This piece was written for university. The assingment was to chose two texts for a close reading, then compare and contrast their respective approaches to photography. It is fa from my best piece of writing and with hindsight I would not have chosen two texts that were so different in approach and context, but it was an interesting exercise to look for the common threads within two very different pieces. As always, in the interests of publishing these as a way of showing others what mistakes can be made, I have presented here the exact copy I submitted, Keep an eye out for the major mistake. Final grade was 66.
The first marked written assignment on my course was to chose an image from a photographer that we wanted to research and write a 1,250 word critical study of the image. I was given a mark of 72 for this essay.
A copy of the image was included with the submitted essay but ommited here due to copyright reasons, the image can be found at