Definition of ‘Other’

Stephen Bull in his book Photography (2010) Abingdon: Routledge. Bull discusses how in the 18th and 19th century anthropology linked to colonialism recorded and catalogued native people around the world allowing comparison across races and with the intention of comparing who and what they considered superior and who and what was in their opinion inferior.Continue reading “Definition of ‘Other’”

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”

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus, 1923 – 1971. Based in New York city, Arbus is most famous for her portraits of the marginalised, mentally and physically disabled, gays, sexual deviants, prostitutes, strippers, carnival performers and the unusual. Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. (1962) by Diane Arbus. Untitled 1, (1970) by Diane Arbus. Identical Twins,Continue reading “Diane Arbus”

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