The City – Initial LecturePosted: January 19, 2015
I was excited to find out more about our field project this year and to get the brief this week.
After being given the three options to choose from: migration; the hidden city and power and technology, I am so far undecided which one I will choose next Monday but at the moment am slightly more interested in the hidden city. I think I would like to do something to do with people this term, in which I could incorporate photography and figurative drawing, which are both things I enjoy but need to develop further. The hidden city brief would be interesting to research because I could look at those who go unnoticed, strangers’ stories that you’ll never hear, the huge amount of homeless people in cardiff, who are almost forgotten by society. There are also a few artists, who I am already aware of (predominantly photographers) who would be useful to research, for example Lee Jeffries, Steve McCurry, Brandon Stanton and Vivian Maier.
Today Morag did briefly warn us to be careful with ethics and this would particularly apply to be if I was to photograph/draw strangers on the street. I will research this further when I am sure that this is what route I’m going to go down.
Between now and next Monday I intend to think more and take some rough notes about what I want to do so I can start researching relevant imagery.