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Staving Off Infinite Regress By Way of Interpreting Agee. By Ken Schles

FOAM Blog reposting #1 (this is a reposting of an essay that originally appeared on the FOAM online site. Images coming soon as will more essays in this series) 869 more words


Helen Levitt's Snapshots of New York Street Life

On the 31st of August 1913, American photographer Helen Levitt was born in Brooklyn, New York. Alongside Berenice Abbott and Ruth Orkin, Levitt tried to document the changing life of New York. 674 more words


Project 3: Reportage (Part 1)

The aim of the first part of Project 3 is to do some research into contemporary street photography and also consider.

  • What difference does colour make to a genre that traditionally was predominantly black and white?
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Context And Narrative

Assignment 4 - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Vivian Maier’s East 108th Street is typical of her earlier work representing the optimism of 1950’s America, describing a vibrant, positive and potentially romanticised image of urban America. 1,958 more words

Vivian Maier

Other Perspectives - John Szarkowski

If we restrict ourselves to the perspectives of philosophers such as Barthes, Sontag or Berger our reading of photography runs the risk of becoming formulaic where we stop looking at the photograph in our concentrated search for the signs or socio-political messages it contains. 1,899 more words

Research And Reflection

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More of Ornette.

Ornette Coleman Trio (David Izenzon, bass; Charles Moffett, percussion), playing and talking, Paris, 1966



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Helen Levitt (1913-2009; MCOTD… 6 more words

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