I am an Anthropology student, and I hope to combine my passion for Lomography with my studies to create what will hopefully be one of the best dissertations to hit Goldsmiths College for ages. I have completed the all important cover and title page of my project book, but now, lovely lomographers, I need your help.
I am lucky to be studying at Goldsmiths, University of London. It gives me the freedom to be really creative with what is in essence, a very academic subject. I have been gathering images to include in my dissertation all summer, and I have some good ideas of which anthropological theory I should include in the final piece. I have constructed my argument for why anthropologists should use images more often (and it’s not just that visual projects are more interesting and fun!)
This should be enough to write a passable, if slightly unusual, dissertation. But that’s not enough for me.
Anthropology wouldn’t be what it is without people. People are anthropology’s focus of study, its main interest, its reason for existing, and that is why I love it. Similarly, Lomography relies on people. Without you lovely people believing in the analogue lifestyle and the Lomo community, neither would exist. And that is why I want to talk to you. To all of you. I don’t mind if you’ve been a hardcore analogue photographer for your whole life, if you only just picked up an analogue camera yesterday, or if you’re anywhere between the two. Your thoughts and opinions on all things photography are interesting and important to me, and if you don’t mind me writing a few of them in a piece of work that will only be read by departmental staff at Goldsmiths, and will likely never be published, that would be wonderful too.
I’d really love to talk to you, whether through e-mail or Facebook, even face-to face (if you’re in London) – whatever’s most convenient for you! If you think you would be interested in helping me out, I would be eternally grateful if you would drop me a quick message and I’ll get back in touch.
The images are of the cover of my project, its title page, and some photos that I’ve taken to include in my project so far.