Collaboration: Reconfiguring assumptions & Reflection on my groups collaborative work

Collaboration: Reconfiguring assumptions & Reflection on my groups collaborative work

Before this weeks task my assumptions on what form collaboration takes wasn't something I had ever really acknowledged or therefor even ever thought about. 

Simon Terril's idea of networked photography

Immediate thoughts on networked photography link to the mobile phone camera. The way we take snapshots all day everyday as record of people and place, events etc. They are stored in th cloud and in family shared archives where we comment on each other pictures, write notes and tag ourselves in them.

Do these images then become a collaboration?

Or is it still sole authorship with a participatory element of editing afterwords?

Reflection on our group collaboration.

It was a very short project as due to personal commitments we only paired up on the morning of the webinar. During my own practise I had been looking at the idea of Nostalgia, The Family Album, Recording and also notions of Memory. 

I think in some ways our group work became very much an extension of hat I had been thinking about for my own personal research project. This topic was something that was very much out of Allister comfort zone as he is naturally a surf / landscape photographer. A very interesting point was raised by our tutor Gary about whether this was a collaboration or whether Allister had participated in my own project. On reflection I'm still not sure where the boundaries between collaboration and participation lye and whether they do actually merge into one act?

Lastly, My work consisted of found imagery and a constructed narrative surrounding thoughts and memories of my grandmother. Does this also mean that this project was a collaboration with my grandmother or was she participating in my work looking into Familial relationships and The Family Album?

My Grandmother's Kodak Box Brownie and a photograph of my Great Grandfather on my Grandfathers side, Leyton 2017

My Grandmother's Kodak Box Brownie and a photograph of my Great Grandfather on my Grandfathers side, Leyton 2017

 

 

Research Project Thoughts: My Grandmother's Box Camera

Research Project Thoughts: My Grandmother's Box Camera

Collaboration: Memory, Nostalgia & Family Album

Collaboration: Memory, Nostalgia & Family Album