I recently watched Age of the Image, a BBC4 documentary on the history of images and how they are used up until present day. I really enjoyed this series even if it did try to pack a whole lot of information into each episode.
I found and read an interesting article titled: 'The property billboards that reveal the truth about Britain's luxury housing market' on the Guardian by Oliver Wainright (2017). The article explored the role of hoardings and billboards in promoting regeneration projects. These hoardings make up some of what I would describe as the glossy facade that pervades regeneration’s front. These are my thoughts after reading the article and how I feel it may inform my Contextual Studies’ extended written project.
This is an archive of online material, physical books and artists that I’ve researched while conducting Contextual Studies Part 3, compiled in one place.
This is an archive of online material, physical books and artists that I’ve researched while conducting Contextual Studies Part 2, compiled in one place.
This is an archive of online material, physical books and artists that I've researched while conducting Contextual Studies Part 1, compiled in one place.
In this self-assessment of Assignment 3 - Contextual Studies I will evaluate how my plan for the extended written project and the sample text provided holds up against the criteria for Contextual Studies. The criteria are demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding, demonstration of research skills, demonstration of critical and evaluation skills and finally communication.
Here is my 500-1,000 word sample text for my extended written project comprised of Chapter 1 of the body of the text.
I've outlined the plan for my extended written project in this post.
I have attached below my tutor report and annotated literature review for Assignment 2 - Contextual Studies. I have also reflected on what my tutor has written in the report and the annotated literature review so I can get a better grasp on some of the concepts we talked about in our telephone call.
I have been encouraged to look more closely at Chris Dorley-Brown’s Continuum (2014) series than his The Corners (2009-17) work. That is because both my tutor and I believe this series is more pertinent for my upcoming extended essay and my project in general. Continuum (2014) shows change more explicitly than The Corners (2009-17) and utilises repeat photography like my body of work. I was a bit frustrated that Continuum (2014), which I consider to be an enlightening series of diptychs, has been covered so little by writers on photography. However, while looking for sources, I found that an essay by Stewart Home had been written inside Dorley-Brown’s Continuum (2014) book, available on Apple Books. Luckily, I have access to an Apple device so I downloaded it and here are my thoughts on the interactive book and its introductory essay.