- 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.
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.
Lazlo Maholy Narge
Bernd & Hiller Becher
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?
- 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.
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.
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?
Today I am offering advice, help and suggestions for those still seeking it?
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any further information about this survey.
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!
- 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?