The Introduction to this course starts simply with the definition of ‘context’ and then a little further on the definition of ‘narrative’ is also to be found. The author of the course expands on the definitions to reinforce some of the basics to be held on to throughout my studies over the coming months and beyond.
The author also states that, “No image exists without purpose, background or context.” The context is all about where the narrative is born from.
I have underlined the next paragraph in the introduction that reminds us to be mindful of messages that we are intentionally and unintentionally sending out in our own imagery. It is this thinking about our work that will potentially separate us from the madding camera tech crowds.
Considering the work of others who have walked before me will be key in developing critical analysis and the introduction reinforces this aspect of research and point us to several photographers to consider.
Please see ‘Introduction Reading’ in the category list for my notes on the afore named practitioners.