News

Whilst researching the FMP, I have tried to genuinely go with my research. If I discovered something new, I should respond to it, evaluate it and take some action. So that’s how I came to rethink my experience as a Lib Dem district councillor, ten … Continue reading

Public Outcome

The public outcome of my project is a website http://andthewatersincreased.com/ This is a collection of hyperphotographs arranged into four stories about the climate emergency. Creating the photographs has involved multiple shoots: Dartmoor, Isle of Sheppey, Cuckmere Haven, Newhaven and local locations. The text associated with … Continue readingPublic Outcome

All About Activism

Recently I attended an online lecture where the speaker was Mariama Attah. She is a curator and editor and was speaking about photography as activism. Increasingly, I describe myself as an activist, so this lecture was obviously appealing. A lot was discussed and I noted … Continue readingAll About Activism

Text Before Pictures

In creating my stories about Climate Change, I need to create a relationship between words and pictures. Rebel For Life was lead by the pictures. The pictures were taken during Extinction Rebellion actions in a photojournalism style. When the pictures were taken and the event … Continue readingText Before Pictures

Appropriated

Earlier in the MA we looked at creators appropriating each others work. This week I discovered that my work had been appropriated by an illustrator. During the Extinction Rebellion actions in September, I took this picture in London. This week, my attention was drawn to … Continue readingAppropriated

Text vs Pictures

“Photobooks or essays on social crises can be maddeninglyformulaic. In many, captions are scant at best and informative textby the photographer (if any) is separated from the photographs”. Franklin, The Documentary Impulse, p72 My progress through the FMP has convinced me that I am a … Continue readingText vs Pictures

Kiss The Ground

Kiss The Ground is the title of a new film about climate change which was released on Netflix today. I had heard a lot about it, so sat down to watch the film this evening. As part of my research for the FMP, I have … Continue readingKiss The Ground