This part of the course was unusual in that you undertake the first three exercises of the module and send them off to your tutor before getting too far into the topic chosen for research.
I thought that I was pretty clear on what I wanted to do for my research project and body of work – looking at ancient Chinese paintings and influence on the West, then producing a series of photos in response to what I had learned.
However, going through the different exercises left me a bit less clear. Was the subject too broad? Should I narrow it down to individual photographers?
I found that creating the mind maps helped a lot, trying to work out how the two themes of Art History and Photography would interact and how to keep the whole thing manageable.
A copy of my response to the exercises can be found here. I will have a video tutorial on my submission so I look forward to getting feedback.