“Henri had many friends whom he loosely classified as those who could feed him and those whom he had to feed.”—Cannery Row, John Steinbeck. (Perfect categorization. My dear Emanuel can count me among the latter.)
So many parallels with Emily Carr. Emily Carr’s photography department is, in my mind, second to none in Canada. With a Coordinator, staff, and faculty who are determined to keep the department well-rounded in analog and digital technologies and techniques, and facilities that are just outstanding. These facilities (dark rooms, a giant DeVere enlarger) are always in danger of being re-purposed into office spaces. Enrollment for photo is at an all-time high, and the resources to compensate for this increase are just not coming through. What’s to be expected?
When I started first year in my college, we were told that for the first year we would be using 35mm black and white film and nothing else. It was to teach us the fundamentals of camera control, using each shot to the best you can, developing, printing and understanding tonal control. The methods…
“That’s why, whenever you see warfare now, it’s photographed in that same dreary, clichéd way: it’s metal boxes rolling across the desert. Every time you switch on CNN, or buy a newspaper, you see guys in metal boxes – because that looks good. These photojournalists, and these TV crews, they don’t explain the process: they show things that look good on TV. A satellite orbiting in space doesn’t look good. A submarine – you know, the greatest platform we’ve ever built for launching nuclear weapons and for surveillance – that has no presence whatsoever in how most people understand what the military does today.”—Simon Norfolk, interviewed by Geoff Manaugh on BLDGBLOG.