Paul Peach

Informing Contexts Week 5: Fascinating looks.

Week 5 MA Photography material was about how we gaze at photographs, one of the activities we were asked to do was “discusses the pleasure we have from looking.  My gaze is usually around the subject matter, or of what is of interest to me or the light and darkness

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Paul Peach

Informing Contexts Week 4: Viewers Make Meaning

Week 4 of my MA in Photography we looked at the meaning of images as we see them without a textual context, we posted our own pictures of something we were working on and see what people understood from it. This picture I took of a Gentleman who was one

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Paul Peach

Informing Contexts Week 3: Constructed Realities

Week 3 MA material was all about the construction of images and how we view images concerning the taking of a photo as opposed to constructing it. In other words, what factors do we consider when we capture images, do we view the photographs in a different way if they are

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Paul Peach

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

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Paul Peach

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

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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

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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

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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)

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