The Joiner: architectural photography
Duke Talent Identification Program
Summer Studies Program 2012, Davidson College site
In my own photographic work I often utilize David Hockney’s technique of the joiner to capture spatial zones or to record moment in a certain area over a period of time. In order to explore this experiential photographic practice with TIP Summer Studies students, we first visited one of Hockey's original compositions of the Brooklyn Bridge, housed within the collections of Davidson’s Van Every Smith Gallery (right). The students were then challenged to create their own joiners using disposable cameras, making sure that their presence as creator was captured within the photographic composition. Not only was the joiner technique foreigner to the student, but many had never worked with film or original prints. For most students, they were entirely unfamiliar with the concept of framing a photograph through a viewfinder.
The work featured here showcases select projects from two sites: Main Street Davidson and Downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
'THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE NOV 28TH 1982 #15 DAVID HOCKNEY'