Sunday, April 5, 2009

Here's a link to Godard & Gorin's film 'A Letter to Jane' (1972). This film was mentioned in chpt 4 of Sontag's 'On Photography', part of the reading list for this week. The film is a cinematic essay that deconstructs a news photograph of Jane Fonda in Hanoi taken by photographer Joseph Kraft. It provides insight on how to read a photograph and discern both the the intentional and unintentional meaning of its framing, subject, angle, focus, setting and how this relates to the given caption, particularly in parts iii-vi of the video link.
Film Links: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI.

I've added a link to Frank Abruzzese's website, an American photographer who lives and works in Wexford. He is interested in questioning photography's accepted role as a factual document.
He takes some interesting shots of construction sites, revealing them as unearthly landscapes.
Also of interest are the results of a workshop he ran on identity, based on Galton's forays into composite portraiture and profiling.



Dara will be giving a lecture in the red room, School of Architecture, UCD.
There will be a wine reception afterwards at which the results of the arcsoc photography competition will be announced. Ros Kavanagh is guest judge of the competition.