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unit guide photographic index 09
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AME-1-PIN:
Photographic Index

http://photographicindex.wordpress.com/

Department
of Arts, Media and English

Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences

2009 2nd semester

camerawork
archive at lsbu and photo-panel from Visible Girls (1981) by
Anita Corbin (box GS)

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Table
of Contents

1.
Unit Details 3

2.
Short Description 3

3.
Aims of the Unit 3

4.
Learning Outcomes 3

4.1
Knowledge and Understanding 4

• Understand the
validating context within which the project is to be assessed, as
demonstrated by your knowledge of the relationship between cultural
theory and photographic practices 4

4.2
Intellectual Skills 4

• Apply conceptual
skills as evidenced by your ability to evaluate and the use of
performance-based methodologies in the field of youth culture and
photography, 4

4.3
Practical Skills 4

• Develop practical
photographic skills as evidenced by your ability to apply a range of
resources to the development of your practical digital photography
project; 4

4.4
Transferable Skills 4

• Develop written
communication skills appropriate to academic study as evidenced by
your critical and analytical skills in writing assignments 4

5.
Assessment of the Unit 4

6.
Feedback 6

7.
Introduction to Studying the Unit
6

7.1
Overview of the Main Content 6

7.2
Overview of Types of Classes 7

7.3
Importance of Student Self-Managed Learning Time 7

7.4
Employability 7

8.
The Programme of Teaching, Learning and Assessment 7

9.
Learning Resources 8

9.1
Core Materials 8

9.2
Optional Materials 9


1.Unit
Details

Unit Title:

Photographic Index

Unit Level:

One

Unit Reference
Number:

AME-1-PIN

Credit Value:

15

Student Study
Hours:

120

Contact Hours:

36

Private Study
Hours:

84

Pre-requisite
Learning (If applicable):

Digital image fundamentals

Co-requisite Units
(If applicable):

Developing the digital image

Course(s):

BA (Hons) Digital Photography

Year and Semester

Semester 2 2009

Unit Coordinator:

paula roush

UC Contact Details
(Tel, Email, Room)

Email:
roushp@lsbu.ac.uk

Tel:
02078155418

Office:
Caxton House 28a (2nd floor)

Borough Road London SE1 0AA

Teaching Team &
Contact Details

Cris Packham tel:6777, K-113

Subject Area:

Digital Photography

Summary of
Assessment Method:

Practical
Project (75%)

Production Analysis (25%)


2.Short Description

Photographic
Index is a unit that examines the nature of the photographic image
through critical methodologies and practice-based research project.
It focus upon understanding the photographic representation of
contemporary youth culture both in terms of the representational
aspects of photographic imagery and as a cultural practice.

The
project started in 2006 taking as a departure point the camerawork
archive at lsbu, containing the box Girls Subcultures, and the work
Visible Girls (1981) by Anita Corbin, and it developed into a
study of the social functions that photography archiving performs in
terms of social representation of the other and everyday life.


3.Aims
of the Unit

By
the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate
    an understanding of relationship between cultural theory and
    photographic practices

  • Develop
    intellectual skills in the use of performance-based methodologies

  • Demonstrate
    through practical project an understanding of key issues on the
    youth culture-photography debates

  • Produce
    digital based photographic work for publication next semester (unit:
    photographic cultures, level 2/ semester 1).


4.Learning
Outcomes


4.1Knowledge and Understanding

  • Understand
    the validating context within which the project is to be assessed,
    as demonstrated by your knowledge of the relationship between
    cultural theory and photographic practices


4.2Intellectual Skills

  • Apply
    conceptual skills as evidenced by your
    ability to evaluate and the use of
    performance-based methodologies in the field of
    youth culture and photography,


4.3Practical Skills

  • Develop
    practical photographic skills as evidenced
    by your ability to apply a range of resources to the development of
    your practical digital photography project;


4.4Transferable Skills


    Develop
    written communication skills appropriate
    to academic study as evidenced by your critical
    and analytical skills in writing assignments


5.Assessment
of the Unit

ASSESSMENT
METHOD

The
coursework will examine both theoretical understanding and practical
skills in working with photography in a research-based project.

1.
Practical project (75%)

You
will work in response to the theme youth culture and photography
and the context provided by the box GS and the responses from the
photographic index 2007 and 2008 cohorts.

The
work develops from an initial stage of active research on
representations of contemporary youth culture in the media and
throughout history (week 01-06), performed and photographed by the
group and posted to flickr with a tag pin9 [or other we decide] for
comments.

This
is complemented by the use of the group’s blog
[http://photographicindex.wordpress.com]

for
archiving and sharing research and links to flickr images.

2.
Project statement 2 (25%)

You
will submit an artist’s statement, which reflects on the
process undertaken by yourself and the group. Your analysis will
demonstrate familiarity with the discourse of performance-based
learning and photography as social practice. (500 -1500w)

Overview
of process

Element

technique

Deadline

  1. contribution
    to

performative

photograph 1

(10%,
including blog/flickr contributions)

Invisible
photograph
(10%)

After
Invisible theater in a public space

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

Week
02

2.
contribution to performative photograph 2

(10%, including
blog/flickr contributions)

Image
photograph (10%)

After
Image Theatre

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

Week 03

3.
contribution to performative photograph 3

(10%,
including blog/flickr contributions)

Newspaper
Photograph
(10%)

After
Newspaper Theatre

http://tinyurl.com/ccbzfx

Week 04

4.
contribution to performative photograph 4

(10%,
including blog/flickr contributions)

Invisible
photograph
(10%)

After
Invisible theater in a virtual space (second life)

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

Week 05

5.
contribution to performative photograph 5

(10%, including
blog/flickr contributions)

Image
photograph

After
Image Theatre but in a video streaming platform such as oovoo or
skype

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

Week 06

Project research
week

Week 07

6. Project proposal

development of the
most successful concept/images into the project’s final work

Week 08

Project
development

Weeks 08/11

7. Presentation of
your project: final output (25%) and statement (25%)

Presentation of the
process and final work with feedback

Week 12

Submission
procedure:

CD with artists statement, documentation of
contributions towards the research seminars, and final selection of
images week 12

Photo file formats:

1-tiff files at 300 dpi

2-Jpeg files at 72 dpi

• Texts file formats: word

• ALL SUBMITTED FILES MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH YOUR NAME.

Generic
Assessment Criteria for Practical Work

Percentage

70%
– 100%

60%
– 69%

50%
– 59%

40%
– 49%

40% or below

Quality

Excellent

Very
good

Good

Weak

Poor

Classification

1st

2:1

2:2

3rd

Fail

Project

1st

Outstanding work: your conceptual
framework has been effectively transported into a site-specific
format, with originality and technical skill. Outstanding
presentation – excellent photographic work, excellent online
documentation of the process, critical texts- everything will
demonstrate consistent attention to detail.

2:1

Well-presented, conscientious
work, with a strong concept. While exploring an intellectually
challenging idea, the project may be undermined by some minor
technical problems; alternatively, while technically proficient,
the project may be lacking conceptual rigour or originality.
Nonetheless the work stands out as a strong project.

2:2

Well-presented project displaying
a good research concept but somewhat unoriginal or not fully
pursued in terms of intellectual coherence. Technically competent
but may contain a number of significant errors or lack inspiration
or ambition in the use of the medium. Alternatively it maybe be
unrealistically ambitious and the research lack behind the
proposal.

3rd

This represents a poor project in
all aspects: unoriginal or poorly developed concept and incomplete
research. Overall it will demonstrate a lack of basic
understanding of the brief and problems in developing the basic
technical skills to fulfil it.

Fail

Project failed to address all or
most of the aspects formulated in the brief. The concept may be
weak and /or unoriginal; technically, little or no attempt has
been made to achieve the required basic technical skills;
presentation may also be poor.

6.Feedback

Feedback will be integral to the unit, taking the form
of tutor’s feedback and peers’ feedback.

– At the end of each research-seminar we will reflect
on the contributions

– Session 07 is for feedback of proposal

– Session 12 is for feedback of projects


7.Introduction
to Studying the Unit


7.1Overview of the Main Content

In
this project you will be working with the photographic archives of
Camerawork, a London-based photographer’s gallery that operated
from 1975 to 1998. Twenty boxes related to Camerawork’s touring
exhibitions programme are currently housed at lsbu. You will engage
with a particular section of this archive, the box titled Girls’
Subcultures. (GS box) containing the 1981 photographic series Visible
Girls by Anita Corbin. The aims are to rethink the content of this
box in the wider context of photographic archive and contemporary
youth culture.

The
unit has been organised as a practice-based research project in order
to help you explore the way photographers apply performance based
visual methodologies in response to visual culture.


7.2Overview of Types of Classes

Photographic
Index is taught over 12 weeks and is based around a weekly three-hour
taught session, which will include six research seminars, creative
workshops and tutorials, one gallery visit and a guest-lecturer. In
addition, you will be allocated a weekly two-hour period when you
have access to the Digital Media Labs in Keyworth Street for project
development.


7.3Importance of Student Self-Managed Learning Time

In
addition to the class seminars and research-production time, you need
to invest time doing research to fulfil the brief, as this requires
familiarity with the way contemporary youth culture is represented in
varied media. Finally you will have to spend some of your own time
planning and photographing your project. This will require from you
an investment of approximately 84 hours.


7.4Employability

Working
in a team and independently, research and presentation skills,
developing practice-based research.


8.The
Programme of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The weekly
programme at a glance

Element

technique

Deadline

  1. contribution
    to

performative

photograph
1

Invisible
photograph
(10%)

After
Invisible theater in a public space

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

Week
02

2.
contribution to performative photograph 2

Image
photograph (10%)

After
Image Theatre

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

Week 03

3.
contribution to performative photograph 3

Newspaper
Photograph
(10%)

After
Newspaper Theatre

http://tinyurl.com/ccbzfx

Week 04

4.
contribution to performative photograph 4

Invisible
photograph
(10%)

After
Invisible theater in a virtual space (second life)

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

Week 05

5.
contribution to performative photograph 5

Image
photograph (10%)

After
Image Theatre but in a video streaming platform such as oovoo or
skype

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

Week 06

Project research
week

Week 07

6. Project proposal

development of the
most successful concept/images into the project’s final work

Week 08

Project
development

Weeks 08/11

7. Presentation of
your project: final output (25%) and statement (25%)

Contributions towards
the group project contemporary youth culture –a mobile
exhibition (35% + 25%)

Week 12


9.Learning
Resources


9.1Core Materials

Dewdney,
A & Lister, M (1988) Youth, culture and photography.
London: MacMillan Education (representing youth)

Cieslik,
M (2003) ‘Introduction: Contemporary Youth Research: Issues,
Controversies and Dilemmas’ in Andy Bennett, Mark Cieslik and
Steven Miles (Eds) Researching Youth, Hampshire and New York:
Palgrave MacMillan

Dewdney,
A, Grey, C, Minnion, A and the residents of the Rufford Street Hostel
(1994) Down but not out: Young people, photography and images of
homelessness Straffordshire: Trentham Books Limited

Gauntlett,
D. (2007) Creative explorations: new approaches to identities and
audiences
Oxon: Routledge

Rybas,
N & Gajjala, R (2007) Developing Cyberethnographic Research
Methods for Understanding Digitally Mediated Identities, volume 8,
No. 3, Art. 35. (accessed 08.01.31)

http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-07/07-3-35-e.htm

performance

Newspaper
Theatre: Applying performance-based learning to journalism education

http://live-wirez.gu.edu.au/jea.papers/boland%20and%20cameron.rtf.

Anything
on augusto boal from the perry library

http://lispac.lsbu.ac.uk/search~/a?searchtype=X&searcharg=boal&SORT=D&SUBMIT=GO!

Everything
on youth culture from the perry library

http://lispac.lsbu.ac.uk/search~S1/?searchtype=X&searcharg=youth+culture&searchscope=1&SORT=DZ&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=Xboal%26SORT%3DD

http://photographicindex.wordpress.com/


9.2Optional Materials

Evans,
J. (1999) (Ed) The Camerawork essays: Context and meaning in
photography. London: Rivers Oram Press. Pp 9-10 and 11-(Preface by
Hunt, B.) and introduction-extracts by Evans,J.)

Sekula,
A. (1992) The body and the archive, in Bolton, R (Ed) The contest of
meaning: critical histories of photography, Cambridge: MIT Press.

Hebdige,
D. (1988), Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things. London:
Routledge. Pp 17-36 (chapt 1: youth surveillance and display)

Bennett,
A. (2000) Popular Music and Youth Culture: Music, identity and place,
London, Macmillan. (Chapt 1 sociology of youth culture pp 17-33)


Hall,
S. (1997), The spectacle of the other in Hall, S. (ed)
Representation-cultural representations and signifying practices.
London: The Open University.

Photographers
who work with archives of found photography and photo archives housed
in institutions (selection)

[all
accessed
22 January 2007]

Designing
Britain 1945 – 1975 > Student Response Bank
http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/learning/designingbritain/html/srb.html

Joachim
Schmid

http://schmid.wordpress.com/

Joachim
Schmid ARCHIV 1986-1995

http://sunsite.cs.msu.su/wwwart/archiv/

Stephen
Bull, JOACHIM SCHMID

http://www.cefvigo.com/ingles/galeria_joachim.htm

Thompson,
L. (1994) Turning Photo-Trash into Art Treasure, Found photographs
engage as artworks in Joachim Schmid’s Pictures from the Street.
[Online] Available from:

http://www.artic.edu/webspaces/fnews/2001-september/septreviews1.html

Camilla
Webster

http://www.ellingsen-webster-gallery.com/

Peter
Pillar

http://www.peterpiller.de/index1.htm

Aleksandra
Mir

http://www.aleksandramir.info/pdfs/pdf_index.html

reeenacting/recreating

Bayles,
J. (2003) Gillian Wearing Album. [Online]
Available from:

http://www.albrightknox.org/acquisitions/acq_2004/Wearing.html

Galassi,
P. (1998) Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Stills 1977-1982.
[Online] Available from:

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/1997/sherman/index.html

Photographers
working with youth culture (selection)

Lauren
Greenfield

http://www.laurengreenfield.com/

Rineke
dijkstra

http://www.rinekedijkstra.net/

Wolfgang
tillmans

http://www.yvonneforceinc.com/yfinew/tillmans.htm

Larry
Clark

http://www.larryclarkofficialwebsite.com/

Nan
goldin

http://fototapeta.art.pl/2003/ngie.php

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