Summary for Part 3, “Look at Me!” – The Representation of Self.

In section 3, “Look at Me!”, I studied the subject of ‘self’ and how it has and is used and interpreted in the portrait. I learned that the idea of the ‘selfie’ goes back beyond photography. Originally the early selfies where exclusively for the rich and powerful to express wealth and more importantly, power, examplesContinue reading “Summary for Part 3, “Look at Me!” – The Representation of Self.”

Reading Task – White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack​ by Peggy McIntosh.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack​ by Peggy McIntosh. (1988) Notes and Quotes McIntosh starts her essay discussing how men have more power and privilege over women and that although men may accept that women are not treated equally to men, few men would agree that they are over privileged and should give some of itContinue reading “Reading Task – White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack​ by Peggy McIntosh.”

Exercise 2.5 – Privileged

As a photographer, I can be often if not always in a position privilege over my sitter. model or subject. The very term subject implies that the photographer has consciously or unconsciously taken the privileged higher position. The photographer has the privileged position of observer. The photographer has the privileged position of control. As photographerContinue reading “Exercise 2.5 – Privileged”

Exercise 1.3 – ‘On the Inside’

A social distanced tea in the garden, (2020) by Shaun Mullins Dinner-dance with friends (2010) by Shaun Mullins My Boss, Tony, (2005) by Shaun Mullins A photoshoot test (2016) By Shaun Mullins The insider is the photographer that is part or closely associated with the subject matter he or she is photographing. All five photographsContinue reading “Exercise 1.3 – ‘On the Inside’”

Susan Sontag’s criticism of Diane Arbus

From On Photography, (1977) Susan Sontag, London: Penguin, pages 32-48. Untitled – 1, 1970-1971. Diane Arbus Notes & passages of interest. Sontag begins her essay comparing an exhibition of 112 photographs by Diane Arbus that was exhibited in 1972 in at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York city that drew large crowdsContinue reading “Susan Sontag’s criticism of Diane Arbus”

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