I had my proposal feedback session with my tutor. Some of the key points included:
- Thorough and detailed
- Showed excellent scholarship and communication
- Felt that I may be hedging my bets too much and that I need to adopt a clear stance
- Title is not strong enough yet
- Noted the significance of the Liz Wells quote – “… our relation to the environment in which find ourselves, and of which we form a part, is multiply constituted: the real, the imaginary, the symbolic, memory and experience, form a complex tapestry at the heart of our response to our environment, and, by extension, to landscape imagery.” (2011: 2)
The questions and suggestions that followed included:
How, why and if people are in this story then how can they be contextualised. E.g. how have people used and abused; political conflict, etc.?
It was suggested that I revisit Feldman’s 9-11 work and Mathieu Asselin’s Monsanto
It was also suggested that I research news clippings and consider rephotographing those and the history of the development proposal.
WELLS, Liz. 2011. Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity. London; New York: I.B. Tauris.