I was very pleased (and relieved) about my feedback for the critical essay that I wrote for assignment 3.
For assignment 3, I had to produce my first ‘critical essay’ for the OCA. The assignment asked me to select one of four essay titles. I chose the following: “Discuss how the conditions of the ‘post-photographic era’ relate to a particular area or institution of photography”. Specifically, I decided to investigate how photojournalism has been affected.
Richard Mosse’s Infra and Enclave projects, are beautiful examples of post-photojournalism.
For this exercise, I had to find a recent photograph in the public domain, that I consider to be controversial.
Fred Ritchin’s essay about Hyperphotography addresses the issue of “cubistically unmasking photo opportunities”.