I’ve applied to join the U3AC Photography Forum in 2018-19. If successful I think I shall focus my efforts on trying to improve the way the Forum talks about photography and photographs, see post 16th June 2018. There are many critics, commentators and writers to learn from, for example Looking at Photographs, John Szarkowski (1973), On Looking at Photographs: A Practical Guide Bill Jay and David Hurn (2000) and How to Read a Photograph, Ian Jeffrey (2008). Then there are the more philosophical writings of Barthes, Berger and Sontag. By revisiting these perspectives, using them to both understand better the work of photographers we admire and to look critically at our own work, we might become better photographers.
Photo: Shingle Street, July 2018