Coronavirus UK Book

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Very pleased to announce the publication of Coronavirus UK, in a signed, limited edition. Shipping next week. The project combines an image taken daily during the Covid-19 crisis – either at home from the studio or during some personal activity locally, with a news headline from that same morning. There is discordancy and often paradox between the headline and the …

An Ethics Framework for Photography (Part One)

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I have been researching the ethics of photography, as developed in earlier posts during the MA. My current ‘best approach’ is a Ten Point Framework. SURFACE – THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ITSELF (Technical – Composition – Manipulation) MEANING – THE SUBJECT MATTER (Content – Symbols – Narrative – Caption) GENRE – UNIQUE CONSIDERATIONS (e.g. Documentary, Nature, News, Portrait) TIME AND PLACE (Significance …