Category Archives: Part Four: Landscape and identities

Assignment 4: Final Version

Note: This ‘final version’ of assignment four includes additional work and changes based on tutor feedback. A debate about the role of the New Topographic movement in moving away from established landscape traditions. “This was not a movement … it’s … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: Tutor Feedback and Response

Overall Comments A well written submission. You have engaged with a discussion and shown some arguments. Occasionally well referenced, further development needed in using only academically suitable research, expanding on some points and using examples of contemporary practitioners to show … Continue reading

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Ex. 4.1: Critical review proposal

I had to e-mail my tutor with my proposal for the fourth assignment- a critical review of a specific aspect of landscape photography. – Hey Les, It’s a bit wordy, but the title I’ve come up with is: “A debate … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: A critical review

A debate about the role of the New Topographic movement in moving away from established landscape traditions. “This was not a movement … it’s very easy to believe that first there was a group of people who said, “Yes, we … Continue reading

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Ex. 4.6: Proposal for the self-directed project

This exercise involves preparing for the fifth assignment, which will be self-directed. Proposal I’d like to call my assignment something along the lines of, “The Topographics of Infrastructure.” Project Brief I’d like to use this assignment as an exploration of … Continue reading

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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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