I recently switched to the new OCA website and took advantage of the free courses to help students navigate the new website and provide advice, suggestions and ideas for studying. When working my way through these courses I came across an interesting article about Micro Histories, these are recorded events of small insignificant moments mostlyContinue reading “Micro History”
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Summary for Part 6: Pre-Assessment Tutorial.
Untitled, (2021) Shaun Mullins. For my final assignment I had decided to explore ideas of the politics of self with masks as metaphor for the front that we all put up when with others. This front is a kind of guard that protects as well as projects. At the time of preparing and conducting thisContinue reading “Summary for Part 6: Pre-Assessment Tutorial.”
Planning and Preparation
For this assignment, I have taken my Tutor’s suggestion of recruiting volunteers to be my subjects from beyond my friends and family. I am involved with a student group that meets by internet video link once a month and I put out a request for my fellow students to take part. This is my originalContinue reading “Planning and Preparation”
Planning and Preparing for Assignment 4
For my essay I chose “Using case studies, discuss whether single images can ever fairly represent others or self? I began by looking through my books for appropriate essays that has explored this subject and I took notes of book titles and page numbers to refer back to in preparation for the essay. From thisContinue reading “Planning and Preparing for Assignment 4”
Peter Mansell – Paralysis Unseen
https://petermansell.weebly.com This is a very interesting website created by an artist who has produced a body of work in the form of photographic essays that describes his life and feelings as a disabled person. I like his different approaches to creating portraits of his self through both objects, points-of-view and body parts.
Exercise 1.1a – Planning & Preparation.
The brief for this exercise is to produce five portraits of strangers from a variety of backgrounds. They must be classed as ‘Other’ so that they may differ by a significant respect from myself. This could be by age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, social class, etc. I am also to keep notes of contactContinue reading “Exercise 1.1a – Planning & Preparation.”
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’”