Alec Soth

  • Where did the article appear?
  • Who was it aimed at?
  • What was its purpose?
  • How does the writing style vary in the different articles?
  • How academic does the writing feel?
  • How easy was it to understand?
  • Did you understand the different intentions of the articles base upon where they appeared?
  • Can you pull out a useful quote from any of the articles?
  • Have all the articles been correctly referenced?

 

soth – bjp

 

where does the article appear?
British journal of photography – bjp-online.com

who was the article aimed at?
people who are interested in photography and Alec Soth. You can see this because it is on a photography website but also there is quotes about Alec Soth in this piece. This piece also mentions other peoples opinions on his work.

what was the purpose of the article?
Photographers who want to learn more about their practice but also how to improve the aesthetic of their work.

how does the writing style vary in the different articles?
This article is different from the others as it involves the audience. Using words such as ‘you’ creates a feel of equality between the reader and photographer. You can also tell it is for photography enthusiasts as it uses photographic vocabulary.

How academic does the writing feel?
The language used within the text is more about giving the reader information, teaching them. Instead of for academic professions, more like academic in teaching, so for people who know about photography but not photographic professionals. This text uses lots of quotes and personal to the reader.

How easy was it to understand?
Personally i think this article was easy to understand, as someone doing a photography degree i know more about photography and am more interested in photography and artists than non-photographic people.

Did you understand the different intentions of the articles based upon where they appeared?
Based on the fact that it includes lots of details about the exhibition, how it got put up and what is included in it, including pictures of the exhibition, i would say that the intention on this article is to get people to come to the exhibition.

can you pull out a quote from any of the articles?
‘Everyone can take great pictures; whats hard is taking a collection of great pictures and making them work together’ Alec Soth

Has the article been referenced correctly?
yes the article has been referenced correctly

soth-ft
where does the article appear?
sciencemuseum.org.uk

who is the article aimed at?
people who are interested in art but not necessarily heard of Alec Soth. This is because at the beginning there is a strong description of his work, told like a story, and then a description of Soth himself.

what is its purpose?
To inform arty types of a new artists work, to get them to go to the science museum in hopes of attracting a different type of person to the science museum.

How does the writing style vary in the different articles?
This article is more about the description describing Soth and his work instead of just about the exhibition and hearing from Soth himself.

How academic does the writing feel?
The first paragraph is written by someone you can tell is good at English, as well as the rest of the text, but you can tell that the article is for people that are not necessarily known for their art knowledge but not someone that is bad academically either.

how easy is it to understand?
This article is very easy to understand as it is very descriptive and informative. Written in language that is also easy to understand.

Did you understand the different intentions of the articles base upon where they appeared?
you can tell that the intention of this article is to attract different people to the science museum swell as a different type of audience to visit the exhibition.

can you pull out a useful quote?
‘To me the most beautiful thing is vulnerability’

has the article been correctly referenced?
yes the article has been referenced correctly, as well as including other articles on his exhibition.

soth-guardian

where did the article appear?
http://www.theguardian.com

who is the article aimed at?
readers who are more academically interested in Soth as an artist and photography. People who are more interested in the technical side of photography.

what is the articles purpose?
to inform the readers on the different technical abilities of Soth’s work.

How academic does the writing feel?
The writing does feel academic, it goes into depth about Soth’s work. This text is also written by Sean O’Hagan, a well established art critique for the guardian. It is also known that the guardian is a magazine for people with a higher social status.

how easy is the article to understand?
This article is harder to read, although it is still interesting, i feel though that it would be harder for a non- photographic person would find the technical terms and writing harder to read.

Did you understand the different intentions of the articles base upon where they appeared?
To inform the reader about new work that Soth has produced.

has the article been correctly referenced?
yes, there is references under every image as well as telling the reader where the exhibition will take place.

soth- time out

where does the article appear?
http://www.timeout.com

who is the article aimed at?
people who may not of heard of Soth’s work before as it goes into a lot of detail about his work and him as a person. Maybe students, people who are well informed about the art of photography but not know about Soth.

what is the purpose of the article?
to inform the reader about Soth and his work, mainly about his most recent work but also a little about his previous work and how he works. you can see this because the writer includes a bit about his work in 2010 ‘broken manual’.

how does the writing style vary from the different articles?
in this article the writing is very opinion based, unlike the other articles such as from the guardian which is very informative.
Although it does include information on Soth which is similar to the other articles.

how academic does the writing feel?
the writing doesn’t feel very academic as it uses a lot of brackets and uses words like ‘non-wealthy’ instead of ‘lower class’, as well as using vocabulary like ‘i.e.’

how easy is the article to understand.
the article is not as easy to understand as some of the other articles, because of the way it is written with the vocabulary, as well as with the punctuation in strange places, the article is hard to follow. This, but also the way that it is hard to trust what they are writing when they are not back up their accusations and statements.

Did you understand the different intentions of the articles base upon where they appeared?
you can see that this article is purely to give information and the writers opinion. Although both are not valid. This is because the information you can tell has come from another source, and the opinion is not useful to someone looking for information.

has the article been correctly referenced?
no, this article has not been correctly referenced. Where the writer has made an accusation or written information there is no reference to back it up.

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