Martin Parr

Martin Parr, born 1952, British documentary photographer, photojournalist and collector of photo-books and boring postcards. The Last Resort 23, (1983-1986) by Martin Parr. On the beach in Nice in the south of France, (2015) by Martin Parr. Margate, Kent, (1986) by Martin Parr. Italy. Pisa. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, (from Small World) (1990) byContinue reading “Martin Parr”

Reading Task – The photographic works of Diane Arbus – My thoughts

Much has been said and written about Arbus and her work, but I wonder if too much has been read into her photographs?  The images used to critique her work style all appear to poses those elements of the sublime, they have that something, that punctum that Barthes coined (1) and which all photographers striveContinue reading “Reading Task – The photographic works of Diane Arbus – My thoughts”

Rineke Dijkstra

Rineke Dijkstra, born 1959. A Dutch photographer, Dijkstra specialises in single portraits and works in series, looking at groups such as adolescents, soldiers, clubbers etc. Below are two photographs from two of her projects, Beach Portraits¬†(1992) and in another small project Dijkstra took portrait photos of three women who had just given birth within aContinue reading “Rineke Dijkstra”

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