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Drawing on documentary and art: four photographers and four perspective

Whilst Jeff Wall mainly looked to art and literature as inspiration for his tableaux, the course notes mention four photographers who have drawn on the wider art world on which to base their work.  2,340 more words

Research And Reflection

Taryn Simon

Cette exposition au Jeu de Paume présente un ensemble d’œuvres réalisées par Taryn Simon depuis 2000. Les pièces de Simon mélangent photographie, texte et graphisme… 174 more words


Taryn Simon - Life in Details

This is the second guest post by fellow blogger Damien Shalley. AKA the cryptic-contributor, he introduces himself again in his own words:

Damien Shalley thinks Jolt Cola would be a better product if it contained more caffeine. 

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The Art Of Narrative

Taryn Simon at Jeu de Palme

Possibly the most interesting photography I’ve seen in Paris this trip is Taryn Simon’s ‘The Innocents’, part of a larger exhibition of her work at the Jeu de Palme entitled ‘Rear Views, A Star-forming Nebula, and the Office of Foreign Propaganda’. 270 more words


Researching Architectural Palimpsest


“A manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing.” (1)

“Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.” (1) 1,559 more words

Research And Reflection

Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon part d’un travail documentaire. Les séries de photos que vous pouvez voir ci-dessus font partie de la série The Innocents, réalisée en 2002. Pour ceux qui me suivent sur twitter vous avez pu lire mon désarroi, j’ai déjà vu des tirages de cette série, impossible de me rappeler où si c’est à Düsseldorf ou à New York… et oui c’est un peu rageant. 1,105 more words



Taryn Simon’s labor-intensive artistic process begins long before she even picks up her camera. She delves into research, absorbing all the minute, gritty details of a project before finally presenting a set of images carefully sectioned into categorized grids and paired with straightforward, descriptive text. 590 more words