BA Hons Photography
Commission Unit – The Environment: RPHC4002
Commission Lectures: Environment
Commission Lectures: Environment

Ref: (Andreas Gursky, Untititled XIII, Chimalhuacan, Mexico City, Mexico, 2002). For your reference, the Lecture regarding the notion of waste and environment from Steffi Klenz’ presentation is now uploaded to the Blog.   The Environment: Lecture Notes  

Commission Lecture Notes: The Worker
Commission Lecture Notes: The Worker

Ref: (Philip-Lorca diCorcia, from the series: ‘The Storybook Life’). Please see the notes form Steffi Klenz’s third lecture for the Commission Unit, which investigates how the portrait of the ‘Worker’ has been represented in both painting and photography.   The Worker: Lecture Notes

Commission Lecture Notes: The Object
Commission Lecture Notes: The Object

Ref: (Ricarda Rogan). Please see the notes from Steffi Klenz’s second lecture for the Commission Unit, which makes further investigations into the subject area of Waste and Recycling through the genre of still-life and the object. Commission Lecture Notes: Object

Feedback & Reflection
Feedback & Reflection

“Tony Ray Jones had a profound influence on a generation of documentary photographers, who emerged in Britain in the 1970′s and 80′s.” His Filofax’s are crammed with thoughts and processes and is held in the National Media Museum. Some of the notes from his diaries are worth our consideration: ‘Don’t take boring pictures’. ‘Photography for […]

Medway Photo Festival 2014
Medway Photo Festival 2014

Charlie Stanhope, from his recent series produced for the Commission Unit. Next week sees the launch of Medway Photo 2014. This is an annual festival conceived and produced by 2nd Year students from BA(Hons) Photography, Contemporary Practice. As part of your task for the commission Unit you are asked to complete Task 2, which is […]

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 […]

COMMISSION UNIT ASSESSMENT (Part 1)
COMMISSION UNIT ASSESSMENT (Part 1)

COMMISSION UNIT – ENVIRONMENT SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: (PART 1) Please read these guidance notes carefully. Soon it will be time to have your first summative (final) assessment point for the Commission Unit. This is a point where you present the work you have made for the Commission Unit: Part 1 Environment (Landscape). This part of the […]

Large Format Photography
Large Format Photography

Paolo Roversi’s, 10 x 8 Deardorff plate camera. Please find the notes which support the Large Format workshops. Listed also are help guides, the ‘Quickdisk’ for close-up photography and calculating the Bellows Extension factor. Also are the links to the short films of Joel Sternfeld, Alec Soth and Simon Roberts working with their respective cameras. […]

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

Seminar Task 3: “Between Frontier and Back-Garden”
Seminar Task 3: “Between Frontier and Back-Garden”

PLEASE READ THE BRIEF BELOW CAREFULLY! You are asked to select one contemporary photographers as well as a historical photographer mentioned in the lecture series and elaborate on their visual practice in relation to the unit. Please use the ongoing week to research your selected photographers.  Your Individual Blog-Entry must completed by 9am on Monday […]

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: 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

Seminar 2 -“Extreme Nature and the American West”
Seminar 2 -“Extreme Nature and the American West”

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEMINAR 2 BELOW.   Seminar 2 – “Extreme Nature and the Discovery of the American West” Deconstructing Environmental Photographers   Please study both images below carefully in that you are asked to compare them. You are asked to note the similarities and dissimilarities between both images and consider them in […]

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.     […]

The Picturesque Period Lecture Notes
The Picturesque Period Lecture Notes

Roger Fenton, Mill at Hurst Green, 1859. The Taming of the English Landscape – please see the lecture notes from this week’s lecture given by Steffi Klenz.   Lecture Notes-_The Picturesque Period

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 […]

Research Task 1 – Environment Unit
Research Task 1 – Environment Unit

William Henry Fox Talbot , “An Oak Tree in Winter”, 1842-1843. Deconstructing Environmental Photographers: “The Picturesque Period and the Taming of the English Landscape”. Please study the image below carefully. You are asked to analyze the image in order to understand the meaning and the photographer’s intention. Through the process of your interrogation, you will be able […]

How to set-up Blogs for Research
How to set-up Blogs for Research

Candida Høfer, form the book, Libraries, Thames & Hudson, 2005. As part of your development on the degree program at UCA, we require you to have an online ‘Learning Journal’.  We ask you to go to www.blogger.com and set up your own online journal as instructed. Use your Google account for this. Don’t worry – it […]

Commission Unit: Part 1 Environment Brief
Commission Unit: Part 1 Environment Brief

Jem Southam, Whale Chine, Lower Greensands, October 1977 – It was a pleasure to meet you all today. We realise that there was a lot to take in. So find space in your diary this week and got through the brief below. We would suggest you go through with a colleague and with care highlight […]

‘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