https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000fzmc/age-of-the-image. This is an absolutely fantastic set of programmes for anyone who uses social media, or who loves art , photography. Also it is presented by James Fox in his FBI outfit.
Each episode contains so much info its hard to describe. The first "A new reality" the different uses of imaging and the altering of reality by compositing photographs which started very early on. See Buster Keaton and The girl with the Pearl earring in this episode.
Episode 2 "Power Games" show us how images how to influence us throughout history and how they are still being used to influence us all today, usually without us knowing
"Seductive Minds". Psychology is brought into play to make us dream of a different life and aspire to buy. Learn what makes an image powerful and how to influence people. Soon you will all be in my power whahaha!
Episode 4 "Fake Views" One for any Star Wars fans as Mr Fox walks through their art vaults and explains how some of the scenes were made. Also hyper realism, can we believe anything we see and how images have take over.
Reminded me that you can now look at art galleries, museums etc on google so I went on a bit of a tour since we can't go in reality at the moment.
Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts x
Kathryn Bell is an artist and photographer. She knows some stuff and wants to learn more which she'd like to share to help us all improve together. She's got a degree in Environmental Chemistry but promises not to bang on about the environment too much!