Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ex. 4.4: Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men

I read Deborah Bright’s 1985 essay, “Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men”. I’ve summarised what I consider to be the main points. American photography had traditionally been male-dominated and this showed through in the photography itself. Mans sway and control over … Continue reading

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Ex. 4.5: Signifier – Signified

I was asked to find an advert from a magazine, newspaper or the internet, which has some clearly identifiable signs. I found this advert for Graham’s milk in a magazine. Signifier Signified Green, soft lettering “Goodness” in text- soft lettering … Continue reading

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Ex. 4.3: A subjective voice

I’ve spoken a little about this in previous exercises- that my view on landscapes is heavily influenced by my mental health condition. Since childhood I have withdrawn from the view of the countryside and towards the urban sprawl of towns … Continue reading

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Ex. 4.2: The British Landscape during World War II

I read an extract from the essay, ‘Landscape for Everyone’ by John Taylor from, ‘A Dream of England: Landscape, Photography and the Tourist’s Imagination’. Here is a summary: Englands landscape has “a mystical sense of the past”. The countryside is a sign … Continue reading

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Ex. 3.6: ‘The Memory of Photography’

I read the essay, ‘The Memory of Photography’ by David Bate. From my reading, the key points are: Abstract Bate questions the use of photography and whether it is an aid to memory. Freud considered ‘natural’ (human) memory as distinct … Continue reading

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Ex. 3.4: A persuasive image

A persuasive image 1. I found a couple of examples of landscape photographs that “are being used to assert a particular ideological point of view.” I wanted to choose different media and purposes to think about the elements that go … Continue reading

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Ex. 3.5: Local history

Local history Having the beginnings of an idea for the upcoming Assignment 3 already, I decided to use this exercise to begin looking at the history of my ‘place’. I’ve honed in on the nearby Halnaker windmill in Halnaker, West … Continue reading

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