The Presentation of Self In Everyday Life by Erving Goffman

Goffman, E. 1990, The Presentation Of Self In Everyday Life, London: Penguin Books. ISBN: 978-0-14-013571-8. First published in 1959, this book is a little dated in terms of reference to racial circumstances. However, on the whole this is a useful book to read, particularly for visual artists such as actors, and also playwrites, authors, andContinue reading “The Presentation of Self In Everyday Life by Erving Goffman”

A critical reflection.

My brief The readings, research and exercises should have led you to think about self portraiture in a variety of ways. Some practitioners deliberately play with ideas of fluidity and multiple selves, whilst still being anchored to a nominal self. Selfies, often used as self promotion, are intimately linked to their intended audience. Create aContinue reading “A critical reflection.”

Research Point – Propaganda in an image.

Photo by Eddie Adams/Associated Press ‘Execution of a Viet Cong officer’, Saigon, Vietnam, 1968. South Vietnam National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes suspected Viet Cong member Nguyen Van Lem, on the second day of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War. The act was stunning in its casualness. Associated Press photographer Eddie Adams wasContinue reading “Research Point – Propaganda in an image.”

Karen Knorr

Karren Knorr, born, 1954, a German born American photographer currently living in London. Knorr specialises her work on Western cultural traditions focusing on British society, with wide ranging topics from lifestyle to animals. she is interested in conceptual art, visual culture, feminism and animal studies and her work reflects all these. Her photographs taken inContinue reading “Karen Knorr”

Larry Clark

Larry Clark, born 1943, film director and photographer famous for his controversial film Kids (1985) and his photography book Tulsa. (1971) New York: Lustrum Press. The book illustrates black-and-white photographs that Clark took between 1963 – 1971 as a drug addict. At the time of publication, Clark’s book challenged the then idea that the townContinue reading “Larry Clark”

Tina Barney

Tina Barney, born 1945, American photographer, famous for her colour portraits of friends and family in New York and New England, printed in large-scale. Barney’s point-of-view was most definitely as an ‘insider’ in her collection, Theatre of Manners (1997). Mark, Amy and Tara, (1983) by Tina Barney. Beverly, Jill and Polly, (1982) by Tina Barney.Continue reading “Tina Barney”

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