature and architectural photography) and ignore as we shove our way through our labyrinthine streets, leaving this fertile pastureland latent and heavily dormant. The first question that comes to…

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Representations – “Humbug, I tell you! humbug!”

Much has been said about the concept of representation in the visual arts. I myself, in previous blog posts (see here and here), have attempted to dissociate photography from the concept of representation having being propelled to do so due to the grossly mistaken view that shadowed my thoughts about representation for a very long…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 8

The theme set for this week of studies was ‘Workshop Guidance’ and during the week we discussed and read about the various aspects involved when organising workshops with the aim of collaborating with people through photography. For my final major project, I do not intend organising workshops; yet the literature we read during the week…

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Strategies & Surfaces – Week 2

The theme set for this week of studies was ‘Strategies of Mediation’ and during the week we discussed and read about the strategies of appropriation and remixing in the field of photography, which, very generally defined, refer to the processes which image-makers utilise in their work when making use of the images created by other…

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Positions & Practice – Weeks 8 & 9

The theme set for these two weeks of studies was ‘Contexts and Audience’ and in this post I will reflect on the popular view that holds that a photograph accrues meaning through its interaction with an audience and via its embedding within that matrix that is so frequently invoked, yet is still shrouded in so…

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