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2015 - Forms, Functions and Interactions  - 
 
Latest task available here - http://www.picbod.covmedia.co.uk/forms-and-function/ 
We inhabit bodies and in turn they inhabit our various environs. The way in which we choose and are encouraged to use our bodies to interact with the world is worthy of scrutinisation… In this workshop task you are asked to photographically consider how you are corporeally connected and/or ...
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Beautiful imagery and great combination of text and photographs. Really interesting to see how the older generation has dealt with relationships and marriage compared to the very fly away relationships that seem to be becoming more known nowadays.
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i3 Lecture with the wonderful Susan Bright - talking selfies, representation and motherhood http://vimeo.com/116187725 
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2015 - Identity  - 
 
Some of today's slides as well as the first thematic task are now available here - http://www.picbod.covmedia.co.uk/identity/ 
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Getting ready to launch #picbod  2015 pretty soon, it will not ignore previous iterations but will be headed in a different direction...
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I am really excited to announce that the Photobook Club’s ‘Natural Collection’ which now includes over 40 books, will be heading to the Monash Gallery of Art in Australia to be displayed as part of the ‘Light Reading’ exhibition and in conjunction with Photobook Melbourne... 

http://photobookclub.org/index.php/2014/12/12/the-natural-collection-at-the-monash-gallery-of-art/
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Following on from the huge success of last year’s ‘Le Photobook Fest’ and the inaugural ‘Rock Your Dummy’ contest, the competition is running again this year so get the low down below from the organisers of lephotobookfest.
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2015 - Relationships  - 
We spoke today with laia Abril, primarily about 'The Epilogue' but also touched on other projects you can see on her website. The conversation centred around relationships – those we have with our subjects and collaborators, those between the individuals in our narratives, and a relationship ...
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2015 - Conversations  - 
 
Video from today plus the weekly task online here - http://www.picbod.covmedia.co.uk/conversations/ 
Today we concentrated on a conversation I had with Ben Krewinkel, co-author of 'A Possible Life; Conversations with Gaulbert', a documentary about identity, memory and documentation of an undocumented person. 'Gaulbert', an illegal immigrant who resided in Amsterdam was both subject and ...
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Interesting and disturbing read - the absence of consent as erotic http://www.hystericalfeminisms.com/consent/ #picbod 
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even though women are more affected and it is important to discuss this with women being at the forefront, i do think it's also important not to just focus solely on women, as these issues do affect everyone (men, non-binary, trans, etc) to some degree.

Shia Labeouf is also a recent example of this, as he bravely come forward and said during an interview that during his collabrative art show, #IAMSORRY, that he was raped by a woman, to which received a hugely negative reaction, mainly filled with victim blaming, denial and disbelief; which is unfortunately a feature of rape culture.

article by Lindy West which explains this in more detail;
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/02/shia-labeouf-sexual-violence-male-victims
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2015 - #picbod preparation  - 
 
The #picbod  preparatory task is live... http://www.picbod.covmedia.co.uk/picbod-preparatory-task/

And a note that the thematic discussions this year will be...

Identity; constructed and complex
Conversations; record and stimuli
Relationships; fixed and fluid
The body; forms, functions and interactions
Speaking; from the local to the universal
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This coming October 14th World #PhotoBookDay will be celebrated!  We’d love you to join us in this celebration and contribute to make this date a global event by organising an action related to photobooks in your own city...

Info on how to get involved...
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    Photography, 2005 - 2008
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