Category Part 2 Exercises

Project 3 – Photographing the Unseen

This exercise looks at three OCA students, who use metaphor to portray the ideas in their personally driven projects. Peter Mansell suffered a spinal chord injury as a result of a traffic accident when he was 20. He has spent much of his life using a wheelchair. His project explores the affect his injury has […]

Project 2.2 – Image and Text

The aim of this exercise is to encourage the development of metaphorical and visceral interpretation rather than obvious and literal ones, to give a sense of something rather than a record of it. The exercise requires the student to select a poem that resonates with them and interpret it through photographs, avoiding the temptation to […]

Research Point – Image and Text

Sophie Calle – Take Care of Yourself Take care of Yourself by Sophie Calle has been described by Louise Neri as ‘a tour de force of feminine responses to a breakup letter that Calle received by e-mail from a man.’ At first, Calle didn’t know how to respond to the letter, but after showing it […]

Project 2.1 – Image and Text

This exercise requires me to select newspaper images and write my own captions, using both anchoring and relaying text. How does the text contextualise /re-contextualise the image? Anchor – In news stories the text that accompanies pictures is usually there to control the meaning, to stop the image from being in a manner that isn’t […]

Project 1 – Telling a Story

This exercise examines linear or chronological storytelling from an insider’s point of view. The exercise requires the examination of two photo essays, made sixty years apart. The photo essays in question are; Country Doctor by Eugene Smith, which appeared in Life Magazine in 1948, documenting the life of general practitioner Dr. Ernest Ceriani from Colorado […]