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urszula jakubowicz
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B&W and Surrealism
'From a perspective of documentary photography, surrealism should not be regarded as a genre with solid boundaries. For surrealism to be of any practical benefit in documentary it needs to be seen as a distinctive visual and conceptual strategy...' Surreali...

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Polaroids
I have taken a day off from digital and enjoyed some experimentations with the printed image. I decided to bleach my Fujifilm FP 3000 B&W negatives. I did not end up with the actual negatives like when reclaiming FP 100C, but an interesting negative image w...

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FSA
In 1935 Farm Security Administration decided to begin an ambitious project of photographing the most affected by the great depression farmers, landowners and tenants. To capture these most vulnerable people, 18 photographers were employed and the project to...

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Humphrey Spender - Mass Observation
Humphrey Spender's work as part of the 'Mass Observation' project can be called sensitive and observant. His sympathetic approach towards his subjects and his lack of involvement in the scene show us the real face of the working class of Bolton.

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Barcelona
Barcelona and Sonar festival never fail to impress. The yearly audio/visual experience is one that I cherish for a long time.

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Exercise - 'In the American West'
Avedon's 'In the American West' presents us with many issues that documentary practice can often pose. To begin with we must question to what extend the universal objectivity can be practiced? The selection and portrayal of the subjects, especially presenti...

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Piece from Graphic Design module
My image on OCA home page (old, but has not been posted here before!).

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B&W portraits as a documentary strategy
Zed Nelson's 'Disappearing Britain' B&W project was captured in impromptu studios setup on locations such as mine shaft or the harbour. By removing and separating the subjects from their natural environment we are able to learn a great deal about the indivi...

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Project People Surveys
In 1972 Daniel Meadows set out on his 10,000 miles road trip around England in a converted double decker bus to document the British people. His main aim was to capture the characters facing the inevitable social change and therefore provide the record of E...

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Project People Surveys
In 1972 Daniel Meadows set out on his 10,000 miles road trip around England in a converted double decker bus to document the British people. His main aim was to capture the characters facing the inevitable social change and therefore provide the record of E...
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