Thinking forward to A4:
Write a critical essay in response to ONE of the following questions:
- What is your understanding of self and what bearing does your personal use of photography have upon it?
- How does the visual work of Rosy Martin, informed by psychotherapeutic theory, link personal memory to the construction of self?
- Discuss the blurring of self and other within the work of a photographer of your choosing
- What are the dangers in representing people other than your-self?
- Using case studies, discuss whether single images can ever fairly represent others or self?
- Your essay must be situated within a theoretical framework. It is suggested that you draw from the essays, theories and books outlined within this course.
I am likely to write about something to do with the word ‘feminism’, and collecting information which might be useful here. This will tie in with the work I plan for A3, which in some ways leads on from A2 and much of the work I have done prior to starting S&O. I am interested in the phrase the ‘digital feminist’. I suspect I can link this to the single image question above quite neatly. As well as some of the essays we are asked to look at in the course it will be useful to research elsewhere. Below are a couple of useful bits and pieces I have come across online recently. I will also interview a young girl I have photographed, who models and received several A*, has a place at university which she has deferred and who thinks of herself as a feminist.
Thread about capital and sex: https://twitter.com/benkling/status/919668233149526018