Today’s session was about understanding, interpreting and enjoying photographs. Everyone brought along a photograph for discussion by the Forum. Some presented work of their own; others offered pictures by known photographers, including Paul Strand, Andre Kertesz and Laura Pannack. The discussions were shaped around: a description of the picture; the formal qualities (composition, viewpoint technique etc.); and figurative and discursive meanings. The photographs that told or evoked stories got the strongest reactions. Issues for future sessions included: consent; image manipulation; and photography as art.
Photo: Laura Pannack