Monthly Archives: November 2015

Photobook: Introduction: the Photobook Reinvigorated

Volume 2 (the last volume) was expected to be the final of the series as it not only documented but                              triggered other further wider research                              brought less well known books to the fore This process continues in this … Continue reading

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Photobook: more thinking about products

So I’ve been thinking about products – how we exhibit things – and while I look at lots of photobooks I thought a more systematic review might help me decide my own approach. Accordingly I purchased The Photobook: A history … Continue reading

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Book: focus and production values

In this post I considered the various options for exhibiting my work, and one was to create a photobook. Books express very specific and particular values that the other options I have looked at do not. For example, physically exhibiting … Continue reading

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Control and Negotiation

I heard from Shape late yesterday. You might remember my work was selected for this exhibition and I blogged about it here. The email was sent to all exhibitors with the draft catalogue guide. We were asked to double check … Continue reading

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Project 18: Usurping intended function

I had a leaking leg bag a few days ago. I do check them before putting them on but this one must have contained an inherent weakness in its structure that only failed once the bag was under pressure from … Continue reading

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Last symposium of the Autumn term and pop up show

Jonathan emailed our second year marking criteria and deadlines today prior to the afternoon’s symposium. This useful document had lots of key information in it and I have summarised this into what I am expected to have produced and by … Continue reading

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Shoddy Marketing: what is disability art?

I found this interesting site yesterday.  Gill Crawshaw’s idea of using textiles to speak about the experience of disability, and the concept of shoddy is a clever and engaging one. The author posted a variety of definitions of what disability … Continue reading

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The pop up show, and big issue in the north

I will drop off my contribution to the pop up show this morning. I won’t get to see it in situ because of a lack of wheelchair access, but as a mainly online student I’m happy to get the contribution … Continue reading

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Between Pride and Prejudice: exhibiting photography in the 19th Century

I think there are still many people who see photography as easy and cheap art rather than as a valid expressive medium. I was one of them until about 10 years ago! Mauro, A (ed.) Photo Show: Landmark exhibitions that … Continue reading

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Project 19 Words – as pictures

I’ve been thinking about words quite a lot recently. A few of my colleagues on the MA are working a lot with words – see here and here. This seems very far from my approach but pictures and words an … Continue reading

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