As I draw close to the half-way mark in my PhD journey, I have started thinking more about the outputs of the PhD, and in particular the thesis, and how I might present my photographic work.  With this in mind, I have now started writing sections of the thesis clocking up 20,000 words in draft, and reviewing, organising and presenting my photographic work.

And as a means of recording progress on my thesis preparation here are the drafted sections to date:

Thesis Sections in First Draft and the number of words as at 12 March 2022

Thesis Sections to First Draft
Introduction 3738
Upgrade 7782
Possibilising paper 2435
Camera Skill 1593
Analagous Retrieval 1603
Spatial Persistence 1560
Attentiveness 1495
Subject Commitment 1161
Zonal Flow 1702
Running Total 20634

I am reviewing all of my images from Practice Periods 1-8 and will use The Emotigram to review in detail several images from each portfolio.

The Emotigram, Pilot Reflection on Reflection method – Affective Response to image (ALI3290)

It is my intention to produce a portfolio and gallery of between 12 and 18 images for each period of work that will be published on my website and in this blog.  This will allow me to retrieve images to include in my thesis quickly and easily and find those that best illustrate my written work.  As a starting point, here is the Portfolio for Practice Period 1.

PhD Practice Period 1 – Autumn Reflections – Alison Price, October 2020



Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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