Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Death of the Author – Roland Barthes

I finally got around to writing a few words on the 1967 essay, The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes. The essay explores the notion of authorship and argues against traditional literary criticism (structuralism). A text here is any medium, be it literary, photographic, painted or otherwise, that is created by a conscious mind […]

Assignment 2: Feedback

My tutor was very prompt in returning his feedback on my submission for Assignment Two. I, on the hand have been slow in officially reflecting upon that feedback. It was probably a little premature of me to tackle self-portraiture as part of the second assignment, when the next section of the course covers the genre […]

Project 3: Nigel Shafran

This exercise asks me to answer a number of questions regarding the series, Washing-up 2000, by photographer Nigel Shafran. Nigel Shafran Nigel Shafran began his photography career in the fashion industry. He later realised that fashion was not what he ‘wanted to pursue, because of the way it depicts women, and the aspirational values it […]

Research Point: Self-Absented Portraiture

Maria Kapajeva Maria Kapajeva grew up in both, Soviet and Post-Soviet Estonia. She moved to the United Kingdom ten year ago, where she studied photography, gaining a BA and then an MA at The University of Westminster. Kapajeva expands her photography practice to also include, working with video, found images and textile crafts. Along with […]