“Blog of the Week 8”

Blog of the Week 8

Please find below the URL of the Blog of the Week in Group D, along with URLs for the highly commended blogs.

– Christina John https://christinajohnrockett.wordpress.com

– Christina John’s blog showed a visual flair, stylish presentation and excellent research skills.

Highly Commended Blogs: 

– Dian Sofia  https://diabolicaldilemmas.wordpress.com

– Dian Sofia’s blog displayed independent research, clear communication and presentation.

– Sora Reyes https://sorareyes.wordpress.com

– Sora Reyes’s blog is commended for her excellent writing skills and use of social media.

All fantastic blogs and have a good look and comment on them because you can.



Photography and the Archive Research Centre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) is an organisation in London that commissions new research into photography and culture, curates and produces exhibitions and publications, organises seminars, study days, symposia[1] and conferences, and supervises PhD students. It is a part of University of the Arts London (UAL), is based at UAL’s London College of Communication at Elephant & Castle[2] and was designated by UAL in 2003.

According to PARC’s website its activities span the history and culture of photography, particularly post-war British photography, the documentation of war and conflict, the photography of fashion and style, the visualization of the counterculture and photographers as filmmakers.


Val Williams is its director and Brigitte Lardinois its deputy director. The Centre has a core group of members including Tom Hunter, Alistair O’Neill, Patrick Sutherland, Wiebke Leister, Jennifer Good (née Pollard), David Moore, Paul Lowe, Corinne Silva, Paul Tebbs, Mark Ingham, Martina Caruso, Peter Cattrell, Monica Biaglioli, Anne Williams, Jananne Al-Ani, Sophy Rickett, Joanna Love and Sara Davidmann. Current staff are Corinne Silva (Research Fellow), Robin Christian (Projects Manager) and Melanie King (Research Administrator).

Many of PARC’s activites are conducted in conjunction with other arts organisations and universitities including University of Sunderland, National Media Museum in Bradford, Library of Birmingham, Canterbury Christ Church University, Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Ffotogallery in Cardiff, Imperial War Museum in London, Photoworks in Brighton, University of Western Ontario in Canada, Expressions of Humankind and Max Ström publishers in Stockholm, Sune Jonsson Archive in Umea, Tate Modern and University of Wales, Newport.

Two of PARC’s divisions are War and Conflict Research Hub and Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub.

PARC publishes Fieldstudy twice yearly, both in print and online, covering projects from PARC’s staff, members and students.

PARC and Bloomsbury co-host the journal Photography & Culture, co-edited by Kathy Kubicki, Thy Phu and Val Williams, published three times a year by Berg.[3]

PARC leads the Directory of Photographic Collections in the UK, a portal to UK institutions holding publicly accessible photographic collections.

Collections held within the Photography and the Archive Research Centre[edit]

PARC currently houses three collections within its archive, ‘Camerawork’, ‘Photography Exhibition Posters’ and ‘The John Wall archive of the Directory of British Photographic Collections in the UK’. ‘Photography Exhibition Posters’ is a collection of over 300 posters dating back to the 1970s that features examples of partnerships between designers and galleries. The ‘Camerawork’ collection includes papers and objects from the Half Moon Photography Workshop and Camerawork’s early years, publication and touring exhibition programme. ‘The John Wall archive of the Directory of British Photographic Collections in the UK’ includes correspondence, research papers and file cards of this 1970s project.

Selected exhibitions organised by PARC[edit]

Exhibitions at PARCSpace[edit]

Publications originating at PARC[edit]

  • Derek Ridgers: When We Were Young: Club and Street Portraits 1978–1987. Brighton: Photoworks, 2005. ISBN 978-1903796139. Photographs by Derek Ridgers, text by Val Williams. About the emergence of new style cultures in London in the late 1970s and early 1980s.[n 1]
  • Anna Fox Photographs 1983–2007. Brighton: Photoworks, 2005. ISBN 978-1903796221. Edited by Val Williams. With texts by David Chandler, Val Williams, Jason Evans and Mieke Bal.[n 2]
  • Magnum Ireland. London: Thames & Hudson, 2005. ISBN 9780500543030. Edited by Val Williams with Brigitte Lardinois.
  • Glyndebourne, a Visual History. London: Quercus, 2009. ISBN 9781847248657. Edited by Val Williams and Brigitte Lardinois. Includes an essay by George Christie.
  • The New Gypsies. Frankfurt, Germany: Prestel. By Ian McKell.[n 3] Essay by Val Williams.
  • Daniel Meadows: Edited Photographs from the 70s and 80s. Brighton: Photoworks, 2011. ISBN 1-903796-46-6. Authored by Val Williams. Edited by Val Williams and Gordon MacDonald.
  • I belong Jarrow. Amsterdam: Schilt, 2012. ISBN 978-9053307809. Photographs by Chris Harrison. Essay by Val Williams.
  • Marjolaine Ryley: Growing up in the New Age. Hillsborough, NC: Daylight Press, 2013. ISBN 978098323231684. Essays by Malcolm Dickson (StreetLevel Photoworks), Brigitte Ryley, Peter Ryley, Val Williams. Additional photographs by Dave Walking.
  • Martin Parr, Phaidon, 2014. ISBN 978-0714865669. Authored by Val Williams.
  • Sune Jonsson: Life and Work. MaxStrom, Stockholm. Text by Val Williams


  • Fieldstudy 1 London: Stories.[n 4]
  • Fieldstudy 2.
  • Fieldstudy 3: Charged Atmospheres. London: PARC. By Alison Merchant.[n 5]
  • Fieldstudy 4: Unfolding the Tissue: The Fashion and the Archive Study Day. London: PARC.[n 6]
  • Fieldstudy 5: Archives from the New British Photography London: PARC.[n 7]
  • Fieldstudy 6: Private Museum. London: PARC. Researched by Val Williams and Lorna Crabbe, photographed by Laura Thomas.[n 8]
  • Fieldstudy 7: Marjolaine Ryley: Résidence Astral: 1993-2005. London: PARC. Photographs taken over a twelve year period in her grandmother’s apartment in Brussels.[n 9]
  • Fieldstudy 8: MAP Reading. London: PARC. Catalogue of work from LCC’s MA in Photography, 2006[n 10]
  • Fieldstudy 10: Visible London: PARC.[n 11]
  • Fieldstudy 11: Lovers, Liars & Laughter. London: PARC by Wiebke Leister.[n 12]
  • Fieldstudy 12: Fashion & Food London: PARC.[n 13]
  • Fieldstudy 14: Daniel Meadows, Butlin’s by the Sea, 1972. London: PARC.[n 14]
  • Fieldstudy 15: Growing Up in the New Age. London: PARC, 2011. By Val Williams, Marjolaine Ryley (University of Sunderland) and Dave Walking. Features photographs by Dave Walking and essays by Val Williams, Marjolaine Ryley, Zoe Lippett and Malcolm Dickson.[n 15]
  • Fieldstudy 16: From a Distance. London: PARC. Photographs by Paul Reas.
  • Fieldstudy 19: Ken. To be Destroyed. London: PARC, 2013.[n 16]


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  1. Jump up^ The Big Conversation: Martin Parr and Grayson Perry “, Time Out (magazine). Accessed 7 July 2014.
  2. Jump up^ “Research to change the world”. The Guardian. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  3. Jump up^ Journal of Photography & Culture“, Journal of Photography & Culture. Accessed 6 August 2014.
  4. Jump up^ Cribbin, Joe (7 February 2002). “Martin Parr: Photographic Works at the Barbican”. Culture24. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  5. Jump up^ Parr, Martin. “Exhibitions”. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  6. Jump up^ “Martin ParrOeuvres 1971-2001”. Maison européenne de la photographie. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  7. Jump up^ 2001: Martin Parr: Photographic Works“, Photography and the Archive Research Centre. Accessed 6 July 2014.
  8. Jump up^ Magnum Ireland at the Irish Museum of Modern Art“, Irish Museum of Modern Art. Accessed 6 July 2014.
  9. Jump up^ http://www.aday.org/about
  10. Jump up^ ‘Life on the Road’ featuring images by Tom Hunter at the London College of Communication“,World Photography Organisation. Accessed 6 July 2014.
  11. Jump up^ This Guy Spent the Mid-90s Living in a Travelling Rave Van“, Vice (magazine). Accessed 6 July 2014.
  12. Jump up^ Daniel Meadows: Early Photographic Works“, Library of Birmingham. Accessed 6 July 2014.
  13. Jump up^ Camerawork: Posters and objects from the archive“, PARC. Accessed 05 August 2014.
  14. Jump up^ 2014 Ken To Be Destroyed“, PARC. Accessed 05 August 2014.
  15. Jump up^ The artist who brought her uncle back to life as a woman“, The Guardian. Accessed 05 August 2014.
  16. Jump up^ 2014 Paper Topographies“, PARC. Accessed 05 August 2014.
  17. Jump up^ 2014 Single Saudi Women“, PARC. Accessed 05 August 2014.

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It’s delicate … but potent.

120 Days Title v2

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‘120 Days & Nights of Staggering & Stammering: Red Square Pet Heaven’ (SLR film Cameras, Slides. LED spotlights. + as a Digital Print)


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‘120 Days and Nights of Staggering and Stammering’ (SLR film Cameras, Slides. LED spotlights. + as a Digital Print)



“My first job, I was in house at a fur company, with this old pro copyrighter, a Greek named Teddy. 
And Teddy told me the most important idea in advertising is “new”. Creates an itch.
You simply put your product in there as a kind of … calamine lotion.
He also talked about a deeper bond with the product.


It’s delicate … but potent.

Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means the pain from an old wound. 
It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone.
This device isn’t a spaceship.
It’s a time machine.

It goes backwards, forwards.
It takes us to a place where we ache to go again.
It’s not called the Wheel.x

It’s called the Carousel.

It lets us travel the way a child travels. 
Around and around and back home again…x

to a place where we know we are loved.”

– From Mad Men, Season One, Episode 13, “The Wheel”

In this scene, Don Draper (Jon Hamm) gives his advertising pitch to Kodak for their new slide projector, which they have not named yet.




A display about memory at the Dittrick medical history center (1966)

Now at the College of Arts & Sciences of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio 


“The magical power of the projected image is unique to the medium.

A beam of light, thrown out from the slide or film projector, bears sequences of images  

that reconstitute and take form when the light meets an opaque surface.

Projected images are at once solid and transparent…

The beam of light is a powerful sign of memory and the visual imagination.

It transmits ghost images, figures that live only through the power of the projective

apparatus and die as the picture vanishes. Projected in darkness, the cone of light

traces the genesis of the images from projector to screen.

It is spellbinding and full of promise”

– Lynda Nead, The Haunted Gallery: Painting, Photography and Film around 1900


120 Days & Nights of Staggering & Stammering: Vampire Days.  
SLR film Cameras, Slides. LED spotlights. + as a Digital Print




Mark Ingham‘s incredible installation, 120 Days and Nights of Staggering and Stammering, 

is designed from 120 SLR film cameras and LED spotlights. Each of these handmade projectors 

will display images taken before and during the installation, as well as audience-donated images.

Regardless of where Ingham’s piece is installed, the end result will reflect the experience

of the viewer within it.”  

Artists Wanted



120 days 3

“Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae” 
Dilston Grove, Cafe Gallery Projects. 2008



Link: Go to Works 


TCoE Inside 1

“England’s Dirty Rotten Gardens” 1988  (The Consumption of Elements) Chisenhale Gallery London




“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. 

Or it can be thrown through the window.”


“Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari (A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. p xiii)




Crossroads 1986 In New British Sculpture, Air Gallery
Radios, Cardboard, Maps, Clocks, Barbed Wire.



“Technology is not neutral. We’re inside of what we make, and it’s inside of us.

We’re living in a world of connections —

and it matters which ones get made and unmade.” 


Donna Haraway (A Cyborg Manifesto. pp.149-181)




Camera Projectors Diagram. 2005



“We have to see creation as tracing a path between impossibilities.” 


Gilles Deleuze  (Negotiations? & Essays Critical and Clinical. p x|viii)




“Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae” 
Dilston Grove, Cafe Gallery Projects. 2008



“Art struggles with chaos but it does so in order to render it sensory….” (Watteau)


Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.  (What is Philosophy? p205)



Doppelganger 3 Kings

Döppelganger: “We Three Kings…”  
2005  (Photographic Print 160 cm x 240 cm)



“Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love

which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.” 


Derek Walcott (The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory. Nobel Lecture .1992)



Dr Mark Ingham 

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