Exercise 2: Street Photography

Living in Amsterdam, there is not a particular street I like or interests me, its the complete atmosphere of the old city centre. The canals all breathe the same atmosphere. Present covid-calmness, streets without the millions of tourists occupying the city, enhance the special Amsterdam mood and bring back...

Exercise 5: Critical Analysis

Liz Wells – The Real and the Digital (2009)   I used this exercise to contemplate and respond to research and opinion in a written form. Not to conclude or make a statement but as an exercise to think and reflect on numerous opinions and situations surrounding a very...

Exercise 4: Digital Manipulation

Exercise 1.4: Digital Manipulation Photoshop 21.2 was released just days ago, with new functions for auto-object selections and improved auto-wand. To make this exercise easy for myself (sitting too much behind computers anyway) decided to photograph two isolated animals in a similar environment and comparable light-conditions to let the...

Project 5: The Manipulated Image

The Self portrait as a drowned man by Hippolyte Bayard, staged and taken out of frustration not getting the recognition being the inventor of photography, although it seems it was Bayard himself who decided to wait after Daguerre’s announcement of inventing photography (probably on external advise). The paper-procedure of...

Exercise 3: Public Order

The images from this series initially (when looking at the ones in the coursebook and not further), do exactly what is described in the course unit text. Without knowing its context it feels strangely deserted, but in a particular way. However, when revealing its context, it almost feels disappointing....

Project 4: The Gallery wall – documentary as art

In 1967 John Szarkowski curated the exhibition New Documents for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Below the main paragraph from the press release: Their approach differs radically from the documentary photographers of the thirties and forties, when the term was relatively new. Then, photographers used their...

Case Study 1.2: Imperial Courts

One project, multiple stories, numerous photographs, 22 years, a massive achievement and commitment to tell. (Imperial Courts, 2010) Strangely enough, the time I read about this project is the time now where in the US again, the country is in distress by riots, racism and police violence towards afro-Americans....

Project 3: Reportage

Reportage, in latin: reportāre where portare means to carry/transport and re- is back, in other words, bring back, bring home, bring the story back home. The reference to Cartier-Bresson for reportage seems to me slightly misplaced. His style was quick, fast, strict, visually and organizationally, mathematically if you wish,...

Project 2: Photojournalism

Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that employs images in order to tell a news story.(Wikipedia Contributors, 2020) Photojournalism is a form of journalism in which written copy is subordinate to pictorial usually photographic presentation of...

Case Study 1.1: Dzhangal – Gideon Mendel

Case Study 1.1: Dzhangal – Gideon Mendel   Looking at Mendel’s work, I cannot help thinking about Ishiuchi Miyako and her work Hiroshima from a few years before. I have to admit, the work by Ishiuchi Miyako had more impact on me. Is it perhaps this wandering thought alone...