Monthly Archives: February 2014

Understanding Visual Culture- Part 1- Base and Superstructure

For this exercise we had to look at a section from Daniel Chandler’s Marxist Media Theory and answer questions on it. http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/marxism/marxism02.html What did Marx mean by ‘base’ and ‘superstructure’? Base is all the things that are required for everyday … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 1- Fetishising the object of your eye

For this exercise we had to think about the ways in which we look and the customs, manners and taboos surrounding looking. We were then given 5 questions to answer. 1) How does what you have read help your understanding … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 1- Modernist Art: The critic speaks

The first exercise we were asked to do for Understanding Visual Culture, had us read an article by Clement Greenburg entitled “Modernist Painting”. We were also given a number of questions to answer when we had finished. What is he … Continue reading

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My new module

As the photos for my fourth People and Place assignment are mainly outdoor photos and with the current horrible weather we are having at the moment, I decided that instead of sitting around waiting for the weather I would get … Continue reading

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Paul Graham- Beyond Caring

In the feedback for my last assignment, my tutor suggested that I look at Paul Graham’s work on unemployment in the 1980’s. The collection is called “Beyond Caring” and the images were taken between 1984 and 1985. He chose the … Continue reading

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People & Place- Exercise 23- Selective Processing and Prominence

This exercise was slightly different to the other exercises as we had to take a photo we had already taken and edit it. We, firstly, had to alter it so the figures were less prominent and then edit it so … Continue reading

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People & Place- Exercise 22- Balancing figure and space

In this exercise we had to take 2 photographs using pretty much the same viewpoint and composition but varying the balance between the person and the space they are in.

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