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Italo Calvino, The Adventures of a Photographer

I read a chapter of ‘Basic Critical Theory for Photographers’ by Ashley La Grange about the short story, “The Adventures of a Photographer” by Italo Calvino. It follows the story of fictional¬†philosopher¬†Antonino Paraggi. Antonino Paraggi senses a “growing isolation” (la … Continue reading

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In Our Time – The Invention of Photography

I listened to a 40-minute edition of the long-running BBC Radio 4 programme, “In Our Time” which was a discussion on the invention and history of photography. I found the programme very revealing as I’ve previously had next to no … Continue reading

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“Marty Knapp – Portrait of a Photographer” Documentary

I watched a particularly bite-sized documentary on the photographer Marty Knapp, which delved a little into his photographic interests and past. I was particularly impressed by the shots used by the director,¬†Logan Kelsey. The videography rivalled Knapp’s photography in composition … Continue reading

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“The Shot” Documentary

In my first session with my new learning mentor Louise, we spoke a little about how I could be expanding my knowledge and research beyond just the scripted exercises and assignments. Visiting galleries and meeting with other students doesn’t really … Continue reading

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