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)

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Outline• Introduction - Purpose - Background - Audience• Body: - Key points - Evaluation• Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction• PurposeDo images of falling change the perception of subjects’ vulnerability?• BackgroundTragedy of September 11Richard Drew’s photography• AudienceArt Critics, Professors, Journalists
  4. 4. The Falling Man Richard Drew Photograph, (2001)
  5. 5. Key points• Relationship Art & Death• Concept of Vulnerabilityvulnerable = exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally (Oxford Dictionary, 2004)
  6. 6. Strengths• Author’s position is clear• Hard topic• Other research to support the argument
  7. 7. Weaknesses•Academic language•Non-essential descriptions•Not easy to follow•Lack of opposite points of view
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Conclusion is not based on the evidenceArt and tragedies: should be avoided• Loss of informational purpose•Medium’s fault (Sontag, 1977) (Butler, 2004)
  10. 10. Conclusion• Valid• Interesting/hard topic• Significant in its field• Some fundamental problems• Lack of other evidence• Future developments
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. THANK YOU

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