Week Six Reflections

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The Face-to-Face was, of course, both the highlight and the majority of the week. I really enjoyed the event – ‘The Living Image‘ content, group critiques, practical workshops and meeting both faculty and fellow students. I have a lot of notes, but don’t want this post to turn into a shopping list of things. Instead, I will try to summarise …

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 …