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Referencing for Final Media & Culture Presentation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsD0NpFSADM

http://visual.ly/complete-list-film-sub-genres

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction

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[1] IMDB <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/&gt; [Accessed 14th February 2013]

[2] IMDB <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/?ref_=sr_2&gt; [Accessed 14th February 2013]

[3] IMDB < http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/?ref_=sr_1&gt; [Accessed 14th February 2013]

[4] Jowy Romano, Subway Art Blog, <http://subwayartblog.com/2010/04/20/the-former-new-york-photos-by-richard-sandler/> April 20th 2010 [Accessed 15th February 2013]

[5] [6] Richard Sandler, Article Author: Caroline Smith, <http://lightbox.time.com/2011/08/03/richard-sandlers-80s-when-greed-was-good/#1&gt;, August 3 2011 [Accessed 15th February 2013]

[7] World Press Photo,  <http://www.worldpressphoto.org/martin-roemers&gt; [Accessed 15th February 2013]

[8] All That is Interesting, <http://all-that-is-interesting.com/most-iconic-surrealist-paintings&gt; 22nd January 2012, [Accessed 15th February 2013]

The Art Story, David Kupperberg, <http://www.theartstory.org/artist-matta-roberto.htm&gt; [Accessed 15th February 2013]

 http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/81348

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/827558

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/140811

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/750780

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/189413

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/648442

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/3157

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/187791

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/3633

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/725633

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/753671

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/812624

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/37675

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/33931

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/706395

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/72837

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/65294

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/681058

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/707546

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/643345

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/690677

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/10170

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/685258

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/37737

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/606439

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/606481

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/615069

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/600893

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/627551

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/58092

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/15426

http://www.freeimageslive.com/galleries/space/nebula/pics/hst_carina_ngc3372_0006.jpg

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/160039

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/112941

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Lunch-Atop-a-Skyscraper-Photograph-The-Story-Behind-the-Famous-Shot-170513696.html

http://indianajen.com/2012/09/20/smithsonian-tells-the-story-behind-famous-photograph-lunch-atop-a-skyscraper/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Falling_Soldier

http://mariotama.com/

 http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1597707

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_carving

http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/writing.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_hieroglyphs

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/rosetta.html

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H54YOtjXtVMr_Xmr2yfqSn5uTOLojJeD5Eve6UTKVOdluI6CKKe_zFrWqztOWAv0MtvIMlPdaOtsk1r5yoN6aL0r6c6okgWdmLsv8rMQELo_nldacnA

http://gotpapyrus.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/cursive-hieroglyphics.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_characters

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Kells

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Amiatinus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Gigas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindisfarne_Gospels

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraevangelia_of_Ivan_Alexander

http://www.squidoo.com/soviet-propaganda-posters?utm_source=google&utm_medium=imgres&utm_campaign=framebuster

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics

 http://picaphobia.com/picture/3740/facebook-cliches/

http://mashable.com/2012/08/31/cliche-instagram-photos/

http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-and-carry-on-7680/

http://wah-nails.com/

http://imgur.com/gallery/o4jCBru

http://m.izismile.com/2013/01/17/the_ultimate_greatest_selfies_ever_32_pics-19.html

http://deuts.org/post/24740490496/macstarbucks-taken-with-instagram-at-starbucks

Culture and Meaning Task

5 images that define “University Culture” 

1) Dirty Dishes and General FilthIMG_0219

The indescribable mess above represents the simple laziness of today’s students. If there’s no risk of catching a disease when you go in the kitchen, you’re not having enough fun.

2) Alcohol
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Alcohol is essentially fuel for a large percentage of the fun during University, cards games add to the preparation of a night out by forcing you to consume many drinks in a short space of time.

3) Takeaway and it’s leftovers (dinner for the next 3 days)

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Think of it as an investment, you may be spending double figures on a assortment of greasy food, but it will provide 3 meals a day for the rest of the week! Pizza boxes like those above are a good representation of the entrepreneurship of students and again, laziness.

4) Advertisements

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Nobody really knows where they come from, but when you’re living in Student Accommodation you will wake up to at least one new takeaway menu having been thrown under your door. The above reflects the compilation of these adverts that is created within the first week of University, and most likely you will never use any of them, but that’s what those noticeboards are for right?

5) No money for food, but always enough for alcohol

IMG_0228It is seen as somewhat of a responsibilty to make sure you have enough alcohol for the evenings events, even if that mean you don’t eat for a few days. The above view represents something you will experience at least once during your time as a student.

Clichés in Social Photography

8 examples of subject types that demonstrate clichés in social photography

1) The Tourist

Rule one of visiting a famous monument is to take a clichéd photograph of you perhaps “holding” the Eifell Tower, or “pushing” the leaning tower of Pisa.

The Culprits- People of all ages are victim to this, it just has to be done!

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2) The Nail Artisté

You’ve just done your nails for the third time today, it’s key to share this information with the rest of the world as soon as possible.

The Culprits- Teenage girls with an absurd collection of nail varnish.

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3) The Underage Party Animal

Take a group of 14 year old girls, a 6 pack of WKD and you have yourself a new FaceBook album.

The Culprits- Only the coolest of the 13-16 year old girls.

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4) Shoes

You meet your friends and instantly notice you all have similar shoes on. Better take a few snaps and upload them to FaceBook after putting them through various garish editing programs.

The Culprits- Any group of original 12-16 year old girls with a camera phone

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5) Selfies

The overwhelming desire to share your new outfit/ make-up/ towels with the world. Because, after all, that’s what your family and friends come to FaceBook for!

The Culprits- We’ve all been there.

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6) Sunsets

The sunset looks slightly prettier than usual, take a picture on your 2mp phone camera and upload it to Instagram after putting it through some heavy filters.

The Culprits- Instagram sunsets can tempt even the best of us.

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7) The Starbucks and MacBook combo

A trip to do a bit of work at Starbucks doesn’t happen unless you share the moment on Instagram.

The Culprits- Those with a fully functional internet connection at home yet gain satisfaction from others watching them write their next novel with a Skinny Latte in hand.

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8) Food Porn

You just spent a good half hour composing the perfect sandwich and it looks damn good. All your friends will be jealous if you upload this on Instagram with a faint sepia filter.

The Culprits- All proud culinary geniuses

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5 likes and 5 dislikes of social media

Likes

1) Long distance contact- Social media allows me to speak to my friends back home whilst at uni as well as family living abroad.

2) Stalking- I can’t help but take a peek at what poor soul my ex-boyfriends have ended up with.

3) Self esteem boost- It gives me some degree of satisfaction to see people I disliked in school working in McDonalds.

4) Inspiration- Following certain photographer’s lives on social media often inspires me to venture to new parts of the art I may not have known about before.

5) Entertainment- Social media essentially allows me to waste hours at a time and have nothing to show for it, but hey, at least I’m not bored now.

Dislikes

1) Procrastination– I’ll be sitting down to do work one minute, the next I’ve spent an hour trawling through photos of my neighbour’s doctor’s gardner on holiday in Paris.

2) Ridicule- If somebody doesn’t agree with you, they will continue tell you so. The right opinion or no opinion.

3) Misleading- ‘Don’t believe everything you read’ is especially true on social media.

4) Time Consuming- I spend several hours each day using social media, and most of the time I have nothing to show for it.

5) Spam- One can not mention the name of any popular brands without being bombarded with spam replies on websites such as Twitter and Instagram.

http://picaphobia.com/picture/3740/facebook-cliches/

http://mashable.com/2012/08/31/cliche-instagram-photos/

http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-and-carry-on-7680/

http://wah-nails.com/

http://imgur.com/gallery/o4jCBru

http://m.izismile.com/2013/01/17/the_ultimate_greatest_selfies_ever_32_pics-19.html

http://deuts.org/post/24740490496/macstarbucks-taken-with-instagram-at-starbucks

Images and Text Task

We were given the task of adding headlines/captions to given images. These are some of the ones I came up with.
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We were then given the task to take two photographs and create a caption/headline to pair with them. These are my two images: 

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Finally, we were given the task of researching into examples of the combination of image and text in a variety of mediums, you can find my research here.

Research- The Combination of Images and Text

Stone Carvings

Stone carvings have used a combination of images and text for centuries for a variety of different purposes. The carving of rocks and stones has been evidenced even since the Prehistoric times where the Paleolithic Era began when stone tools were developed for the first time, marking the beginning of representational art from the human race. Then after the establishment of language, text was added to carvings, increasing information passed down to future generations.

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Surprisingly, although done in more efficient ways, stone carvings of a combination of image and text are still extremely popular today in marking gravestones and embellishment of buildings.

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Hieroglyphics 

Hieroglyphs were the method of written communication during the Ancient Egyptian era, usually written on papyrus reed with ink or carved into stone.

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Hieroglyphs use a combination of alphabetic elements and logagraphs, a graphic that represents a word or phrase. There are thought to be over 700 hieroglyphs, each representing a different object, sound, idea or action.

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This combination of image and text has been extremely important to historians in researching life between 3200BC and AD 400 thanks to the Rosetta Stone which, as it also reads in Greek, helped historians decipher the hieroglyphs.

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Hieroglyphics are the first example of image and text being used as a combination to form a language, and is an example of how a combination of the two can be useful in learning about past ages.

The Chinese Language

Being a logographic language, Chinese uses symbols to represent letters, words and phrases rather than a traditional alphabet. Chinese is the oldest continuously used language in the world and is still used by approximately 1.1 billion people. The Chinese language is a perfect example of how images and text can work together to create a medium of communication.

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Religious Manuscripts

The use of a combination of image and text are strongly evident in many religious manuscripts. A number of examples are:

The Book of Kells

 The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book written in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various early texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks in approximately AD 800.

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Codex Amiatinus

Codex Amiatinus is  the earliest surviving manuscript of the nearly complete Bible in Latin Vulgate, and is considered to be the most accurate surviving copy of St. Jerome’s text.

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Codex Gigas

Codex Gigas is the is the largest extant medieval manuscript in the world thought to have been created in the 13th century.

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Lindisfarne Gospels

Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated manuscript gospel book thought to be produced around the year 700 AD and is the best documented and most complete Insular manuscript of the period.

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The Tetraevangelia of Ivan Alexander

The Tetraevangelia of Ivan Alexander is an illuminated manuscript Gospel Book written in Middle Bulgarian in the 14th Century.

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All of these manuscripts use a combination of both image and text to pass on information about religion to future generations and their contents are still read and lived by today.

Soviet Propaganda

Soviet Propaganda posters first appeared during the Proletarian Revolution in Russia – their aim was to deliver Communist Party’s slogans to the general public and called on workers and peasants to fight for freedom and justice. The posters used a combination of image and text to project their message whilst also keeping viewers interested with short bits of text supported by larger, brightly coloured graphics. Posters proved very important during the October Revolution and following Civil War.

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This ‘Have you enlisted in the Army?’ poster made by Dmitry Moor shows a solidier in the foreground pointing at the viewer, with plumes of smoke rising from a smokestack in the background.

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This poster, titled ‘Lengiz, Books on Every Subject’ was created by Aleksandr Rodchenko in 1924, includes a portrait of Lilya Brik and was used as a bookstore advertisment. Rather than illustration, Rodchenko used an actual photograph in this piece with a combination of text.

Collages

Collages are another popular method of combining both images and text, with various objects, materials and mediums assembled together to create a piece of art that communicates a message. Some examples are below:

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Comic Books

Comic books are a good example of how image and text can be used together in order to tell a story and provide entertainment for the reader. Comics are usually composed of a sequence of panels of images, paired with speech balloons and captions to indicate dialogue and narrations. Comic books have been popular since around the 1930’s and the basic juxtaposition of them has stood the test of time and remains that way in the present day. Below are some examples of popular comic books

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Man Of Steel Comic

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 http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1597707

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_carving

http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/writing.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_hieroglyphs

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/rosetta.html

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H54YOtjXtVMr_Xmr2yfqSn5uTOLojJeD5Eve6UTKVOdluI6CKKe_zFrWqztOWAv0MtvIMlPdaOtsk1r5yoN6aL0r6c6okgWdmLsv8rMQELo_nldacnA

http://gotpapyrus.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/cursive-hieroglyphics.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_characters

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Kells

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Amiatinus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Gigas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindisfarne_Gospels

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraevangelia_of_Ivan_Alexander

http://www.squidoo.com/soviet-propaganda-posters?utm_source=google&utm_medium=imgres&utm_campaign=framebuster

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics

Research- Semiotics

New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam

In this image, the photographer’s intentions were to document the 11 ironworkers working on constructing the Rockefeller building as they ate their lunch atop the steel beam 850 feet in the air. To me, this image primarily makes me nervous to see the way construction workers got the job done back in 1932 with no safety precautions. It makes me think about how different time were back then, and something like this would never be allowed in the present day. That however does not make me think any less of the image, I personally think this is an amazing photograph that has been fantastically composed considering the situation. Each character emits a different story, making the viewer think deeper into the image. I think this photograph will mean something different to everyone. Some may even think it is fake, however I do think many will share the shocking nature of the situation.

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This photograph, ‘The Falling Soldier’ by Robert Capa was intended to capture the moment a Republican soldier was shot and killed during the Spanish Civil War to be published in magazines and newspapers across the world to document the war. Again, I find this to be another startling photograph that captures a harsh but true reality. However, there has been a lot of controversy among others regarding the authenticity of this photograph and recent research suggests that it was staged and doubt shadowed on the identity of the subject, that it may not have been Federico Borrell García as originally thought.

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This is the first of two photographs I researched that are included in Mario Tama’s set of Superstorm Sandy images. In this photograph Tama intends to capture the sheer devastation caused by Sandy. By taking a helicopter ride above affected areas, Mario Tama captured a number of incredible images reflecting the aftermath of the storm. I personally think these images are exceptionally successful in fulfilling their intentions. The fact that the images are taken from a birds eye point of view make them all the more hard-hitting and realistic, almost putting the viewer in the situation. I think most people will agree that photographs such as these from Mario Tama’s Sandy set are incredibly strong and realistically reflect the damage and devastation Mother Nature can cause.

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This is the second of Mario Tama’s Superstorm Sandy photographs I researched. The intentions of this image are clear, to capture the devastation caused by the storm and that these were actually people’s homes that were being destroyed. I think this photograph is incredibly effective and successful in it’s intentions, as it makes me think about the story behind this home and the family it belonged to, what would they do now? Often in the media, devastation caused by storms such as Sandy is only shown on a huge scale, from a birdseye view taken from a helicopter. However I feel close up and single subject images like this really make known the effects on real people. I think there will be a balanced opinion of this photograph among most people as it has basic intentions and a basic composition, leaving the viewer to think deeper into the image and draw their own conclusions.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Lunch-Atop-a-Skyscraper-Photograph-The-Story-Behind-the-Famous-Shot-170513696.html

http://indianajen.com/2012/09/20/smithsonian-tells-the-story-behind-famous-photograph-lunch-atop-a-skyscraper/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Falling_Soldier

http://mariotama.com/

Collage Task

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I created this collage on PhotoShop based on the theme of ‘Dream Time’ I took a surrealist approach to represent how unsystematic dreams are. Although it took me 5 hours overall, I am quite happy with how this turned out as it is the first time I have done something like this on PhotoShop before and is something I would be interested in doing again in the future.

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Because I was not completely happy with my first attempt, I tried again this time on paper rather than on PhotoShop and then scanned it.  I prefer this collage as the items are more compact and overlapped rather than spread out with lots of empty space.

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/81348

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/827558

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/140811

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/750780

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/189413

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/648442

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/3157

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/187791

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/3633

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/725633

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/753671

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/812624

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/37675

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/33931

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/706395

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/72837

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/65294

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/681058

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/707546

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/643345

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/690677

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/10170

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/685258

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/37737

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/606439

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/606481

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/615069

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/600893

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/627551

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/58092

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/15426

http://www.freeimageslive.com/galleries/space/nebula/pics/hst_carina_ngc3372_0006.jpg

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/160039

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/112941

Building Visual Language (Staging)

Film- (Science Fiction)

Back to the Future- The Back to the Future trilogy lands in the science fiction genre. Science fiction is described as ‘science-based depictions of phenomena that are not necessarily accepted by mainstream science’. The main sub genre that can be applied to Back to the Future is that of Space/Time travel. As the main focus of the film is time travel, which is clearly not currently possible in today’s world, therefore it could be described as involving ‘depictions of phenomena that are not necessarily accepted by mainstream science’. The film definitely gives the audience a temporary escape from reality and desire for the futuristic lifestyle of the main character Marty McFly. [3]

Jurassic Park- The Jurassic Park trilogy can be classified as science fiction because of its focus on genetic experimentation of dinosaurs. The common sub genre related to science fiction films of ‘Lost worlds’ can be applied to the Jurassic Park, as the main focus of the film is the character’s intentions to re-establish the pre-historic world of dinosaurs. [2]

Star Wars- “Luke Skywalker, a spirited farm boy, joins rebel forces to save Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader, and the galaxy from the Empire’s planet-destroying Death Star.” [1] The sub genre associated with the Star Wars saga is that of ‘Space Opera’. Space Opera films involve romantic and emotional drama set in outer space.

Photography- (Street/Urban) 

1) Brian Soko

Brian Soko grew up in Chicago surrounded by people who were struggling. He tries to capture the quieter moments in the busy city and tries to take pictures of people exactly how he sees them. Brian “it is a simple need for connection with his subjects, and with his viewers. And if he occasionally attains that connection, it makes it all worth it. That’s the reason he continues to take pictures.”

2) Richard Sandler

Richard Sandler began to photograph the streets of New York in 1977 when he was handed a Leica camera. “You are recording your time,” says Sandler. “You are looking for trends.  If you are in the street, you see it. You see everything on the street.”[5] Sandler has taken up film now rather than photography, as he feels ‘cell phones have robbed photographers of their subjects’. “There is nothing more boring, nothing more nondescript and vacant than a person on a cell phone walking down the street. They seem to be out of the game,” Sandler says. “People are walking around in bubbles.” [6]

3) Martin Roemers

Martin Roemers studied photography at the Academy of Arts in Enschede, in the Netherlands. He focuses on metropolis photography and the stories of war veterans. [7]

Paintings- (Surrealism) 

1) Salvador Dali

‘The Persistance of Memory” is widely known as the most iconic surrealist painting of all time.[8] Dali was born on May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain. He was well known for his ability to translate his dreams into artwork, and described his work as ‘hand-painted dream photographs’. He was also known as being a sculptor, writer, filmmaker, and theater actor.

2) Vladimir Kush

Vladimir Kush is a surrealist painting and sculptor from Russia. After studying at the Surikov Moscow Art Institute emigrated to the United States and eventually established his own gallery on the island of Maui in Hawaii.

3) Roberto Matta

Roberto Matta was a Chilean surrealist artist known for his abstract and expressionist surrealism. André Breton encouraged Matta   to join the Paris Surrealist Movement an began producing illustrations for journals such as Minotaure.  His work focused on multi-dimensional spaces and cosmic landscapes.

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Research into the genre of films

Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is a suspense/ horror film released in 1960. Films that fall into the genre of suspense, also known as a ‘thriller’ focus on the use tension and excitement. This creates anticipation, uncertainty, surprise, anxiety and terror among audiences. Two sub genres that could be applied to Psycho are psychological and mystery thrillers. Psychological thrillers focus on the unstable mental state of particular characters, in this case, the audience will be aware that something is not quite right about Norman Bates from an early point in the film. Mystery thrillers focus on the unraveling of a crime and while watching ‘Psycho’ the audience will be attempting to piece together the happenings in the motel.

Back to the Future

The Back to the Future trilogy lands in the science fiction genre. Science fiction is described as ‘science-based depictions of phenomena that are not necessarily accepted by mainstream science’. The main sub genre that can be applied to Back to the Future is that of Space/Time travel. As the main focus of the film is time travel, which is clearly not currently possible in today’s world, therefore it could be described as involving ‘depictions of phenomena that are not necessarily accepted by mainstream science’. The film definitely gives the audience a temporary escape from reality and desire for the futuristic lifestyle of the main character Marty McFly.

Jurassic Park  

The Jurassic Park trilogy falls into the genre of adventure combined with science fiction. Adventure films are known for their exploration of exotic locations in an energetic way.  Jurassic Park could also be classified as a science fiction film because of its focus on genetic experimentation of dinosaurs. The common sub genre related to science fiction films of ‘Lost worlds’ can be applied to the Jurassic Park, as the main focus of the film is the character’s intentions to re-establish the pre-historic world of dinosaurs.

500 days of Summer

500 Days of Summer is a romance film. Some typical traits of films that come under this genre are those of love, passion, emotion and affection.  The fact that the main plot focus in this film is that of the relationship between the two main characters and the obstacles they need to overcome also contributes to the classification of 500 Days of Summer into the romantic genre. The scene in which Tom and Summer meet in the elevator could be seen as being a traditional ‘love at first sight’ moment, which are very common in this genre. Some sub genres evident are those of drama and comedy. An example of definition found to describe dramatic films is “A film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes.” As the situation between Summer and Tom is quite relatable, 500 Days of Summer could be described as a dramatic romance.

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