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RWA exhibition – 10th – 31st August 2014

For some reason I’m only now getting to advertise this on my own blog,  I have an exhibition with Angus Fraser at Royal West Academy Gallery (RWA), Bristol - 10th – 31st August 2014 (so only one week left!!) ... read more »

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Say It With Your Work

I found this great adaptation image on the exittheapple website, and I loved it so much I’m posting it here.

This image sums up my motivation for getting into creative endeavours of film, photography and writing etc in the first place, (see my work at website – click here), and it’s a great reminder.

As KRS One said, “Use your gift to uplift.... read more »

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My Views: Teaching, Learning and Research in Creative Arts education

My colleague Angus Fraser asked me to fill out a questionnaire for a paper he is writing.  As I like to recycle and re-connect content, I’ve pasted the my answers below.  All the views are my own and not my employers or departments.

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QUESTIONNAIRE BY ANGUS FRASER ... read more »

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New website of my films, photography, text and things……

Please visit my new website ‘Shawn Sobers – Visual Anthropology’ at www.shawnsobers.com

Thank you.  I hope you enjoy it. ... read more »

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Roots & Wings Photography – Press Release

I have some photography work in this exhibition.  The show tours Crawley, Barbados and Brighton throughout 2012.

PRESS RELEASE ... read more »

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Marginalia – Notes in Books (Shoot 3)

“There remains a woeful lack of critical analysis of capitalism here.”
Book owned and notes by Graham Bottrill ... read more »

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WORDS INSIDE: Books, Marginalia and Technology

WORDS INSIDE
Artist Statement ... read more »

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Review of Shooting Youth photography exhibition at Knowle West Media ...

In Roland Barthes famous book about photography, Camera Lucida, the French theorist writes, “Ultimately, photography is subversive, not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks.... read more »

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Photography, protest and politics (deliberate small’p's)

Over the next year I’m going to go back to my roots and make more pictures, both still and moving, as well as writing words (which I may do less).  As a political (small ‘p’) animal at heart, it is work that has something to say, or maybe more importantly work that asks questions, that inspires me most in terms of my own creative practice.  (I don’t force this upon my students, although they do at least have to have a focused idea they are pursuing!) ... read more »

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Time and the photographic common

Time regained

History repeats itself…(Marx)

The French Revolution was a leap into the open air of history (Benjamin)