Friday, 7 January 2011

"Turn on, tune in, drop in."



"Jonathan Worth is a freelance photographer whose client list includes among others, the New York Times, Vogue and GQ. For the past two years he has taught a class on the BA photography degree course at Coventry University called Phonar that encourages photography students to use digital media to find and build audiences to allow them to make a living.

The ethos of the course, which can be accessed online by non-attending students and observers, has drawn widespread attention and even been discussed in the European Parliament. Here he talks to Eleanor O’Kane about his revolutionary approach to training the next generation of photographers."


Next Open Class can be found at http://www.picbod.org




6 comments:

  1. Your blog is very interesting. Have you heard about this exhibition http://wandering-the-dream-space.blogspot.com/2010/12/shadow-catchers-camera-less-photography.html in my opinion it's the future of photography.

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  2. Interesting stuff Francesca, I'm going to bank that one for the upcoming picbod class if you don't mind !

    j

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  3. Hello I always find your blogs enjoyable. Have you heard of
    a photographer called Eolo Perfido? I think his work is interesting.

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  4. Just had a look- yes they've a very strong aesthetic, it's another the share on the #picbod facebook page I reckon. Thanks Chris. j

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  5. Hello, Jonathan I found two interesting websites for both open class and uni students. They are:
    http://thehiddenpeople.com/category/photography/
    which has is a blog of lots of images and links (may take some time to download)
    http://www.cedricdelsaux.com/#
    for use of narrative
    Hope they're helpful. Chris.

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  6. Hello, Jonathan I watched a youtube video by Matthew Jordan Smith
    at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyc2XTGpi8&feature=related
    about relationships in the photographic industry which are crucial
    also to 'picturing the body' (picbod) hence putting the comment here.
    He mentions 3 books not about photography but can be applied to photography. They are:
    How to win friends and influence people by Dale Garnegie
    Selling the invisible by Harry Beckwith
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coleho

    Do you also have 3 books you would recommend not about photography but which can be applied to 'relationships within photography' and 'picturing the body'? Hope this makes sense.
    Chris.

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