Key words to think about:
The ‘Other’ - Objectification – Orientalism –– Colonialism – Post-colonialism – Reclaiming identity – Power & Ideology
Click on the image below for the session slides:
This week's task: A dialogue with a stranger
You are asked to record a dialogue with a stranger. This task needs to be practice based but can be any lens based media or an audio piece. It needs to represent and/or respond to the dialogue with the stranger.
Experimentation is encouraged. What medium are you going to use? Colour, Black and White? What format are you going to use? What presentation may support the portrait? Do you need to make more than one image? How did you negotiate the story with the participant?
List of relevant Photographers/Artists discussed:
Zanele Muholi (2016)
Paul Gaugin (1899) Two Tahitian Women
Edward Curtis (1903/4) The Vanishing Race
Irving Penn (1960s-1970s) Worlds in a Small Room
Al Jolson (Actor) (1886-1950)
Ingrid Pollard (1989) Seaside Series (1992) Wandsworth Heritage
Maud Sulter (1993) Sycras
Dave Lewis (1995) Responses to the Haddon Photographic Collection
Michael Cook (2009) Mother
Yinka Shonibare (2010-12) Nelson’s Bottle
Kara Walker (2014) A Marvellous Sugar Baby
Gideon Mendel (2017) Dzhangel
and some further reading:
(Ed) Behdad, A. & Gartan, L. (2013) Photography’s Orientalism. New essays on Colonial representation. Getty Foundation
(Ed) Edwards, E. (1992) Anthropology and Photography 1860-1920. Yale University Press.
(Ed) Hight, E. & Sampson, G. (2002) Colonialist Photography Imagining race and place. Routledge
Franz, F. (1951) Black skin, white masks. Editions de Seuil
Gilroy, P. (1991) There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack: The cultural politics of race and nation. Chicago press.
Pinder, K. (2002) Race-ing Art History. Routledge
Pinney, C. (2011) Photography and Anthropology. Reaktion Books
(Ed) Pinney, C. & Peterson, N. (2003) Photographers Other histories. Duke University press.
Pollard, I. (2004) Post cards home. Autograph
Said, E. (1976) Orientalism. Readon Publishing
Art and Empire (2015) Tate
In Visible light (1998) Museum of modern Art Oxford
The impossible science of being (1995) The photographers Gallery
Native Nations Journeys in American Photography (1998) Barbican
Inventing the Indian Richard Hall (BBC iplayer)
There is a follow up masterclass Embodying the Other between BA Photography and BA Dance, that look at the marginalised body through performance and image making.