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Starting a new GCSE course in Setember and just musing over the structure. I think I intend to run the first term as skills, knowledge and understanding (pin hole, photograms, film photography, genres, research and analysis skills, assessment objectives, camera skills etc) For term two I was thinking of introducing the first major project and I'm thinking about something akin to British..ness. I thought this would be ok as it could go still life, portrait or landscape. I personally like Parr and Billingham however not having a photography background I'm wondering if I can get some help on other key photographer to look at? any suggestions would be great for this.
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Alison Jackson too.
look at Daniel Meadows - Photobus project - outstanding - very good website www.photobus.co.uk
also Tony Ray Jones
Ian Berry - The English - both he and Meadows were first to get Arts Council grants in the 1970's as photogrpahers.
Eve Arnold, Don McCullen (some stuff in Bradford), Gillian Wearing.
Chap called Fox Talbot might be worth a mention - we take our A level classes to LAcock Abbey for a photo shoot every year.
Have looked at a number that others have mnentioned, Parr, Bailey, Duffy, Donovan, Rankin, Hockney, Beaton, Parkinson, Corinne Day, Sarah Moon, Tim Page.
Take a look at Simon Roberts. He produced a project recently on the 'English' and an excellent blog while he was researching and working on it. He is an excellent contemporary photographer and I like that he includes his ways of working and thinking as part of the project, which I think would be very useful for your students.
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