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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 2- Good Taste

For this exercise, we had to read “The bottom line on planet one: squaring up to The Face” written by Dick Hebdige in the course reader and answer questions. Does Hebdige make a clear distinction between ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture? … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 2- The Society of the Spectacle

In this exercise we had to read “Separation Perfected” by Guy Debord in the course reader. As explained in the exercise, I had to read the chapter a few times in order for it to sink in and so I … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 2- Barbarous Taste

Before we had to complete this exercise we had to read Pierre Bourdieu’s essay The Social Definition of Photography from our course reader. We then had to look at a statement he made (as shown below) and answer questions. “in … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 2- The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction

This section focussed on articles written by Walter Benjamin and John Berger. Once we had read the two articles we had to answer some questions regarding them. I also watched the first episode of Ways of Seeing  Do you find John … Continue reading

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