Week Four Reflections

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This is a rather delayed post on last week’s reflections, as it has been a busy (thankfully, productive) trip, so these comments are in the form of a diary. I would liken much of the trip to a detective investigation rather than a series of photo shoots. I was also able to deepen my local knowledge and network of contacts …

The Explicit and the Implicit Gaze

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Ansel Adams famously said ‘There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.’ (Sheff Interview, 1983) There are always two gazes for every photograph, and as we consider particular images, we might see more. Perhaps the subject is looking back, out of the photograph. Perhaps protagonists in the photograph or movie are gazing at each other. And …