Part 4 – Project 2: Exercise 4

Conclude your work on photography and time by reflecting on the role of photography in the work you’ve just looked at – and similar projects.

In the photography section of the course, we have looked at the following photos/artworks:

It’s About Time

– Photographs from the 1800s that required several minutes exposure time
– Cousin Bichonnade In Flight by Jacques-Henri Lartigue
– Passing Place by Derek Trillo (2006)
– Bullet and Apple by Harold Edgerton (c.1964)
– Multiflash Tennis Serve by Harold Edgerton (1949)
– Jockey on a Galloping Horse by Eadweard Muybridge (1887)
– Benzie Building by Derek Trillo … Read the rest

Part 4 – Project 2: Exercise 3

Family photos are often cited as being the possessions that people would most want to save from a house fire. Why do you think that photographs are such a significant part of our lives? Write down how you feel about photos – or videos – from your family’s past.

I think the reason that people love photographs is that it is so hard to remember things clearly. I remember very little from my childhood, for instance, and although photos don’t really jog memories of my very young years, I do love to see what I was like back then. Some … Read the rest

Photography – Part 4 – Project 1: P. 151 Research Point

Read Gareth Dent’s article ‘Dealing with the flood…’ on www.weareoca.com

  • If you use social media, spend a few minutes reflecting on how you use  photography within it, particularly if you engage in photography in other contexts as well.

I use Facebook and Instagram, Instagram more than Facebook nowadays. Instagram is obviously a very photo-based platform, but I rarely post much on my personal account anymore. I do post on my weight loss account though, progress pictures and other random shots of me. I used to post a lot of photos of my kids when they were younger, mostly when I … Read the rest