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  1. References-Informing Contexts

    22 Apr 2018

    Abstract , Yas Crawford Photography ARTICLES, JOURNALS & CHAPTERS AMZAT, J, RAZIM O. 2014:21-30. ‘Health, Disease and Illness as Conceptual Tools’. Medical Sociology in Africa. South Africa: Springer BRIGHT, D. 1985. ‘Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men : An Inquiry into the Cultural Meanings of Landscape Photography’.  Exposure 23(1) [online] at…


  2. Peer Review and Video Presentations.

    08 Apr 2018

    This weeks activity was to prepare a video that critically reflects and contextualises my own practice. This is in preparation for the final critical review and to be reflective on my CRJ to date Since I was already preparing work for my critical review, this wasn’t too onerous a task as it…


  3. Speaking Photographically

    30 Mar 2018

    Daniel Gustav Cramer, Woodlands_Trilogy Daniel Gustav Cramer, Underwater_Trilogy Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mountain_Trilogy Reflections on David Gustav Cramer’s ’Trilogy’. Woodland, Underwater and Mountain Themes.  This weeks activity really highlighted for me the importance of contextualising my work. Cramer’s ’Trilogy’ for me though, holds little appeal and I struggled to say…


  4. Similarities with Daniella Zalcman

    30 Mar 2018

    Lucie Foundation_Daniella Zalcman, Photographer Canadian Residential Schools, Daniella Zalcman, Photographer. The Eye of the Photographer, Daniella Zalcman, Photographer Daniella Zalcman, ’Signs of Your Identity’, Interviewed by Christiane Monarchi, December 2017, Photomonitor. Introduction to the Interview: The practice of forced cultural assimilation of indigenous people has taken place in many countries of the world and countless families…


  5. Researching Illness with Maija Tammi.

    20 Mar 2018

    Maija Tammi Photographer. Removals. 2011-2013 Maija Tammi Photographer. Untitled.5. 2014. Maija Tammi Photographer. White Rabbit Fever. 2014 I’m blown away by Maija Tammi’s photography, her visual communications and her review of and view on contemporary photographers. I have been meaning to write this up for a while, but so busy reading her…


  6. Responses & Responsibilities.

    15 Mar 2018

    During this weeks coursework the key ideas I have reflected on are; aesthetics, developing a clear message through my images, how to draw-in and engage the viewer, the shock effect and what it is that actually makes us remember and act on any images we might come in contact with. …


  7. Sichy on Sebastiao Salgado & Aesthetics.

    14 Mar 2018

    My immediate reaction to these images, and before I had read anything on Salgado, was one of a strong religious reflection. One of iconic images and symbols we associate with Christianity; Jesus on the cross, labourers, the masses, the use of wood or sticks, the clothing.. His photographs take on a…


  8. Inspiration & Struggle.

    12 Mar 2018

    Body’s shut down. Yas Crawford Photography Personal Diary. Yas Crawford Photography Visiting and chatting on the phone to M.E/CFS sufferers/volunteers over the last couple of weeks who are interested in helping me with my MA Photography project on M.E/CFS and Chronic Illness, has made me realise, just how difficult life…


  9. Portrait Practice

    09 Mar 2018

    Since it won’t be long before I start photographing people with M.E/CFS, I decided I needed some portrait practice and was lucky enough to get involved with the Exeter Camera Club, for one of their meetings. Three hours of getting to know some new fellow photographers who were undertaking various…


  10. A Sea of Images

    06 Mar 2018

    A Sea of Images, Spencer Tunick Photographer During this week’s coursework, I am struck by the following two quotes from Grundberg. Grundberg (1999), p216, ”No longer are photographic images regarded as ‘mirrors with a memory’ merely reflecting the world back at us in a simple one-to-one translation. Rather they construct


  11. Frozen in Time.

    06 Mar 2018

    Frozen in time. Yas Crawford Photography. Since today was one of those strange days with M.E, when you wake feeling refreshed and hopeful of a better day ahead, I thought it would be useful to note exactly what happened. I am sure this will be familiar to all those with M.E,…


  12. Working on Backgrounds.

    03 Mar 2018

    Considering the metaphorical and a way to describe illness as having its dark and lighter sides, I started to look at my images from a different perspective. When chatting to people I know that suffer with M.E, one of the activities they miss the most is being able to get out and…


  13. Gazing at Photographs

    26 Feb 2018

    Balancing reality and making the images ‘seductive’ enough to draw the audience, at this point seems to be the challenge.  Kirsty Mitchell, Photographer Kirsty Mitchell, Photographer Helen Sears, Photographer Kirsty Mitchell, Photographer I look quite literally at the world and always overly optimistic looking for the hidden opportunity. So my ‘gaze’ is often looking for what…


  14. Into the Image World

    22 Feb 2018

    GAP Advert GAP Advert These gender-specific adverts from GAP of two children whom GAP identify with completely different life- outcomes really stuck home to me in relation to setting my own work within the right context. The young boy suggested to grow up as an ‘academic’ whist the young girl’s fate is…


  15. The Image and the Text

    15 Feb 2018

    Alechtron, Edward E. Curtis Photographer The North American Indian, The Complete Portfolios. Edward E. Curtis A Medicine Pipe. Edward E. Curtis Photographer Swallow Bird, Crow Indian, Edward C Curtis. I follow on here from my blog , Text, Photography & Orhan Pamuk and try to consider the image itself in a…


  16. Constructed Realities

    14 Feb 2018

    Wave Formation, Yas Crawford Photography Wave & Rock Formation, Yas Crawford Photography Firestorm, Sonja Brass Photographer Wave Formation, Yas Crawford Photography Forces, Sonja Braas Photographer Forces, Sonja Braas Photogrpaher Forces, Sonja Braas Photographer This week we consider constructed realities and the various approaches to building an image.  (Smith & Lefley,…


  17. Abstract Illusions.

    11 Feb 2018

    1.Wave & Rocks, reversed, Yas Crawford Photogrpahy 4. Double Exposure, Yas Crawford Photography. So this weekends practice was working on double exposure and layering in anticipation of and preparation for working with some new friends that have M.E/CFS and thinking about aesthetics and how the feelings of this condition can…


  18. Practicing with Light.

    09 Feb 2018

    1 2 3 4 5 So here is the thing, mastering light is no easy challenge!  In the first three images, 1-3, I was using natural light from the IPhone but taking the shots using different ISOs until I achieved a range of light and focus on the IPhone itself. For…


  19. Text, Photography & Orhan Pamuk.

    06 Feb 2018

    Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk archives, Writer & Photographer Orhan Pamuk archives, Writer & Photographer. Orhan Painting, Orhan Pamuk’s Archives, Writer & Photographer. Orhan’s Grandmother, Orphan Pamuk’s Archives Orhan Pamuk’s Archives A Broken Biochemistry, Yas Crawford Photography I wanted to research more into the documentary approach and how important text might be…


  20. The Index and the Icon.

    06 Feb 2018

    Salvador Dali, Unknown Surreal, Yas Crawford Photography Salvador Dali, Three Sphinxes. This week we have considered the authenticity of a photograph as well as how its representation and which might be most true in relation to our own photography.  I was actually saddened to discover that some photographs representing real life events…


  21. A Little on M.E/CFS, Learning New Skills.

    02 Feb 2018

    Fermented Prebiotics, Yas Crawford Photography. Learning New Skills, Jo Spence. Turmeric, Yas Crawford Photography. Ginger and Lemons, Yas Crawford Photography. Goji Berries, Yas Crawford Photography. I will from time to time just write a short blog on M.E/CFS in order to re-evaluate where I am with the project, to enlighten…


  22. Aesthetics or Documentary?

    02 Feb 2018

    Medication, Samuel Kaye, Lens Culture. Symbiosis, Samuel Kaye, Lens Culture. Medication, Samuel Kaye, Lens Culture. Loss & Pain, Rosie Martin, Artist, Photographer, Psychotherapist. Memory & Loss Text, Rosie Martin. Following this weeks work, I wanted to take a look at a few more photographers that have visually communicated illness in…


  23. The Shape-Shifter.

    30 Jan 2018

    Pain, Dr Deborah Padfield. Girl in Bed. Irving Penn Immune Support. Yas Crawford Photography. Wellcome Collection, Dr Deborah Padfiled Photographer. Continuing from my Introduction, my first blog this year and reflecting on my work to date, this week’s activity has touched on different perspectives and thoughts of great photographers such…


  24. Introduction and a little reflection.

    30 Jan 2018

    So here goes! First blog after the Christmas break and the New Year and into Module II of my course, Informing Contexts. Module I was on Positions and Practices. My project tackles Chronic Illness and M.E.  A slow start back after M.E relapse and contracting that terrible Aussie flu…what was that…


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