Tag Archives: Liz Jobey

Assignment 4 – Feedback

The feedback from my tutor on the fourth assignment was very encouraging, “this reads well.., I found both the picture and your write up fascinating”. For the third assignment, I used ancestral research to help inform my submission. Finding more enjoyment and motivation in a personal approach to that assignment, I again turned to photographs […]

Insomnia – Jeff Wall

This exercise asks that students read and reflect upon Sharon Boothroyd’s blog post entitled,¬†Beneath the Surface.¬†In the blog post, Boothroyd applies photographic theory to the image, Insomnia, by Jeff Wall, in an effort to deconstruct and decipher the image’s meaning. Having already studied Liz Jobey’s comprehensive essay, A young Brooklyn family going for a Sunday […]

Project 2.2 – Diane Arbus’ Brooklyn Family

This exercise asks that the student read and reflect upon Liz Jobey’s essay on Diane Arbus in Singular Images: Essays on Remarkable Photographs by Sophie Howarth. “The fictions we make about photographs are as unreliable as they are unavoidable” (Jobey 2005, p.67). This is Liz Jobey’s opening line and the sentiment on which her essay […]