Continuing on from watching Age of the Image: Series 1, episode 1, I have decided to rewatch episode 2 while making notes. My reasoning for this is there is a lot of useful information regarding art and its history in the series. Therefore while making notes, I could get a better insight into these topics and look at the age of the image in art, not just from a photography perspective. I feel this last point is important because in the past I have focused a little too closely on only the photographic discipline in art.
Tuggar’s work in general disregards the believability element of photography (even though it is largely comprised of photographic elements). Instead Tuggar concentrates on constructing believable and telling relationships in the subject matter from which her montages are assembled.
My tutor recommended I look at some of the work of Alexander Gronsky so here are my thoughts on a couple of his projects that really caught my eye.
On the Invention of Photographic Meaning (1982) – Allan Sekula
Allan Sekula starts his essay On the Invention of Photographic Meaning (1982) by defining the term ‘photographic discourse'. I found this quite strange, in that for me discourse had always meant another word for argument and was fairly obvious. However, Sekula expands upon this notion.