The Movement of Vulnerability: Images of Falling and September 11(Andrea Fitzpatrick, 2007)
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The Movement of Vulnerability: Images of Falling and September 11(Andrea Fitzpatrick, 2007)The Movement of Vulnerability: Images of Falling and September 11 (Andrea Fitzpatrick, 2007) Presentation Transcript

  • Stage 2 Oral presentation The Movement of Vulnerability:Images of Falling and September 11 (Andrea Fitzpatrick, 2007) Chiara Landi King’s College London July 2011
  • Outline• Introduction - Purpose - Background - Audience• Body: - Key points - Evaluation• Conclusion
  • Introduction• PurposeDo images of falling change the perception of subjects’ vulnerability?• BackgroundTragedy of September 11Richard Drew’s photography• AudienceArt Critics, Professors, Journalists
  • The Falling Man Richard Drew Photograph, (2001)
  • Key points• Relationship Art & Death• Concept of Vulnerabilityvulnerable = exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally (Oxford Dictionary, 2004)
  • Strengths• Author’s position is clear• Hard topic• Other research to support the argument
  • Weaknesses•Academic language•Non-essential descriptions•Not easy to follow•Lack of opposite points of view
  • Barthes’s theory (1980) STUDIUM PUNCTUM- It makes a photograph interesting - Wound- It is chosen by the photographer - Beyond- It is the same for all viewers photographer’s- Objective control - Subjective
  • Conclusion is not based on the evidenceArt and tragedies: should be avoided• Loss of informational purpose•Medium’s fault (Sontag, 1977) (Butler, 2004)
  • Conclusion• Valid• Interesting/hard topic• Significant in its field• Some fundamental problems• Lack of other evidence• Future developments
  • ReferencesBarthes, R (1980). Camera Lucida. London: Vintage.Butler, J (2004) Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourningand Violence. London: VersoDrew, R (2001) The Falling man. Photograph.WideWorldPhotosOxford Dictionary (2004). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Sontag, S (1977). On Photography. London: Penguin
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