Photographers – 3


I don’t have a problem with a theoretical research led MA project, but the key to photography for me is that everything is rooted in historical context, a knowledge and awareness of what has gone before. I also want students to really immerse themselves in reading around photography – David Campany, Moyra Davey, Susan Bright, Francis Hodgson, Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes et al. I want people to understand the medium and its intellectual discourse and frame their own arguments supported by that expert citation.

Many photographers write about photography, an essay I particularly enjoyed is one by Paul Graham called “photography is easy….”

It encapsulates my own inarticulate thoughts on being an image maker.

Paul Graham – “Photography is Easy, Photography is Difficult” (2009)

David Campany

Moyra Davey

Susan Bright

Francis Hodgson

Susan Sontag

Roland Barthes

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