The two elements of this session:
- Defining context
- Image analysis exercise
History: What was happening at the time – could be social, political, economic factors etc.
What is it: what is its purpose, or does it have one? – Context itself helps to understand purpose.
Target audience: Subject matter’s appearance, what it is communicating. Has someone else done it, how have they approached it?
Production: Who produced it, and where did they produce it? Where is it now?
How was it produced: Techniques and processes, materials etc.
Further considerations, which might come in to certain issues I look at, may include…
- Materials and Manufacture
I spent a while considering what I wanted to create for my socially engaged work, and then came up with the above idea, which the people who I told about it also liked. So I decided to follow it through.
I timetabled my shoot for a Thursday after a lecture, and set out towards Hyde Park. I walked through the Leeds University campus and took a few photos there, too, as I liked some of the autumnal scenes there.
The photos are all below, not in order but showing instead the folders I created as I narrowed them down to what I felt were the most successful images. Continue reading