In my research about the global sand crisis (and other sand-related stories) I came across a news article in the BJP online about a book by photographer, Donald Weber. His book, War Sand, is a "forensic" investigation into D-Day and carries the tagline "The epic of war, told by a grain of sand..." on Weber's … Continue reading War Sand – Donald Weber
This year has been a catalyst for me to reimagine my photographic dreams and reconnect with my personal photographic practice. The MA has provided me with opportunity and support, and as I head into the final stages I plan to continue to build on this. Having taken some downtime during the festive break to spend … Continue reading As 2017 draws to a close…
Click on the link below the image to access the work in progress portfolio. Work in Progress December 2017
Below is my oral presentation for the Sustainable Prospects module. Please use this password to view: FalmouthDec2017 Sustainable Prospects Oral Presentation from josie purcell on Vimeo.
I have spent sometime putting together the script for my oral presentation assignment this week. My project, Harena Now, is responding to the global sand crisis which is an in-depth topic. I want to ensure that the 10-minute short film I create not only reflects the importance of this environmental issue but also meets the … Continue reading Week 6 – oral presentation prep
At the start of my MA, I had two distinct ideas for my long-term project work. One related to the interaction and bonds between dogs and humans and the other related to geology and the human impact on the earth in our relatively short time on it. When I learnt about the sand crisis only … Continue reading Atelier NL – what a discovery
Today is one of those days where I have felt as though it will be impossible to get everything I want to get done, done. But one of the main things I wanted to try was some new techniques with sand and sea water. The weather is pretty atrocious here today, with grey skies and … Continue reading New experiments with sand
The internet is a wonderful means of keeping up-to-date on global issues, and, as this past week the cohort has been looking at social media, it is through its use that I often discover supportive information. I want to start to get under the skin of the sand crisis and the Twitter feed of one … Continue reading Sand stories
As the first half of my flexible two-year MA in Photography comes to a close with the assignments' deadline today, it provides a good opportunity to recollect where I have come from and where I now plan to go. Full circle would be one way to describe my experience. But I am now much clearer … Continue reading Final reflection
The last two weeks of this module have proved a challenge and enlightening. All four workshops are done; with one specifically asking participants to create work for the exhibition. Having only come to the definitive plan for my ongoing work halfway through this module, I don't feel the workshops or the exhibition resemble exactly how … Continue reading Week 12 – getting close.