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Leeds & Liverpool is my learning log in blog form for the final level of a BA (Hons) in Photography. It is about the work I am doing to prepare a body of photographic work (BoW) and a dissertation (CS), based around the Leeds & Liverpool canal in the north of England.

The original intention for this work was to use the 29ΒΌ mile stretch of canal between Skipton and Leeds to explore how meaning is attached to place. However, following my dissertation research and initial discussions with my BoW tutor, I have refined the focus. The work will now follow the more poetic theme of Leeds & Liverpool: Worlds within a World, which is explained in the blog. The images will be taken from anywhere along the 127 mile length of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

The blog records assignments, as periodic touch points with my tutors; directed course work; self-directed practice-based research; and a reflective journal of my thoughts as the project progresses. Most of the academic research for the dissertation is kept in a separate digital research folder (Zotero).

I welcome any comments and suggestions on the blog and can be contacted here.

Best wishes,
Andrew Fitzgibbon