BA Hons Photography
Contextual Studies: Photography RPHC4003
Lecture Notes: The Photographic Sequence
Lecture Notes: The Photographic Sequence

Photography ref: Robert Frank. Please see the pdf. reference material from this week’s Contextual Studies lecture, The Photographic Sequence: and languages of subjectivity and objectivity… The lecture was delivered by Francis Summers on Monday 17th March. In this session… one question asked: is a photograph ever ‘alone’? Is there ever ONE photograph or is photography always involving the […]

Lecture Notes: Between Desire & Disgust
Lecture Notes: Between Desire & Disgust

Photography ref: André Kertész, Distortion, #147, 1937. Please see the pdf. reference material from this week’s Contextual Studies lecture, Between Desire & Disgust: Some Avant-Garde Photography in Europe, given by Francis Summers on Monday 10th March. In this session… To recap some ideas on beauty… To think some issues of desire and disgust… To discuss ‘what is avant-garde’ […]

Lecture Notes: Fashion Stories
Lecture Notes: Fashion Stories

Photography ref: David Sims, for Arena Homme Plus, Please see the pdf. reference material from this week’s Contextual Studies lecture, Fashion Stories: ‘Sequences and the Page’ given by Francis Summers on Monday 3rd March. ‘Fashion photographs, what are they about…clothing? Atmosphere…? Associations…? Stylistic symbolism…?’ LECTURE – Fashion Stories 2014

Lecture Notes: Documentary & the City
Lecture Notes: Documentary & the City

Todd Papageorge, Central Park, 1982, from the book Passing Through Eden: Please see the pdf. reference material from this week’s Contextual Studies lecture, along with the notes from the following afternoon’s seminar, ‘Where is the Street?’ given by Francis Summers on Monday 24th February.   Documentary and the City       SEMINAR NOTES: Seminar 1 […]

Contextual Studies Unit: Briefing Part 2
Contextual Studies Unit: Briefing Part 2

El Lissitzky, The Constructor, 1924. This post includes the Essay Briefing for Component 2 of the Contextual Studies Unit. Also with the same pdf are the lecture notes from ‘A Question of Beauty’ given by Francis Summers. Please read carefully the brief and go through the following: Essay Questions. Submission Requirements. Assessment Criteria.   Essay […]

Tutor Groups: Spring Term 2014
Tutor Groups: Spring Term 2014

Sze Tsung Leong, from the series, History Images. The post includes your assigned Tutor Groups for Terms 2 and 3. Please note down your assigned group and do ensure you have each other university email address to ensure that you are all clear on how best to communicate and work through your tasks for all […]

Week 13: 2014
Week 13: 2014

Txema Salvans, from the series ‘Waiting Game’. Dear 1st Year, we do hope you are keeping well and wish you a very Happy New Year. This post is a copy of the email that went out earlier today and outlines the plan of the week.   1. Submission Deadline: Tuesday 7th January (10am-11am) RPHC4003 Contextual […]

Critical Thinking, Research & Writing
Critical Thinking, Research & Writing

‘Noire et Blanche’, Man Ray, 1926: “Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why‘. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.” Man Ray.  I’ve re-edited this post to support your Essay Writing submission, bringing together all of […]

Semiotics: Lecture Notes
Semiotics: Lecture Notes

The Treachery of Images (La Trahison Des Images), 1928–29 René Magritte: Please see the notes from this week’s lecture, supporting the Contextual Studies task on Semiotics: The lecture notes from Francis Summers session are also included.   Semiotics 2013     Semiotics Seminar Image Analysis Seminar       Semiotics Seminar Task 2013

Open Lecture: Jean Wainwright – Intreviews
Open Lecture: Jean Wainwright – Intreviews

Jean Wainwright interviews Stephen Shore: INTERVIEWS AND INTERVIEWING. Following on from todays talk, we have published one of Jean Wainwright’s interviews with Stephen Shore. Her lecture focused on some of her interviews, talked about the pitfalls of interviewing, how to get the best out of your subject and the different strategies and structures of a […]

Lecture Notes: ‘Between Frontier and Back-­Garden’
Lecture Notes: ‘Between Frontier and Back-­Garden’

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Fields #22, Cold Lake Production Project, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, 2001. Please see the notes from this week’s lecture, supporting the Environment task of the Commission Unit and the Contextual Studies Unit: ‘Between Frontier and the Back-­Garden: Contemporary Responses to the Land’, given by Steffi Klenz. Lecture Notes Landscape Contemporary Lecture

Research: Developing Visual and Written Practice
Research: Developing Visual and Written Practice

Richard Misrach, form his book, On the Beach. Please see the notes from the session supporting your research methodology given by Tracey Ashmore, our Learning Development Tutor Research to Develop Visual and Written Practice 2013

Lecture Notes: The Constructed Image
Lecture Notes: The Constructed Image

Please see the notes at the bottom of the post, from last week’s lecture, supporting both the visual practice units and the Contextual Studies Unit: Contextual Studies: Composition & Visual Construction of image, given by Jonathan Simms. The links to the videos we watched looking at how the artist Johannes Vermeer used perspective, light and […]

Lecture Notes: Extreme Nature, the American West
Lecture Notes: Extreme Nature, the American West

J M W Turner, Snowstorm: Steamboat off a Harbour’s Mouth (1842). Please see the notes from this week’s lecture, supporting the Environment task of the Commission Unit and the Contextual Studies Unit: The Sublime: Extreme Nature and the Discovery of the American West, given by Steffi Klenz Lecture Notes_The American West

Google Art Project & iTunes U
Google Art Project & iTunes U

Michael Wolf, tc86, 2008: Following on from this weeks Lecture, and the blog references, do have a look at the following resources for inspiration and support for your studies. The Google Art Project site is especially useful in both helping you with references; the iTunes U is helpful in developing your learning methodology.   GOOGLE […]

Guide to Image Analysis
Guide to Image Analysis

Robert Doisneau, the Student, 1956. Following on from our session this Friday, with Tracey Ashmore (Learning Development Tutor) and Georgia Wyver (Librarian), please see the list of links at the bottom of our home page for searching the specialist library databases and Tracey’s guide to analysing imagery, texts and presenting your work. For your reference, […]

Mitigation, Assessment & Contacting Us
Mitigation, Assessment & Contacting Us

The support information below aims to outline guidelines for Contacting Us, Mitigating Circumstances and Assessment. We would advise that if you are experiencing difficulties to seek support as soon as possible by seeing a relevant member of staff at your next session. We are here to help, so do get in contact us.     […]

Exhibition Suggestions
Exhibition Suggestions

Tony Ray-Jones, Beach Head, tripper boat, 1967. Please study the exhibitions below. SOME OF THE EXHIBITIONS MIGHT HELP YOUR LEARNING ON THE UNITS BUT ABOVE ALL IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE PHOTOGRAPHS IN AN EXHIBITION CONTEXT. Solo Exhibition – Simon Roberts / Pierdom 10.09.13 – 12.10.13, Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 6pm, Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 […]

Contextual Studies Unit: Briefing Part 1
Contextual Studies Unit: Briefing Part 1

Sophie Ristelhueber, From the series Eleven Blowups, images of bomb craters. Please see the brief below, we would suggest you print out and with care highlight the tasks you need to undertake. Read carefully the brief and go through the following: Essay Questions Submission Requirements Assessment Criteria Unit Handbook Contextual Studies Part 1

Open Lecture: Lucy Levene – Portraiture
Open Lecture: Lucy Levene – Portraiture

Sara Stockbridge, by Lucy Levene for The Saturday Telegraph Magazine. To support the Object & Body Unit, please note an important date for your diary.  Wednesday 9th October 2013, 10am, Lecture Theatre 2 (First Floor). Photographer, Lucy Levene, will give a lecture and run seminars in which she will show how she uses research to develop […]

Lecture Notes: What is a Portrait?
Lecture Notes: What is a Portrait?

ref: Tina Barney; Jill and Polly in the bathroom, 1987. To introduce the genre of portraiture within our subject area, please see the lecture notes from this week’s lecture. From the early uses of photography within the genre of portraiture, Physiognomy, Physiology, through the Victorian age, and the obsession of collecting things. The lecture explores […]

‘Live’ Timetable: 2014
‘Live’ Timetable: 2014

Welcome to the Year 1, Academic Calendar. Your weekly teaching sessions for this Term, will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. On Wednesday’s there are some optional Lectures offered by both visiting practitioners and internal staff to support your studies. We will indicate which Wednesday sessions you must attend. All other sessions are mandatory. […]

The Environment: Introductory Thoughts
The Environment: Introductory Thoughts

Naoya Hatakeyama, ‘Blast’ 1995 - Please see the brief notes regarding this week’s introductory lecture by Steffi Klenz. The pdf file highlights the notion that the term ‘environment’ is a rather complex one. Introductory Thoughts-Notes 2013