Tag Archives: Gillian Wearing

Assignment 3 – Feedback

The feedback from my tutor on the third assignment was both positive and encouraging, “A succinct and rather profound response for Assignment 3. Good stuff”. My aim for the assignment had been to link four generations of my family, from my great-grandfather, Jack Murphy, down to me, using photographs. My problem was that a photographic […]

Assignment 3 – Putting Yourself in the Picture

My aim for Assignment Three, Putting yourself in the Picture, was to create a link between my great-grandfather, Jack Murphy and me using photographs. I thought it a good idea to look again at the work of Trish Morrissey and Gillian Wearing, as both created new bodies of work inspired by their family photographs. Trish […]

Assignment 3 – Preparation

The assignment, Putting Yourself in the Picture, is an exploration in self-portraiture. The assignment brief suggests that “you may choose to explore your own identity or masquerade as someone else, or use empty locations or objects to speak of your experiences. However you choose to approach it, use yourself – directly or indirectly – as […]

Project 1: Autobiographical Self-Portraiture

Having explored the use of self-portraiture in the work of Francesca Woodman, Elina Brotherus and Gillian Wearing, this exercise asks that I reflect on their work by answering a number of questions. My research of the above mentioned photographers can be viewed in the form of the following blog post. How do these images make […]

Research Point: Woodman, Brotherus and Wearing

Francesca Woodman Francesca Woodman was a photographer best known for her work which explores issues of gender representation and the female body, often portraying dark psychological states and disturbing scenes. Many of her photographs are shot in decaying buildings and feature her nude body or those of other models who are often indistinguishable from her […]