This exercise considers the role of the “citizen journalist”. Specifically, the actions of a freelance photographer, who photographed a man just before he was hit by a subway train in the USA in 2012.
Overall, I received fairly positive feedback for my second assignment.
For this assignment, I have produced a short book containing fifteen images. My starting point for this project, was the online archive of Hubble satellite pictures.
This exercise required me to “produce a piece of work that either explores the family album and its iconography or reflects on representations of the self in digital culture”. I chose the option of producing a series of six photographs “which reference the family album in some way”.
For this exercise I was asked to “write 500 words…on a piece of work by one contemporary artist-photographer who uses the archive as source material”.
The artist-photographer that I chose was Corinne Vionnet and her series Photo Opportunities.
This exercise asked me to “bring together a series of 12 images (a typology) in which a particular motif appears again and again”.