Assignment three: A narrative photograph

Photography is often used as a tool to document the specificity of visual appearances. We’re all familiar with this use in passport photography, anthropological photography and crime photography. There’s no pretence at aesthetic quality: the photographer points the camera at the subject and tries to take a neutral ‘visual document’ which stands as visual evidence …

Project 3 Photography as visual research: Reasearch & Learning from photgraphers and coursework

  Richard Billingham: Going through Richard Billingham’s work it does appear like still shots from reality TV. Having grown up in such extreme conditions it’s amazing to see how far his work has taken him. Also, a story like this pulls the strings of one’s heart. Even though it is comparatively rarer to witness this …

Research point – Genre

Genre in photography There was a time perhaps when one could list down the possible genres in photography, though I believe today the list is ever growing as new genres are discovered almost daily. There are the most popular styles or genres of photography like landscapes, portraitures, architectural, food, travel, Black & White, Wildlife, Food …

Relationship between Image and Text – Learning from photographers and artists

For this exercise, we were asked to refer to two photographers works - Barbara Kruger’s montages of photography and text, plus Gillian Wearing’s Signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that say what someone else wants you to say. I also read a bit about the relationship between text and image …