OCA Photography Two: Documentary barry511915. Assi five : Exercise One Cruel & Tender.

I was unable to gain access to the interview of Rineke Dijkstra Fazal Sheikh as every link I tried was not working.

I did, however, view some of the images I found Rineke Images repetitive in style and content, and somehow reminded me of Michelle Sank work The young carers, The vulnerability in the work is clear to see, the relationship between the photographer and the sitter is clear the Photographer was clearly in charge of the way the sitters were posing this created a feeling of a constructed images, a clear difference from Sands work. I felt like the work of Rineke was along the lines of topology, I would say this came from the repetitiveness of the work rather than intentional topology. The work seems to be a sort of social record, but again I find this a little confusing as the photographer seems to have had total control over where the images are taken, so can only express the photographer’s Ideas of a social record.

((‘ The Decisive Moment’ (Henri Cattier Bresson )  I believe that, through the act of living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us, which can mould us, but which can also be affected by us. A balance must be established between these two words – the one inside us and the one outside us. As a result of a constant reciprocal process, both these worlds come to form a single one. And it is this world we must communicate.  ) (Context and narrative AVA Publishings (UK) 2011))

The quote above I found to be very fitting to what I was trying to say. I must at this point out that the opinion above is based on very limited and incomplete knowledge and is only meant to express my thoughts on the exhibition with the limited information that I have found so far.


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