1. Without question, the 21st Century will be a photographic century. Photography will play a more fundamental role in the functioning of 21st Century societies than 20th Century practitioners working with light-sensitive emulsions and photographic papers could have ever dreamed. So while in one sense photography might be “over,” in another, it’s barely gotten going. And we haven’t seen anything yet.
  2. Cameras for class

    Please bring a camera to class next week if you own one. Also if bringing a camera to class, bring your manual for your camera as well please.

  3. List of some of the Artists from the Vidoe we watched in class.

    Berenice Abott
    Lazlo Maholy Narge
    Catalogues/Typologies
    Bernd & Hiller Becher
    August Sander
    Martin Parr
    Daniel Meadows
    Leo Rubinfien
    Alexander Rodchenko
    Joel Meyerowitz
    Man Ray
    Bayer?
    Hannah Hoch?
    Edward Weston
    Eugene Atget
    Litsisky
    Cecil Beaton
    Walker Evans
    Bill Brandt
    Berenice Abott
    Lazlo Maholy Narge
    Bernd & Hiller Becher
    August Sander
    Martin Parr
    Daniel Meadows
    Leo Rubinfien
    Alexander Rodchenko
    Joel Meyerowitz
    Man Ray
    Hannah Hoch
    Edward Weston
    Eugene Atget
    Litsisky
    Cecil Beaton
    Walker Evans
    Bill Brandt

    Overall the episode looked at the idea of objectivity and subjectivity, and in this day and age of networked devices, ubiquitous software and computers raises some question about the nature and function of photography ad document and photography as art?

  4. One of the first things we learn about photography is that it’s about selecting what is important and framing it appropriately. It’s difficult to view Street View as art because of how broad its scope is. There is no defined aesthetic to be seen when you can see everything and make no mistake “everything” is the key word here. Art is selective and surveillance is all-encompassing. To both Google’s credit and detriment, Street View lacks the interruption.
  5. The inventor  of digital cameras, talks about his invention, and gives the date of the 1st digital photograph produced by this camera as 1975.

    He predicted that within 15 years, consumers would have a a 2megapixel camera available, based on Moore’s law and current technological expectations.

  6. Photography : The Key Concepts: Library search

    A great e-resource and introduction to Art Photography

  7. Final Words?

    Thanks everyone for your hard work and effort. I enjoyed myself this semester and was very pleased with the results of your efforts. If you have any photo related questions; please, feel free to contact me if you need help.

  8. Week 12 PM class?

    Hi folks this mornings class went really well however I was not happy with the projection screen, as a consequence I want to use the room next door’s projector. So our final folio session will be in 7216. This class room is next door and I am assuming it will be free for the rest of the day?

  9. Week 11?

    Today I am offering advice, help and suggestions for those still seeking it?

  10. LEE FRIEDLANDER: “Just Look At It” (2005) | AMERICAN SUBURB X

    interesting read

  11. Final Folios?

    This week is week 10.

    Next week 11.

    May the 30th is our final folio week. This gives you all ample time to see me and discuss your folios progress. If I have seen you already then keep working independently. Otherwise please keep me posted on your progress

  12. Student Barometer 2014

    Hi folks, this from my VU email today.

    You may be aware that the Student Barometer is being conducted again this year as part of a national and international benchmarked survey.  Student Barometer is open now – from 5th May to 23rd May – and we are looking to you to help us achieve the goal of a 25% response rate.  Please visit the website  http://www.vu.edu.au/news-events/news/complete-the-student-barometer-survey for further details on this year’s survey and also for outcomes of previous Student Barometers conducted since 2008.   Please note that only domestic and onshore international students from the 7 integrated Colleges will be surveyed this year.
     
    Also see the flyer in the Learning Commons and the Student Service Centres we encourage students to complete the survey on the computers provided in those locations.  The survey is only available online.
     
    We are very interested in listening to the student voice through this survey and the student associations and societies are assisting us to get the message out and to generate a strong response.
     
    Please contact the Dean of Students, Susan Young at susan.young@vu.edu.au if you would like any further information about this survey.

  13. Tips for Smooth Presentations Week 12

    Bring a USB stick of images to class, and copy them to the teaching computer in the front of class. If sequence and order is important, then make the file names reflect this, for example, 001.jpg,002.jpg, 010,jpg or abc.jpg, edg.jpg and so on.

    Looking forward to some exciting results!

  14. Montage work anyone?
  15. The photograph is only the termination of a long sequence of thoughts and executions; we see only the end, not the beginning and not the middle; when we ask ‘Is this art?’ we are asking a question of an incomplete thing. Could it be that photography is truly an art only when we consider all the work that led to each photograph’s creation?