photographed cinema halls exposing his shots for the entire length of the film! This is in New York captured in Hiroshis exhibition Black Box is at the Mapfre Foundation in Spain until 8 May. by guardian
4/4 – I think the two men’s idea of starting an Instagram page to show another side of Africa is very successful. Their idea is able to travel across the world to everyone, solely through photographs. The images they have curated have allowed other local photographers in Africa to participate in their project which makes their idea both very useful and helpful to Africa.
¾ - After they created the page and it became successful, they developed a collage of images where people all around the world would be able to see raw images of Africa, just like they would see it if they were there to walk, talk and engage with society not the Africa that we see on magazine pages but is rather the Africa that any visitor.
2/4 – He created the page because him and his colleague noticed that there weren’t many images showing the true reality of Africa when they were on assignment in Africa. They began to take and upload real time images on their phones and upload them to Instagram. They also wanted a platform for other African photographers to showcase their work taken in their home country, since there were not many opportunities to do so.
¼ - In week 12, one of the stories that stood out to me in the lecture was about Peter DiCampo and the Instagram account he started called “Everyday Africa”. His intentions behind the creation of the page were to, “delivers fresh, insightful images daily that counter the crippling stereotypes that have long defined an entire continent’s image from the outside”.
4/4 - Hiroshi says that his dream was to capture 170,000 photographs on a single frame of film. The image he had inside his brain was of a gleaming white screen inside a dark movie theater. He says that the, “the light created by an excess of 170,000 exposures would be the embodiment or manifestation of something awe-inspiring and divine.”
2/4 - They are very high contrast, black and white images which is a style I love looking at. Hiroshi asked himself, “What happens if you shoot a whole movie in a single frame?”. To find out the answer he snuck a large format camera and set it up in the back of a movie theatre in New York City. He set the exposure time to the full length of the movie that was playing and only used the available light that was in the theatre, which was primarily from the projector.
4/4 - Many visitors seemed to be genuinely disappointed (which I find ironic, since that’s the whole point of the exhibit, is to be disappointed). For others, the park didn’t live up to the expectations. Some people perceived the disappointing experience as the whole point of the Disneyland parody, which I personally think is the right way to look at his exhibition.
A killer whale jumping out of a toilet piece is one of the pieces on display at Dismaland - Weston Super-Mare,Somerset, UK
1/4 - In week 7, the art instillation that stood out to me in the lecture was Dismaland by Banksy and other artists in London. I knew who Banksy was and I had heard about his project Dismaland a while ago, but I never really looked into or knew what the concept of it was. For this week I looked into his concept and why he created it.
4/4 - To me personally, it still bothers me that he took other people’s images and appropriated them into his own. The good thing that came out of this was that he did create visually appealing images which are enjoyable to look at. Most times when artists take other people’s work and use it to make their own, the outcome isn’t usually that great.
3/4 - I like his concept because birds are known to fly in special formations that have always amazed people. Kardinal realized this and took a play on the formation of how birds fly, and made it into his own patterns that are beautiful.
Birds fly in precise triangles, spirals, and other improbable formations in the digital photo collage series "Flying Formation" by artist Shaun Kardinal.
1/4 - A series of images that stood out to me in Week 9: Reproduction, Repetition & Recontextualization was the group of bird images by Shaun Kardinal. What stood out to me the most about these images was the composition and graphic nature to them. I found them very pleasing to look at. I took to the internet to find out more about this series of bird titled, Flying Formation.