Reading for Assignment 1

Context and Narrative, Short, M. 2011 pp. 20-26 The photographic brief

I re-read this short section to remind myself of the main points. The quote from photographer George Roger I thought was particularly relevant for the student brief:

You must feel an affinity for what you are photographing. You must be part of it and yet remain sufficiently detached  to see it objectively. Like watching from the audience a play you already know by heart.”

In general there are three types of brief; the student brief, the self directed brief and the professional brief. In this instance we are looking at the student brief which introduces different aspects according to how specific or flexible it has been set.

The section introduces the responses, the differing requirements and approaches to each type of brief and the importance of planning and time management in their fulfilment.


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