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Apr 22, 2014

Sturge Weber Syndrome

Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a condition affecting the skin, brain and eyes. It is named after the doctors who described it in the late 19th century and early 20th century. (GOSH, nd)

What are the signs and symptoms of SWS?

They affect the skin and brain as follows:

  • port wine stain is a vascular birthmark caused by abnormal development of blood vessels in the skin. It can occur anywhere on…

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Apr 9, 2014

Mamiya RB

Using the Mamiya RB, this is a camera which I really enjoyed using in both my first and second years at University. As I know the camera, this makes teaching it to someone else a lot easier, as I know what i’m already doing.

This the tutorial which I watched, and will also send this to my participants before meeting so that they…

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Apr 9, 2014

How Do I Want It To Look?

How Do I Want It To Look?

I’ve had several ideas on how I want to exhibit my work.

I firstly wanted to have two A2 prints on the wall, of two of my chosen participants, along with ipads on plinths in front of the photographs which showed the process of the image making. There was then a few technical issues in that I wouldn’t be able to have access to two ipads unless I sourced them myself, and this isn’t possible.

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Apr 9, 2014

Yellow Sticky Notes

Since thinking about how I want to present my work. I have decided on making a series of short documentary style films. This will tell the stories of the meeting, the teaching and the lives of my participants. To gain inspiration for how I want my short films to look, I have been watching a lot of other peoples content. This has opened my eyes a lot wider to how I could produce an interesting…

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Apr 3, 2014

BBC News - Selfie Day: Who do we think we are?

BBC News – Selfie Day: Who do we think we are?

On the 24th March 2014, BBC News Posted

BBC Home editor, Mark Easton selfie Taken from bbc.co.uk/news

BBC Home editor, Mark Easton selfie
Taken from bbc.co.uk/news

 

 

 

 

 

The week commencing 7th April the BBC are going to explore the notion of ‘Who do we think we are?’ And to contribute to this, the BBC want to see selfies of you and something you identity.

BBC News asked the following questions,

Do you identify more with a country, city, club…

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Mar 31, 2014

Asbestos Awareness Week

Last week, A courageous woman with a story to share.
Her name, Heather. Eight years ago, Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. She had just given birth to her daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live. After a life saving surgery that included the removal of Heather’s left lung, she made it her life’s mission to educate people…

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Mar 28, 2014

Participants Needed!

I’m Melissa Stapleton, a third year BA Hons photography student, whose looking for people willing to participate in a community based project on people who have a facial or bodily disfigurement.

“I want to work with people with a disfigurement, so I can find out more about their lives and to tell their stories. In exchange, I will teach them how to use specialist photography equipment and would…

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Mar 20, 2014

References

Harcourt, D and Rumsey, N (2003) ‘Body image and disfigurement: issues and interventions’. [online] Available from <http://hls.uwe.ac.uk/research/Data/Sites/1/docs/CAR/Body%20image%20and%20disfigurement-%20issues%20and%20interventions.pdf> [March 17, 2014]

Oxford Handbook. (2001) ‘The Oxford Handbook of Face Perception’. [online] Available from <http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2UXx9rdfriQC&pg=P…

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Mar 20, 2014

Proposal

Proposal http://wp.me/s1T49v-proposal

1,345,000, or one in 44 people in the UK have significant disfigurement to their face and body (Changing Faces). Bibi Aisha was 18 when she was disfigured as retribution for fleeing her husband’s house in Oruzgan province, in the center of Afghanistan. Men arrived in the middle of the night, and at the orders of a Taliban commander, she was held down, had her ears sliced off and then her nose.

(T…

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Physiognomy

Physiognomy is the art of judging human character from facial features. It is said that a persons features or characteristic expression is considered as an indication of a person personality.
Mar 20, 2014

Physiognomy

Physiognomy is the art of judging human character from facial features. It is said that a persons features or characteristic expression is considered as an indication of a person personality.

Mar 20, 2014

Steve Pyke

Steve Pyke is a British photographer living in New York. It was during and early project on film directos that Pyke established his trademark portrait style. Throughout his career he has developed, funded and published a number of personal projects which has given his works a trusted shape.
Best known for his world leading thinkers ‘Philosophers’ and on youth identity as expressed through…

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Mar 20, 2014

Bibi Aisha by Jodi Bieber

Bibi Aisha by Jodi Bieber

Bibi Aisha, meaning Lady Aisha was promised to a Taliban fighter at the age of 12 for compensation. At the age of 14 she was married and was subjected to abuse. When she was 18, she fled the abuse, but was caught by the police and returned to her family. She was retuned to her in-laws, to take revenge on Aisha from running away, her father in law, husband and three others took her to the…

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Mar 19, 2014 / 1 note

Self Portraiture Does Sell.. and big

Self Portraiture Does Sell.. and big

Andy Warhols red and white portrait which measures 6ftx6ft, sold for £10.8m at auction in February 2011, having been in private hands since 1974.
This portrait had been expected to fetch no more than £5m. This shows just how much a portrait can be worth, both in value and in memory.
This portrait was bought by an anonymous bidder, which was held by Christies in London.
The red and white self…

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Mar 19, 2014 / 1 note

Changing Faces

Changing Faces is a charity whose aim is to help people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that effect their appearance. They also give practical and emotional support to adults, children and their families. Changing faces also provides training, support and advice to professionals in health education.

I am currently in the process of getting in contact with the Midlands…

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