Photography reading group hangouts
It took me six months after I began my OCA course to take the leap into using the forums and hangouts, but once I started doing so towards the end of May this year, I quickly came to understand what valuable resources they are. The monthly photography reading group hangout initiated and organised by Emma516689 is now a regular item in my diary, offering the opportunity to explore a key text in a informal group setting. Since I joined the group we have discussed Barthes’ Rhetoric of the Image, Bazin’s Ontology of the Photographic Image, Grundberg’s Crisis of the Real and Abigail Solomon-Godeau’s Inside/Out. Next month will be a chapter (tbc) from Flusser’s Towards a Philosophy of Photography. I find these discussions always bring new perspectives to my reading of the texts, and together with the other forum and hangout activities they make the experience of studying at OCA much more like attending a b&m university than I ever imagined possible, so I’m really grateful to Emma for making them happen.