Evidence of much research activity in Wits Digital Arts. In the week following Hanli Geyser's paper on video games, Prof Christo Doherty presented a paper on "Constructed Photography – The South African Situation." The paper was a critical response to the recent exhibition of constructed photography curated by Heidi Erdmann and Jacob Lebeko entitled "Construct: Beyond the Documentary Photograph". Doherty explored the genealogies of constructed photography, tracing them back to the "Pictorialist" movement in the late 19th Century and the re-emergence of the impulse in Europe and the USA in the 1980s. The respondent to the paper was Rory Bester, from the Art History division at WSOA.
A constructed photographic image by Lien Botha from the Construct exhibition.