Week 4 - Powerful Image


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  • Week 4: Powerful Image
    • 1. William Fox Talbot
      • 1839
        • Leaf
      • Phos = light
        • Graphos = writing
          • Freezing time and motion
            • Henri Cartier-Bresson reflects on in his book
              • The Decisive Moment - 1952
      • Photography
        • Invented through 'Pluralism of events and coincidences, not a decisive historical moment
          • Geoffrey Batchen
            • Burning with Desire, 1997
    • 2. Origins
      • Camera popularised c1550s
        • 1830s
          • Daguerre and Fox Talbot experimented with and pioneered techniques
          • 1850s
            • Photographic societies develop and grow
    • 3. Development
      • 1888
        • Eastman and Kodak - affordable camera
        • 1903
          • Daily Mirror launched - visually rich news stories
          • 1930s
            • Popular success of photojournalism magazines
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    • 4. The Image: Text and Context
      • Is the meaning of any photographic message necessarily context determined?
        • Allan Sekula - Thinking Photography
          • 1982
    • 5. The Work of Art in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction
      • 1936, Walter Benjamin, Frankfurt
        • Mass reproduction = deprivation of authentic 'aura'
    • 6. The Rhetoric of the Image
      • Roland Barthes
        • Semiotic analyses of imagery
          • The study of signs
        • Distinguishes between 'denotation' and 'connotation'
    • 7. On Photography - Susan Sontag
      • Best selling 1977 book
        • Photos = superficial interpretations
    • 8. Constructing Meaning
      • Sturken and Cartwright
        • Practices of Looking 2001
    • 9. News
      • Photojournalism persists to be important  despite the development of film, TV and YoutTube
        • Muarry Becker - Hindenburg Disaster
        • Jeff Widener: Tankman
    • 10.Propaganda
      • The meanings behind certain images are subject to debate
      • Scenes of Baghdad = breathtaking - Donald Rumsefeld - Daily telegraph 10th April 2003
      • Joe Rosenthal : Iwo Jima
      • Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother
    • 11. Icons
      • Some photographs have achieved iconic status
        • Neil Armstrong on the moon
          • Sam Shaw: Marilyn
            • Alberto Korda: Che
    • 12. Biography
      • Photographs that were once regarded as private domestic life are no reified for their artistic and commercial value
      • Nan Goldin
        • Seydou Keita: Portraiture
          • Richard Billingham: Ray's a Laugh
    • 12. Conclusion
      • Technological breakthrough for holding onto the past, as technology always rushing forward, always looking back
        • Rebecca Solnit - The annihilation of Time and Space

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