In this lesson we started learning about different photographers. We discussed in detail the works of James Nactwey and discussed other war photographers. I feel that during this lesson I began to realise that war photography was not something I was interested in, although some of the pictures shown were horrific and made me feel sad that the photographer was there and had to witness it all.
We watched a video about a war photographer (I forget his name) and how he used an old style camera for his photographs, as he felt the picture was more pure. In the video we also learned that this photographer had come out of war and had began to take photos of peace because he had seen too little peace in the war. This lesson really interested me because I began to admire the photographs more.
In this lesson we watched part of a video about feminism. This lesson taught me much about feminism that I have used in my essay, and also opened my eyes to modern day feminism, and I realised that feminism is all around me in places, from perfume adverts to clothing brands.
Today we were told to look at some photographs on the website greatphotojournalism.com. I saw some photographs that were haunting, and made me realise how shielded we are from war and poverty. I really felt for some of the people in the photographs, especially for a young girl illustrated in a photograph taken by Christian Als from the Haiti Earthquake.
Today we were given the brief for our essay, and started to look for photographs. I chose the picture of the young girl from Haiti, and a picture of a woman during a stage production of Medea, taken by Nanna Kreutzmann.
During these lessons and at home I continued with my essay, speaking to the tutor if necessary. We had a check up on lesson 6 to make sure we were clear on the work. In lesson 9 we had a tutorial to make sure we were almost ready to hand in, and to discuss any final things we needed clarifying.