Informing Contexts Week 2: The Index and the Icon

Week 2 on my MA Photography course we discussed the indexical context of pictures and their authenticity.  The material presented quoted Szarkowski (Szarkowski 1980: p. 8) who wrote: “the first thing the photographer learned was photography dealt with the actual” and that the photograph is an image and not the actual thing. My …

Informing Contexts Week 1: Photography at the Crossroads

Well after the study break its now time for Module 2 Informing Contexts. Looking over the Week 1 module material I am wondering how this material can help my practice, or in my case develop my photography. Since my goal was not about creating a practice in the context of …