Research Point: Dealing with the flood…

Gareth Dent’s article ‘Dealing with the flood…‘ looks at Erik Kessel’s 24 hours of photographs as a representation of the onslaught of an abundance of images that we are faced with each day, asking the question: in the face of an excess of photography, are all photographs meaningless? Continue reading “Research Point: Dealing with the flood…”

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Books: Visual Methodologies

Visual Methodologies by G. Rose has individual chapters to explore different methodologies for interpreting visual media.

Rose asserts in the introduction that “We’re often told that we now live in a world where…what we see is as important, if not more so, than what we hear or read. So-called ‘visual illiteracy’ is berated…” Rose paraphrases Stuart Hall to say that ‘it is important to justify your interpretation’ of images as there no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers. It is this skill of interpretation that I still feel I am only just beginning to develop. Continue reading “Books: Visual Methodologies”