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Formative Feedback for Assignment 3

Formative feedback

Student name       Shaun MullinsStudent number                512659
Course/Unit         Self and OtherAssignment number         3
Type of tutorial Audio-Visual  

Overall Comments

A useful start based on decent preparatory research.

Feedback on assignment

Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills, Quality of Outcome, Demonstration of Creativity

Notes on, and in addition to, video tutorial [my notes in italics]

For Assignment 3.

You suggested that I research Pablo Picasso, to see if he produced an artist manifesto for his cubism period (if there is one).

The immediate response to your image is Picasso – to quickly get to grips with where he was coming from a manifesto would be ideal.

For assignment 4.

You confirmed that my research was on the right path. You also advised to limit my reading to just three or four essays / writings that are most relevant and to be sure that some of the case studies include relevant photographs/photographic practice.

The word count will be surprisingly quickly used up. It’s vital to stick to your point(s) and not attempt general histories or arguments.

You thought that Jo Spence’s, Facing up to myself, (1978) was a good choice to study as part of my research for assignment four.

Really good.

For Assignment 5 & 6.

I suggested that I may use Polaroid photographs in my last assignment. You suggested that I research Ernest Wilhelm “Wim” Wenders, a German filmmaker, playwright, author and photographer who is popularly known for his use of Polaroid pictures.

Worth also looking at work done by fellow Self and Other OCA student, Matthew Lewis.

You also advised that given the current pandemic situation, it was best to keep this in mind when planning the project and if considering photographing others. You reminded me that the important thing is that the work for the assignment meets the brief and the criteria.

As noted in many feedback sessions, the pandemic is our context.

I hope to be back in touch soon with my next completed assignment (4).


Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills, Demonstration of Creativity

Some really thoughtful experiments and reflections are evidenced on your blog.


Context, reflective thinking, critical thinking, analysis  

Decent research on the learning log showing that you are engaging with the course materials and extending. This is enabling you to experiment and go out of your comfort zone – one of the aims of Self and Other.

Learning Log

Context, reflective thinking, critical thinking, analysis  

In general your blog is clear, well written and laid out.

Suggested reading/viewing


See the references above.


StrengthsAreas for development
  Conceptual approachExperimentalWell resolved technically      Key is to ground this with/without CubismContextualise with contemporary practice and wider culture – using referencesExperiment further

Please inform me of how you would like your feedback for the next assignment: written or video/audio.

Tutor nameLes Monaghan
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Published by shauncn512659

Hi, I am an OCA student studying for an Art degree in Photography , my student number is 512659. My e-mail is:

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