Context and Narrative

Context and Narrative

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Maria Short's book, Context and Narrative is a core text for People and Place. It attempts to demonstrate how 'documented moments' can have a direct relevance to the present and prompt us to look towards the future. Short guides the reader through a variety of ideas and methods behind creating meaningful images. The text includes topics about: The function of photographs; What is narrative?; Choosing your subject; Concept; Intention and interpretation; The single image; Series of photographs; Signs and symbols; Using text; The response of the audience. As well as addressing these themes, Maria Short includes case studies and examples from highly regarded photographers. 

It is a must read for anyone studying the OCA People and Place course, and for those progressing further in their photographic studies.

The photograph as contemporary art

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