Tag Archives: queer photography

Should I include or exclude the body?

My research into the visual representation of race, gender and sexuality has thrown up some issues Do I need to reference the body in my work? Would I be denying that part of my reality without it? But if I … Continue reading

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Research on classes of people and representation: trying to draw some conclusions

I think my exploration as suffered from some mission creep over the past year. I began investigating dominant representations of women and then moved onto Black people but when I cam to explore Queer photography I moved away from whether … Continue reading

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Queer photography – a connection?

David Benjamin Sherry’s vividly coloured landscapes where shown in Apertures Spring edition and so positioned as queer. The images, natural landscapes were positioned on their own, next to images of camp men, gay men or bodies and introduced by Kevin … Continue reading

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Dominant representations of gay

This post is different from the others focussed on queer photography as it’s about dominant (ie heterosexual) representation’s of gay. Not gay people and not gay icons mind: just gay. The first search turned up stereotypes (icons?) and words. I … Continue reading

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Queer photography – more defining

Just a few more notes and thoughts regarding the subject: Richard Meyer: The word queer = means of opposition to normative heterosexuality Nina Levitt’s image entitled submerged “hovers between visibility and erasure, resolution and apparition” Emily Roysdon reimagines Rimbaud in … Continue reading

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Queer photography, queer photographer?

At last I have found a photographer who creates queer images without reference to the body. Catherine Opie: “the politics behind visibility and community”“I am not a singular identity”“my work is totally defined as queer” ThoughtsI get this. Opie’s explanation … Continue reading

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Gay semiotics

I found an article that partially answered my question in the last post about photos obviously speaking about  gay experience but less so in regard of how a photographer can evoke gay connotations without reference to the body? I typed … Continue reading

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Queer photography – representing the invisible

I spent an enjoyable Sunday morning at a colleague’s  exhibition, but the rest of the day was spent considering an entirely different aspect of visual representation: queer photography. Where before I have found that the archetypes of visibly disabled people … Continue reading

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Queer photography?

I received Source Magazine[1] the other day and the question posted on the front cover was “Who is the Photographer?”. The whole magazine seemed very relevant to the issues that I am exploring around how artists communicate specific values, ideas … Continue reading

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