The photograph as mobile, in different contexts.
For example; fashion magazine work can be represented in a book or in an exhibition.
- First to take models to the street.
- Shown in Tate Modern (large prints)
- Magazine (made for)
- Abstract photographs for cover of magazine in Tate.
Taking images which weren’t meant for the wall to an exhibition.
Rut Blees Luxemburg
- Mainly exhibition work (large).
- CD covers (bloc party and the street)
CD covers uses Rut Blees Luxemberg’s images (they paid her to use them, but they weren’t shot for this purpose)
- Same image used in a different way.
- Paired with etchings (Verve magazine)
- Brandt’s book ‘The English at Home’ image flipped and printed in a different way.
Every photograph has the potential to exist in many places.
- The photograph has the right to exist anywhere.
This module is to help us think about our work in different contexts
- The context of our own work
- The context of other people’s work
- Challenges, possibilities and attitudes
Different ways to think about context
- Genre: landscape, portrait, documentary
- Institutions: fashion, art, advertisement, news
- Platform: wall, page and screen
Can overlap, broken down in more detail
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, People in Trouble Laughing Pushed To The Ground, 2011
- Book, e-book/app, exhibition (Tate Modern)
- Different ways of viewing the work (more in the e-book than actual book)
- Carnival Strippers (1979) tape recording and images.
- Frustrated with book layout (1979) wanted the audio transcribed.
- Re-do in 2003, more transcripts (came with CD).
- Struggled with format.
Was asked to join Magnum (profit sharing) have no control how work is shown on the page. Don’t control the context.
- Encounters with the Dani – didn’t really photograph the Dani
- Life magazine, photographs by anthropologists
- Returning the images to the place they were made.
Susan Meiselas in conversation with David Campany