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Alexander Rodchenko in F11 Foto Museum

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Alexander Rodchenko (1891 – 1956), one of the most vibrant and progressive artists to emerge from Russia in the 20th century, he was a strong advocate of constructivism.                   27 Oct 2017 – 31 March 2018 (date of exhibition) visited on 21 March 2018 a collection of 130 […]

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Rene Margrittee

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Rene MARGRITTE      The Revealing Image – photo and film 11 Jan – 19 Feb 2018 1000-2000 Taikoo place 1/F Cambridge House artistree@swireproperties.com Rene MARGRITTE 1898-1967 The exhibition consisted of 6 parts A. A Family Album 1. Three brothers, Paul is the closest brother 2. GEOGRETTE , wife 3. REGINA , mother, suicided by drowning, […]

Module 2 - Informing Contexts

Week 2 Forum: A Question of Authenticity

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My interpretations: “power” means the influence on the audience, “authentication” means the truthfulness of the photograph, be it being cropped, photoshopped, “representation” means the inference from the photograph I tend to disagree with Barthes, even authentic picture attracts different inference from the audience. This would varies according to their racial, educational background A Black child […]

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Week 8 Activity: Positioning Practice

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Tim Flach, a professional photographer for animal portrait, was interviewed for his studio practice, he pointed out that to keep an animal stationary for portraiture is really a challenge, however from his experience animals are tolerant to flash and light, whereas sudden movement and sudden change of sound level of surrounding might disturb them. (https://youtu.be/FJ0gc321pL8) […]

Module 2 - Informing Contexts

Week 7 Activity: Aesthetic or Anaesthetic?

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Tobacco smoke are known to contain carcinogens and has been classified as a Class 1 carcinogen. Exposure to the carcinogens present in tobacco smoke increases the risk of developing cancers. People are advised to stop smoking and avoid second hand smoke. “lark” advertisement “Winston” advertisement These may simulate Salgado: “beautification of tragedy (ultimate development of […]

Module 2 - Informing Contexts

Week 6 Activity And When I am Formulated, Sprawling on a Pin

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“non-Western peoples are portrayed as childlike, and animals are anthropomorphized” (Andy Grundberg 1988) I cannot agree as National Geographic actually put every effort most  of the time to present the audience aspects of wildlife (” kingfisher” which I am most interested) From the following 2 issues Hamilton James, Charlie, and Hannah Holmes. “Blaze of Blue: […]