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…”
What makes a photograph artistic?
Barthes suggested that the photographer should have an intention to capture some meaning when he asked ‘of all the objects in the world: why choose (why photograph) this object, this moment, rather than some other?’ (Barthes, 2000:6) . Continue reading “Books: Camera Lucida”
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”
John A. Walker argues in Context as a Determinant of Photographic Meaning (2009) that where a photograph is found completely changes how we decode the image. Continue reading “Context as a Determinant of Photographic Meaning”
I admit that I still don’t really understand installations as an art form so in an attempt to try to get my head around it I have made some notes on Mark Rosenthal’s Understanding Installation Art, from Duchamp to Holzer (2003). Continue reading “Books: Understanding Installation Art, from Duchamp to Holzer”
This is a repository of my preparatory notes for Assignment 3 on Re-appropriating Images. Continue reading “Assignment 3 – Re-appropriating Images Notes”