Research task: Relay

The  work of sohpy Calle is difficult to get a hold of, at least the book concerning without buying it. But some videos and footage from her exhibition give a good impression of her intentions. More impact to me, in a self-reflecting manner, was the work of Sophy Ricktet....

Exercise 2: Newspaper Analysis

Kaesong, North Korea, on Tuesday. Heavy industry in North Korea still running full speed despite coronavirus The anchoring caption restricts the image in almost all facets Barthes defines. It sets the time (2020 during corona-pandemic), place North Korea, it defines its intention (news) and it indicates largely the opinion...

Project 1: Telling a Story

How does a photograph that’s depicting history creates new history itself? A Spanish documentary El Americano (Trinidad, 2020) is about Eugene Smiths’s influence on some lives in the small village. In this documentary, Smith follows mainly two families, the Larra and the Curiel-Montero. The girl with the beautiful face...

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...

Exercise 1: ​The Impact of Citizen Journalism 

A difficult exercise and a rather heavy impact on my motivation to continue the course, at least it slowed me down for weeks. This is/was not the direction why I started studying photography as visual art, anyway. It begins with the definition—the difference between journalism and reporting. Taking a...

The Lighthouse (movie)

Revised Hindsight, this was the last movie I was allowed to see in theatre. Covid struck and we went in lockdown, either full, later on, less strict, but theatres remained a problem throughout the year. It seemed a logical measurement and still is at least a small sacrifice in...