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Photographers and Research by Mike Simmons, Shirley Read

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Patricia Townsend: Between Inner and Outer Worlds

The making of a new body of photographic work involves far more than the act of taking pictures. It is likely to include stages of preparation and research before any photographs are taken (although this is not always the case) and a process of editing afterwards; but these are much deeper and more complex tasks than one might at first imagine.

In creating a new body of work, photographers not only relate to elements of the outside world (the subject of the photographs, the camera, the prints and so on), but they also embark on a personal journey, which in turn will reflect some aspect of their inner world.

In this essay, I explore the question of how a new photographic artwork comes into being. ...

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