#GeorgeRodgerArchive

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Archive, Photography | No Comments

From 1st May 2014 enjoy weekly video updates of my project with the George Rodger Archive. On weekdays I will also be posting pictures from the archive as well. I have been speaking with Jinx Rodger over the past few months piecing together her stories of and from the archive. After time of discussing George and […]

Assisted Self Portraits Proposal

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Documentary, Portraiture | No Comments
Assisted Self Portraits Proposal

1,345,000, or one in 44 people in the UK have significant disfigurement to their face and body (Changing Faces). Bibi Aisha was 18 when she was disfigured as retribution for fleeing her husband’s house in Oruzgan province, in the center of Afghanistan. Men arrived in the middle of the night, and at the orders of […]

Jinx Rodger

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Archive | One Comment
Jinx Rodger

Lois ‘Jinx’ Witherspoon was born in 1925 into a world of adventure. In a conversation with Jinx, I learnt a lot about her life with travel, photography, Magnum and, of course, her husband George. “I’m a travel-ist by birth, I started travelling when I was one month old and probably never stopped, my father was […]

Archives’ Digital Responsibilities

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Archive, Symposium | No Comments

@KateGreen28 archive and its digital responsibilities #img19 pic.twitter.com/jwmsnXjNbk — Melissa Stapleton (@MelsStapleton) February 26, 2014 I spoke about my research project about archives at the #IMG19 Symposium 26th February 2014. I spoke about the current situation for archives and their acceptance of ‘going digital’; but, the archives must really consider a lot more: their purpose, […]

Preserving the Digitised Archive

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Archive | 2 Comments
Preserving the Digitised Archive

Digitising archives should not be for the purpose of preserving the information longer. Think over the last 20 years, or even 10,  at how digital technology has changed. The Internet has evolved from a slow wired up service to something that can be used on most mobile phones, wirelessly and quickly. The Internet now is […]

Iain Ridley

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Documentary, Photography | No Comments

Iain Ridley, 26 is a creative who has Aspergers syndrome. We made contact over the social networking site, Facebook and I explained my project idea and my research into creativity and Aspergers syndrome. Fortunately he agreed to participate in my research project and after having a brief conversation about his condition, his artwork and his […]

Why Asperger syndrome ? – My project idea

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Family, Photography | No Comments

What is autism? Aspergers Syndrome is defined as a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. Autism disability interests me a lot and the condition is very personal to me. Thomas Powell aged 17 from Hinckley, Uk has […]

Duane Michals: The Unfortunate Man

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Photography | No Comments
Duane Michals: The Unfortunate Man

  Duane Michals: I am Gay from Leslie-Lohman Museum on Vimeo. During this talk that Duane Michals gives at the Leslie & Lohman museum of gay and lesbian art, he discusses many of his photographic series, but there is just one he mentions that I am focussing on: ‘The Unfortunate Man’ “The unfortunate man could not touch the one […]

Camera Lucida: Authentication

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Archive, Family, Photography | No Comments
Camera Lucida: Authentication

“From a phenomenological viewpoint, in the Photograph, the power of authentication exceeds the power of representation.” Authenticity cannot be defined simply, especially when referring to perceptions of what once were. To say a photograph isn’t authentic is futile; for they are reproductions of a perception of what has been. This has been my mistake in […]

Others: Edward Newton

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Archive, Photobook | No Comments
Others: Edward Newton

Others ©Edward Newton Others is a photographic publication created by Edward Newton, compiling of nine images that Newton found in flea markets whilst living in Brussels. Five of these images also became part of an exhibition in Brussels. What drew me to this body of work was not only the use of found photographs but the […]