Week ending 08/11/19
- Clare Strand – Monograph, a general overview of her work until 2009 accompanied by essays. The essays give an insight into how she thinks and her interest in fantasy and what photographs can mean
- BMJ December (7890) – mainly on depictions of America
- I really enjoyed Blackwater River by Lawrence and Patterson. The images are luminous and varied and interestingly show a mixture of black and white and colour images
This week there was a lot of articles about competitions and shortlists.
- Taylor-Wessing prize winner – Pat Martin with his work about his mother, very different from the recent Paul Graham photobook but equally fascinating
- Aperture photobook winners – the overall winner was Sohrab Hura with The Coast – a book I found both fascinating and disturbing with its repetitive images, some of which portrayed violence and despair, moving on to a series of serene images of the sea
- Announcement of the shortlist for the Photographic Museum of Humanity – Women photographers grant. My 3 favourites are:
- Meeting Sofie – about the life of a young woman with Down Syndrome
- The Ordinary Life of Alison Martineau – about a cross dresser
- Thank you Mum – about the allegorical use of emotions and relationships based on the theory of mirror neurons
Another interesting article was about the work by Mike Goldwater on the London Underground- which fits in with some of my earlier reading
As I am nearly at the end of part 2 I am thinking about possibilities for final work for part 3 which will need some time. Possibilities are;
- The local running club
- One of the local knitting clubs
- The local choral society.
I am not members of any of these so any will take some considerable work-up.