#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Changing Archive

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Archive | No Comments
The Changing Archive

Over the last twenty years photographic archives have been migrating onto the digital landscapes, just in the same way that photography has embraced its digital form since consumer use in the 1990s. Catherine O’Flynn is an author and wrote an essay to accompany Stuart Whipps’ photographic project “Why Contribute to the Spread of Ugliness” and comments that […]

How do Experiences become Memories?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Archive, Documentary, Family | No Comments
How do Experiences become Memories?

Remembering ©Ellen Cantor Behavioural economist and Nobel Memorial prize winner Daniel Kahneman says that: All of us roughly know what memory is — sort of the storage of the past, such as we have it. It’s the storage of what we know. It’s the storage of our personal experiences. It is very easy to confuse […]

Open Access and the Paywall

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in Archive, Open Access | No Comments

An unlikely relationship. Seemingly more like arch-enemies in the digital economic landscape as Open Access activists freely oppose the paywall which restricts the everyman to information that apparently “wants to be free”. Paywalls A paywall does exactly what it says on the tin: you can’t go through the gate unless you pay to get in. […]

Introducing Hollie Woodward

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Archive, Artefact, Documentary, Family | No Comments

I have been interested in family photographs for a majority of my life, and have continually gone back to my personal archives, reminiscing over the stories they tell and attempting to unlock the secrets they keep. This interest stems from personal experience, but is a subject I feel is universal. Most family albums are a form of propaganda, […]