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1975 to Present

Unit 2: Contextual Studies

Why are photographic images so compelling? Despite the fact that so many of us take pictures on a more often than not daily basis, has not depleted the magic of images whether they be personal snapshots or artworks displayed in a gallery. Pictures make us feel something, whether that's something posted on social media that makes us laugh out loud or an image from the history of photography; we are captivated. 

'1975 to Present' chronicles a small history of extraordinary pictures made through photographic means. There are many important art photographs in both public and private collections across the world, and yet few were made with exhibition in mind. This piece is structured around the key developments, subjects and themes of modern photography, post two world wars and amid a develop world of developing conceptualisation.

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Postmodernism

- Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #13 1978 

- Talk about new generation of artists and the social/cultural/political conditions. Focus on commercial and tech developments, global consumerism

-'modernism is dead'

-Barbara Kruger, graphic art using multiple mediums, created resonant messages with advertising tone. Addressed issue like consumerism


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Contemporary Art

-Gerhard Richer 'Atlas' images,

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Participation Art

- China and their politicised participation programs became an artform, 

- I'm Desperate by Gillian Wearing

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Bodies Politic & the Culture War

-Nan Goldin

-US culture war Republicans against minorities

-AIDS crisis


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Documentary

-Poignancy of photographic truth

- Sudan by Kevin Carter

- Martin Parr's 'New Brighton, England'


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Fashion and Identity


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Still Life


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Constructed Imagery


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The Altered Image


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Globalisation


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