two artists who use photoshop to enhance reality are, Loretta Lux,
and Lauren Marsolier
…. and of course, Gregory Crewdson, Jeff Wall & Andreas Gursky; to name but a few.
If photography cannot capture truth, what is it good for? Leaving aside the ever-increasing use of imaging technology for identification, surveillance, scientific and medical discovery and so on, what is its special purpose as far as art is concerned? While a good answer to that question does not emerge from this exhibition, it offers much that any new theories must take into account.
Research project is due week 8, the 2nd of May.
Final Portfolio is due the 30th May.
These dates are due to Good Friday and Anzac day falling on a week apart this year.
Hope this helps people?
Gregory Crewdson [the site about the movie] if people want I recorded the film and can bring a copy in for you?
Henry fox talbot
Phillip Jones Griffiths
Magnum Photo Collective
This makes a long list of artists to choose from now, please let me know [via email] asap who you are going to write and present your research paper on?
Some other resources that tie in with today’s class, John Berger’s way of seeing still resonates today with some key ideas. Robert Hughes, an australian critic never shies away from a controversy his 2004 documentary The Shock of the new explores Contemporary art very eloquently.
If you have the time and inclination this looks very interesting, Geoffrey Batchen is the go to man for photo history and theory at the moment, too.
Dark matter: photo histories and archives
Join us for our annual symposium exploring current approaches to photographic history and theory.
Just as 95% of the known universe is made up of the currently undetermined material scientists call ‘dark matter’, so too are the photo archives of the world. The Dark matter symposium will provide insights into historical photographs and photographic histories, and show how these histories in turn illuminate our present.
Hear from invited scholars about the development of photography in the antipodes, the reconstruction of histories here and elsewhere, and how previously unidentified subjects have been discovered through archival research.
True to the medium of photography, Dark matter encapsulates both the speculative and proven aspects of reading and rereading photographs. The symposium explores how photographic objects and their subjects can be interpreted across time, in order to facilitate points of re-entry and discovery.
Saturday 12 April 2014, 11am
$15 Art Gallery Society of NSW members & students
Bookings and enquiries:
02 9225 1740
Cost includes lunch and afternoon drinks
Duration 5 hours
Location: Domain Theatre; Art Gallery Society of NSW
Some notes and thoughts from this weeks class.
Objective truth or subjective interpretation?
Photographic Meaning does it exist and if so where does it come from?
List of Photographers
Lazlo Maholy Narge
Bernd & Hiller Becher
- In 2001 the first camera phone was put on the market, but they really began to sell in high volumes in 2004, the same year that the Web platform Flickr was invented. At that time, 68 million digital cameras and 246 million camera phones (mobile phones with inbuilt digital cameras) were sold worldwide (Larsen 2008). Many mobile phones now produce high-quality photographs and mobile-phone commercials (such as those for Nokia and iPhone) increasingly highlight the functionality of their cameras. In the United Kingdom, ‘448,962,359 MMS picture messages were sent in 2007, the equivalent of 19 million traditional (24 exposure) rolls of camera film’ (MDA 2008).
I am very pleased with the results that I am seeing from the photo stroll session. Keep up the good work folks; and please bring everything to class to use in the upcoming workshops.