July 2014 archive

Basic Critical Theory for Photographers by Ashley La Grange

Learning points from the book: Basic Critical Theory for Photographers, Ashley La Grange, Taylor and Francis, 2013 Chapter 3 Sontag p 30 ‘despite capturing reality photographs are also interpretations’. p 33 ‘The moral impact of disturbing images lessens as people are continually exposed to them and become used to them’. Chapter 5 Rosler p 114 …

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The Ongoing Moment by Geoff Dyer

Learning points from the book: The Ongoing Moment, Geoff Dyer, Abacus, 2007 Quoting Dorothea Lange “to know ahead of time what you’re looking for means you’re then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting.” I found this to be quite an interesting quote – does this mean that we should never preconceive an …

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