A Conversation on ‘Reality’

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I am going to start this (overly long) post with my conclusions: Photography always has and always will depict a constructed reality. Photography is, like all art forms, a product of its time – socially, historically and technologically. The Photographer is always ‘in’ their apparatus of photography – the image reflects their vision and personality. Whilst the unique ‘aura’ of …

Three Images – Contexts & Disciplines

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For this week’s webinar with Gary, we have been asked to consider the disciplines other than photography, and the critical contexts which are relevant to our practice. Here are my choices: Header image: Family in Trapeang Prasat (2000) Disciplines: research, history, social development Ta Mok’s Dead Lake (2000) Disciplines: research, history Lost, Mangochi District Hospital (2002) Disciplines: ethics, research, social …