Session 3: Relationships and Intimacies

This week we explore Relationship and IntimaciesThe lecture examined snapshots and vernacular photography, the reasons we feel the need to gather images and how we behave and represent ourselves in these images.  We looked at the intentional use of snapshot aesthetics to signal the intimacy of the relationship between photographer and subject in the context of fashion and documentary, and the re-appropriation of found vernacular imagery. The ethics of the snapshot will be discussed, looking at the role of photographer as insider and outsider, with reference to Inside/Out by Abigail Solomon Godeau.

Check out the lecture slides below:

This week's task...'A Familial Portrait'

Your task is to create an image or series of images of someone you know well, either a family member, partner and close friend. The image needs to explore the space in the personal relationship. Consider how this could be visually illustrated? Experimentation is encouraged. What medium are you going to use? Colour? Black and White? What format are you going to use? Do you need to make more than one image? Whose image is it? How did you negotiate the story with the participant?
Task Deadline: Post on G+ collaborative open space by Wednesday 15th March  for class feedback

Relevant Artists and Photographers:

Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Mike Brodie, Stacy Kranitz, Corinne Day, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ren Hang, Juergen Teller, Erik Kessels, Julian Germain, Penelope Umbrico, Lee Friedlander, Tony Rae Jones, Martin Parr, Richard Billingham, Zanele Muholi

Further references and resources are on the end of the powerpoint slide presentation and will continue to be disseminated through  @picbod and G+ community page.