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MA Photography 2006 Millie Burton Andrew M. Cantouris Jan Cihak Jillian Davison Carina Frie Lydia Goldblatt Hannah Guy Elena Inga Penny Klepuszewska Jason Manning Kevin Newark Sian Pile Kate Potter Katherine Thurlow

Teaching: Jananne Al-Ani, Celia Bishop, Margo Blythman, David Chandler, Gareth Mc Connell, Pat Francis, Clare Grafik, Anne Hardy, Janice Hart, Dan Holdsworth, Tom Hunter, Wiebke Leister, Deborah Loth, Paul Smith, Lucy Soutter, Tony Wailey, Anne Williams Artist Talks: Suky Best, Anna Fox, Joy Gregory, Anne Hardy, Sarah Jones, Olivier Richon, Nigel Rolfe, Helen Sear, David Spero

Czech Photography Study Day: Jan Cihak, Clare Grafik, Mark HaworthBooth, Alena Kotzmannova, Tansy Spinks, Pavel Vancat, Ian Walker Jüdisches Study Day: Roman Beziak, Martin Deppner, Lydia Goldblatt, Lucy Levene, Paul Lowe Just One Image Seminar at PARC: Claudia Frickemeier, Roger Hargreaves, Mark Haworth-Booth, Sophie Howarth, Penny Klepuszewska, Wiebke Leister, Sian Pile, Kate Potter, Roma Tearne, Dominic Willsdon Box Seminars at PARC: Matthew Bowman, Robin Christian, Lorna Crabbe, Marjolaine Ryley, Sarah Warden and a special thank you to: Val Williams; Mark Haworth-Booth for editing an enormous amount of text; Dean Pavitt for the design and the related discussions; John McCarthy for setting up six shows; and to the sponsors

Design: LOUP

Family Archives Lost and Found: Anna Fox, Joy Gregory, Hannah Guy, Mark Haworth-Booth, Sophie Howarth, Kevin Newark, Sian Pile, Marjolaine Ryley, Katherine Thurlow, Val Williams


MA Photography 2006 Millie Burton Andrew M. Cantouris Jan Cihak Jillian Davison Carina Frie Lydia Goldblatt Hannah Guy Elena Inga Penny Klepuszewska Jason Manning Kevin Newark Sian Pile Kate Potter Katherine Thurlow

Teaching: Jananne Al-Ani, Celia Bishop, Margo Blythman, David Chandler, Gareth Mc Connell, Pat Francis, Clare Grafik, Anne Hardy, Janice Hart, Dan Holdsworth, Tom Hunter, Wiebke Leister, Deborah Loth, Paul Smith, Lucy Soutter, Tony Wailey, Anne Williams Artist Talks: Suky Best, Anna Fox, Joy Gregory, Anne Hardy, Sarah Jones, Olivier Richon, Nigel Rolfe, Helen Sear, David Spero

Czech Photography Study Day: Jan Cihak, Clare Grafik, Mark HaworthBooth, Alena Kotzmannova, Tansy Spinks, Pavel Vancat, Ian Walker Jüdisches Study Day: Roman Beziak, Martin Deppner, Lydia Goldblatt, Lucy Levene, Paul Lowe Just One Image Seminar at PARC: Claudia Frickemeier, Roger Hargreaves, Mark Haworth-Booth, Sophie Howarth, Penny Klepuszewska, Wiebke Leister, Sian Pile, Kate Potter, Roma Tearne, Dominic Willsdon Box Seminars at PARC: Matthew Bowman, Robin Christian, Lorna Crabbe, Marjolaine Ryley, Sarah Warden and a special thank you to: Val Williams; Mark Haworth-Booth for editing an enormous amount of text; Dean Pavitt for the design and the related discussions; John McCarthy for setting up six shows; and to the sponsors

Design: LOUP

Family Archives Lost and Found: Anna Fox, Joy Gregory, Hannah Guy, Mark Haworth-Booth, Sophie Howarth, Kevin Newark, Sian Pile, Marjolaine Ryley, Katherine Thurlow, Val Williams


MA Photography 2006

MAP READING

Millie Burton Andrew M. Cantouris Jan Cihak Jillian Davison Carina Frie Lydia Goldblatt Hannah Guy Elena Inga Penny Klepuszewska Jason Manning Kevin Newark Sian Pile Kate Potter Katherine Thurlow


MA Photography 2006

MAP READING

Millie Burton Andrew M. Cantouris Jan Cihak Jillian Davison Carina Frie Lydia Goldblatt Hannah Guy Elena Inga Penny Klepuszewska Jason Manning Kevin Newark Sian Pile Kate Potter Katherine Thurlow


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Lydia Goldblatt

A Dialogue Reconstructed

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_ _ _ _ _ When no one else is here I take advantage of the quiet to trace the cracks with my blade, listening to the ice as it splinters a little underneath my foot _ As a child you took me up to the orchard and told me to look _ Who has the right to look?

_ _ child’s blue and white skating dress A _ You suggest one thing, and that prompts suggestion of another … it’s the seduction of the possibility of meaning … how do you do your experience justice? Has your experience been what you thought it was? _ The family acts out the scene in front of the camera and then disperses _ … family images used in this way can conjure a sort of soap powder whiteness of unspoilt or unblemished presentation _ The house is one enormous set. In which the props arrange themselves at will _ _ _ _


Lydia Goldblatt

A Dialogue Reconstructed

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_ _ _ _ _ When no one else is here I take advantage of the quiet to trace the cracks with my blade, listening to the ice as it splinters a little underneath my foot _ As a child you took me up to the orchard and told me to look _ Who has the right to look?

_ _ child’s blue and white skating dress A _ You suggest one thing, and that prompts suggestion of another … it’s the seduction of the possibility of meaning … how do you do your experience justice? Has your experience been what you thought it was? _ The family acts out the scene in front of the camera and then disperses _ … family images used in this way can conjure a sort of soap powder whiteness of unspoilt or unblemished presentation _ The house is one enormous set. In which the props arrange themselves at will _ _ _ _


Hannah Guy

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_ pile of small dark grey exercise A books, all marked with coloured tabs _ Do the corners keep secrets? If you left the shutter open long enough, what would the camera see? _ For the first few days I find myself curiously observing familiar objects in the house, like I haven’t seen them before _ _A pink leather notebook and a hardbound black one with scuffed corners _ Step by step, I looked and watched as the vision changed _

Kate Potter


Hannah Guy

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_ pile of small dark grey exercise A books, all marked with coloured tabs _ Do the corners keep secrets? If you left the shutter open long enough, what would the camera see? _ For the first few days I find myself curiously observing familiar objects in the house, like I haven’t seen them before _ _A pink leather notebook and a hardbound black one with scuffed corners _ Step by step, I looked and watched as the vision changed _

Kate Potter


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_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ As I remember it was an incredibly happy childhood. These days our albums are more like those of other families I was afraid to desecrate the aura, it has its own place in our house _ … a space of vicarious experience, the unlived life, the imagined family, the place we would be if we had more time _ ...to be seeing people I cared about but through someone else’s eyes …. _ The roof was leaking and there were damp patches on the floor Sneaking around like this felt slightly shameful _ _A yellowed roll of wallpaper _ You can die of shame, sinking to the floor, unable to hold up your head _ Do they realise that by having faith in me, I have to live up to it? _ My experience of this place has become completely mediated by the image I have of it so that when I get to see it for real it somehow leaves me feeling empty _ The joggers and dog-walkers give me a wide berth, perhaps wondering what strange kick I’m indulged in while crouched here on the canal bank _ It’s strange when the image has become the reality, and when you experience the real scene it somehow disappoints _ ...unremarkable fragments of waste, dysfunctional, though sometimes beautiful in their newfound habitats... precious and jewel-like... _ _A rusty Coke can _ … and the same thing happens every day. In fact the whole scene is instantly familiar. The routine never changes, no matter how much we do _

Sian Pile

Kevin Newark


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_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ As I remember it was an incredibly happy childhood. These days our albums are more like those of other families I was afraid to desecrate the aura, it has its own place in our house _ … a space of vicarious experience, the unlived life, the imagined family, the place we would be if we had more time _ ...to be seeing people I cared about but through someone else’s eyes …. _ The roof was leaking and there were damp patches on the floor Sneaking around like this felt slightly shameful _ _A yellowed roll of wallpaper _ You can die of shame, sinking to the floor, unable to hold up your head _ Do they realise that by having faith in me, I have to live up to it? _ My experience of this place has become completely mediated by the image I have of it so that when I get to see it for real it somehow leaves me feeling empty _ The joggers and dog-walkers give me a wide berth, perhaps wondering what strange kick I’m indulged in while crouched here on the canal bank _ It’s strange when the image has become the reality, and when you experience the real scene it somehow disappoints _ ...unremarkable fragments of waste, dysfunctional, though sometimes beautiful in their newfound habitats... precious and jewel-like... _ _A rusty Coke can _ … and the same thing happens every day. In fact the whole scene is instantly familiar. The routine never changes, no matter how much we do _

Sian Pile

Kevin Newark


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A long real hair wig brushed and sprayed, half a bottle of stage foundation, loose powder, red lipstick, plucked eyebrows, waxing strips for the legs, a pair of thick skin-coloured dancer’s tights, strappy black three-inch heels, a corset to hold everything in place _ From this small, empty, rectangular space, a world comes into existence I remember as a child secretly scratching at the surface of a family photograph after imagining that another picture, another world, might exist underneath. It was a huge disappointment to discover that there was nothing under the surface, just whiteness _ _ _ _

Elena Inga


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A long real hair wig brushed and sprayed, half a bottle of stage foundation, loose powder, red lipstick, plucked eyebrows, waxing strips for the legs, a pair of thick skin-coloured dancer’s tights, strappy black three-inch heels, a corset to hold everything in place _ From this small, empty, rectangular space, a world comes into existence I remember as a child secretly scratching at the surface of a family photograph after imagining that another picture, another world, might exist underneath. It was a huge disappointment to discover that there was nothing under the surface, just whiteness _ _ _ _

Elena Inga


Jason Manning

Katherine Thurlow

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History is full of myths. There is no unity in the world, but the family album likes to make it so. Survivors of an historical event often report that, over time, they cannot differentiate between their own memories and images from the media _ Slowly, slowly, round again, we start again. What is it? Mapping the journey _ The air is so cold that I can see my breath, even in the half-light of the early morning. My mother disappears down the road, on her way to work, and the engine of the car fades into silence _


Jason Manning

Katherine Thurlow

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History is full of myths. There is no unity in the world, but the family album likes to make it so. Survivors of an historical event often report that, over time, they cannot differentiate between their own memories and images from the media _ Slowly, slowly, round again, we start again. What is it? Mapping the journey _ The air is so cold that I can see my breath, even in the half-light of the early morning. My mother disappears down the road, on her way to work, and the engine of the car fades into silence _


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_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - Are you going to be all right? - I hope so. Are you off now? - Yeah. I’ve got to go now. I’ll see you again sometime - No more today? - No more today. Someone different will be along later - Who? - I’m not sure _ _

Jillian Davison

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Penny Klepuszewska


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_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - Are you going to be all right? - I hope so. Are you off now? - Yeah. I’ve got to go now. I’ll see you again sometime - No more today? - No more today. Someone different will be along later - Who? - I’m not sure _ _

Jillian Davison

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Have I forgotten anything? A sweet feminine scent and a lovely warm smile I think that’s it, isn’t it? _ _An empty slide holder framing part of Samuel Beckett’s face _ The moment I kissed the stone of his forehead, I was listening to silence _ Inspiration is not something I wholly understand, nor do I have much control over. But I came back from a trip abroad, and then, as if by magic, there in two or three photographs of my daughter, Freya, I saw something strange and beautiful – a sci-fi savante A _ bunch of plastic forget-me-nots stuck to the inside cover of a book _ There is no single version of reality. No straightforward interpretation of events. No fixed image. No clear identity. And the form is exposed. The push and pull of the view, the tree, the branches, the bough _ A perpetual folklore Finally, there just isn’t enough light.

Andrew M. Cantouris


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Have I forgotten anything? A sweet feminine scent and a lovely warm smile I think that’s it, isn’t it? _ _An empty slide holder framing part of Samuel Beckett’s face _ The moment I kissed the stone of his forehead, I was listening to silence _ Inspiration is not something I wholly understand, nor do I have much control over. But I came back from a trip abroad, and then, as if by magic, there in two or three photographs of my daughter, Freya, I saw something strange and beautiful – a sci-fi savante A _ bunch of plastic forget-me-nots stuck to the inside cover of a book _ There is no single version of reality. No straightforward interpretation of events. No fixed image. No clear identity. And the form is exposed. The push and pull of the view, the tree, the branches, the bough _ A perpetual folklore Finally, there just isn’t enough light.

Andrew M. Cantouris


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Jan Cihak


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Fieldstudy is published regularly by the University of the Arts London Photography and the Archive Research Centre at the London College of Communication. Map Reading The eighth issue of fieldstudy is a collaboration between PARC and the MA Photography part-time course at the LCC. It coincides with the MAP Final Show, which is held at the LCC in November 2006. Over the twoyear period of the course, MAP has regularly worked with PARC. The idea for this publication is based on ´process´ – the process everyone went through while making their body of work. In the beginning, all sorts of materials mapping these different journeys were collected in a ´Box´, which in itself became an increasingly virtual tool for thought. The issue incorporates final images at the same time as sketches, writing as well as outlines, images of related objects and documentation – always looking to interlink these levels across a spectrum of ´Private made Public´. This process was supported by ´Out of the Box´ Seminars at PARC. Idea and concept: MAP2 students, Wiebke Leister Texts and images: MAP2 students Design: Dean Pavitt @ LOUP For further information: w.leister@lcc.arts.ac.uk Webpage: www. map2006.com MAP Student Contacts: MB Millie Burton: millie@millieburton.com AC Andrew M. Cantouris: andycantouris@blueyonder.co.uk JC Jan Cihak: cihakjancz@yahoo.com JD Jillian Davison: jillianjames101@hotmail.com CF Carina Frie: carinafrie@hotmail.com carinafrie@yahoo.co.uk LG Lydia Goldblatt: lydia@lydiagoldblatt.com HG Hannah Guy: hannah@hannahguy.co.uk EI Elena Inga: elenajinga@yahoo.co.uk PK Penny Klepuszewska: pennyklepuszewska@hotmail.com JM Jason Manning: jay.manning@virgin.net KN Kevin Newark: kevin.newark@virgin.net SP Sian Pile: sianapile@hotmail.com KP Kate Potter: kate.potter1@btopenworld.com KT Katherine Thurlow: kt@katherinethurlow.com MA Photography London College of Communication Course Director: Anne Williams Year Tutor: Wiebke Leister Website: www.lcc.arts.ac.uk Photography and the Archive Research Centre University of the Arts London London College of Communication Elephant and Castle London SE1 6SB United Kingdom For further information: info@photographyresearchcentre.co.uk Website: www.photographyresearchcentre.co.uk statioanary

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