Positions & Practice, Week 7 Module 1: Micro Commission creative photography Project Brief

My brief from one of my peers Street Food of Hong Kong – Photographer’s Brief Objectives An online travel magazine will be running an article on the street food scene of Hong Kong. They need some photographs to complement the article. The photographs may be used in their online magazine.  Ideally, …

Positions & Practice, Week 5 Forum: Towards an ethical practice

My response from MA question week 5 mod1. Write a brief statement or ‘manifesto’ that defines your purpose as a photographer: What are your responsibilities? Who are you answerable to? Who should answer to you as an image maker? Post your text (perhaps with an image, if you wish) of …

Positions & Practice, Week 5 Forum: Power and Responsibility

My response to a question from MA week 5 mod1. Read the following article regarding photojournalist Jeff Mitchell’s image of refugees crossing from Croatia to Slovenia in October 2015, which was used controversially by the UK Independent Party during the 2016 referendum campaign to leave the European Union. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jun/22/jeff-mitchells-best-shot-the-column-of-marching-refugees-used-in-ukips-brexit-campaign (Links to …

Positions & Practice, Week 4 activity: The Filters of Citizen Journalism

Question from MA mod 1 week 4 Read the following short articles that deal with citizen journalism, combat photography and smartphone images. Damon Winter talking about his series A Grunt’s Life on Poynter.org: http://www.poynter.org/2011/damon-winter-explains-process-philosophy-behind-award-winning-hipstamatic-photos/119117/ (Links to an external site.) Stephen Bull ‘Digital Photography never looked so Analogue’ in Photoworks (Spring/Summer 2012) …

Positions & Practice, Week 4 Forum: Re-thinking Photographers

Question from MA mod1 week 4. Write a brief post to the forum, describing:  what you think non-photographers make of professional photographers – what are the conceptions and misconceptions? I’m not sure what is the meaning of none photographers? If that means someone who has no knowledge of photography then, …

Positions & Practice, Week 2 Multiple Media & Interdisciplinary Practices: Other than Photography

My own practice of photography is still very much a never-ending work in progress and I am the most critical person of my own images, however I have to say in advance I am influenced by so many experiences and life events including in some cases other types of artistic practices and images …

Positions & Practice, Week 1 Activity: the challenges of global photography

One of the biggest single challenges that the global nature of photography poses for consumers and image makers is to make photography part of a set of photographic image tools or a set of processes and maintain an interest as well as purpose to photography as a whole. An artist will use all of his …

Positions & Practice, Week 1. The Global Image

Fig. 1: Chow 2011. The Poverty Line Photograph This photograph taken by Stefen Chow is part of a collection of images based on a concept to show the different cultural staple foods in the world that are affordable, based on world poverty line indicators. Stefen is the co-founder of ‘The Poverty Line’(Hong Kong …