Atta Kim

Artist Atta Kim utilises photography to express ideas relating to human existence through his work; meditations on humanity and nature. Having used ice at the start of this module to express ideas about fragility and transience, I found that Kim has used ice as a subject for photography as well as in scupltural form.  "Ice is … Continue reading Atta Kim

Dafna Talmor – Constructed landscapes

Having thought recently about landscape and its constructed nature, I found Dafna Talmor's photographs called Constructed Landscapes.  Talmor's images are each made from more than one negative, creating strange-world compositions which reveal openly the material aspect of the photograph, while at the same time allowing our own minds to piece together whole landscapes. As I looked … Continue reading Dafna Talmor – Constructed landscapes

Justine Khamara: “If my work could inspire anything I would hope that it might be a moment’s silence”

Justine Khamara takes two dimensional photographs which she hand-cuts to use in the construction of sculptural, three dimensional forms.  Her work adopts a variety of approaches from garbled shredded faces to dreamlike masses of arms that appear as if they might move.  It is the spherical portraits that I found particularly engaging, entitled 'Now I … Continue reading Justine Khamara: “If my work could inspire anything I would hope that it might be a moment’s silence”

“Landscape is not the ideologically neutral subject many imagine it to be” – Deborah Bright

In her 1985 essay Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men, Deborah Bright asked "Why landscape now?" (p1) but  we continue to interrogate the landscape genre, and our questioning today remains along the same lines as over 30 years ago: "The sorts of questions we might ask concern what ideologies landscape photographs perpetuate; in whose interests … Continue reading “Landscape is not the ideologically neutral subject many imagine it to be” – Deborah Bright