February 2015 archive

Diane Arbus

Two things stand out for me in the photograph and essay by Liz Jobey in Howarth (2005). Firstly the stance/pose of the family looks very uncomfortable, to me best summed up by Jobey calling it “a contemporary metaphor; the unhappy family snapshot”. At a time when most people smile or pose extravagantly for the camera, …

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Tutor Feedback on Assignment 3

I was very pleased with the feedback on my last assignment which was generally very positive. The main area of contention was the fact that I used face masks for the self-portraits, with my tutor feeling that they didn’t entirely ‘work’. He particularly didn’t like the F, H and S written on the masks. I …

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