Phonar session eight

Guest Feature: Ian Macdonald by Jamie Macdonald
Guest Feature: Multi Media Director Matt Ford in conversation from Istanbul
In conversation with Pete Brook of Wired and Prison Photography.
Open forum and discussion.

Task: ‘A Post-Photographic Portrait’ or #BTF “Reflection
Preparation for next session: The Phonar Pitch

Ian Macdonald by Jamie Macdonald

aggregated lecture notes from:
Jonathan Worth
Melissa Stapleton
Ioana Bultoc
Alex Edwards
Lauren Thatcher
Melissa Santos
Kate Green

Matt Ford, Interactive Media Director at Vignette Interactive with Jonathan Worth and Alex Mason

aggregated lecture notes from:
Melissa Stapleton
Muhammad Talha
Alex Edwards
Melissa Santos


In conversation Pete Brook of Prison Photography and WIRED

This week we caught up with the writer and #phonar collaborator Pete Brook .  He shares what he learned when he took his blog “Prison Photography” on the road and  introduces us to Michelle Vignes, the French photographer who was the very first staff member of Magnum.


Phonar session three

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Seminar: New Media New Journalism : visual journalist vs photographer
Stephen Mayes , Fred Ritchin and Jonathan Worth in conversation for the open and online class Phonar.

Guest Feature: Stephen Mayes on the Tim Hetherington.

Technical Workshop : Audio for narration and post-production – the following link is to Dave Clark‘s excellent technical resource “MultiMediaTrain”
From the Archive : Catching up with Documentary Film-maker Adam Hopkins.

Task: ‘Spoken narrative
Preparation for next session: Listen to Nursery nurse Lisa Potts’ recounting a machete  attack on the children under her care in 1996.

selection of my tweets:


excerpt from my critical response on the lecture:
(rest will be published soon on this blog)

The photographer of the 21st century ceases to be a supplier and becomes, what Fred Ritchin calls, a meta-photographer. The later is not just responding to an event but participates, even alters the course of events by being present. With the advance of digital imaging, photo manipulation became common practice and photography lost it’s ability to tell the truth. Technology though has allowed an individual to make use of multimedia for disseminating information. The use of audio, video, image, GPS and the ability to tell a story in real-time using online platforms, shape one as a credible witness. The same technology allowed one to record an event, while become the editor and publisher of its own material.

Phonar session two

Guest Lecture: Fred Ritchin After Photography
Seminar: “Who are the new readers?”
From the Archive: Robbie Cooper “Breathing through your ears: Beyond Immersion – Robbie Cooper

Task: ‘Unphotographable Phiction (sic) –
Preparation for next session: Tim Hetherington’s Diary and Restrepo

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“My concern is that if the media takes to doing what Russell is demonstrating now, that people, the public will begin to disbelieve photographs generally and it won’t be as effective and as powerful a document of social communication as it has been for the last 150 years.” Fred Ritchin 1990

Read on the British Journal of Photography:
Meta-narrative: Fred Ritchin on the future of photojournalism

Author and Professor Fred Ritchin talks to Jonathan Worth about his latest book: “Bending the Frame” for the open undergraduate class Photography and Narrative

aggregated lecture notes:

Jon Levy

Preparation for next session: Tim Hetherington’s Diary and Restrepo

Sleeping Soldiers_single screen (2009) from Tim Hetherington.

Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington.