mbegey Annotations

Can you suggest ways to collage, add to the framing, or otherwise elaborate this image to strengthen its ethnographic messaging?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:38pm

I think it would be helpful to contextualize and clarify the specific image in greater detail - to walk the viewer through the landscape (imagry) that is being presented. Is the mud common? Is this a specific  brand of mercury? does that matter?

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How would you describe the image’s subject?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:35pm

The image's subject seems to be mercury - though one would argue from the textual description that the subject is in fact the bodies that come into contact with this (seemingly invisible, harmless, beautiful) substance. 

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How is this image “ethnographic”? Would you add anything to this image’s “design statement”?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:32pm

The image is ethnographic in that it is representative of a compounding of components at a single field site. To the design statement I would add a statement regarding the photographer's choice to foreground the bottle of mercury (with the mine in the background). What does this spatial representation do for the reading of the image? 

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