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The walk was one way… Selina Wallace

Selina gives Sharon a chance to talk about creative expression

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I went to Arles and all they got were these lousy tattoos

Sharon’s portfolio by Wendy McMurdo I went to the opening week of Les Recontres D’Arles to network, have feedback on my work, hopefully find some outlets and connections and generally soak in some South of France culture, wine and sunshine.  Tick, tick, tick, tick. For those of you who don’t know, Arles is home to […]

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Fast Forward – Women in Photography

Women’s work is less published than men…

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Jochen Lempert

Lempert takes pretty pictures that’s for sure, but they are not simply that…

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Anna Fox – Artist Talk for OCA students

Anna Fox has been working as a photographer for over 20 years and will give a talk about her work…

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Her

There are so many good films out at the moment.  However, after seeing Her I think Spike Jonze is doing something new.  I have always thought there was a lot of potential for exploring the impact modern technology has on the human psyche but had never found it done in a satisfying way.  I found my […]

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Poverty Chic

Around Christmas thoughts often turn to those less fortunate than ourselves.  I had just returned from wrapping hampers for women who have suffered domestic abuse at a local refuge to receive an email with news of a book launch.  In the quietness of spending the afternoon wrapping donated children’s presents I had been thinking about […]

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An Interview with Joachim Schmid

Joachim Schmid, (b.1955) is a prominent German photographer who has based his photographic career on using other people’s pictures.  In a genre  referred to as Found Photography Schmid provides witty and perceptive insights into our collective fascination with using photography to document our existence.  Using vernacular photography he found either in fleamarkets or online Schmid makes […]

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Vernacular Photography and Digital Sharing

We are living in an age where photography is everywhere, we share it with everyone and photographs of our everyday existence end up in all sorts of places.  It often seems like we are sleep walking in our contribution to mass photography and digital sharing, with examples of people uploading images straight from their camera […]

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Home Truths

So there we have it.  Motherhood is back in play and it’s not just sex, bumps and boobs. There are also scars and tears and honesty.  Motherhood is hard.  Not being a mother is hard. Wanting to be a mother is hard.  Untitled, 2012 by Hannah Putz. The culmination of curator Susan Bright’s PhD was […]

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