Monthly Archives: March 2014

Week 4: Gillian Wearing

  Gillian Wearing works solely with portraiture in her work because she is interested in people, what they think, what goes on inside their heads. She explores identity and how much a person knows about who they are, are they a … Continue reading

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Week 3: Kristleifur Björnsson

  ‘Café Maybach’         ‘My Girls’     ‘Every Second Day’       ‘This Would Suit Her’   Kristleifur Björnsson makes his photographs in response to the impossible images of feminine beauty in the media. It’s … Continue reading

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Week 2: Jodi Bieber

Jodi Bieber – Real Beauty  Jodi Bieber created the series Real Beauty in response to a ongoing concern for body image in women. Photography is a powerful way to get any message across, unfortunately portraits in advertising of the ‘perfect’ … Continue reading

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Week 1: Carte de Visite & Early Portraiture

SESSION #1 Carte de Visite = Facebook for 1860-80 (photo-sharing, small, cheap, portable, social, family, celebrity, scandal, social status, a little narcissistic, a little nostalgic) Hippolyte Bayard – Self Portrait as a Drowned Man, 1840 The First Selfie was fabricated, … Continue reading

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