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Blog of the week: photographyselina

Our latest blog of the week is Art Photography or photographyselina by Australia based student Selina Wallace. Selina completed Art of Photography last year and is currently studying People and Place. Her blog is a good combination of documenting her work through the course projects and reflections on photography informed by her wider research. I particularly liked one of her quotes from David Levi Straus:
“The question is no longer, Should there be a global mass-market consumer culture?, but Should there be anything else? With all of the hype about interconnectivity, are we really more connected than before? What is the nature of that connection? Is the Internet the first and only transparent medium, or does its form determine its content? Is art a subcategory of mass-market consumer culture or something different from it? What is the difference between commercial messages and art? Does motivation affect the message essentially? Can you hear me?”
David Levi Strauss, Between the Eyes, p164
Selina describes the book as ‘is a fascinating if challenging (and sobering) read’ – which is not surprising as it is a recommended text for level 2, but it is good to see students stretching themselves.
Not surprisingly, Selina’s studies appear to have suffered a short interruption recently. The photo below is entitled ‘Our Street’

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3 thoughts on “Blog of the week: photographyselina

  • Does motivation affect the message? Of course it does; it cannot be otherwise. We are sentient beings and cannot produce or pass on a message without being affected by it and without affecting the message itself. We are not a relay station, not even when we have a camera in our hands.
    Are we really more connected than before? I’m not sure we are. We are gradually replacing face-to-face encounters with a new kind of solitude disguised as interconnectivity.
    Anyway, good on your Selina for reading David Levy Strauss, a very challenging intellectual no doubt.

  • ‘We are gradually replacing face-to-face encounters with a new kind of solitude disguised as interconnectivity.’

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