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Gabriel Andreu
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Gabriel is interested in the way that men's bodies are represented in contemporary culture. With this work he explores how the media both dictates and is transforming our expectations and desires. Hollywood films are awash with men with non-natural bodies: the Fashion industry works in a similar way with its representation of men. The male body has become an instrument of social, physical and economic power. As a result the ideal of male beauty has become a burden for many men; they are under pressure to attain and maintain the perfect body to the exclusion of their identity. Gabriel draws comparisons between the Greek Herculean ideals of male perfection and their contemporary counterpart: the muscled Hollywood Superheroes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgs Avetisjans
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

'Homeland' serves a nostalgic representation of the place and memories in the longest village in Latvia and its recent history from World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. As the curtain fell, the local economy changed, and in 2004, upon joining the EU, it changed again. These historical shifts made a huge impact on the society and its dreams, many of which the younger generations abandoned. This project is a collection of places into one place through the operations of memory and reflects on villager's existing relationship with the land. The project became a metaphor for a way of life, passing of time and for how time affects and changes our sense of place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marta Benavides
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Expectations of remembrance are embedded in photography from the very moment at which the film is loaded into the camera. Negatives are sometimes kept in family archives as treasures capable of transporting us back in time. Bits of film that register the beginning of the process of image capture are inadvertently stored right next to the successful photographs that configure the imagery of the family. Through the process of scrutinising these scraps and using technology to transform them into images, I have enabled these film leaders to transcend their garbage status and symbolise the fragility of memory. They have become a portal into the past, honouring the memory that the limitations of the apparatus never allowed to fully exist.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Boll
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

'Six Degrees of Freedom' is a response to the seascapes of Turner, and to the challenges photography faces in expressively rendering the sea. The project involved making long exposures with a pinhole camera attached to navigation buoys in the Solent, a channel that flows around the town of my upbringing, and an area in which Turner painted. The project creates an interplay between control and chance, and the images are directly influenced by the six directions of movement that affect a buoyant object. The diffuse visual effects in the ten final images are part of the language of the sublime referred to by Immanuel Kant; that the sublime "is to be found in a formless object, represented by a boundlessness".  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pixie Bowles
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Kesennuma is a costal city located in the Myagi prefecture of Tōhoku, Japan. On March the 11th, 2011 Kesennuma became one of the cities most severely devastated by The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. In Kesennuma alone 1159 individuals were killed, and 8,136 people remain missing or displaced as a result of this disaster. Exploring my position as "outsider" this body of work seeks to look beyond representations of Kesennuma as a disaster stricken city, and try to uncover histories which have been hidden in the wake of 3.11. The photographs are a visual manifestation of my desire to learn more of a pre-disaster land, rendering permanent a fleeting experience of a place undergoing a continuous state of change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martin Seeds
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

'Assembly' is a body of work set in the Stormont Estate, the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The work uses the power of photography to generate allegory - letting the plants, trees and foliage deliver a message from the grounds surrounding the Northern Ireland parliament building about the struggles embedded in a fragile political landscape. 'Assembly' suggests the importance of the grounds as a common material space beyond culture in which difference and likeness are both articulated and intertwined in a natural world outside of the political chamber. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Shields
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

My practice is fundamentally based around creating site-responsive photographic work, which not only draws upon and captures a specific place, but also amplifies and embodies it. My processes often involve incorporating physical elements of my subjects, allowing them to make some sort of impression or have its own voice within the work. These processes often result in one-off, unique photographic objects such as photograms and polaroids. This unique quality, and the materiality of photography is a significant element of my work, partly due to my subjects, which are often surrounded with ideas of loss. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Malcolm Davies
Leeds College of Art - MA Creative Practice
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Henri Lefebvre's final philosophical treatise, Rhythmanalysis, was a detailed study of urban rhythm. However, Lefebvre said "No camera, no image or series of images can show these rhythms". This body of work explores how unconventional photographic approaches can be used to overcome the camera's constraint of a fixed monocular viewpoint, to conceptually represent the intangible structures, processes, rhythms and flows of subjects in expanded space and time, to reveal their essence which would otherwise be difficult to decode.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Gamble
Leeds College of Art - MA Creative Practice
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

School students created these objects during my recent residency, exploring the relationship between photography and truth, and the subsequent erasure of that truth. The role of process became integral to the work; the soaps are a residue of our activity. Initially photographic portraits were produced employing a collaborative process that gave the participants time for dialogue, assessment and selection. The resultant images were combined with the school soap bar and we used them to wash our hands. The portraits appeared, and then deteriorated. Discussions developed on the erasure of images, of identity and the nature of memory. The soaps were dried and then presented in another space, to a different audience, creating new discussions, stories and haptic interactions.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sorel Hirst
Leeds College of Art - MA Creative Practice
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Is a woman's identity exclusively associated with being a mother? Is a woman whom does not bear a child, a childless mother? Told with an autobiographical voice, this series of images is a self-exploration of the continuous struggle to arrest alternative identities, other than that of being a mother. These portraits demonstrate the struggle and inner turmoil to maintain some element of selfhood. A search for something other that defines me as a woman, instead of the isolating identity of motherhood, solely defining who I am. The uncanny essence of these images derives from the double exposures captured on high sensitivity film, combined with the use of a self-made, medium format pinhole camera.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lesley Wood
Leeds College of Art - MA Creative Practice
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

In May I walked from my home in Leeds to my daughter and granddaughter's home in Newcastle-on-Tyne, stopping by at my mother's flat on the way. This solo walk was devised as a piece of feminist psychogeography exploring the spaces in between this matri-line of women, aged from 9 months to 88 years old, and all sharing the name, Eleanor. The images are of some of the things I saw, developed from 35mm film negatives using liquid light on Fabriano Artistico paper. They aim to express my love of these places, my respect for the landscape, my affection for the people who live here, and my concerns about our future. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jadwiga Brontē
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Belarus, located in the far-flung reaches of Eastern Europe is the last dictatorship on the continent and for some is still considered to be part of Russia. This is a place where the president, Alexander Lukashenko is seen as an unchallenged, fearsome and almost 'God-like' figure. Belarusians still fear the KGB and their ever-watchful eye. This is very much a place where 'Soviet' mentality is still the norm. 'Invisible People of Belarus' documents the lives of disabled people and Chernobyl victims living in governmental institutions called 'Internats' which are something between an asylum, orphanage and hospice. The government has created Internats to separate Chernobyl victims and disabled children from other healthier orphans and to keep them hidden from society. These are places where tens of thousands of people spend their entire lives. Disability is not understood in Belarus, abandoning, or 'giving them away' is easier than being exiled from the local community. 'Invisible People of Belarus' focus on disabled people who are physically or mentally more able then the rest of the residence. These photos are a story of those people as human beings; as people who suffer and struggle against injustice everyday life; and as people who look after each other, build long lasting friendships, and even fall in love even within an environment that is far from civilized life. These invisible people stay invisible. There may be nobody to remember them after all, and a picture might be the only proof of their existence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caro Ray
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

This work observes the legacy of democracy in Greece, as represented by my journey along the original marathon route which runs from Marathon to Athens. During September 2015 the third general elections of the year were taking place using classrooms as the backdrops to an integral moment in the history of Greek democracy. Each polling booth was photographed along the 42.2km (26.2miles) of this busy dual carriageway; the polling booths start acting as the road blocks to the betterment of the population. Part of this work includes a concertina book which requires the viewer to physically engage with as they attempt to navigate the object to open it to its full 11 metre length and consider the connections to a landscape in crisis.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christopher Bethell
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

I am a dual-national; a citizen of The United Kingdom and The United States of America. Until three years ago I believed an elaborate fiction about my family's history on the other side of the Atlantic. Last year I stepped foot into America for the first time, following my Grandfather's path from east to west. The Duke of Earl is split into four chapters that metaphorically narrate my Grandfathr's life whilst also reflecting different aspects of the American psyche - The American Dream, a culture of excess, freedom and the open road, and redemption. The project combines my fictions with my discoveries to create a new understanding of my family's past. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Bentham
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

With foundations rooted in a search for a contemporary sublime based on traditional aesthetics and the psychological theory of Escape, this body of work takes a deeply personal approach to the role of the female artist existing within, yet desiring to escape from, the domestic space. Taking an experimental approach and focusing on the materiality of the photographic medium as methodology, the resulting narrative follows the ebbs and flows of such a reality. A craving to escape domesticity, with an ever-increasing inclination to summit the mountain; this is metaphor in practice. Experience in the landscape provides an endless sum of configurations and potential endings to the chronologies produced by our minds; where the infinitude of the sublime authentically exists. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Gibson
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The landscape is rich in detail and complexity, it has many layers which reveal themselves over time, providing a place for experience and inner reflection. This photographic work challenges conventions of what a camera was manufactured for, to describe, going beyond the physical and considering something intrinsically deeper and evoking what is beneath the surface. This work attempts to show profound personal and subjective moments of psychological reverie whilst in locations alone. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gabby Laurent
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

These images are taken from a series of site specific, staged interventions, consisting of 12 images for each work (four images of two works shown here). '12 Images of G.L. Wrapped in a Survival Blanket' shows the artist cloaked in a silver blanket on top of a plinth in 12 positions. The work is at once absurd and addresses the history of art practices, self-portraiture, the photograph's relationship to sculpture and the more immediate visual references of survival blankets. '12 Boxes in my Studio Placed on a Plinth' is a piece based on the boxes in my studio. Many of the boxes contain artworks or tools for making, used by myself and others I share my space with. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Lowe
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

My work is created on a favourite stretch of beach on the north coast of Cornwall. Using my custom built lens-less camera I turn to the horizon and pan the scene. In the morning light the duration of my exposures varies between 8 and 120 seconds, creating unique colour shifts on the film's emulsion - interactions of light and chemistry. The 120mm transparencies work together to represent the ephemeral qualities of this unique place. Presented on a light box, they draw the viewer into the horizon for closer inspection, an echo of my act of photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michelle Reynolds
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

There's No Place Like Home is an ongoing series which explores my unique experiences with the English landscape as an outsider who comes from the flat and vast prairies of Kansas. The final form of the work consists of diptychs which compare and contrast the landscapes and cityscapes of Devon and Kansas with one another and therefore, opens up a dialogue in regard to notion of place and one's connection to where they come from. In addition to making diptychs, I have experimented with the use of double exposures created in camera as a way to further explore my interest in placing landscapes together in order for them to become unrecognizable to the viewer, which in turn, creates a story. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carly Seller
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

'Tracing a Line Along a Breath Exhaled' is a series of large scale prints sized to the artists own proportions to reflection on her embodiment in the landscape. Following the intertwining rhythms of body and land, this series is a phenomenological study of the landscape from the paths that invite us move along their lines. Moving image work 'Drift' draws attention to the quiet and often unnoticed movements of energy within the landscape. Both series make use of the cameras ability to define, abstract and extend the range of visual perception so that it enhances what is normally possible to see with the naked eye, drawing questions about how we look at the world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liz-Ann Vincent-Merry
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The series is part of an on-going project looking at 1,200 identity photographs from southeast France, dating between 1900 and 1970. The flat, platitudinous surface that Roland Barthes refers to in Camera Lucida represents both the physical photographic surface and also the conceptual impenetrability of never knowing. This work is an exploration of the mnemonic powers of these portraits in my quest to recover a life that has vanished, to reconnect with the referent, and to gain a sense of who they were. Under the exact, objective and unforgiving gaze of the digital macro lens, what emerges is a strong sense of presence, and a dialogue between past and present as it moves through different spaces, an intersection of histories. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Waterfield
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Originally interested in my relationship between watching and taking part in the physical activity of sport. In this case, why I loved professional road racing but lacked the appetite to ride a bike. Going on bike 'journeys' led me to the uncomfortable realisation, as a young man, to deal with the idea of 'loneliness'... many pro cyclists have the same thoughts. There's lots of positive things that come with being alone, however there are lots of negatives too. The book/zine format allows time for pause and thought between journeys. In these spaces are (hopefully) self-deprecating musings about my life, as well as sharing interests I have. Creating a personal advertisement to anybody that has the same hobbies. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Glauco Canalis
Plymouth University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Francesco Grasso writes in Davanti alla Porta 'everyone has been tempted and corrupted by the San Berillo district . People here may have lived criminally, in promiscuity, naughtiness, immorality and perdition, but it is exactly here, in this place that people feel free from any law and rules, from any frame of mind and social prejudices, because it is here that all the human instincts are poured out.' An island in the heart of Catania, San Berillo, once known as the biggest open air brothel in Europe, today hosts migrants and outsiders from a variety of social and cultural extraction. This district, at the edge of a fortified Europe, is showing the way for an alternative process of tolerance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Darch
Plymouth University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Durlescombe is a series of photographs made in Devon in the South West of England during 2015 and 2016. The work documents the people, places, landscapes and local industries of a fading rural culture. But Durlescombe is a constructed, imaginary place. It is an amalgam, a typical town, unspecific and representative, one that provides a narrative distance from the persuasive mode of documentary realism and a space in which questions about familiarity, attachment and belonging might be asked. The images of Durlescombe - a layered assemblage of my photographs, family history pictures and found illustrations - are in this way both actual records and speculative fictions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sian Davey
Plymouth University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The work began when Martha my daughter was 16, a time when a child is on that cusp of being and becoming a woman. It's a particular period of time when you are both a young woman and child in the same body, before the child leaves and the young woman stands on her own to meet the world. It's a complex and potentially confusing time. During this transition, there is a very short human space when a person can behave free of the weight of societal expectations and norms. Before long that window closes and we can easily forget how it felt to be 'untethered'. And here, too quickly, the idyll becomes infused with all the tensions of adulthood. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julien Bonnin
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Relics represent a visual exploration into the processes of dissemination and preservation concerning found materials and archival pictures. It focuses on the inherent capacity of Photography to generate vernacular imagery and narratives that can alter Reality and border with the mythical. Beirut, torn between its traumatic past and its race for modernity, embodies the metaphor of the 'image-ruin'. The scars of the aftermath on buildings, the inhabitants and their traces all revive a moment that collapsed, was hidden, buried. It is these glimpses and their persistence I try to grasp, investigating their aura, the mystical aspect of their circulation - in term of time and heritage- a process initiated with the manipulation, re-organization of found photographs, to summon new stories.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mia Dudek
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Mia Dudek touches upon the encounter of the body within the European tradition, in an understated political and ideological context. The work focuses on the urbanisation, overpopulation and therefore, alienation of an individual. Through concentrated moments of assimilating herself to the surroundings, Mia Dudek is interested in Kafka's idea of home specifically designed prison for everyday existence as well as Lynchian machinery of living or threat. Restrictive environments are inescapable but also contain otherwise formless and fluid bodies that threaten to spill over the borders of inanimate structures. Mia Dudek's works have one mutual and strong concern - brutality, violence and power of the architecture; representing hermetic exteriors and their horizons endlessly bounded. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Darek Fortas
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Skene is a word taken from ancient Greek and literally means 'structure that supports the background in theatre' as well as 'seeing and exposing'. As a part of my project I have been photographing contemporary versions of skene - structures which are crucial for plays, or performances to happen and at the same time remain invisible to public. In 'Skene' I am interested in exposing multiplicity of physical dimensions of structures which govern our sensory experience, creating symbolic language which addresses the distribution of power within the state and subversive value of lens-based practice. As part of this project I am also interested in the potential of photographic mode of enquiry to function as a mode of deconstruction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Hatton
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Made in the Calais Refugee Camp these photographs provide a slower moment of consideration of an internationally significant event yet without political urgency or imperative. There is no fixed truth or decisive moment. We are not shown the refugees but their material objects and the traces of their actions. This absence invites the construction of a fiction emptied of prejudices surrounding ethnicity. The black and white large format film further dislocate us from the specifics of place. Only via these suspensions, via the blurring of the documentary mode can the photographs begin to escape pre-mediated opinions of refugees and instead relay a human space, fragile, psychologically complex and held together by the coldest manifestations of chance  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steff Jamieson
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The Reluctant Mute uses various devices to explore ideas regarding mutism, self-censorship and the failings of language. By returning to the fundamental properties of photography - light, time and photographic paper - and acknowledging the darkroom as a site of production and labour the work explicitly shows the process of making, bringing to the fore the agency of light as a form of inscription and pattern making. Patterns - both generated by the act of folding in the darkroom and re-appropriated from William Morris - break up, overlap and slip. Repeating the act of folding to both remember and to forget; an excess that mutes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ayesha Saeed
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The Psychogeography of the The Right Thumb series is about examining and interpreting one single image; it is the scan of my own right thumb print. It's showing you a privileged view of being in the scanned image that represents me in many digital systems around the world. The photographs show newly generated geological, or topographical landscapes which describe my internal space. It is a psychogeography of a personal data set. The photographs raise more questions than present a resolved opinion or a fact. It makes you think about the identity, the code, the authority, the surveillance, the consent and the digital image. This series of work is an attempt to give a glimpse of what we do not perceive. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tim Sullivan
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

I am motivated by a certain Romantic impulse to wander; my work is often a product of such journeys. This series was produced during a road trip in territories joining Germany, The Czech Republic and Poland. The rational for embarking on this trail was to investigate routes taken by the painter Caspar David Friedrich, in these liminal areas. Embodied in the image of the Romantic wanderer are ideas of nation, autonomy and freedom of movement. My further investment in this journey comes from a first hand experience of travelling in an uncertain Europe, during a time when concerns of immigration and nationhood are very much at the fore. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sue Bowdery
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The response of individuals can be instrumental in determining the success or failure of a business. A proliferation of publicity images and text are used to impose commercial messages upon the rural and urban landscape. Stock images depict happy people inhabiting a manicured world, suggesting that happiness can be acquired if only the individual were to purchase the new product or entertainment of choice. Observation of the landscape surrounding such publicity images can sometimes convey not only a rather different reality, but also alternative means by which individuals do achieve happiness. Initially highly visible, if remaining in position over time, signage can become familiar to the viewer and ultimately begin a gradual absorption by nature.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Keith Lloyd Davenport
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

In Scotland the significance of the fishing industry is of much more importance, socially, economically and culturally than to the rest of the UK. This being due to the fact that we in Scotland have around 9 percent of the population of the United Kingdom, but land approximately 60 percent of the total UK catch. Many skippers over the years have found it increasingly difficult to find local crews to work on the trawlers. 'Landings' is a glimpse into the world of these migrant fishermen and explores the social and cultural changes the industry is undergoing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jen Lewis
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Family photographs exploit us: they prick our hearts and parade our losses. Roland Barthes' ideas concerning a painful madness at the heart of photography can also relate to the transitional experience of a family as children begin to move away - love, memory, family and photographs all leave bruising impressions. By freezing and burying family images, overexposing still life objects and exchanging a photographic dialogue during a son's first year at university (when words were often difficult), I am discussing the evolving nature and desire of relationships, time and identity. By reassembling/redefining the family archive in this way, I am attempting to document the intangible, ambivalent and paradoxical process of holding on and letting go, exposing the wound. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Derek Man
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

As memories of the great Empire fade further into history, the Isle of Wight has been relieved of most of its historical duties. Yet, traces of an older kind of Britishness still remain, having taken on a nostalgic quality. A native of Hong Kong, a former British colony, I have lived in UK for 11 years. The question of my own cultural identity led me to investigate the Island, a microcosm of an old Britain, one which is strange yet familiar to me in both cultural, historical and personal context. Through exploring the myths surrounding Britishness, I hope to find a sense of place in my adopted country as a response to my own displacement.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Filippo M. Nicoletti
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

'And the fancy was this: are not the sane and the insane equal at night as the sane lie a dreaming? Are not all of us outside this hospital, who dream, more or less the condition of those inside it, every night of our lives?' - Charles Dickens, Night Walks. During night hours, Cardiff reveals a less familiar side, strange to both tourist and resident, particularly around the River Taff - a pre-Celtic name for the dark waters. This is a place where diverse situations collide, where the tangible fights the illusory. Just as the river divides the districts of Grangetown and Cardiff Bay, so these images reveal the fleeting edge of the real and unreal, of dreams. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Peter Spurgeon
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The 'Decoy' series relates to a secret British Air Ministry project that took place during the Second World War. Film studios were commissioned to design fake cities, airfields, docks and oil refineries. They were set up a few miles away from the real targets and constructed using fires and electric lights. The objective of this simulation was to divert enemy bombs away from the real targets. Today, only control bunkers remain at many of the sites. They sheltered the crew and housed generators for the lights. The project is informed by archive sources and my images are made at former decoy sites. I introduce lighting to animate the landscape and to evoke the theatre of visual deception in war. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Vann
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

is a body of work made in response to the poetry of Henry Shore by the grandson he never met. A Viennese Jew, Henry fled the holocaust in 1939 and settled in England. An unusually talented man, he became a published poet and wrote several books. This work seeks to explore Henry's attempts to understand the trauma he suffered through the use of photography to create interpreted visual metaphors, and explores the transfer of inter-generational traumatic memory. The hand-made prints created to express these metaphors are made using an obsolete technique known as Argyrotype, and are intentionally designed to decay, mimicking the corruption of memory as it erodes over time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dee Young
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

My work explores the dynamics between memory and place through dominant urban structures and family archive. The spaces between and under two bridges represent the familiar and the disregarded. There is a tension between what is potentially an alienating environment and excitement of remembered childhood experiences. In making 'snapshots' from cine film I have explored aspects of working class female experiences of ritual and expectations in an industrial provincial town in the mid 1960s, and how and why we are held to a notions of 'place' and what it means in relation to 'home'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kirsty Foster
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

An exploration of the familiar everyday in a community follows clues in the signage, in the ordered public spaces and places where detritus collects, seeking what lies beneath - what deeper understanding or communication prevails or recedes. Underpinning this is the sense of a passing of time, that this is 'the time', the place where the newest history, the newest narrative is continually being created. Intervention and humour encourage a space to reframe a question, drawing attention to the depth and significance of the seemingly superficial, the small constituent parts. The things that are discarded or viewed with little attention. Places to be playful, to create change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aaron Dickson
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Images of patients languishing on trolleys in hospital corridors and articles proclaiming 'crisis within the NHS.' What if there is another way to approach this story? The hospital is where many of us are born, it is the place where we take our first breath, meet our parents for the first time and first experience the world outside the womb. It is a physical structure imbued with emotion and significance yet concomitantly clinical and detached. The hospital is a place of birth and death, love and loss, joy and despair. Notes On Hospitals was made inside seven NHS hospitals in Northern Ireland during 2015 and 2016. Each hospital was operational and in use at the time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Gosnold
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

'Voices' conveys a tale of traumatic events, questioning how the perception of reality, for a mentally ill person, is influenced by past experiences. Based on the theory that we invent reality to suit our emotional state, I have considered how photographs may be viewed, re-contextualized and reconstructed, to fit within a personal narrative. Photographs made during my youth act as a metaphor for the fragility of memories from adolescence, which continue to influence how we perceive reality in adulthood. Found images signify how events, witnessed outside our immediate sphere, find their way into our memories, as if they actually happened to us. These images, contrasted with photographs made recently, suggest that earlier life experiences influence our understanding of the world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Colin Heyburn
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

In what is an autobiographical work, Legacy is an attempt to visualise trauma that has come about as a result of conflict. It depicts the darkness and detachment and moves beyond the moralistic to search for the reasoning lurking behind. The normal is not of the everyday. There are no feelings but numbness and anxiety. Looking inwards to the subconscious which becomes the only place known and thus it becomes the haven and develops a sanctuary developed from the abnormality. The detachment borne out of fear and anxiety is used as a method of reasoning and questioning. While time moves regardless onwards this fear and anxiety transfixes, in a timeless zone, the constant and unrelenting isolation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Raymond B. Newman
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Ireland's political alignment in the north of the island is fractured between a consideration of Irish and British identities. My photographic study 'Assemble' reflects on an institution within one of these divides, the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. The Orange Order is a self-described Protestant fraternity founded in 1795. They have at their foundation, a pledge to uphold the Protestant Christian faith and sustain British identity within Ireland. My appropriation of individuals and ephemera within this fractured context may be interpreted at variance with many visual perceptions. 'Assemble' examines the 'sense of place' surrounding their isolated, unimposing, border buildings. It considers the 'caretakers' who preserve those same dwellings. 'Assemble' may also heighten the viewer's observations of the wider fragility of circumstances. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katrina Taggart
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The project 'Retreat' by Katrina Taggart began as a photographic exploration of Irish Pilgrimage in the West of Ireland. It was during these trips to the West of Ireland in her campervan with her son that the project became a more personal one telling the story of her own journey as a single mother. Through the practice of traditional Irish Pilgrimage people set their sights on a journey through testing terrain and tried custom to try and find something about themselves, to get to a place beyond where they ordinarily are. Katrina found a parallel narrative to her work looking at modern day Irish pilgrimages and her own campervan journeys with her son along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tim West
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Tim West's work investigates the motorcyclist subculture and the relationship that exists between man, machine and landscape. Rugged, picturesque landscape is tainted by the awe-inspiring speed and unimaginable danger that is intrinsic to two-wheeled racing. Riders gripped by the obsession of conquering and winning the world's most dangerous road race make the annual pilgrimage to a small island in the middle of the Irish Sea, never sure if they will return home again. The infamous TT course on the Isle of Man is the road racers Mecca. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dianne Whyte
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

This work is a study of space, in particular the function of a theatre space. These spaces are hidden from view; they act as a metaphor for the staging of reality, that underlies contemporary life. The normally hidden machinery of the theatre, what really drives the spectacle, acts as the social and economic forces that shape our lives. These spaces vary but the common denominator amongst them is that they deliver an illusion of reality. Shallow, contrived illusions of reality. In a philosophical sense they ask questions about the nature of observable reality, what we see is never just what is seen, but merely all that is available to us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dalyce Wilson
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

This work explores the effects of living in a place that is neither geographically nor culturally your own; it is a glimpse of the struggle of wanting so badly to be a part of something, but instead feeling apart from it. As an outsider, one must grapple with identity, otherness and what it means to belong. 'Shadow Dance' works with an undisclosed landscape and the human form to create a visual conversation about what it means to search for belonging while standing out. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Collins
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

One June morning my wife and I watched from the kitchen window as a juvenile blackbird hopped around the garden. She spotted the only fully ripe strawberry in our garden, one we had been anticipating harvesting for ourselves. After a few tentative, exploratory pecks she devoured the entire thing with enthusiastic gusto. There was a moment, just as the blackbird scrutinized the fruit but before she decided to eat it, when we could have opened the back door to frighten her away. It was a moment of ambivalence that is fundamental to discussions around food production and the environment. Because a blackbird that eats strawberries also eats snails, and a human that eats strawberries also eats salad. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pippa Healy
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Where does your mind wander in your final hours? Which experiences are revisited? 'At This Hour' explores memories and their role in the final moments of life. 'As I stood in contemplation of the garden of the wonders of space, I had the feeling that I was looking into ultimate depths, the most secret regions of my own being, and I smiled, because it had never occurred to me that I could be so pure, so great, so fair!' Milosz, L'amoureuse initiation . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laetitia Kamayi
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The photograph as an object attracts many to images of the past. We search for and explore matters of identity and representation of one's self and nationality within such relics. It's the difference in textures and aesthetics of the print; a physical aspect now discarded, depicting a personal yet unfamiliar history. It's the combination of these elements along with the complicated history of my motherland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, which makes this journey personal. Suspicion and desire for change ignites a need for the multiple narratives of the Congolese. Congolese people are the owners of such stories yet to be witnessed. This is a continued battle to portray more than the single story of the Democratic Republic of Congo. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Reka Komoli
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

We change over time and, looking back at our earlier self, we wonder whether we are the same person. Through dim passages of time, we find the Self eliding imperceptibly into the Other. The younger self imagines the older self looking back through the years, yet the older self's gaze cannot be returned. And vice versa. The two selves haunt each other: the younger is the Derridean spectre watching the older; and the older watches the younger. What if they could catch a glimpse of each other and return their spectral gaze? I have pictured these two as mutual Others in the ruins of a gothic castle, finally meeting each other's uncanny gaze through a time-ravaged mirror. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Longley
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

The hospital is a highly charged psychological space. There is a capacity for knowledge that on leaving, life may never be the same again. The building becomes a tangible, physical location of change, the personal encroaching on to the public domain. One must relinquish control of the passage of time to the waiting room, thus intensifying an awareness of time's duration. These transitional spaces exist purely to fill dead time, the time of nothing. Emotion is projected within, experience and memory colouring the bricks and mortar. The individual is compelled to reject the present moment and detach the consciousness in the timeless duration of imagination. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Nicolaou
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Unlike an institution's systematic and themed photographic archive, we live our lives and create our own mental archive of images of people and place. These sites of memory are sometimes recalled through photographic encounters within archives and the family album. Through the evidential qualities of photography and map-making, demarcation can be remembered and reimagined. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anthony Prevost
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

"At the time I could no more believe my eyes than I can now trust my memory.""This then, I thought, as I looked round about me, is the representation of history. It requires a falsification of perspective. We, the survivors, see everything from above, see everything at once, and still we do not know how it was." W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Blerim Racaj
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Vend nm 1 place; location 2 country; home country; local area 3 sufficient space: room 4 seat 5 position, job 6 appropriate place/time: right place ° s'gjen vend ku të futet "not find a place to put oneself" s'ka vend e trevë prej - not have a moment's peace from - vend e pavend all over the place, whether in the right place or not vend|ara'k nm native, local resident, native inhabitant vend|lindje nf birthplace vend|ohet vpr to settle somewhere; settle in vend|on vt 1 to place [something] 2 to put [something]in an appropriate/secure place 3 to secure a good life for [someone]: settle [someone] comfortably///Albanian-English dictionary, Leonard Newmark, Oxford University Press, 1999 . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Catherine Sanderson
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

These are Three Stories published across the front covers of twenty-five of the most circulated American newspapers. The deconstructed front pages and the remaining framework reveal the reflective nature of the relationship between contemporary American society and the media that reports its happenings. Of all the stories to tell, each publication chose these three to dominate and drive the paper's voice. Deconstructed by means of detective-like work, the pages comprising Three Stories together offer a report into the American subconscious. "The frame is simultaneously the basis upon which we begin to talk about the work and the problematic articulation between inside and outside that means the work is never clearly distinguishable from what supports it." Jacques Derrida . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jennifer Wang Lei
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

This project is about exploring and questioning places, identity, humanity and nature. It is based on Nordic landscapes - from the Northern Arctic Circle, to Highlands, to the remoteness of Iceland where landscapes are mixed with feelings and can trigger a sense of solitude that reaches the deepest part of me. It is about identifying these places, whether being nature or human and the connection between them. The simplest, purest, minimised natural Nordic landscapes and their horizons somehow metaphorically reflect the alienation of humanity. "North' nothing' nowhere. I go north, it's my nature." . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Huang Yu
University of Westminster - MA Photographic Studies
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:27 EDT

Artificial Landscapes is a photography series taken from eight cities in four countries. People have destroyed the natural world, creating artificial scenery to adorn urban spaces. As trees are symbolic of natural things, I particularly focused on these to convey the relationship between artificiality and people. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oliver Webster
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The current state of a place often reflects its history and nowhere is this more evident than in the examination of the culture and landscape of Wales. Welsh identity and sense of belonging are impossible to separate from the industries of extraction that are embedded in Welsh culture and community. The extraction industries that developed around slate, copper and coal have been responsible for reshaping the social and physical landscape of Wales. Their disappearance has changed a way of life and undermined the survival of communities. What remains are these anthropogenic landscapes that stand timeless as a reflection of humankind's relationship with it. This work presents a series of landscapes that illustrates the consequence of industrial need.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amber Clarissa Hardwick
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I am drawn to dark, because it is the opposite of me. This narrative explores a very personal account of a relationship, the depth and intensity of love and infatuation. A 'Bird of Passage' describes a person who passes from place to place, which is an observation of my own partner's lack of stability and almost animalistic approach to life, which intrigues me. Subtly sexually charged, my fantasy driven narrative is an exaggerated comment on both his brutality and naivety juxtaposed together. The men that attract me are always the aggressors. They exude dominance, danger and rawness. They are feral. 'Birds of Passage', is a much larger body of work compared with what I have shown in this narrative selection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Camilla Mulry
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project began in my room, the lights were off, it was peaceful and calm. Then a glimmer of light came into the room for a second and disappeared. I slipped into the dreamlike vision of a sleepwalker moving around a familiar space, shifting in and out of unconsciousness. Soft fluidity against harsh luminous light with moments from a memory and repeated journey embedded in the mind. Emptiness of presence questions the sense of belonging - not knowing is the fear. In these photographs I wanted to capture the sleepwalker's sense which transforms the familiar and imbues it with the unknowing and the uncertain.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daisy Tyszkiewicz
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2015. In the year following her diagnosis she underwent two surgeries, as well as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This took a toll on her, on our family and on me, all in different ways. Throughout this however my mother kept a smile. She had support from friends, family and incredible medical staff, but her real strength came from within herself. I decided to document this journey, not just for her, but for myself too. In making a record of the changes to her physical, mental and emotional state, there was no longer anything gradual about it for us. It helped us all to comprehend what was happening.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Lamb Mallet
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I can only dream of what I know. My practise has enabled me to explore my desire to evoke nostalgia, memory and emotion in a way I could never have predicted. I create narratives that I believe transcribe my thoughts on the human condition that are sometimes common to us all or perhaps incommunicable in any other form. Constantly inspired by the people I come into intimate contact with, I'm able to explore the contrast between sensuality and sexuality. I juxtapose what I find attractive with the opposite to pick apart in depth what I crave to know and experience. Often drawing inspiration from tragic and historical contexts such as pre 20th century art and Biblical texts.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Harrington
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project explores my interest in hearing and documenting the stories of people who inhabit the edges of society. Richie's publically perceived self is very different from his private, internal self. In gaining his trust over time I was privileged to discover much more about his beliefs, values and aspirations. I began with examining what constructs our identity and realised it could be the fear of losing individuality that was so prominent in his choice to live an alternative way alongside his connection to nature. This series highlights the way he has gained stability in his own non-materialistic way, avoiding the desire for material things in life that can result in never being truly content.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Evangeline Marie Blackburn
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Incite aims to incorporate a sense of style and elegance whilst focusing on themes conveyed through film noir such as paranoia and suspense. This body of work was not initially focused towards self-portraiture, although the movement and a sense of performance I feel has been amplified through this. I have however, distanced myself from personal connection to the portrait, drawing a line between model and image-maker as I aimed for the subject to remain unidentified. Casting shadows and achieving a spotlight effect upon the subject has introduced a theatrical sense often seen through film noir. The shadows involved, along with the manner of body language implies a second presence and the impact that this unknown figure has upon the stage.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Benjamin Jones
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

There is an innate fascination with far away, unknown places. In these images there's no sense of familiarity other than culturally derived aesthetic associations, so exploration is required. Each a wilderness open to interpretation. Ambiguity and truthfulness of the camera's presence at the photographs inception are crucial factors in these images. They imply their own deceit, not however before constructing a framework of fiction through a cartographic lexicon. Photomechanical reproduction creates a textural illusion of surface, a replica, notions of exploration and discovery rooted in details reproduced by the lenses precision. It starts a dialogue concerning the hypothetical and unfamiliar; in dealing with the ambiguity that photography can lend itself to, as well as a fictional prospect of the undiscovered.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Kent
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

A documentary narrative exploring the hierarchy and male dominance specifically within the Bath Spa Rugby University Society. Documenting my intrusion on privative boisterous moments, touching on the matter of alcohol consumption alongside capturing opposing, dynamic, intimate action shots of their exhilarating, testosterone fueled, rough rugby matches. Relentlessly they implement strict traditional laws as games that distinguish authority over one another, which when combined with alcohol, the pecking order becomes ever more blatant. The project also acts as a self-portrait whereby I explore my unfulfilled hunger to partake within sport, which is hindered by suffering with a spinal condition known as Scoliosis. My participation through the lens is an alternative involvement within the game.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Weronika Karczewska
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This work concerns cultural displacement and a constant search for identity. At the age of 13 I moved from Poland to England which was a traumatic moment in my life. It has allowed the introduction of a multi cultural point of view to my practice. This continuous battle between two voices and personalities has resulted in the notion of a departure from self. The images I have created have a sense of nostalgia and contemplation, questioning the idea of self and belonging. Dark and cool tones are present to emphasise and reflect my state of mind. The use of the figure and objects was essential for me to portray the inner conflict and perplexity of having two identities.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Brogan
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Crisis: a time of intense danger or difficulty. In today's society we are surrounded by issues of concern that come in many forms, economical, social, political and environmental. The services we once relied on are falling away and we lack resources. What would happen if our reserves ran out? Imagine a world without the most basic of materials such as water, light, fire or air. How would we survive? Experimenting with the concept of an 'Oxygen Crisis', I constructed a number of fictional scenarios and illustrated my generation attempting to conform to a new form of civilisation. A world without Oxygen.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tasmin Bryden
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Utopia is a project that aims to create it's own fiction based upon the tanning industry. The images have a seductive nature to represent society's strong influence upon us to become someone else's idea of perfection. Even though this is a place of sanctuary and a ritualistic way of life to many people, I personally look upon this as an alien concept and attempted to replicate this within my photography. I find a fascination derived how we choose to represent ourselves or manipulate our appearances in accordance to what we are shown is beautiful, in an attempt to appear forever young.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bronagh Byrne
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Water covers more than 70% of our planet, but in the coming century, it may well become one of our most cherished resources and a valuable commodity. The introduction of "Irish Water" in the Republic of Ireland has been an on going source of political controversy, to date it's future is unknown.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicola Davidson
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Domesticated objects explores the idea of perception and how society holds a major impact on what way we view the common objects in our daily lives. Within this series, mundane domesticated items gain an alternative lease of life, through a new form of viewing. With the aid of text, I play with how these seemingly innocent items could become something more exciting with a bit of creativity and imagination. Unleashing the underlying potential of everyday objects in the form of household weaponry. An unsuspecting weapon is an effective weapon.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Foskett
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Growing up, the memory of my parents being together faded and I continued to create separate memories and relationships with them. I never fully realised that they were once together in the same room never mind in a relationship. Through living with my mother in Belfast, I always knew she kept a box of 'evidence' that showed they where together and the effort she put into keeping in contact with my father on my behalf and for my benefit. I then later on discovered my father who lives in London, had a similar box which reinforced the effort they both put in to have a relationship with me. Looking at the items from both boxes, I became to realise the vulnerability both my parents had with the divorce and the fear of me losing out in a relationship with my father. These photographs are proof of not only my parents being together but also the sacrifices and effort both had made for me while their relationship together deteriorated.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matt Glover
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This body of work explores the space between maturity and immaturity. It is an ongoing documentation of the current situation of a group of teenagers/young adults living in the UK today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Jemphrey
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Matthew 4:4. Made in the context of a society that is increasingly distancing itself from its religious roots, "House of Bread" attempts to tackle a challenging question: Which is more important to fulfil - spiritual or physical hunger? Stephanie Jemphrey is a young lens based artist living and working in Belfast. Born in West Africa, she moved to Northern Ireland as a teenager and stayed there to complete a B.A. in Photography from Ulster University. Stephanie's transient upbringing heavily influences her work and has evolved into a passion for exploring and creating work in unfamiliar places. Themes that run through her work are purpose, belonging and finding a place to call home.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Lynch
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"For me, it was never a question of whether or not I was transgender. It was a question of what I'd be able to handle transitioning and having to do it in the public eye" -Chaz Bono I have created these portraits in hope for the younger transgender generation who have a better chance to be more accepted within our society today. Who are we to question someone else's identity?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James McCourt
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

West Belfast, regarded as an area of deprivation, statistics from the End Child Poverty Campaign (2013) stated that '"43% of children grow up in poverty in West Belfast." The St James' area of West Belfast is home to the 'Garden of Hope'. An urban farm situated within a housing estate. To the children, this is an escape from the banality of the everyday, giving the community and the children a purpose. The items used within the farm are donated from by the local community; each item has a sense of place. Following the conflict within Northern Ireland, this small yet family orientated community, are in the latter stages of redevelopment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gillian McElroy
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I photographed amateur musicians in Northern Ireland, playing Irish traditional music in their sitting rooms at home. They are a mix of young and old, from different communities and playing a range of instruments. As amateurs, the practice is more important than the performance and each musician gave a different reason for playing, from de-stressing, to developing their creativity, to building their skills, to simple enjoyment. I photographed each musician in their own home where they were most comfortable playing. It felt important to record the environment, with the décor, ornaments and signs of life that each person had built around them. I approached each location as part of the mise-en-scene, helping to tell the sitter's story and give the viewer an insight into the role of music in their daily life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karen McKnight
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'It was strangely like war. They attacked the forest as if it were an enemy to be pushed back from the beachheads, driven into the hills, broken into patches and wiped out.' - Murray Morgan, 1955 The world's forests are diminishing at an accelerating rate. In anger at this destruction I set out to photograph the last of these ancient sentinels that have remained throughout the centuries. The veterans of the conflicts that have burned across Northern Ireland, they now stand separate and alone, the oldest and most notable of their kind. Like age-old beings of another world, their roots go deep into the mythology of the land.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Przybylska
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Here I Am At Home is a photographic attempt to examine a complex idea of home seen through eyes of a tenant. Within this context, these images may suggest that the dream of domestic happiness has been disturbed. Home here becomes a by-product of a consumerist world or a dump site of its products. More often contemporary families struggle to maintain the stability and cultural continuity of the utopian home experience. A dream home becomes a building to house a man. This work occasionally drifts elsewhere from the subject, but is grounded in the sense of belonging and estrangement from this world.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathanael Smyth
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Appendix E is a series of photographs focusing on the surreal aspect of survival communication devices and signals. This project highlights mans need to communicate, especially when communication cannot be taken for granted. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Suzi Taylor
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"We buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like." - Chuck Palahniuk This work invites the viewer to challenge their own perceptions of goods that are considered 'desirable' in today's consumer culture. By putting emphasis on the monetary value of each item, some onlookers may find the product more desirable, whilst others may have a different opinion perhaps bordering on disgust. Every item featured in the series has been hand-wrapped only in genuine Bank of England and Northern Bank notes to the exact retail value, thus creating maximum impact and a strong message for the viewer.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Traynor
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Feminine Tools is a series of images based on products that manufacturers have designed specifically for women. The products I have researched and photographed include gardening tools, DIY tools and more. I have specifically found and photographed these tools as I wanted to illustrate the feminine appearance the tools have undergone, due to manufacturers and advertisers believing women will be more likely to purchase them. I have approached my project from a woman's view. I wanted my work to reflect the opinion that women do not need delicate tools to be able to carry out DIY, however if a woman prefers the appearance of the more feminine tools then she has been given the option to purchase them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Brad McClenaghan
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

A tribe is a form of stereotype which is used within the gay community to visually describe ones personal identity and sexual preference. Presented here are portraits of gay males who represent each tribe. TRIBES - Otter, Twink, Bear, Wolf, Daddy, Jock, Race, Drag. The series consists of 12 images in total.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mary Hamill
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'This is a story about a flower that has made man mad. Greed, desire, anguish, devotion have all played their part. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution.' Anna Pavord, The Tulip. 'Semper Augustus was a Rosen tulip, but to call it simply a red and white flower would be like describing rubies and emeralds as red and green stones.' Mike Dash, Tulipomania: The Story Of The World's Most Coveted Flower And The Extra ordinary Passions It Aroused. That the most fundamental behaviour for the cultivation of society, sexuality, is also the most socially and culturally regulated is notable. As a visual artist my practice explores the historical avoidance of issues deemed to be socially unacceptable or culturally destructive. In particular, I am interested in challenging traditional depictions of sexuality as an area of human experience to be both worshiped and feared by choosing to explore instead the hysteria, the awkwardness and the banal. Semper Augustus is an inquiry into one woman's understanding of her body and its cultural and historical significance.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Malachy Wynn
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Cause and Effect' refers to the forty year climate lag, the time difference between increased greenhouse gas emissions and increased temperatures. With four decades between cause and effect, its means that average temperatures of the last decade are a result of what was put into the atmosphere in the nineteen seventies Within the forty year parameter the population of Dubai has risen from one hundred thousand in nineteen seventy to two and a half million today. The true impact of this expansion, as it is today, and the resulting emissions released into the atmosphere will not be felt until the 2050's. Global warming presents the largest threat to our own existence, the rapid construction of the desert city has seen its carbon footprint rise 63% from the year 2000. Expansion is a constant as the desire to build a 'Utopia' in a world under threat from climate change continues.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ashleigh Scarlett Mcclurg
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

A Suburban Killing is a series of images exploring the lives of 20 something female professionals living at home with their parents in suburbia. This work strives to capture the ideas of confinement within the household, the frustration of space and identity. The tension in the images is created by idyllic home interiors juxtaposed with the subject and everyday objects that are carrying a sinister undertone. The work is also suggesting elements of gender roles in society and aims to draw on the current pay gap women are facing within their careers.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shannen Daly
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Facing East is a body of work centered on the women of Irish Muslim converts. These women blur the boundaries of the stereotypical representation in Islam. Sisterhood pays homage to these women embracing individualism, spirituality and the light that leads to Allah.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kate Donaldson
Ulster University Belfast - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

After losing her eldest sister to an asthma attack, Kate explores the different triggers and symptoms of the respiratory illness. Suffering from asthma herself she uses sculpture and photography to paint the subject in a more settling and calming light to overcome the fear of having no control over your own body. Baby's breath, also known as Gypsophila is a flower that plays a key role in the work because nature and pollen can cause a reaction. This flower also has a chemical compound named Saponin that is found in photographic film. Kate takes her outlook of asthma and uses the medium of photography as a therapeutic revelation on how one shouldn't live in fear or it could consume you.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shauna Chambers
Blackburn College - BA (Hons) Photographic Media
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Blackburn, like most places, has a problem with litter, fly tipping and abandoned objects that are no longer needed. I started this project when I started to notice items in beautiful natural places that should not be there: lost gloves, toys and builders materials. After including one or two of these objects, I started to become interested in how things become lost or abandoned. What chain or events led up to the abandonment? Who did the lost objects belong to? This series of photographs examines things that have been misplaced. Some are thrown away, some are lost and some have a new function other than what they were invented for. They are all misplaced.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samuel Andrew Fenton
Blackburn College - BA (Hons) Photographic Media
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I am a professional director of photography, based in Blackburn. Inspired by cinematic expression, rich tonality, and complex narratives, each of my pieces of work aim to provide a story of conceptual significance. With a background in cinema, I came to study Photography to further develop my aesthetic style, and curious eye. I am currently producing a project with the working title of 'Petrol Heads'. The car is not merely a machine to get us from one place to another, it has come to be something that integrates with people, and their lives. Although I have only been driving for a couple of years, a lot of what I have come to know about certain places has come from watching out of the passenger side window. The car, as an entity, has influenced my understanding of the world. It's been a crucial part of the narrative that is my life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Peter Hung
Blackburn College - BA (Hons) Photographic Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work is mostly Photojournalism; "a classic candid reportage style including juxtaposition, visual irony, cliche, and visual social commentary." My aims are to become more conceptual using the functions and elements of visual narrative. I have many influences including but not subject to the photographers Daido Moriyama, Jousef Koudelka, Richard Kalvar, Garry Winogrand and HCB. When I was younger, I wanted to be a National Geographic Photographer. I have slight interests in self-help, sociology, social psychology and interpersonal communication. I love Worldly Foods, ironically I'm a Darrener with interests in common life. My Mother is British and Father Malay-Chinese. "My camera is my Decus Et Tutamen." The work made in Blackburn is a collection of common daily scenes of the people who live and work or are visiting. There is no overall theme other than the 'People of Blackburn'.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Helen Oates
Blackburn College - BA (Hons) Photographic Media
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project documents the river which flows through my home town, Burnley. The town derives its name from the words 'Brun Lea', which means 'Meadow by the Brun'. The River Brun, so called due to the iron oxide deposits in it, is one of the reasons why the people of Burnley settled on the land. The project consists largely of in camera multiple exposures, ranging from 2 to 4 or 5 exposures at once. I've photographed the Brun from its origin near Worsthorne, and down into the town. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cam Procter
Blackburn College - BA (Hons) Photographic Media
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

British-born, I grew up in Nevada, USA and much of my work revolves around what I perceive to be a hyper-sensitivity to place. I use photography in order to illustrate my relationship with my location and to come to terms with an unfixed cultural identity. I'm particularly interested in architecture and physical space; more recently however, I've also been moved by the presence of those who inhabit it. These portraits are the people that I've come to know since arriving back in England four years ago, and these are the people that I will come to leave when I move on to the next frontier. This project is simply about appreciation and the unavoidable sadness of having to say goodbye. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Suthers
Blackburn College - BA (Hons) Photographic Media
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I aim to observe the full spectrum of human experience across the world and document the variation of cultures and the many different experiences of life; to capture how people from all corners of the earth deal with one situation in completely different ways. The contrast of the deep wilderness and the bustling cityscape really intrigues me. You can pick up on so much information when engulfed in a big city and surrounded by so many people, but at the same time, when you go into the wilderness with nothing but a tent, sleeping bag, and a camera, you have the chance to reflect on it. Photography is my chance to capture memories and moments that make up a sociological collection of documentary observation. This series is a different take on the everyday routine and about finding beauty in the things I encounter in day to day life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sean Telford
Blackburn College - BA (Hons) Photographic Media
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The Anglo Saxon territory of Bernica was approximately equivalent to the modern English counties of Northumberland and Durham, and the Scottish counties of Berwickshire and East Lothian, stretching from the Forth to the Tees. In the early 7th century, it merged with its southern neighbour. With family from Northumberland (Ashington), this project is about my pride and love for an area in the UK that is all too often forgotten. The North East and Scottish Borders are rich in stunning landscape, history and heritage. It's a part of the world that is often forgotten by tourists and the people of the UK. An area that has something for all age groups, The Bernica Project is not about promotion but about awareness, and the belief that we should all be hugely proud of our history.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Tymon
Blackburn College - BA (Hons) Photographic Media
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Places at Rest' is a collection of photographs of urban environments that were created to be used by the masses. The series captures scenes in a state of rest, devoid of life and in their unintended form. The aesthetic often avoids traditional compositional values enhancing a sense of vulnerability the viewer may experience when found in these spaces. A specially curated soundtrack accompanies the work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Keeley Bentley
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In Keeley's pursuit of the perfect picture no demand appears too unreasonable, her outlandish style and sophistication plays on the romantic notions of classic novels. In which she has created a sustainable practice from those novels, from Alice to Lolita, Blackpool to Bavaria. She defines her work as a lucid dream, which sits on the cusp of reality and fantasy of times gone by. Her motivation comes from her father whom always wanted to be an artist; yet that was never how things ended up for him. The elements of her fathers love for painting inspired her from when she was young, walking round galleries as a child has inspired her to create a practice that is inspired by childhood memories. To her the transition to adulthood, which she still feels she is completing aged twenty-six, is something that interferes with life and so challenges this frequently within her work. That liminal zone to which we are both mature and innocent is one that reoccurs through many of Keeley's body of work.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Burns
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I am a fashion photographer with an alternative style and attitude. My exploration into hauntology is a huge influence on me creatively and enables me to construct imagery that wouldn't be seen as the 'norm' in our culture. My opinion is that very few of us remember the 'normal', which is why I do my best to avoid it and go in the opposite direction so I can stand out and bring a new element to the fashion table. I embody these alternative elements in my imagery to bring forward my distaste towards issues regarding women within fashion photography and the potential negative impacts on our visual society, making what I do almost anti fashion.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katrina H Burton
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Katrina H Burton is a daring photographer and artist both in a studio and out on location. Dealing primarily in political photography with aspirations that stem toward notions of feminism; she transgresses against the norm to provide an ideal of equality. Her photography captures the raw beauty of women and challenges social taboos to deliver a strong impact that educates the spectator. With beliefs that her photography shouldn't just be an aesthetic, she proposes that her work should leave a question and raise social awareness. In short, Katrina H Burton's images detail the simple beauty of the woman that many are so quick to overlook, and makes you think twice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gabriella Csutor
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Day dreamer and romantic. Influenced by elegance, glamour, beauty and colour;-creating an air of mystery and a sense of belonging. Express vulnerability and a deep sense of emotion through the gaze. Inspired by elements of old masters in painting. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annabella Esposito
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

When creating imagery Annabella is highly influenced by ones state of mind, and the perception it creates within society. Using various mediums, from plastic to fabric she obscures the model from the viewer to construct thought provoking imagery. "We never look at just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves." - John Berger Annabella creates imagery that her audience can deconstruct in relation to themselves. She is currently building up her portfolio and continues to explore her creativity when creating imagery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Findlow
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Jessica focuses on mental health and the unrealistic expectations society has of those who suffer to lead normal lives. Her work is heavily influenced by Soviet Russia and the propaganda produced in that era. The Soviet Russian style was adopted by Jessica as she believes that some of the constraints of the Soviet regimes resemble the feelings of being trapped by something you have no control over and unable to escape from, similar to the experience of living with mental illness. She hopes that her work will raise further questions and help people gain a broader knowledge and better understanding of mental illness. Jessica practices techniques such as photomontage and hand tinting in order to capture the Soviet Russian style. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Hess
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

James' work is eclectic. Mixing genres from wherever he finds inspiration. From street, documentary and portraiture, to fine art and fashion photography. Influential books, film and fellow artists, to theorists, social standing's and attitude. Style's are elemental within his work as long as messages and narratives can be purveyed!! Images - A Chav Ad - Companies like Adidas are now utilising Instagram, and different avenues of social media, as a global marketing phenomenon, seen by millions and a no brainer in advertising. marketing attitudes from billboards to social media, this project combines social standings and styles. This series of images I've mixed trends, and the definition of an era, recognisable with the 'Chav'. Clean living, athletic fit people of advertisements, with tongue in cheek Chav styling!!  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paulina Klonowska
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Paulina Klonowska , under the name of "wonderlina" . She uses fine-art photographs and photoshop manipulation to represent mysterious worlds, between reality and dreams. Whether the images are abstract , surreal or symbolic , they came from her thoughts , feelings , observations and own experiences. Her new project "The Escapist" is more elemental and aim open up in new ways ,which we consume our surroundings. The idea for this project is to let the viewer give the pleasure of exploring every inch of photography and interpret however they want. "A PHOTOGRAPH IS A SECRET ABOUT A SECRET. THE MORE IT TELLS YOU THE LESS YOU KNOW." - DIANE ARBUS  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Melissa Langley
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The imagery that I have submitted have common themes although, aesthetically, are very different. All are influenced by theories of desire. They also, they picture opulent products that are associated with a high end lifestyle. Advertisements for such companies must convince consumers that their product is worth paying the high price tag. They do so buy selling a high end lifestyle as part of their advertisement. Alongside this the company will also assert their brand identity into their advertisements. This is what I have tried to capture for select products, as well as assert my personal photography style into the imagery.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kirsty McEvoy
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In a world that is so busy all the time, it's easy to get lost in day to day routine. We often lose ourselves within this life that we have to lead. Sometimes it is nice to escape the day to day and see something beautiful. As a person that gets sucked into a daily routine, which rarely changes, I wanted to explore the idea of escaping, of changing my routine. Throughout this project, I discovered it is always great fun to escape and just looking at these images makes me want to escape again.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dan Nichols
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My name is Dan Nichols; I am a photographer from Lancashire who focuses on shooting the wide-open spaces of the world and displaying his love of the Lakeland Fells. Throughout these images, I have focused on how the rural landscape of the Lake District has been sacrificed for the good of the Industry, how the land has been scarred and changed by the industrial revolution. For this, I have looked into the different types of industry that has populated over the Lakeland fells for years; I looked into Dam Construction, how the valley village of Mardale was evacuated and flooded to provide water for Manchester. I also looked into the mines, how places such as Honister and Coniston provided slate and copper leaving a mark upon the landscape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Libby Nightingale
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Libby Nightingale is a fine art photographer, drawn to themes of childhood and family. She delights in catching a spark of a child's emerging personality; a magical glimpse of what they could become. She also seeks to explore what childhood means today. These images form part of a body of work that challenges both contemporary and historical constructs of childhood, and the way children, particularly girls, are portrayed in art. Libby explores concepts that serve to exoticise the domestic by placing the symbolic child in a real, but unconventional reality. She uses infrared techniques to show the world we live in, the same yet different, through a child's eyes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Richards
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Fashion has always been a great interest of Charlotte. For years she has had a fascination with making a connection with the people around her and their style - photography allowed her to do that. She believes that her work stems from her interest for fashion, which often helps people with their identity and place in the world. Charlotte aims to capture people's real as well as constructed selves, the underlying emotions and basic drives behind their behaviour, style and fashion. She was able to achieve this through portraiture, editorial fashion, as well as advertising and promotional photography. Charlotte's professional practice is built on the skills, experience and knowledge she has gained while studying for a degree and being in the field. Charlotte prides herself in fashion photography, where she shows elegance and class which you can see in her images. She seeks to be in a creative environment surrounded by like-minded people in order to become more stimulated and pushed further in her achievements.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zev Rogan
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The idea of worlds beyond our own solar system has existed in popular culture for 100 years and only another 200 as a scientifically plausible concept. Throughout the vast chasm of time that humanity has watched the sky, we have only known extra-solar planets exist for about 25 years. That's barely a microscopic drop within our crucible of history. Modern methods of detection and orbiting satellites like the Kepler telescope have greatly increased our understanding of these distant places. Using that data I have created a series of exo-landscapes through a combination of CGI and real photography. We may not be able to travel to these places physically, but we can visit them in our dreams. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Beanie Steadman
Blackpool and the Fylde - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My most recent project is focused around the responsible distribution of food, from supermarkets, to organisations that support the deprived community in Blackpool. Through documenting organisations associated with Blackpool Food Partnership, I have created a visual representation of the need for food support in Britain's third most deprived town. Primary research into the role of each organisation has informed me of the best ways to document them. I have recognized how they are able to put effort into other aspects including education about cooking as well as life skills. Each organisation helps to form a network that supports the community and is helping to eradicate homelessness and poverty.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karlis Bergs
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

On some level we all want to be somebody else, somebody special. We all look for that transformative thing, that for a moment makes us forget who we are and lets us be free from our worries. I think most people find it on some level or another - a place where they can forget who they are and become somebody else. One of the ways of forgetting who you are is by being a sports spectator. Losing yourself in the crowd, you breathe together with everybody, you are not you. You are a part of something bigger, something more significant. Something that makes you feel like you are part of what is happening out there on a field. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Benedetta Casagrande
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Benedetta Casagrande (1993) is a UK based Italian artist and curator. Her artistic practice explores memory and desire born through loss and has been displayed in collective exhibitions in Florence (Bottega D'Arte Merlino, 2014), Bratislava (installed on public transport with the association ApART for the Month of Photography, 2014), Brighton (British Journal of Photography Open Call at One Eyed Jacks Gallery, Anatomies at Naked Eye Gallery, 2015), and Trieste, Livorno and Slovenia with Associazione IlSestante (2015/2016). In 2015 she participated in an artist residency in Sicily with the association iArt, where she held her first solo exhibition to inaugurate the new Polyvalent Cultural Centre of Catania. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dimitri D'ippolito
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'They are not' investigates and narrates the shameful reality of the money laundering that Italian organised crime (mafias: cosa nostra, 'ndrangheta, camorra, sacra corona unita) do in the UK, with a specific focus on the city of London. The intent of this project is to create awareness among people, especially English citizens; the majority of the public can't even imagine how these associations work and the influence they have on the country's economy. London is considered one of the capitals of money laundering for the international drug traffic and many other illegal activities. There are many different exchanges of services between organised crime and the business world. 'They are not killing in London yet, they are just investing' -Francesco Forgioni . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Davies
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Subdued is a project that reflects on the feelings the uncanny produces, how our realities transform during the dark hours, in a strange and unsettling manner. It challenges the boundaries of interior and exterior, consciousness and unconsciousness, light and dark. The eeriness is heightened with the use of domestic space, something familiar transmutes into unfamiliar territory. It combines the domestic with urban landscapes, still-life and abstraction, acting as a veil to what we know or what we think we should know within the narrative the viewer creates. The illumination of chemical energy in the nocturnal space and the absence of human presence suggests the end of time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amanda Gordon
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The subject of the abject, in relation to the boundaries of our physical body, has been a constant consideration within my artistic practice. "little others" explores the fragility of one of these boundaries, our skin, and considers how its disintegration can result in both actual and perceived contamination. Using food wrap as a substitute skin I construct small, temporary sculptures, each containing either a banal or bodily fluid, suspended in a state of potential collapse. However, the pareidolia quality of these individual abstract images may potentially allow the viewer to project his or her own interpretation upon them, beyond that of their original intended context.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edita Kalesinskaite
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Edita Kalesinskaite is an artist working in a variety of media including photography, video and sound. Her work shows an interest in ethical and spiritual consequences of human interactions with other species, with a strong focus on the role that human activities play in relation to exploitation of livestock animals. Her most recent work, '(De)Facing the Beast', is a moving image piece that explores the subject of mass production and factory farming. The project aims to present an objective view of animal processing, leaving the viewer to consider his/her own relationship to the material. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Violetta Liszka
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

As a photographer, my interests include not only painting, but the history of art and art criticism as well as socio-political issues. Recent work inspired by the changing meaning of gender as discerned through thematic reflection on crimes of sexual violence, relationships as keystones, the role of feminism and the idea of the omnipresent taboo are core themes. In such work, the act of creation has a cathartic and therapeutic effect, as photography continues to resolve experiences from my own life. My last installation, which traces back to the influence of Sally Mann, reflects the depth of love I share with my husband, which can be seen through different objects collected over 17 years of our life together.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Lubert
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work primarily surrounds themes of memory, roots and family history. This project is an exploration into childhood memories and the way they emerge and form later in life. It looks at the way we remember events from our childhood and how often they are not accurate representations but appear in fragments, triggered by things such as colour, shape, pattern and place. Over time memories become abstract and obscure, and the events we think we remember, may actually have occurred in an entirely different way. This has been explored through looking at family photos and fragmenting them through collage, actively discarding areas of images and merging them with others representing the way in which memories can be imprecise and distorted. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Miller
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

By drawing inspiration from the everyday, my work is used as a tool to raise awareness and encourage my audience to contemplate a variety of issues associated with our modern society. Considering the home environment, "Toots" is an exploration of personal domestic space and how its inhabitants exist and live within it. The work documents my Grandmother, a recluse who disconnects herself from the outside world and lives solely within the confines of the domestic space of her home since the onset of illness. In collaboration with her, I am able to expose how she has constructed a space that appears to offer notions of protection, safety and control, while the security that the space appears to offer is diminishing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Siobhan Thompson
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This work reflects on personal relationship to place through exploration of unknown landscape. By examining my birthplace of Wales I have attempted to draw out a connection to land I hold no recognition of due to moving away while I was still young. I have developed a project that explores my familial history by returning to and photographing locations through my parents' memories. In exploring an unfamiliar landscape, I attempt to find a physical connection to Anglesey. The process of taking photographs and embedding them with matter collected from Wales creates a material impact on my images, which leaves a physical trace of the landscape. These presented alongside the original landscapes and objects further engages with land, material and experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dulcie Wagstaff
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Gardening is so much more than growing plants. It is the anticipation of summer. It is family. It is giving, sharing and learning. It is a place to think and a place to heal. As the youngest in a family with a history of depression, the garden is a sanctuary that I have only recognised within the past two years. However, this is not a project about depression. This is a project about the joy of gardening, and how it has brought my family together. This project aims to examine the relationships between gardening, mental health and family relationships in an attempt to uncover why we garden, and how it helps us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joss Williams
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The work is a consideration of time and place. By exploring theories of Spacetime physics, philosophy and memory, I aim to consider how we and events fit together. By focusing on a place, and by studying the traces and clues that point from the present to other positions in time, I intend to make the viewer (re)consider time and their relationship to it. I aspire to produce work that questions the flow of time and proposes that the past may not be lost and the future may have already happened. Also, through questioning photography itself, I want to question our perceptions and representations of reality and history. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Broadhead
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Heimr' is a project that continues an inclusive practice across photography and archival research, with engagement of empirical subjects including geology and astronomy. Underpinned by a conceptual framework, the relationship between Eddic myth and NASA organised geological fieldtrips to Iceland in 1965/1967 exists at odds with Euclidean geometry, a consistently exterior view of space which forms a gap between our intellectual concept of space and our sensory perception of it. Eddic myth and documented training of Apollo astronauts both depict space as historical locations, existing only as concrete fragments that are not continuous. Through my own objective experiences 'Heimr' (world) simultaneously refers to a dialogue with the earth but also my encounter with other planetary bodies through 'analogue terrestrial sites'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Toby Wilson
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My practice explores the post-analogue experience - a description of the digital world and how it relates to our natural origins. The series 'Sediments' aims to quantify the environment in relation to current technological culture. The work reveals the flux and flow of technological systems, the relationship of this with the Anthropocene and the stages of simulation that exist in the creation and build of the work. Created using virtual modelling programs and digital photography the work intends to build hybrids of representation, suggesting the closing convergence between the real and the virtual. The title of the work references both the natural form of the stone structure and the layering that comes with the build of virtual modelling. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Lionel Fuller
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The pyramids and The Statue of Zeus hark back to a time when humanity believed in a power larger than ourselves. We built formidable structures to worship everything around us but cut to our modern landscape and our most impressive structures are towering glass and concrete factories. This series depicts a world long after the last humans. The formidable bodies shown are the natural towers of this new age echoing our own ancient wonders. The work is designed to invoke a sense of the ominous in eternity and capture a world outside our own reality. To imagine a world without humanity is both disturbing and liberating and it's in this juxtaposition that I believe inspires a sense of self-reflection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Parkes
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I define myself as an artist who works with photography, although it is my media of choice it is neither the first nor only creative discipline that I have fallen in love with. I have a passion for making things and this can be seen within my work. In this series I have been exploring the idea of the non-object within the context of Science Fiction. Science fiction is full of bizarre pseudo technology that doesn't always have a clear function, or at least not one deducible from its absurd outward appearance. I have been attempting to recreate these impossible and non-existent technologies within my work in a humorous exploration of science fiction and retro futuristic aesthetic. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Barrington
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Megan's practice explores the idea of the portrait as a form of exposure, and is a continuous investigation into the descriptive boundaries of the medium. Her work concentrates on ideas based around the human psyche, and aims to depict the psychological state of her subjects. Her images are taken from an ongoing series titled 'Alpha'. The project primarily explores the stereotypes attached to 'maleness', specifically those formed by society. Her subjects are instructed to choose a song personal to them, and placed in a room to listen to it. She then records their emotional reactions to the music. These images are taken directly after the subjects have listened to the piece of music.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Teodora Andrisan
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My artwork takes a critical view on social and cultural issues. I have been using the body to illustrate the frustration and psychological matters that arise as a result of the media influence. I am interested in the body as it shows the real you, with all its so-called flaws that are exposed to the outside world, rather than being hidden under a "second skin" of clothing. My focus is on the skin and the texture that engages the audience. I have been combining ideas of beauty and abjection to create a body of work that would raise awareness towards problems such as poor body image, anxiety and adapting to social norms. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Singto Gauvain
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The Thai phrase for 'I don't understand', is ไม่เข้าใจ (pronounced: mai kao jai). When fragmented into individual words, the phrase literally translates to 'doesn't go into heart.' 'Doesn't Go Into Heart' is a book of photographs compiled from an ever expanding archive by Singto Gauvain. The images range from everyday snapshots to meticulously staged homages. The arrangement of the photographs uses signs and symbols ambiguously. The consequence of Gauvain's frustration in attempting to accurately communicate concepts has resulted in this body of work. This body of work bases itself on two conditions of contemporary photographic practice (As discussed by Charlotte Cotton and Bjarne Bare in Objectiv #10, 'Post-Photography'): the culture of dissemination and the failure of information in the field.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Cairns
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

By provoking a inert feeling disgust, Rebecca has managed to project the disdain for her own body image through abstracted micro-photography. The use of biological elements, such as the bacteria from her hands is a coping mechanism for the insecurities that she feels in her own skin, and by breaking the body down to its most basic elements she can finally create a self portrait that expresses her uneasy feelings. Inspired by Victorian scientific photography and contemporary art alike, these images use elements of both modern and traditional to create a transition between both techniques. The work looks at the visceral nature of the body and how beauty can be seen in the most natural elements. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mimi Chambre
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My practice focuses on the transformation of images of the natural world. I consider the photograph as a starting point, like a palette of paint, from which I can create something new. I experiment with Photoshop, reworking and manipulating images into hybrids that lie somewhere between painting and photography. The images of minerals, waterfalls, stormy seas and planets you see in my work, though appearing real, are all artificial creations derived from other aspects of nature. In this particular series I have transformed photographs of lightning into objects that resemble minerals such as agate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cybil Blyth
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

It all began with social media, I was drawn in, and I was inspired. The inspiration of my images stems from the long-standing curiosity and interest in the effect of people's appearance and the world within the social media spectrum. When surrounded by opinions of everyday people, this can affect people and the environment in a drastic way. My current work includes a series of distorted landscapes and urban surroundings shot through a glass dome and crystal ball, which creates a surreal refracted image. Change and transformation, is the crux of my practice.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Cornish
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My project is about student life. Documenting daily routines and different personalities is an area of photography that I find really interesting. Some of my images record a fancy dress event with theme of 'Tight and Bright.' Here I am witnessing drinking games before we go out on to the town. It's important to fully embed myself with my subjects, so I get accepted and become invisible to my friends. This allows me to record how people interact with each other and their body language in a social setting. The bigger portraits reveal more complex personalities alone in their study rooms, showing what it is like to enjoy your own independence and freedom.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgina Cuthbert
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In this body of work I have captured the strength of dancers Bethany Cuthbert and Natasha Sawyer, the trust they share and how they allow each other to enter their personal space. After further investigation I found I wanted to focus on the strength of one dancer. In my last three photographs I was watching a dancer move by herself, dancing to the flow of the music I found that I was more intrigued by the concentration that went into each movement and being one with her own body, creating different movements.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christopher Drury
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I try to understand interactions and the space between other people through photographing them. This enables me to progress towards a better understanding of people and of my own self as a human being. The presence of space through the un-seeable can be sampled through our own human connection and emotions. Concentrating on those aspects whilst photographing my subjects brings me closer towards a meditative state in which the meaning of life can be made clearer. When I took these photographs, some were in a studio setting and others were shot within a home. Few words would purposely be transferred between us. This enabled them to become as natural as possible in their surroundings before I finally pressed the shutter.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Evans
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My film titled 'Flower Arranging for Beginners' is set in the 1950's in England. A disheveled, young man Sam Carrington, stumbles upon a flower-arranging club by ordering a drink at a bar. From this club, he is transported into a world of murder and mystery. Other main characters include Miss Robin James, receptionist; Sam Carrington, a down on his luck wastrel; Violet Wilkinson, charismatic flower-arranging club owner; and Hector Spector, an out of town detective, whose suspicions are running high. My eight photos are film stills from select scenes within my film Flower Arranging for Beginners. These were taken on location at The Chester Court Hotel with it's many charming features, which can be seen in the photos.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jaydine Foley
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Mental health, specifically depression and anxiety, affects a significant amount of people each year but it is rarely talked about. I used this project as a way to explore anxiety in a visual medium and help start the conversation. With anxiety, life can feel fleeting and many people feel out of control or like they are spiralling downwards. To express the intangibility of these feelings, I used long exposures and focused on the idea of movement creating almost ethereal and dream-like images. To juxtapose this, I created some sharper images to represent loss of balance and feeling on the edge. I feel like mixing these two styles of photography represent some of the different sides to anxiety.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Holden
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

These series of images are an extract from my current project that centres on what happens behind the scenes at various club motorsport events. Focusing on short oval racing, my work explores a motorsport discipline that is a raw, unvarnished alternative to the international competitions that currently take place. Being a huge fan of all motorsport, I found myself to be admiring the commitment these individuals put in to get these cars out for the next race. Whether it means sawing off an exhaust or using a sledge hammer to put a car back into shape, the passion, adrenaline and determination these families and friends share is a testament to grass roots motorsport.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephi Holgate
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I'm Stephi, a fashion and beauty editorial and street style photographer. I've been supporting London Fashion Week for the past 4 seasons on the front rows, whilst also maintaining a lifestyle blog that's won various awards for international blogging and gains me 65,000 average monthly views. Some of my biggest fashion client collaborations have been with Topshop, ASOS, Long Tall Sally, Boden and Debenhams. Travel clients include Hilton, Airbnb, John Lennon Airport, Heathrow Airport. Whilst tech clients are LG, Huawei and Samsung. My niche in photography is combining colour and incorporating a behind the scenes intimate vibe within all my work. Working as head blogger for multiple international music festivals. My late studio work has been incorporating UV beauty narratives.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gillian Hughes
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work is a personal narrative of childhood hopes and dreams, my daughter has become a representation of a younger self. Becoming a parent is a stark reminder of the passage of time, with the realisation that life is short, giving thought of lost dreams and forgotten pleasures. The use of the lensless cameras is important, as it is reminiscent of a nostalgic past. The soft focus gives a dreamlike quality which adds to the atmosphere and the light leaks and flare implies to me hope of regaining those innocent childhood aspirations. The slow shutter speeds which allows for the blurring of moving figures produces ghostlike apparitions creating an ethereal mood which gives a surreal mix of fact and fantasy.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yasmin Rowlands
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My current project is a set of images that represent my relationships with individuals. I have captured women and the beauty within them. My vision is to create something that is pleasing to the viewer's eye, whilst my motivation to create these sets of images came from my love of fashion and portraiture.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paige Slade
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Head in the Clouds is a project looking at imagination and daydreams. It is based upon my own imaginary world. In the work I aim to merge human portraits with nature and elemental energy as I have always had an interest in the fantastical world. Nature intrigues me and I feel a great connection with it, I would like to portray this in the work as a reflection of my inner world. The project is inspired by my daydreams as often I am caught with my "head in the clouds". The imagination and dreams have always influenced my creative processes. I have combined my love of the fantastical and my Photoshop retouching skills to produce this body of work.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Whitley-Baylee
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

When we moved house, I found a rusty old box under the floorboards in the living room. When it was opened I saw a key and a handwritten note that read, "This is the key to untold wealth". This chance discovery triggered my interest in working with old antique objects. I'm fascinated by the history of these objects and how they seem to maintain a link to people of the past. In addition to provoking memories, I'm also interested in using such artefacts to create new experiences, so I've employed a scanner to create flattened space, echoing pressed flowers, specimen cases and display cabinets.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paige Woods
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Frank Lloyd Wright once wrote "Architecture is the triumph of human imagination, over materials, methods and men". This idea of human imagination signifies the concept that architecture truly is a visual art. My series of photographs show that I have a love for Architectural Design. I have photographed architectural structures as if they were humans having their portraits taken. I want my work to challenge the idea of constructed beauty, and question whether anything made my man can truly be beautiful. Architecture surrounds us daily, and I for one appreciate its constructed form and beauty.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Worrall
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Memories are something we cannot touch, a moment in time that has been and gone, a moment however that we can choose to hold onto in the form of a photograph. What is it that makes us choose to photograph certain moments in time, to share with our future selves and others? And what happens to the memories we do not capture? My work explores the concept of the family snapshot. Through collage, photomontage, installation and video I explore the idea that family snapshots may only capture the moments we want others to see, and also how memories can become altered as time goes on. My work reveals the hidden narratives within family life, using my own experiences as inspiration.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Toby Blackman
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This body of work portrays Asher B. Durand's theory that one looks into a painting rather than looking at it, imagining oneself within the depicted and imagined scene when viewing the work. Although this theory relates to landscape paintings, now photographers strive for a similar idealism and forget about the cultural importance of the land in question. This work asks the question "Are we imagining ourselves in the landscape as Durand wrote, or are we relating to the idea of arcadia the idealised landscape? The Impossibility of Staring Blankly refers to us looking into the image, we cannot merely stare blankly because we feel something: the power of the romantic landscape. The scenes photographed are clichés that contemporary landscape photographers gravitate towards, imagery that is not an accurate representation of landscape, but creates romanticised visions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Jenkin
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series concentrates on those who are 70 plus, a very different generation to my own and even further removed from those younger than me. The memories they have to share show a history, almost a different era to our own; it is an education, a glimpse of a world that has vastly changed. This is why it is important to do such a project. It gives us an insight into their lives and their world. They have chosen to share these memories, because they feel it is important for others to hear them and because they are memories that make them who they are. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danny McCormick
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Between the 13th and 17th century families across the Scottish border were at war. They raped, pillaged and murdered for what the believed was rightfully theirs. The family ties were more significant than differences in nationality. Borderlands looks at the land they fought on and over. Creating trophies that symbolise the worth of the land and physically taking the land means not only a contribution to their war but comments on the acts of the border families. The land of the Borders are sites of devastation as well as sites of family identities. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Miller
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The concept of autism has been in use for about a century and consequently has evolved into our current understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Even though its contemporary conception acknowledges a range of behaviours and symptoms, it is still subjected to stereotypes and particularly women are often neglected. Consequently, most women with autism are usually diagnosed late. Women tend to hide their emotions, their autism is not as obvious at first glance, and so they are often judged rather than supported. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Lees
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project is a visual representation of the struggles of living with a mental disorder. It is an insight into my own personal space, where I feel most vulnerable. The project focuses upon myself in my home, I've struggled with anxiety and depression for a number of years and it has gotten worse recently through being effected by the Carlisle floods, this lead to me being placed into emergency accommodation, where I am still situated which leaves me feeling imprisoned and unhappy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mike Bors
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

For in my blood I have travelled back to the family home, in another country. Other lives are being lived out while I'm not there. How to survey the past, from happy childhood memories to the breakdown of family bonds and death? Working with the family's collection of photographs, alongside my own newly made images, this has become an examination of the transitions, that family photographs go through over time. Originally created by the family and for the family, images move from private to public sphere. Family photography continues to be the most commonly practiced form of photography across the world as practically every family has a camera. The images give a subtle way of understanding cultural similarities and differences.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Beata Cierzniewska
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Stellarscape is a conceptual work that refers to the broad concept of infinity. The use of predominantly photogram technique together with the combination of diverse materials allows for an exploration of both visual and phenomenological abstraction. As a result, the project becomes an investigation into how small, insignificant matter can produce associations with universe landscape. This work is a reflection on the question of human perception and nature of representation. The project aims to direct the viewer's attention towards questioning that which we take for granted, that which is negotiable and what remains open to change.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edit Elias
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Congo Mémoire explores the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Working closely with members of the Congolese community in Ireland, the photobook is a series of personal testimonies and related historical references juxtaposed to explore an intimate relationship between personal memory and social history. The exhibition consists of a series of close up images of collaborators' hands holding the fragile remains and legacy of colonial subjugation. They aim to disrupt the spectacle of images of violence and anarchy, and the Othering gaze normally associated with neocolonial representations. The work invites the viewer to critically engage with discourses and ideologies informing the Congo's current economic climate, alluding to a wider history of colonial exploitation and its violent consequences. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Flynn
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Eat The Future' aims to provoke debate about the imbalance of power in the food supply chain. The large corporations that control most of the world's food production see food stuffs as mere commodities in the pursuit of profit. Thus, they are heavily invested in monoculture at the expense of biodiversity. This has serious implications for environmental degradation, sustainability and the very future of food production itself, not to mention the conditions of those who work in that sector. Biodiversity is fundamental to a sustainable future for food production. 'Eat The Future' celebrates biodiversity and aims to provoke awareness of how we all sculpt the planet's future through food selection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ciara Gibbons
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Bric a Brac explores the relationship between people and objects, it calls into question the life of discarded things donated to charity shops. These Second hand items are taken from the context of a cluttered charity shop and brought to a studio environment. Similar objects are categorised and presented together in a grid format. This form of presentation creates a linkage between items found in various charity shops around Dublin. Through investigating the kinds of miscellaneous items that are donated, it depicts the sheer amount of differing objects being produced and sold in contemporary society. The ethics of these objects are unknown but the re-selling of these unwanted items contribute towards a charitable cause. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paulina Golebiewska
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Sister is a photographic project which examines the relationships between three sisters and the position of siblings in family structures. It reflects on the notion of the family constellation by Walter Toman and family systems theory by Murray Bowen- two psychiatrists and pioneers of family therapy in the 1960s America. The starting point for this project were the images of my late grandmother and her girlfriends taken in the 1940s Poland. Those photographs have inspired me to explore the bonds between my two sisters and myself, but also to examine the idea of comfort in family relationships as a form of resistance to the outside world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joanna Heaney
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Celtic Christians believed that heaven and earth merge together in close proximity at a 'Thin Place'. Caol Áit is a body of work that investigates how the spiritual and physical meet, drawn from Celtic mythology and the personal faith of the artist. Images which represent this duality are attained through landscape photography that incorporates embossed details and text, creating a sublime or ethereal connection to the temporal and eternal realms. Caol Áit breaks down the barriers regarding how photography is usually approached by evading the emphasis on the purely visual in favour of a tactile viewing experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Justyna Kielbowicz
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Since the Cold War, devices have been developed which aim to affect the human nervous system, and ultimately manipulate thinking in society as a whole. Little is known about these mind control weapons and even less is known about the scientists who work tirelessly to counter these insidious technologies. My project documents the research undertaken by Dr. Nadia Kelbova in the areas of electromagnetic, gravitational and light waves using her Psychotronic Weapon Deflector and her goal of protecting humanity. A mixture of scientific experimentation and performance, interwoven with humour form the key elements of this project. The aim of this work is to investigate the intoxicating authority of the photograph itself and to draw attention to the dangers of credulity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Marrinan
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Spirit Grocers is collection of portraits of tradesmen from across Dublin City. I wanted to create a compelling series of portraits of people whose trade had been slowly disregarded in today's modern society and one that is primarily seen as obsolete. These are trusted characters, the listers of a thousand stories, the ear to so many problems, the conversation starter on a quiet evening. I wanted to give recognition to these workers. The series invites the viewer into a previously unexposed space in a Dublin pub. The cellar unifies the series visually and also allowed me to photograph each person in a quiet space away from a visually and aurally noisy environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalia Marzec
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This work seeks to explore the physical and psychological experience of a subject who has had Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an illness which is difficult to detect and may become chronic as the symptoms are so commonplace as to often be considered imaginary by the patient. The person suffering from the disease may in turn be stigmatized by the medical profession and labeled as depressive. The body of work is inspired by Jean Paul Sartre's concept of visibility, which suggests that an individual's self-perception depends on an inter-subjective relationship of being observed and judged by an other. I am recreating that imbalance of power between spectator and subject in these images and making visual connections to landscape, symptomatology and the phenomenological experience of being objectified. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Raimonda Milasiene
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Village Nebulae' grew out of continuous observation of what is happening to villages in Lithuania. The work aimed at demonstrating a particular sense of emotion, spanning the spectrum of loneliness, loss, dignity, hope, stillness, and sadness, and focused on the aftermath in the village and the last people still living there. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patrycja Terczynska
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project investigates and explores the area of the butcher profession and meat industry and its contemporary social significance. Due to the industrialization of the meat produce and the chemical modification, the demand for quality meat from small producers has started to make a comeback. The rise of locally raised meat, and the popularity of so-called off-cuts is causing a rise in the butcher shops. When I spoke to a few butchers about their profession, they spoke of their trade as craft. They all have their own way of cutting meat and in my work, I wanted to represent butchers as artists. I also wanted to aestheticize the meat and show it as art. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yusuf Amod
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This piece of work investigates the relationship of the male body in the landscape through photography. I aim to confront both the loss of the self and of male identity. As I move through the decisive moment, I am retrieving fragments of what little self I have left amongst the frailty and vulnerability of the male being. In doing so, I reach and understanding that my being is ultimately of great insignificance seen in the landscape, yet of great consequence to it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellie Berry
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Over the course of six days I walked from my apartment in Dublin to my mother's house in South Tipperary. This project contains thoughts of home, Irishness, and immigration.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Colleary
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Transparent Race' is a project that originated when I was photographing a series of street photography books and it came to my attention how little time and respect homeless people are given. This project is challenging the viewer to question the way we look at the homeless. By making the people almost transparent in the images, it forces the viewer to look closer and harder at them, something I feel we should be doing ourselves in reality. When these images are being exhibited I will be hanging them slightly higher than I usually would, in a bid to challenge the notion of hierarchy felt by the majority of pedestrians as they walk past and ignore this 'Transparent Race'.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liadh Connolly
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"Urban life puts you on display for the world to see and in that climate, how you dress speaks volumes about who you are - and who you would like to be" - Nylon Book of Global Style. 'On The Street' explores fashion throughout the streets of Dublin and that of its inhabitants. The inextricable link that fashion and the city share makes fashion an intrinsic part of the performance of urban life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Dooge McConnell
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series is an exploration into what family means to individual female members of my family.The portraits became a collaboration between myself and the subject, allowing me to create images that celebrate three generations of women in my life. By photographing these women in their familial surroundings, the viewer is given a glimpse into the often inconspicuous middle class family home.The formal portraits, accompanied by descriptive text creates a context expressing each individuals meaning of family. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liezl Erasmus
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The coastal Irish town, Dunagnee, is possibly best known as the home of the ancient religion Paraspectivism. The town came to prominence in 1879 when Mary O'Donnel, along with several other believers, witnessed an apparition of Sophia the Sentient and the Holy Imbolc. Consequently, Dunagnee has become an international pilgrimage for Paraspectivist believers. This exhibition is comprised of a collection of photographs dating from 1879 to 1930 for two reasons. The first is that the oldest known photograph of Dunagnee dates back to 1879. The second is in recognition of High Priestess Maureen O'Hara's contribution to the Dunagnee Heritage Centre's archive. Sadly, H.P O'Hara's passing in 1930 led to a temporary halt in the photography produced in the area. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophia Harding
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The European Refugee crises and Dublin's heroin Problem, are two current major social issues seen in the media.The visual representation of these topics is no doubt an important educational tool for overcoming these issues.However photographic imagery often falls short of peoples expectations of education and provoking social change. In this project I began to explore themes of the pain and suffering of others through photographic imagery. Through this exploaration and making of images I have become more aware of how people can uncounsly fall into a Voyueristic outlook when viewing such imagery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dagmar Hradilova
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project is a documentation of a different style of living in which people are forced by either financial reasons or by a need to experience something different. This lifestyle is usually associated with the traveller community. Some people who have chosen this way of living and are not tied to it by their cultural background. The idea for this project was shaped by my own experience of 'Life on the Move'. It concentrates mainly on the details, which make this lifestyle so different to the typical way of living of European settled people. It will also point out the difficulties that especially students have to afford the ever rising rent in this current economic climate in Ireland. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Kelly
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of geotagging social media posts. What are we hoping to reveal about ourselves when we share our thoughts and emotions on platforms such as Facebook and twitter? and who is actually listening? In this series I have tracked twitter feeds with the geotagging features enabled and photographed the locations where the tweets originated. I focused on tweets coming from residential areas, spaces where people have expectations of privacy. By identifying users on twitter and tracking them to their homes, I highlight the potential dangers we expose ourselves to by using GPS. By using these tweets as captions for my images, I'm giving shape to fleeting thoughts lost among millions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hue Hale
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The male psyche is a problematic entity, and when drawn out into the harsh light of analysis and discussion. It reels, yearning to retreat back into the darkness. In Modern Ireland, the notion of a man seeking support for mental health issues is, despite numerous awareness campaigns and the like, is still heavily weighted with notions of stigma and shame. This project is a document of the emotional turmoil a young man faces in his everyday life. In photographing his body and the surrounding spaces in which he feels the most at war with himself, the feelings of isolation, insecurity, and melancholy are encompassed. Through this process, the project becomes transfigured as his mental anguish itself has been used as a catalyst for the recovery of his mind. Thus, the project functions as a method of therapy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Kerslake
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This is a seventies fashion editorial piece with a 'Summer of Love' concept. Inspired by American fashion, it was shot in Glendalough as its mountains and forests fit the style of the shoot. I scouted the two female models, and connected with make-up and hair stylists at the LA Make-Up Academy. Some of the clothing was sourced at H & M, Bershka, New Look and Miss Selfridge. This piece was inspired by my passion for high-fashion, commercial and creative photography. Some of the themes explored in my work are love, sexuality, rebellion and wild youth. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Clare Lyons
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work is always closely aligned with and often a direct representation of my current mental state. I suffer with bipolar disorder, and for the last 18 months my life has been in turmoil. the tallaght centre for mental health, or sheaf house, has witnessed and housed this time. This piece explores the capacity a space can have in the preservation of a time, a feeling, or a state of mind. For me, sheaf house will always be somewhere that has seen my lowest of lows and highest of highs, through both recovery and relapse. This work is concerned with my personal experience of this space as I move forward through the ongoing treatment of my illness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kieran Murray
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In his mind, that day would never quite come together the same way it had originally. It would shift, it would change, but the one thing he knew for certain was that it wasn't coming back. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cale Perrin
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

What do you rely on when you can't even rely upon your own senses? This series explores my own experiences with anxiety, and the distortive effect fear can have on familiar situations. By using images of family and the domestic space, and making them terrible and unfamiliar through physical manipulation of the images, I examine the connections between sensation and vision, and attempt to make internal processes explicit. Within the images I address my own expectations of gender, portraying the tensions in the relationship between mother and daughter using dressmakers pins, something traditionally linked to feminine labour. The tedious process of producing each piece becomes a form of catharsis, although the repetition mirrors the mental state, bordering on the obsessive. ́ . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jonathan Phelan
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Home Town Heartbeat, concentrates on my home town of Bray Co. Wicklow, this series was inspired by my growing awareness of the changes occurring in the town, on the Main Street and retail areas, such as businesses closing down and vacant buildings. The effect of these changes was compounded by the disappearance of what I considered town institutions during my childhood in Bray. This project aims to document the town's businesses and shops, their owners and operators, with the intention of creating a record of the town for future generations and in some way paying respect to the people, who through hard work, perseverance and dedication keep the heartbeat of the town alive. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julia Ptak
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work explores the potentiality of photo-montage to expose a greater truth, against the tendency of mass-media imagery to conceal ideological agendas. Through the form of fragments and juxtaposition, I take a critical view of social, political and cultural issues, drawing my inspiration from the work of John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, Peter Kennard and Barbara Kruger, among others. While I acknowledge the overload of visual information in the digital age, I emphasise the importance of individual interpretation for how we consume such images. In this work I make use of appropriated material, as well as my own photographs, which are then lost in the flood of imagery.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Quiney
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

We must focus and look more closely into the meaning of observation; analyze this thing called seeing. Who is seeing? And what is the quality of this seeing? What sees? What is seen? Observation or awareness is taken for granted as a natural function; neither its accuracy nor deeper significance being questioned. If someone asks: "Who is seeing through your eyes?," we promptly reply: "I am." Few stop to ask themselves further: "Who is seeing through ME?" Richard Rose claims we do not perceive with our senses, but rather: "The mind can see." He states this more precisely: "We don't see with our eyes, we only see with our mind". Philosophy states the world itself is mind; they are inseparable.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Will Rolfe
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series focuses on the uncertainty of the everyday in a time of social and political unrest. Using spontaneous interactions and observations the series starts to unpick the relationship between documentary photography and our own proximity in space and time to ongoing events in a global urban landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joseph Glover
Edinburgh College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I looked back at diaries past, trying to find meaning in distant written memories; is this who I really was? Vague marks left on paper spurred me to understand the personal self, to reflect on memory, and converse matters through the language of photography. My process left me wandering. These rediscovered memories urged me to re-capture moments I had forgotten. This selection of photographs is taken from a series of seventeen books, in which image and text converse themes of the in-between, depression, anxiety, and loneliness.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lottie Hampson
Edinburgh College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The images I take are often a thoughtful contemplation on my surroundings; slowly building a sense of place through observations of light, landscapes, and fragments of the people that inhabit them. Still Here explores time passing; quietly meditating on the relation we hold to our encompassing environment. Such broad themes require a lot of thought and can't be narrowed down into a single set of images. In order to acknowledge the many verities to be explored within the themes, I have created a set of 10 individual artist books to be shown alongside the photographs. Each book is a contemplation of differing strands of idea, explored through the passing of time.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Cox
Edinburgh College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

These pictures re-interpret a series of landscapes in the Scottish Highlands that have often reoccurred as the subject of various classic artworks. These images question the history of Landscape photography, playing on the wealth of representations offered by artists' depicting a place. These photograms cannot verify my presence on the land, but instead investigate my relationship with the space through re-interpreting the paintings and photographs of historic artists such as Thomas Annan and David Octavius Hill through a lens-based practice. I aim to challenge the convention of the presentation of landscape imagery by displaying these landscapes in portrait format, in order to confuse reality and for the viewer to question how they see a landscape and what it means to them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joseph Wilson
Edinburgh College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The forces of capitalist production have continuously transformed the terrain to the north of Ashington, Northumberland. This was once one of the largest colliery sites in Europe. Large areas of woodland were felled to make way for the rapid industrialisation and population growth that saw what was once known as Fellham Downs develop into Ashington: "the world's largest coal mining village". Following the collapse of the coal mining industry, the huge industrial structures and slag heaps became idle. The landscape was again altered as an ostensible and peculiar arcadia. There's a brutality to the production; the many trees cut, pits sunk, and the hundreds of people that passed away both above and below the surface. Walking through the woodland, one notices a curious echo of violence within the silence and the picturesque. I wonder if one day this echo will resonate in the earth. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Henderson
Edinburgh College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In contrast to how a child belongs in the world, adult belonging is never as natural, innocent, or playful. Adult belonging has to be chosen, received, and renewed. It is a lifetime's work. John O'Donahue 2000. This work explores the end of belonging, the irresistible search for a foreign space in which to grow and develop one's identity, what Greg Madison calls 'existential migration'. It is also about an attraction to the uncanny, the unheimlich, the foreign. It is the abandonment of comfort, security, intimacy and conformity in the unending search for oneself. Margot was born and educated in Scotland, lives and works in Paris, France. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hayley Gray
Edinburgh College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Fragment: a small part broken off or separated from something. The line between reality and the subconscious has always fascinated me and my practice explores how memory is created, projected and kept in the mind. My work is a conscious and constant search into where my memory stops, and where my subconscious begins. These photos become a fragment of a memory: unstable, a distant and contrasting truth. Where was it kept? How will I remember?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eden Hawkins
Edinburgh College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In my practice as a photographer I build sets using domestic items found on the peripherals of the everyday. Currently I am working on a project titled Theatre Flat, in this, I create sets from the objects found around my flat whilst using my bedroom as a photography studio. I rely on the materiality of objects and their visual associations; the inherent understanding of objects and their aesthetic becomes important in the transition from 'object' into 'prop'. The hybrid set / sculpture is then translated through a camera lens where the tableau vivant becomes photographic, through this transition shadow and form becomes as important as the props used. I am concerned with my photographic practice and its perception as a non-art, this anxiety stems from photography's critical discourses. My answer to this is to embrace the commercial aesthetic and apply the gloss, studio lighting and large sets to mundane objects as a motivation to bring photography beyond the depiction of reality to a playful medium that speaks of time, craft and process.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rozee Colton
Edinburgh College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Contrapposto My practice is intuitive, and exists in the interface between sculpture and photography. Using the human body as my main material, I contemplate the shapes and lines created within a space. I have composed a number of contrasting abstract skin-scapes, which intend to create a tension between the images, inviting the viewer to look closer at the limitless landscapes that skin houses.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Philippa Large
Edinburgh College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Although photography is my primary medium, I have discovered that I repeatedly, and more often than not, subconsciously, intertwine other elements with photography. 'Ubiquitous Dots' challenges the notions of global networking by exploring the value of the online photograph within modern day society. The sea glass personifies the act of releasing a piece of matter into a vast expanse, letting it travel ubiquitously, before being uncovered in various locations around the world. Breaking and altering its form, the Internet allows the online image to gain momentum, yet its popularity mockingly devalues it - it looses matter but gains pace. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Greg Abramowicz
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Photography allows me to translate my passion and vision into a still image. My work, often related to sports, aims to capture the drama and emotions in a dynamic frame. I often use dramatic lighting and compositing to create more compelling and engaging imagery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Arthur Montgomery
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In this work I try to explore and challenge attitudes and stereotyped ideas around several issues, including climate change, personal fragility, and occupations that are often invisible or unremarkable. The aim is to illustrate this through a number of photographic genres, such as environmental portraiture in an attempt to discover jobs that are usually hidden or normally unseen and overlooked; and with conceptual portraits showing individuals isolated in what appears to be their own personal crisis; and also through urban landscape scenes which suggest the potentially negative effect of industry on the environment and its contribution to climate change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mhairi Bell-Moodie
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

To me, a camera is a ticket to explore other worlds and a tool which allows me document what I experience. I have always been interested in people and I believe that everyone has an unexpected story to tell. Through my photography, I aim to portray the people I encounter honestly and without judgement. FLUX is a series of portraits of young people transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Through racial diversity, physical and mental health issues, sexual discovery, a political voice, faith, families and friendships, these young people challenge the stereotype of what it is to be a young person in Scotland today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Buckley
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My recent work has been inspired by developments in technology. We are on the cusp of so many exciting changes: electric and autonomous vehicles, robotics, virtual reality, commercial space flight and sustainable energy to name but a few. I've tried to reflect some of these themes in my work, which has a strong, commercial influence. Of course not all developments are entirely positive, so there are darker undertones too - for example our addiction to mobile phones. Photography for me is a way of creatively exploring this technology - of representing what lies ahead. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Graeme Cunningham
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Graeme K Cunningham originally studied Illustration with Design before working as a graphic artist in the newspaper industry. He bought his first digital SLR camera with a redundancy payment and was so impressed by how far the technology had improved, he decided to return to college to study photography full time. Graeme's work specialises in creative portraiture. His major project "We only come out at night" is a portmanteau of characters portraits, influenced by Surrealism, Baudrillard and Cult Cinema. All the 'weird' characters and 'events' are unfolding across this city on one night, linked by the narrative device of the full moon. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paloma Fernandez
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Paloma is a fashion photographer who specialises in fashion editorials. Her work is rigorous, tenacious, refined and reflects a broad sense of aesthetics. She conducts most of her work on location, as it helps give narrative shape to the story, which she considers an essential part in the picture. To the extent that, most of the time, all the setting is generated around the location. Paloma's work arises from the stories she imagines may have happened in that space and conveys a strong narrative. From here, she focuses on creating a synergy between the key elements of the photograph such as colour and composition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michala Oborna
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Fashion portraiture is a conduit for my perception of artistic representation and elegance. Images are often complemented with natural flora to compete their composition, enhancing the natural beauty we all have. I also create aesthetically stunning collages of portraits and flora, utilising various shapes and colours which emanate individuality and originality. My ethos is capturing outstanding imagery and centres around attitude and a propinquity with the model. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jess Shurte
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My portraits are highly reliant on character, narrative and emotion. My background in theatre and film means that I'm frequently inspired by cinematography and theatrical lighting. I grew up in Australia near a place known as "Hollywood on the Gold Coast". Where it's sunny, beautiful and colourful. People ask me why I live in Scotland where it rains just as much as the sun shines and I consider the underbelly and sadness that places hold regardless of their beauty. I approach making photographs in a similar way - to make photographs that are in a way beautiful and vibrant but where it's not about the obvious. There's more to this world that I have created where everything is colourful and perfect. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pavel Tamm
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I'm a professional photographer based in Edinburgh. My main photographic interests are within the advertising and fashion genre. I strongly believe that the main core in any project is its competent and professional implementation, matched with deep technical knowledge. My mission is to always create something for potential clients that is new, unique and daring. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cat Thomson
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work is a study in the limitations of the photographic portrait, using contemporary portraiture to explore themes of social perceptions, particularly between the photographer, the subject and the viewer. The images attempt to demonstrate how each person can not have total control over how an image will be realised or perceived; each one is an amalgamation of at least these three elements. The use of graphic overlays, familiar objects, materials and reflections intentionally obstruct, distort and confuse how the subject is perceived. The line between whether the portraits are creative or editorial in their creation is blurred. And the viewer is left with more questions than answers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bekka Clements
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

By documenting used make-up wipes, this series explores the notion that identity is changeable, temporary and throw-away in nature. Focussing on concepts deriving from Ervine Goffman's The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, it explores the use of make-up as a tool in the construction of identity. The way in which make-up is used differs based on various social interactions; thus, an individual may present their 'public self' in many different forms. Taking a typological form 'Presenting the Public Self' highlights the repetitive nature of constructing one's identity for an individual who uses make-up on a daily basis . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosie Davison
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This work documents the final days of a high school and its close-knit community as they undergo the process of relocation to a new purpose built premises.'An End of Terms' forms an archive of a historic Northern England high school on the brink of closure. As an entire community moulded by its unique environment is downsized and relocated, the school continues to operate in a state of limbo. Influenced by my retrospective journey as a former student to the school, my work attempts to portray this familiar sense of nostalgia associated with educational institutions.Like a faded family album, this series creates a portrait of a school approaching inevitable closure, hesitant to change in fear of losing its sense of identity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lysann Ehmann
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project is to raise awareness about gender inequality within the Boxing community. It is about 1 young female boxer from Edinburgh Scotland. It took until 2012 that female boxing was finally accepted as an Olympic discipline. Up to today women are not fully supported in their choice of sport by society. Boxing is portrait as a Male and brutal sport in which females are too weak to participate.This body of work is part of a bigger collection of five girls from Edinburgh. I want to show the beauty of the sport and take away the brutal image society has about boxing. To inspire girls around the world to be proud to be like a girl.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dafni Kalokairinou
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project is an exploration of the current situation in Greece, with a focus on young Greeks and their life there. The aftermath of the economic crisis has left a country in a state of everlasting paralysis. Stuck in limbo the only solution for young people is to escape or succumb to the suffocating conditions.The static and passive portraits depict the stagnation and despair in a place where everything appears to be paused. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Blair Matthews
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This work reflects my exploration of the seed bank and the photo ark in my final year project. From the notion of the seed bank, I came to learn about the work of Trees For Life, a charity who aim to restore the Caledonian forest in Scotland of which less than 1% remains. Along with hundreds of volunteers, the charity painstakingly grows thousands of native tree saplings from seed and disperses them within the remaining remnants of the ancient forests across the Highlands of Scotland. Without the help of strategically placed fencing, these saplings would fail to grow taller than those depicted due to the over-grazing of an ever increasing deer population.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Susan Mcfadzean
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Where are you really from?' explores the idea of home in relationship to race and identity in a classical form of portrait. Susan Mcfadzean brings together a group of ethnically diverse females whom reside in Edinburgh yet often feel interrogated on their presence and origin. Removing the obvious signifier of skin colour and employing the large format camera to heighten the intensity of 'the Gaze', Susan encourages the viewer to interact on an equal level with her sitters. Offering mutual recognition, the derogatory nature of posing the question 'Where are you from?' toward an individual born with features non-conforming toward the western appearance is highlighted to the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christos Patelis
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series of images explores male sexuality by looking at one of most typically photographed male bodies by recreating a rather cliché lighting set-up.The project oscillates and questions the boundaries between the visual representations of male body as previously seen in fine art, fashion and erotized imagery.Additionally, the project exposes the face behind those representations, suggesting to a personal fantasy of him in four different roles.Those roles/poses include the idealized form of a Greek sculpture, the male model, and the sexually passive and active man. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Ager
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Dealing with spatial phenomenology, reflection and boundaries, this project aims to document fragmented subjective experiences with space. Providing the viewer with their own subjective experience, curated by transforming spaces into the 2D and taking them out of their original context. When viewing something you unconsciously choose details, never remembering every inch, this series results in a circle of various edits of an original edit. Looking at the materiality of the photographic print, this project pushes boundaries of perception, displaying confusion between perceived reality and the replicated. The familiar subject matter comes from the need to highlight importance of the physical and mental barriers, especially in domestic space, how they evoke a sense of safety and separation from the public realm.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Blewett
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My personal work looks at how nature, science and abstraction meet and exist with each other. I am interested most in architecture, abstract, commercial and still life photography. My own view on the subject is modernist yet experimental, always trying to create something new due to my appreciation of art as well as science. Clever installation work and photography that plays around with our sense of perception fascinates me. I am interested in the idea of illusions and how they work, not just what they appear as. In my most recent project I have looked at how we can deceive the eye into thinking that one real subject is false and vice versa through use of angle and editing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Farquhar Eleanor
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My name is Eleanor Farquhar and I am a photographer based in the Uk. I primarily shoot portraits in a mixture of fashion and fine art styles, working with a range of themes such as beauty, stereotypes and narrative. My most recent series of work, entitled "Gold", is based on Kintsukuroi, the Japanese tradition of mending broken pottery with gold. The aim of this project is to show how imperfections are the things that make us beautiful. The gold lines on the subjects highlight their personal insecurities with their appearance, symbolizing that our imperfections are what makes us simultaneously beautiful, unique and interesting. This series is available to be viewed on my website: www.farquharphotography.co.uk  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Milly Fletcher
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Milly loves to play with food and is interested in nutrition and diet trends. She loves experimenting with these themes in her photographs and explores the relationship between colour and texture in different foods. She loves working with still life and enjoys set design and art direction.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lara Fox-Whitehead
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Portraiture is my primary focus in photography. In recent months I have became especially interested in the concept of gender neutrality. My work explores gender stereotypes as a construct of society. In particular, the fashion world has evolved with this concept often using models that are more androgynous in appearance. My work aims to raise awareness of gender equality. I cross-dressed my subjects to challenge male and female stereotypes. When people view my work I want them to question their own ideas about gender.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Gale
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"Nothing here's set in stone" seeks to question our understanding of photography as a visual medium of representation. I believe as viewers we are conditioned into how to perceive and understand imagery. This series aims to exploit our reliance on the photographic medium as a representation of reality. In turn it presents the viewer with a level of uncertainty when observing the work. Once we view the work and struggle to understand, this prompts a self reflective process in which the viewer can then see what they expect and want to see when looking at imagery. This reflection on the conditioned process needs to be questioned and I aim to provide the audience with a refreshing and curious viewing experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Giles
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

We always want more, we want to be somewhere else. Our mind wanders, we wander, our heart even wanders sometimes. Time has a tendency to pass us and we stay stuck and unchanged, even though occasionally growing increasingly unhappy, yet the idea of change is more terrifying. Time passes without getting in touch with yourself and questioning how you live your life. "There is a secret link between slowness and remembering, between quickness and forgetting." - Milan Kundera  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lottie Hodson
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The series "Peachy" candidly observes and captures the transitional period between adolescence and adulthood. I found my self looking internally for inspiration, reflecting on my own experiences and observing my peers who are all in a similar age group. This transition is unique and personal, encouraging me to capture individual characters in each image. I endeavour to oppose the stereotype of youth, avoiding rebellion but exposing an alternative outlook, a more peaceful insight into the subjects and their surroundings. Light hearted and soft, this series offers a relaxed viewing and provides a refreshing and youthful experience for those who view it. Relatable to individuals my age, and nostalgic for all those who have undergone this transition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Hooton
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In 2014 I documented everyday life in Israel within a single month. I learnt that life there was more complicated than media gives it credit. Many Israelis live under poverty, yet these people unite showing bonds of friendship not seen in many western countries. However there's an underlying hatred that permeates their lives, a weariness that their lives could be snatched away from rocket attacks, stabbings or hit and runs that permeate the national news. It's easy for the West to judge the Israelis as overly zealous and blood thirsty, in some ways maybe those views are right, but I saw a much more multifaceted side to a troubled people, which I hope you too can glimpse within these images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Malaika Ibreck
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The title of my work 'Escape' means to break free from control or confinement, this collection is intended to evoke such a release, transporting the viewer though an immersive experience and distancing them from the usual method of processing reality. Using photographs alongside drawings and other creative media I am able to patch together my version of the world, each image contains multiple implied narratives and chronicles my journey as a young adult. Escape became an outlet for my emotions, making the project was compulsive, the resulting collection feels like an impossible jigsaw puzzle in which the pieces all fit together to create an incomprehensible final picture. I ask that viewers question and second guess everything they see.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abbie Johnson
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Abbie Johnson's work plays on the narrative of the home and the every day. The voyeuristic imagery brings in to question what goes on behind the drawn curtains closed off to the passers by of the night, whilst alongside the contrasting images of individuals on full display in public. The separation between the curtains and herself drew the attention of Abbie, as did the similar, yet different block in the relationship with total strangers in the public cafés, shops, streets etc. From this, she decided to start building a narrative between these parallel situations building a picture of what may be, but will mostly forever be the unknown. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samuel Kaye
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work centers around using the photographic medium to explore contemporary scientific ideas and research. This in essence is an attempt to create something aesthetic and engaging out of what can be unrelatable and dry research. I hope to highlight issues within science and particularly medicine which are tragically unappreciated and underreported. The work shown comes from two different but related series; one explores the prevalence and importance of bacteria in the human body and how it's both vital for our existence but can also kill us. The other looks at our reliance as a society on medication and how years of consistent over-prescription of antibiotics has rendered increasing numbers of them ineffective by encouraging the growth of resistant superbacteria. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nigel Maynard
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My chosen photographic pathway nowadays is to escape from the real world, producing images that have turned towards varying degrees of abstraction, journeys into form. I am inspired by rich hues, shapes, lines, the play and variation of light and, also notions of balance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katherine McDougall
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Initially having taken inspiration from contemporary imagery that displays women as unrealistic objects of desire; this project focuses on the exploration and abstraction of imagery through distorting the portrait. The irregular and sporadic nature of each outcome created through a process of repeatedly damaging and scrunching the photograph highlights how effortlessly unrecognisable and manipulated a photograph can become. Each image defines how photographs can be changed and altered and therefore are not evidence of truth, they are merely flat 2D representations of what was once before the camera. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany Millward
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This self-portraiture work focuses on a change within the photographer. The images portray the struggle through her progression toward who she is today. The images focus on atmosphere to portray the correct feelings. The work aims for the viewer to connect their own personal experiences to the work, although each individual image means something very significant to the photographer herself, this becomes irrelevant when viewing the images. They hold the ability to be read very differently and personally to each individual. Although the images are dark, they point toward a re-establishment of self and purpose. The work aims for a joint journey shared between the photographer and the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Prince
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My primary work has had a real archival feel, using found photography and creating something new and exciting from them. My most current project, "Suzi", is very personal using my sister as my subject for my work, which focuses on how to portray sudden memory loss and blindness photographically through childhood imagery. Exploring found imagery allowed me to understand and appreciate why I was so interested in viewing the past and reliving certain memories that may have been lost if not photographed. In reaction to my sister's childhood memories, I have constructed images breaking down the forgotten and remembered from the original photographs, as an alternative interpretation of the way the audience may view these everyday images from the past.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Rayner
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

With our country's architectural landscape constantly evolving many buildings quickly become overlooked and are being considered ugly or boring. I want to change this perception through this photographic series, focusing on the relationship between the architectural and natural landscapes. By using the common trope of the horizon, I am able to create a point of comparison between the two seemingly opposite settings and through reflecting the horizons, with a graphic and aesthetic approach, I hope to allow these scenes to be brought into a contemporary way of seeing that portrays the banal buildings as eye-catching and potentially even beautiful. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kevin Tuffley
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Fragments is a collection of photographic images that resemble a sort of emptiness, cascading forth an architectural abstraction, that permeates calmness from within, where form and space can be personally related to one another through harmony, encouraging the eye to linger on the configuration of the object within, supporting visual sensitivity in an arena of its own. Its luminance on a black base where its depth cannot be fathomed, formulating into that final image, balancing out those elements of light, texture, and the tonal contrast of monochrome, allowing a form of the forensic, rather than a literal presentation. You are witnessing my own vision of architecture, but not of a specific place, more of an abstract response to that place.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dominic Weeks
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'The Lexis Project' (titled to reflect Louis Hjelmslev theory) aims to re-examine our understanding of the differences between photography and film. The project consists of a series of constructed film stills influenced by the aesthetic of neo-noir cinema. When exhibited, these stills are shown as a montage of individual sequences that utilise sound recordings and video editing techniques, in a manner similar to that of Chris Marker's 1962 film La Jetee, thus providing a multisensory experience that extends meaning beyond the single still image. Enabling the viewer to explore the construction of narrative and meaning, in relation to theories on temporality and spectatorship, across both photography and cinema. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicola Bowen
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

From the day of my birth to the age of twenty years there was only one place I would call home. Now faced with the reality of adulthood, this is no longer my safe haven. This body of work reflects upon the sadness I felt the day I left my childhood home through intimate and quiet details. Empty space is a reoccurring theme throughout the photographs, symbolising my lack of presence, isolation and entering the uncertainties of my future. Documentary photography is a strong passion of mine. I pride myself in creating photographs of a quiet and delicate nature, and I have discovered that my most rewarding work has been personal. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jasmine Gore
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

For this project I decided to combine my passion of photography and the love I have for horses. In this project I wanted to show the unique relationships we have with horses, and how they become a massive part of our lives no matter what age. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Howard
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Photographically Alice places herself within the realm of fine art and conceptual construction of imagery. This series of work is influenced by the works of Vivian Maier. Reflecting on what she is interested in, details that are both subtle and noticeable as well the abstractions of the obvious. Alice is also interested in visually capturing symbolisms and interpretations of what we can't see but that can be, by representation such as emotions, represented by something like symbolism and interpretations to make it easier to visually understand. The work explores presence and the security and sanctuary within the space and the transience of the light and shadows, her presence and response to her emotions of sanctuary in the home environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathon Milisic
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My documentary body of work comments upon contemporary EU society, reflecting upon the freedom people have to work outside of their country of origin. It questions preconceptions surrounding migrant workers in rural communities, with the intention of showing how people from across Europe have a strong work ethic, enabling our rural communities to thrive. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Mortimore
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The photograph is a form of posthumous communication, projecting transitory appearances into the future; the print depicting corporeal bodies embalmed in the photographic emulsion like insects in amber. My practice regards 'lost' photographs in considering the spiritual landscape of the 19th century - routinely regarded as the era of secularisation - and the Victorian practice of séance and spirit photography. Although the Bible strictly forbade communication with spirits; séance, automatic writing and Ouija boards - like photography - became newly domesticated. Working instinctively with existing photographs, 'Séance' transforms the formal into the fantastical, the non-physical bodies of the sitters surrounded by implied spirit energies. They are lost and reborn. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carla Nyanyo
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Carla is a studio photographer who works within the still life genre. Inspired by personal experiences her work explores ideas of identity, the ways in which we are connected to other people and how even the most mundane objects can trigger memories. She then uses such objects to create photographic narratives. Through a simplistic approach to image making, often combined with an element of text, she strives to create work that is sensitive and thought provoking. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Henry Rice
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In my work I encapsulate what it is to remember a place; the journey that was undertaken, the sights, the sounds, the memory. Memory, however, is never clear. Never a solid, static representation. Memory moves, it twists and warps upon reflection and details thought unremarkable suddenly jump out as critical and the most relevant can become insubstantial. To express this, I have layered photographs from the same location taken on the same day, fusing them together to become a confusing medley, reflecting the memory of that place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark J Rothberg
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The camera, as Mark has come to understand it, can be used not only as a tool with which to document reality 'as is', but also as a tool to gather raw visual data from the surrounding environment in order to create something new. Working with both digital and analogue processes, narratives and metaphors are constructed using various elements of the natural world. Themes surrounding time, memory, things half remembered and the transience of reality form a large part of the concepts behind the work. Essentially, all the work is experimental and aims to shape and create a reality that began as a thought, which is then manifested into a visual representation of that thought. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Smout
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Through my photographic practice I visually explore the inevitabilities of life, as well as the unavoidable reality that all of us face death; both of our own selves and those surrounding us. Using the studio as an environment in which to explore these ideas, I use representative objects to demonstrate, metaphorically, relatable life experiences and how those vary between individuals. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danielle Sowter
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Danielle enjoys working with mundane objects and, by taking a gentle and elegant approach, creates something that looks different from its original state. This body of work was created to show the delicacy of our domestic objects that we pass on a daily basis. Subtle tones from the fruit and the sense of fragility from the ice shine through making a sensitive aesthetic yet simple outcome. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adam Stephenson
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work focuses primarily on everyday creatures and landscapes, celebrating their simplistic beauty that we, as human beings, take for granted day after day. I believe that it is the simple things in life which we need to appreciate more, as well as realising the beauty and elegance of everyday creations. We need to step back from our own selfish ambitions and ideals and celebrate all forms of life with which we share this vibrant and magnificent Earth. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexandra Huggett
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Photography has become an extension of my passion for food and baking. With the heart of the home always being the kitchen my work revolves around the many recipes we all know and love. My main focus is to show how regardless of language, culture or even social stature, people are drawn towards these kinds of commercial imagery with many aesthetically pleasing techniques. Using colour and texture, I have successfully constructed a formula of imagery that has the potential to be transformed into pieces of self-publishing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Woodhouse
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series of photographs grew from a desire to make links between a sense of identity and how I perceive the landscape around me; the everyday observations I make both consciously and sub-consciously. I am surrounded by details and minutiae that embeds itself in the psyche even when it does so surreptitiously and this is paramount to our understanding. From this, an idea expanded to focus on how the dark alters perception and therefore imposes its influences to create a whole new, almost ethereal version of what is seen in daylight. Ultimately the collection explores connections between the life that resides in closest proximity to me and how this shapes my perception of who I am and, in turn determines my sense of the natural world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Colbourne
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Somebody's Daughter Somebody's Son' is a body of work which references fear, cultural misogyny and feminist perspectives. Combining cinematic shots taken at night with the rallying call of a protest, the narrative explores the ripples of violence which continue to affect women leading on from the Yorkshire Ripper case. Further exploration of how fear can impact a personal space is included in the side project Nyctophobia//Cleithrophobia, which examines certain rituals and objects my mother and I use to feel safe. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gretė Tvarkūnaitė
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My beloved and I hitchhiked through both Europe's huge urban cities and remote mountain regions escaping our regular lives into newly alluring but precarious modes of existence, always and ever in search of the persistent though elusive idea of freedom. Along the way we met several individuals who had willingly abandoned their previous hectic modern lives in exchange for the greater autonomy and retreat into the deep wilderness. They have turned their backs on modern civilization and its emphasis on consumerism and productivity, choosing instead the slower, if inconvenient, life that paces itself with nature. For my beloved and I, by abandoning the monotonous security and urban life these people became like unpolished jewels whose horizon is endlessly changing with a new and different sun.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Collier
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The project, Arboreal, takes a journey deep into the forest, depicting the subtle impenetrability, and mystery of the unknown. The images focus on the forest as a metaphor for myths and mystery, the forest as a maze, and a place of confusion. They also portray the desire to stray from the path, into a space of the unknown, that is beautiful, and scary at the same time. The difference in seasons is like stepping into different worlds, each part of the forest is so visually different, there is no measure of time, it is easy to get lost. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Taylor
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series of photographs is about exploring food waste as an issue, UK households are throwing away around 4.2 million tonnes of food and drink per year. I was inspired by Klaus Pichler's 'One Third' project; the work took me to create a context with the food waste, exploring the darker side to something we ignore, and applying this to my work. I focus on an event which creates a significant amount of waste, a children's birthday party. Considering that we buy more than we actually need, this series of images represents the bulk of waste that is left behind and left over for us to thoughtlessly throw away, showing the aftermath of a birthday party. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mehak Iftikhar
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Maybe I Was Jealous' highlights the relationship between me and my brother, Ali. As children of the 90ís, we grew up in a society that considered the first born son as the ëGolden Childí. This series is an expression of my recurring sentiments of confusion, anger and jealousy while feeling like the middle child of the family, except without a younger sibling. Incorporating everyday items such as thread and aluminium foil with the use of the needle as a representational act of pricking and the sting that follows, this work is a channel for all that has been left unsaid. The question of parental favouritism has always brought silence as an answer and was considered something that should not be discussed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Townsend
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Recognition of LGBT rights has come a long way in recent years, with first civil partnerships and then marriage equality. My concern for equal tratment and genesis of this project stems not from identifying as LGBTQ myself but rather from my humanist beliefs. There are still some strides to make to achieve true equality and acceptance of the diverse nature of human sexuality and gender identity. For all the strides forward, there is still resistance to moving the last steps to true equality. This series celebrates diversity in LGBTQ+ society, working with individuals who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer and allows them to present themselves to the world on their own terms. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Fitzpatrick
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Au nom du quoi?' [In the name of what?] explores the use of food photography in order to engage with current world affairs. Placing political violence in contrast to the fundamentally important occasion of sharing food. Research is imperative to the body of work; the accuracy's are key throughout, strengthening the validity of the imagery. Concentration is on IS/ISIS/DAESH related attacks that took place during the Western culture of dining. Each scene depicts a particular moment paused in time, staged with the familial assets of western food photography (and the culture associated with it), amongst subtle clues to the IS attempts to destroy it. This is achieved by converging the seductive qualities and commercial conventions of Western food photography, alongside cultural tropes, to ultimately reflect on death and destruction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Neal
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

64° 2' N 16° 12' W marks the location of an intensified experience, a place I had escaped to, where I felt most alive. The geographical location has become a container for this memory. I am now carrying this memory, using post-industrial and urban spaces that are the backdrop to our everyday lives. The large canvas image acts as a portal and a reminder that at some point I was in that moment. Correlations with the spaces and sublime experiences began to grow, becoming a representation of a portal within itself, creating tension in the golden light-kissed spaces, the landscape and the memory.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tim Brown
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project is an exploration of specific buildings in Italy - predominantly on the coast - which were designed as children's summer camps or colonie. The most notable structures were constructed during il ventennio - twenty years of Benito Mussolini's fascism. They were built predominantly from concrete in line with modernist and rationalist tastes. 
 I reinterpret these places by rejecting standard architectural approaches. I consider them as gallery spaces in which 'exhibits' have to be found or imagined, perhaps masquerading as fixtures and fittings or discarded items that resemble readymades in the manner of dada. 
I made the work through walking for miles along the coasts of Emilia Romagna, Le Marche, Tuscany and Liguria and in wooded mountains high above Genoa.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anthony Goulden
University Centre, Hugh Baird College - BA (Hons) Digital Imaging & Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In an age of social uncertainty many young people feel isolated from the world in which they live. Due to the pressures of today they feel less contented and become more introverted due to their secluded loneliness. Once the isolation embeds itself many young people feel they are unimportant and have no significant role in life. These images are based around my daughter Hannah who has severe anxiety issues regarding her role as a human being. As many young teenagers she has ambitions but feels that too much emphasis is placed on her generation to succeed. She has at times found that her own reality has reservations and runs away from these issues to explore her own world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tony Donnelly
University Centre, Hugh Baird College - BA (Hons) Digital Imaging & Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Liverpool in the past has been seen in a negative light, which has damaged parts of its reputation and identity; it has also been depicted by the historical images of the docks, the Toxteth riots and the managed decline of Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. Post-L-Codes is a selection of portraits that were produced in all forty-postcode areas throughout Merseyside in an attempt to show a sincere depiction of the people of Liverpool. It shows the diversity across the city, and its cultural heritage rather than the stereotypical views that many have of the city. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Phillips
University Centre, Hugh Baird College - BA (Hons) Digital Imaging & Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Age of Innocence focuses on how children, from the moment they are born, are so eager to grow up and in many ways mimic their parents by copying them doing every day things. Using her home environment and her daughter Georgina, Lisa has managed to capture her daughter in-grossed in role play which is a vital part of childhood social development. In this new digital era, children are exposed to technology early on, most having an IPad by the time they're 4 years old. We live in a world full of accessibility with kids not understanding the importance of how much things actually cost putting a great amount of pressure on their families to keep up with the latest trend.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Fawcett
University Centre, Hugh Baird College - BA (Hons) Digital Imaging & Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series of images depicts my ongoing exploration as a mixed media photographer. Perception of scale, dimension and origin throughout the images is indistinguishable, however the variation of form and complex detail within each image, allows room for individual conception and translation. These serendipitous creations, evolved from experimentation through the use of paint and ink. The approach used to achieve these images is unsystematic, meaning the same image can never be repeated. The combination of assorted viscosities, allows the components within the images to evolve their own unique identities. From defined spherical clusters, to flowing churns of colour, the depth and layers created, produce intriguing scopes of vibrancy resembling galactic or microscopic forms.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anthony Lavender
University Centre, Hugh Baird College - BA (Hons) Digital Imaging & Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In 2004 Giorgia Bottinelli described Hans Bellmer's work entitled 'The Doll' as 'subversive and erotic, sadistic and fetishistic.' To quote art historian Rosalind Krauss. 'To produce the image of what one fears, in order to protect oneself from what one fears - this is the strategic achievement of anxiety, which arms the subject, in advance, against the onslaught of trauma, the blow that takes one by surprise.' Allowing others to project shadows on their journey of self discovery, the submissive displays characteristics of fear and pain. Allowing the master and dominator to navigate fears and anxieties is the act of the submissive, the illusionist. The submissive, in complete control at all times ensures both physical and psychological control is merely perception and is taking precautions before, during and after all sessions. Caring for the emotional state of the Master is the ultimate submission. Submission is the will, not the act. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Bull
UCS Ipswich - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This latest project follows on from a previous body of work which centred on a road trip that cut through the heart of the urban environments of Essex and Suffolk. For this current series I have focused on a specific area of the social landscape combined with the concept of flow meditation. Here, the act of driving is used as a meditative tool to enter a mindful state of quiet and calm in a current situation of personal tumult and turbulence. These roadside diners and cafes are photographed as beautiful, empty and peaceful stops on my journeys to and from my work outside of photography. They are employed as visual metaphors for a desired mental state and disposition, and represent a welcome escape from the anxieties of life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amanda Hook
UCS Ipswich - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Needham Market car boot sale. I have visited this specific car boot sale for 6 months, allowing me to become closer to the community and to get to know the regulars and for them to get to know me. I became interested in the people and their backgrounds; for what reasons they have ended up selling there goods or rubbish. I have also become interested in the objects that they sell, who has bought it and how they have been presented on the tables. I allowed myself £5 per time I visited Needham Market to buy the objects that stand out to me. A lot of the objects I become interested in were the ones that are on the borderline of becoming rubbish. There is a thin line between what they throw out and what they sell. By doing this I want to achieve an artistic way of showing how people buy-use-sell-throw. We have this constant cycle that we go through, generation after generation as the new things become the old and we feel the need to update to the new, especially for parents and their children's toys. 20% of what people buy ends up in the bin, unopened, statistics tells us that four-fiths of that remain 80% is either thrown out , given away or resold after a single use, we are able to consume and we are driven to.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sorrell Jarman
UCS Ipswich - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

These images are selected from my body of work based on memory and displacement. This project delves into my childhood; we travelled extensively and as a result the memories of that time are lost or blurred in my mind. The photos were taken over a period of six months, shot instinctively based on certain thoughts or memories that came to mind. I selected these 8 images because I feel they convey an accurate perception of how I experience memories and places.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adrian Manning
UCS Ipswich - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In my series 'Cars of England' I explore various themes through untitled images of neglected cars. I can recall playing with die-cast cars in the 1960s/70s and devouring facts and figures about their real-world counterparts. Visually, I find neglect far more intriguing than shiny, cared-for and new. To my eye these are sculptural objects which raise questions. Why have they been left uncared for? Is the owner alive or dead? How did, probably the second most expensive purchase in the original owner's life, end up like this? I want them to challenge the viewer; to confront them with the antithesis of the constant barrage of automotive industry marketing and the materialistic ideals of modern society the car represents. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe McGrath
UCS Ipswich - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project is about archiving and preserving hand written envelopes and letters from both World War one and two, as well as the inter war years and the post war years. I have decided to capture the envelopes because envelopes are regarded as unimportant and are normally thrown away but from my images you are able to see the way they have ben handled and used and reused again. I am showing the fronts of the envelopes because they draw the viewer in to them because of their unique colours and addresses, and I am showing the backs because these make the viewer question and think about why these envelopes are now being shown as something significant.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachael Williams
UCS Ipswich - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My project is an exploration of benches found along the coastline of East Anglia. Capturing both from the bench and their view, these subjects allude to a time when the coast was a more popular tourist destination. As peoples incomes and horizons broadened, so these archetypal English seaside resorts changed. The benches, however and their prescribed proximity remained. This now prescribed view changed to something perhaps more mundane inviting sitters to partake in a view of the ordinary. Often obscured these views sometimes bear no relation to their original context and become both humorous but also melancholy as they remind us of something, an age, now lost. The working title for this project is Can You See the Sea?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicola Esselmi
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

A conjunction of strategically compiled photographic imagery reflects a subjective experience. Correlation between early depictions of religious studies from the 14th-21st century, Women and Wicked bodies, in relation, the correspondence narrates the illusion of reality with further attention paid to psychological depth and meaning. Capturing the given moment through photography resulted in a natural non-premeditated composition of subject and matter. Engagement with time, and a consistent POV journey of the subject enabled a conscious reading. This body of work formulates a study of the words pure and impure. Comprehending the matter of time and engagement displays intuition and instinct through the psychological development of two minds. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steven King
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I am photographer based in East London; My work focuses on the issues we face as people living in the modern world. Documentation of events and the affects of societal change on the modern life is at the heart of my practice. Working primarily in the still image, I work to document protests and social events that involve people coming together to fight for a common cause. Whilst focusing on recording events in the the most unbiased way possible I often focus on the scenes often discarded by the mainstream media and instead focus on the people and their message to gather a full story rather than composing my images based stereotyping events or creating false truths. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alannah Lavender
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My most recent work revolves around the female form. Emphasising shape, symmetry and line through the use of black and white collages of my own photographs, I want to explore simplistic surrealism to the female form. The history surrounding the female nude is loaded with sexuality and subconsciously objectifying the body. I wish to divert the eye of the viewer away from thinking about sexualising it in any way, and disconnect my work from the sexual aura surrounding the whole genre of nude photography. Having people understand all parts to my work is important to me, and by displaying the body like this, I wish to bring a new appreciation and acceptance to seeing the body as a form of art.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edyta Michalska
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My current project is about the search for photographic evidence of belief. It's a journey - geographical and metaphorical through images of people and religious festivals taken in Peru whilst volunteering for a local education community. I aim to illustrate the impossibility of the 'perfect' image as well as the relationship between photographer and subject.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexandra Moye-Zawadzki
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

As an artist and creative being I am passionate about the potential of an individual to have an impact on society. Protest and my images themselves are a form of resistance that challenges the medias representation of the current social issues I am addressing. I would like my work to become a catalyst for social change. Our society has conditioned us to the point of enabling us to shut down emotionally to these real life issues, we all have 'compassion fatigue'.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ivana Puchlova
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Ivana Puchlova is a Czech born photographer based in London. Her work focuses on visual representations of the self in relation to her surroundings. 'Peeling the Bark' is a long term performative project highlighting the difficulty of establishing a personal identity: exploring the connections between 'inner' and 'outer' worlds. The main focus of this work is to explore emotions, memories and nostalgic feelings framed in space and time, with the purpose of uncovering and revealing the inner self. The project is realised as a personal visual diary, in which emotional and physical aspects are re-vealed for the purpose of self-discovery.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zoe Rushton
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Polaroids' consists of 120 Polaroid's which have all been manipulated by hand - pushing the emulsion and activating it through extreme heat and light. I am interested in photography as a medium and my project focuses on the photographic process itself. The chemical reaction between the photographic emulsion and daylight is unpredictable, meaning that my work relies heavily on chance. I wanted to gain some method of control so I decided that labeling each Polaroid by the code on each pack and position from 1-8 would create a sense of uniformity to the work.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abdiwali Ismail
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I'm a London based photographer with a passion for fashion photography. My aim is to create fresh, vibrant images that capture the essence of my subjects; from portraits and editorial photography to street style. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katarina Sobolciakova
Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The Sensorium is a project, celebrating the journeys Katarina Sobolciakova made across the Slovakian mountains. This selection of images is a fragment of the final installation, combining different medias such as sound, video, photographs and sculptural objects. The installation will focus on shared experience through each expedition, offering the public an understanding and importance of wild nature.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Will Kneeshaw
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The aim of this project is to document the journey of me as a photographer becoming more familiar with a place, to ignore what the media says about Bradford and to understand the city through experiences. Meeting people, chatting, taking pictures as I go along. With the main aim being to have a deeper understanding of the city, I hope that the work will show a different side to Bradford. Show what life is like in the city, and be a body of work, routed in street and social documentary. The project is ongoing, constantly evolving into something bigger and more refined. The more I photograph the more I learn about the city and myself as a photographer.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jed Dunton
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"Chicken Therapy" Looks at the beneficial relationship between a group of chickens and the author's younger brother who is on the autistic spectrum. Physical activity is good for relaxation and reduces anxiety. The heavy lifting of bags packed with food or saw dust along with other jobs that are involved with caring for chickens can be good for sensory processing as well as contributing to help improve difficulties with Proprioception. The work aims to inform and celebrate the fact that the use of chickens can be therapeutic for those on the spectrum, as well as acknowledging that many types of people including those of old age, the disabled, sufferers of dementia and many more can benefit from owning chickens.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sally Hornby
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The supermodel is seen as more than just a body in today's society, attracting more attention to their celebrity status and private life than the fashion design itself. Responding to this statement, this conceptual series of work captures the relationship between the body and the garment in a battle to become the prime focus in each image. The nude colour palette and sheer clothing is a representation of clothing becoming more transparent to the eye, when looking at fashion photography. Contradicting this, the hidden model identity throughout the series communicates what should, or shouldn't, be the main focus in today's fashion photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lydia Meredith
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The Hudson Valley, located in New York State, America, is a vast area of rich agricultural land where many of the people there don't just share a strong love for organic produce, for them it is much more than that and has now become a way of life. My project, 'Hudson Valley', is part of a larger series which explores the lives and produce of twelve farmers in the area. Taken on a medium format Hasselblad camera, I was able to spend time with each farmer, understanding and appreciating their passion and dedication to producing chemical free food using sustainable farming methods. This will be the first body of work to be published in the magazine, 'Breathe', edition one.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lizzie Liddington
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Nae Land is an exploration of traditional fishing villages in coastal Scotland. The project documents how the tradition of fishing affected the communities, and how they have changed through the decline in the fishing industry. Fishing in Scotland although once prosperous was a means of survival; many men relying on their catch to feed their families. Although the industry is not as active locally as it once was, the people there still bear the mark of the effects fishing brought upon their towns and communities.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Connerty
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Colourful Vibrations' is a collaboration piece between photographer Charlotte Connerty and artist Becca Hiscock. Combining their love for music with their love for art Connerty and Hiscock have explored the visualisation of music through water. A variety of different colours have been mixed together and inverted in post-production to represent the emotions that can be felt whilst listening to the music. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Farrall
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'A Gift to the God of Speed' is an exploration of the dangers of motorcycle racing. The riders who have conquered this infamous circuit have a passion for speed, an innate need to go fast. The images are taken on the Isle of Man around the TT course, considered by most to be a dangerous addiction, having taken over 230 lives since 1907. The TT races symbolise 'A Gift to the God of Speed' as it draws back riders year on year, not for fame and glory but for the thrill of the ride. They give their time, effort and even blood in pursuit of victory. The images portray the serenity that can be found on the track and help us understand how a riders nirvana is found on the mountain pass, hurtling at 200mph with uncompromised focus towards the next corner; one incorrect flinch uniting them with the 'God of Speed'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Egan
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Our Beneath (North) - Ryan Egan is a documentary lifestyle photographer from Cheshire, England who takes interest in bringing to light social and environmental issues through his photography. 'Our Beneath' is a project investigating and documenting historic landfill sites and how they've developed since their closure. Decades ago, waste management wasn't carried out in the same way as it is today. Without being properly sorted and recycled waste was moved into landfill sites without realising or knowing the long-term effects it could have on the land and its surrounding areas. Over time the breakdown of buried waste can create a build-up of harmful gases. Many historic landfill sites have had to be treated over many years or even decades to release possible harmful gases before the land can be developed on or built upon. 'Our Beneath (North)' is the first in a series of four sections; Midlands, South East and South West will be released at a later date.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Watkins
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The body of work included was inspired by the photographer; Laura Watkins own life experiences. Watkins work was based on her childhood issues with the changing of earth's seasons and the mood swings that followed with the uncontrollable elements. The body of work uses fashion and fine art with the use of theatrical makeup and handmade head pieces to create a body of work that has a new and different take on using the elements in photography. The theatrical side of the project was to connote how Watkins younger self used to take control of her anxiety's by focusing her attention on making projects and using these as an escape from her emotions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anne Wyman
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Aiming to explore the issues surrounding the lack of plants within urban spaces, this series uses the placement of plants to help people visualise how nature could enhance the urban environment. Concrete buildings and high-rise towers can become overwhelming with a constant repetition of shapes and colours; these photographs intervene in this visual 'take over' with the introduction of plants in unexpected places. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Renshaw
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'FLEX' is a body of work that utilises photography as a tool to determine how fashion is connected to the world in its rawest elements. Through exploring these relationships, the work presents an alternate viewpoint in exploring each photoshoot as an individual study of light, form and composition - using the camera frame to highlight and scrutinise particular elements of the clothing as well as the context it sits. The outcome is a sharp sculptural aesthetic that disrupts and breaks down of the photographic image, pushing the relationship between model, garment and environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Tomasso
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

A synthesis of sculpture and photography highlights a pound shop aesthetic, glamorising kitsch, or defamiliarizing the mundane. While also targeting nostalgia and questions of taste using ambitious photographic manipulation to push the ordinary object into higher realms of being. The gaudy, the tacky, and the downright daring are exposed, making for a vibrant 'pop'. Penny Idol$ brings notions of 'objecthood' and photography together, adjoining the two mediums in an overload to the senses, toying with popular culture image. The idea of re-seeing objects through technology is explored. While investigations into how photography can refocus the eye, objectifying the contemporary object so completely through an integration of re-imagined found photography makes for a project that challenges the nature of photographic practice.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jeremy O'Connor
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In this technically advanced era, people appear to be less interested in the past than the future. It's easy to see oneself as existing in isolation, forgetting that we are the result of generations of individuals, each with their own idiosyncrasies and stories to tell. This project therefore aims to convey a sense of this individual identity of family members through portraits and imagery of their homes and possessions. The project is a chance to explore family memories, history and find a personal place within it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marcus Craig
Limerick School of Art & Design - Photography & Lens Based Media - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The photographic image is suffering from an identity crisis. It has been thrust into digital uncertainty and as a result, tends towards abstraction. My work illustrates the paradigm shift surrounding contemporary image making. The analogue-to-digital transition of photography and its supposed loss of 'presence'. By encoding images into audio and back again, I interrogate the aesthetics of sensation; something often attributed to the ritual involved in setting up and playing a vinyl record. In the writings of British philosopher Gilbert Ryles, he details the perceived absurdity of duelist systems, a cognitive dissonance that mirrors the way images are made and forgotten. Ryles refers to this as 'the ghost in the machine'. The images are the 'ghosts' and the records are my machines. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lynne Brislane
Limerick School of Art & Design - Photography & Lens Based Media - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Lynne Brislanes' work is concerned with perspective and time and how perspective is framed and visualised in our relationship to our inhabited spaces. Her home environment and her relationship to the spaces and the emotions surrounding the space have become her work. The essence of the image has always interested her and has lead her to strip back the recording of an image to its first principles. In this regard she favours traditional techniques and alternative processes and values the time and processes which this involves. Combining this with modern technology allows for this element to be investigated in a different way. In applying this way of seeing she interrogates environments often surrounded by nostalgia. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michelle Meaney
Limerick School of Art & Design - Photography & Lens Based Media - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Following research on holistic therapy and Chromotherapy, I spent four months exploring connections between colours and emotions through colour performances. From wearing certain colours on certain days, I experienced to see days as colours, not simply as days. To visualising my work through photography I immersed myself within my studio space with the distillation of the coloured environments. In turn, I challenge the viewer to experience emotions within the colours, carried out by the lack of eye contact and body language within the works. They are forced to encounter an experience that is maybe unnatural to them. A majority of what we see in contemporary society is filtered through technological devices, not real experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Belinda Kiernan
Limerick School of Art & Design - Photography & Lens Based Media - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"The Sublime emerges only as an instant of creative intensity, derived not from God, nature, or indeed from the mind, but rather from the event of artistic creation." (Philip Shaw, 'The Sublime') The Sublime landscape is presented to us as a constructed backdrop. As technology replaces traditional methodologies as mediator of the landscape, it suggests that now the sublime landscape may only be accessible through the boundaries of technology. My work combines the look and feel of early classical constructs with contemporary landscapes. Aiming to contextualize the experience by recreating a reference to the sublime, making us question any notion of the sublime that we seek to comply with contemporary landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ciara Magee
Limerick School of Art & Design - Photography & Lens Based Media - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series of images focuses on the recent Paris attacks of November 2015. During a visit to Paris I was very affected by what had occurred and visited the vigil for the victims. The images were taken at Place De La Republique at a candlelight vigil the day after the attacks which was extremely emotional and will always resonate in all our minds. The work brings to light the loss of life due to these attacks and the horror faced by Parisian's in the wake of the devastation. It also focuses on the aggressive approach of the media during these times. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kerry O'Sullivan
Limerick School of Art & Design - Photography & Lens Based Media - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This work is a collection of postcards comprised of participants who state a problem they wish to address. On one side of the postcard is the photograph of the participant, on the other side is the problem. I engaged participants into a performative space . I invited the public to wear a t-shirt displaying the following question: 'What are you going to do about it?' The origin of this project comes from a moment before I existed. Upon finding out about the prospect of being a father my biological dad said to my mother "What are you going to do about it?". This made me think about the power of a question. This became a catalyst for the production of this work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa O'Brien
Limerick School of Art & Design - Photography & Lens Based Media - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Committed to the disruption of surface, my work challenges the traditional elements of photography and how it is presented. Working with landscapes, I physically alter the surface through a combination of two mediums; photography and printmaking. The objective of the work is to disrupt the perspective of the viewer and this is achieved by the use of multiple transparent panels, effectively multiple views of a single image. These multiple layered views create an uneasy perspective for the viewer by the disruption of any one single viewpoint. The viewers' direct and physical experience with the piece is of primary importance. When walking through the separate panels the construction of the image is revealed and more importantly, how the disruption occurs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shauna Creighton
Limerick School of Art & Design - Photography & Lens Based Media - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Shauna Creighton makes digital images, installations and mixed media artworks. By using an ever-growing archive of found imagery to create autonomous artworks, Creighton tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work. The presence of symbolic catholic imagery is always prevalent in the images of the "Irish rural archive". This is not so noticeable in the digital age; does this suggest the process of memory is now different? Archives that were once fixed are now unstable. In the digital age when we try to process memory the generational issue of the photograph as physical object comes to the fore. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kate Aspin
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My current work is an exploration into the ephemeral nature of light and how these fleeting moments can beautify and transform the mundane and the everyday. With an intention to capture the scenes often overlooked by passers-by these images also give reference to the ephemeral nature of life. Reflecting the brief moments of life in a scene that light brings, and also by light being a source of life in itself. As well as using digital documentary photography, I have been experimenting with more traditional techniques such as Pinhole photography in order to capture and to show the traces of light in a more physical way. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kristian Bird
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"Is landscape merely a picture, a static composition, or passive backdrop to human theatre? And what is 'natural'?". I perform creative acts to construct fictitious landscapes through the transformation of everyday objects in the photographic studio. The ambiguous images allow the viewer to contemplate and explore the constructed realities.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Buckley-Jones
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

From constructing images in both a physical photography studio and a virtual 3D software environment, I've been able to apply methods of practice from the two disciplines and work in a space between photographic and digitally rendered images. Fabricating ambiguous objects and realities, through the use of a camera or computer, Form 2.0 has allowed me to discuss the hybrid of photography and computer generated images; as well as our perception of what is interpreted as real in a photograph, and our relationship and awareness towards rendered images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Eaton
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This work revisits the Langley Satanic Ritual Abuse Case from 1990 and explores the idea of Satanic Panic, a phenomenon characterised by the widespread fear about the presence of satanic cults in one's community, state and country. Photographed within Langley and the surrounding areas, this work looks into spaces which resonate with the accusations made, areas of sacrifice, innocence lost and devil worship. The work revisits the Langley case, prompting the question 'does Satanic Ritual Abuse exist within contemporary society?'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Foden-Pattinson
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This body of work is an exploration of 'the theatrical stage'. Props help to narrate experiences, looking into the moments before a set is filled. The props lie dormant but pregnant with meaning subjected to the night, their meaning becomes manifested through the context of the play. Through manipulating the framing of the stage this work is an exploration into the undocumented and unknown pre-linguistic moments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Hyde
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Manchester is a modern metropolis currently experiencing one of the largest periods of investment and architectural re-development in its history. Built upon the foundations of a former industrial powerhouse the very dynamics of the city are in a constant period of fluctuation as investment brings infrastructural change and shifts in social attitudes. Through the medium of photography this series documents expanding commercial horizons and the utilisation of sought after land within the metropolitan area of the city. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Iddon
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work looks into non-representational imagery, using the camera and other photographic materials to produce a view of the subject matter that it would be impossible to see through the eye. Through various experiments such as digital manipulation, physical manipulation and in camera techniques, I am able to turn a simple everyday subject into a non-representational one. By using these various techniques it allows me to put a barrier between the viewer and the everyday subject matter, transforming the subject into something unknown. My aim is to move away from the conventional aspects of photography and the medium being seen purely as a form of documentation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miranda Jones
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The concept for this piece of work is based around the idea that personal possessions have a lot of meaning to us, with lots of memories and achievements attached, and are not just everyday objects that we are able to throw away once they are no longer useful. This series of images depicts the themes of childhood, memory and achievement. My work is about how you can be in possession of something for over 20 years and even though it is not used or on display for you to see every day, it is there, in the back of the wardrobe, or in a box under the bed, acting as a reminder for the individual of a time that was very precious to them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Philippa Madgin-Ramsden
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Revolving around the female form, my work explores areas such as The Male Gaze and The Concept Of Conceal And Reveal. The representation of women is a leading factor within all of my projects, where I encourage the audience to challenge their views on the subject. I continuously take into consideration how my models want to be perceived, in order to make sure the women I work with are fairly represented. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lydia Marley
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This body of work explores the act of fly tipping in the North West of England and 'the scene' set up by individuals leaving behind their unwanted possessions. Every object has its own journey, passing through various owners, environments and purposes. The objects that I have focused on have potentially come to the end of their existence and wait on the landscape to be taken away. It is intriguing how one fly tipper can disrespect a location and as a result, others feel encouraged to do the same, often leading to a build-up of objects in the same place. Focusing particularly on the placement of these objects, I concentrate on the sculptural constructions created by fly tippers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachael Nellist
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This work is a documentation of the contemporary agricultural food industry, exploring the relationship, or lack of relationship between the animals we see on the farm and the meat we see in the supermarkets. I want to explore the state in-between, in particular focusing on the range of different processes that go on behind the public eye. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stan Platford
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project explores one aspect of the Everyday in rural and semi-rural landscapes: the visible, physical signs of invisible powers on which we depend, electricity and electro-magnetic waves. In cities these phenomena operate instantaneously in ways that can seem almost magical, but the sources of technology that allow unprecedented convenience, knowledge and communication are obsolete, dirty, dangerous and aesthetically unpopular - or simply need large empty spaces for their structures and security. They tend to be out of sight and out of mind, often in deprived rural areas in desperate need of jobs. This series aims to document those structures and areas via a mostly traditionally landscape approach. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josef Shaw
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The everyday exists below the threshold of the noticed, and everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It is everything we do and everything that regularly happens in our vicinity. My work of late has been concerned primarily with the elevation of the everyday's status in our lives, promoting the quotidian and spotlighting the banal. Through this work I wanted to focus on the decidedly 'unimportant' moments, scenes and objects rarely noticed. The way in which, for example, clothes are placed or keys rest, how a pen is discarded or where shoes lie after being kicked off. The way, as in this series, food has been bought, bagged and placed on a table without thought. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tristan White
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This body of work looks to explore abandoned buildings that live among rapidly developing 21st century cities. I have drawn connections between the life cycle of the human process and the abandoned buildings. One stage with a clear connection is death, which can be seen through abandoned spaces. This stage is reflected in the desolate spaces where life had inhabited. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Hill
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Manchester is a thriving city for economic growth, yet it is paved in a huge social issue. The city is abundant with luxury accommodation, but despite this there is a shocking shortage of social housing in Greater Manchester. The number of rough sleepers in the city has doubled from 2015-2016. This increase in homelessness became the inspiration for 'The Huge Issue'. The series documents the environments in which homeless people are living in. It focuses on people's belongings, accommodation and the human traces that are left behind in the city. The photographs capture moments of normality in in-humane circumstances. We walk through a city of tents everyday. In amongst the poverty, we discover hints of home comforts and elements of community on the streets. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachael Burns
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The photographic image is a ubiquitous and inescapable part of everyday lives but we are becoming further removed from the photograph as a physical object. My current project observes how we interact with photography, by re-photographing the pictures displayed within domestic spaces. By examining these often overlooked objects the project creates a cultural portrait of our changing relationship with photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie Byrne
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Through the Gap explores an area of the Wicklow mountains known as the Sally Gap. Amidst this barren landscape, rich in history and beauty, there is destruction, some indiscriminate and some by design. My intention was to capture moments of the desolate beauty that I see in this landscape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Raymond Coetzee
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project is an exploration of infrared portraits of people with tattoos. Infrared photography is usually used to create surreal landscapes. Using infrared technology for portraits introduced a set of exciting unknowns: how will the infrared converted camera behave using artificial lights? What will people look like? What about eyes, skin, hair, clothing? Everyone is different, so you never know what will happen when you click the shutter. Why Tattoos? Some look amazing, some can disappear completely. Tattoos are a physical and voluntarily created aspect of the body that is as unpredictable under infrared as the traits that we don't have control over, and as such they were a logical and beautiful extension of the project's goal. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rudy de Souza
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

On The Beat is a photographic work that explores The Liberties of Dublin with depictions of ordinary views from wanders around this infamous inner city area of Ireland. It is an area that has economically changed in the past decades although it has a peculiar atmosphere that has seemingly been long cherished by its people. On the beat is a contemporary visual interpretation of moments of solitude and contemplation based on Senan Finucane's experience of walking the beat in The Liberties as a police man in the 30's/40's.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Seán Ó Domhnaill
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

On Friday 12 June 2015, employees of Clerys department store in Dublin were told the business was closing. They were given an hour to gather personal belongings and were then escorted to the exit by hired security personnel. Clerys, dating back 162 years and owned since 2012 by Gordon Brothers Group, an American venture capital company, had been secretly sold in the dead of night to Natrium Ltd., a property development consortium. The employees, some of whom had spent a lifetime in Clerys, lost their accumulated redundancy entitlements and were eventually paid minimum redundancy by the Irish government. These portraits were made in December 2015 and January 2016 in front of the main entrance to Clerys. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stuart Pearson
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

CCTV is now ubiquitous in urban areas, housing developments and anywhere that people congregate, including hotels, shopping centers and transport hubs. This series explores the proliferation and deployment of CCTV in these locations, cameras often blending un-noticed into the fabric of the urban environment like lamp posts, traffic lights and signage. On a daily basis people are routinely recorded on CCTV dozens and dozens of times, with facial recognition software technology now being developed that can identify us individually and even track our movements. Although there are legal protections for the public governing CCTV recording increasing security concerns and the convergence of these facial recognition technologies with social media could ultimately eradicate our continued expectation of privacy and anonymity in public spaces and online. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalia Riffran
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This is an exploration of the concept of Human Insignificance. By examining the two extremes of the size spectrum; the very small, represented by macro photographs of plant life; and the very big, represented by stars and celestial bodies; a conclusion can be reached about the human plane of existence and our significance in the larger scheme of things. The existence of an infinite universe that is ruled by the laws of physics and chemistry can be mirrored here on earth by the existence of a micro-world, hidden to the naked eye. In our every day life, we are oblivious to amazing displays of majestic beauty happening all around us, in both ends of the size scale. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Allen
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In my practice I am inspired by the natural world that surrounds us. Throughout my work I look at the effect we have on nature but also become intrigued by the way in which we use, mimic and learn from the natural world. My work explores these thoughts and the growing concerns of ecological issues by exploring the effects of man on the natural world through artistic interpretation. My work combines sculpture with photography as a means of producing abstract visuals and forms influenced by both the manmade and natural worlds. Through my work I hope to inspire a new understanding for nature and the man made, but also to question the effects we inflict on the world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Benstead
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The work 'Place' deals with emotional and psychological connections with domestic space; and the idea that, what may provide a safe and secure shelter for one person, may act as an isolating and lonely four walls for another. Throughout these images, the home is explored in a poetic manner, contemplating walls as metaphoric barriers, whereas windows and doors act as a breakage in the enclosure. Alternatively, the idea of presenting a person within a home creates associations with the 'gaze' and performance in photography. The prominent use of theatrical lighting points to ideas related to staging within photographs, and thus questioning concepts of fiction and reality, and the public and private. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Krasimira Butseva
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project examines the notion of indexicallity in relation to the photograph regarded as a document of the real. The aim is to question whether there is a link between the actual world referent and the image recorded on the film. It investigates a political system through family stories, represented in collages and poetry. Narrating communal and odd emotions, that could illustrate both the regime and individual trapped inside. Influenced by constructivism in order to juxtapose the ideology towards the context of the project. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Dawes
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This body of work explores the human races ever growing obsession with the mobile phone. It is now engrained in our culture; everywhere you look you will find somebody looking down into his or her mobile phone, immersed in the virtual reality that now rivals the reality we live in. My images showcase ideas about how the mobile phone can be viewed as a drug, an object of sexuality and an extension of our bodies by exploring possible outcomes of where this obsession could lead us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Durrant-Fellows
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

100% Leak-Free explores the culture of concealment surrounding menstruation. A History of myths and taboos, and from unrelenting exposure to advertisements, we are led to believe that for a woman on her period, the worst thing that could happen is to experience a leak, to lose control, to bleed and show blood. For others to know that she is bleeding. A feminine, yet threatening fluid, menstrual blood and the innocent tampon string lead straight to the vagina. Women receiving endless ideals of how to manage their periods and vaginas; medically regulated, medically ceased. Period. Don't talk, don't show, don't leak. Clean, groom, have surgery, be neat, be compact. Conceal the blood, conceal the products, conceal our sex. Conceal. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cristian Jurji
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'Thin layers of skin' is a series that seeks to build a correlation between the digital age and physical death. By combining photographs of constructed sets and material objects which reference computer-generated imagery (CGI), along the photographic documentation of my grandfather's burial, I aim to question the intangible and perpetual aspect of digital data, as opposed to the predestined human mortality. Therefore, by imitating visual attributes of CGI through physically composed photographs, my intention was to erase their virtual immortality, in favor to reminiscent the entropic nature of life. Finally, I believe there lies an ambiguous relation between virtual processes and corporeality, thus, pixels becoming cells, wire-frame models and rendered surfaces shifting into skin, and layers ultimately collapsing into the ground. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elliot McRae
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

South Coast DIY is a documentary project documenting the thriving and unknown music community of DIY music, a scene that takes the elements of music and takes them down to its roots, with artists and promoters doing everything themselves. Taking place in less conventional venues the music in this scene takes place in places such as student kitchens, living rooms and dingy bars. Taking inspiration from other cultural movements such as punk and grunge, the DIY music scene just as raw and dirty as its counterparts. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anca-Ioana Pirvu
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The 'Fine Arts High-school' of Timisoara, Romania was founded in 1924, initially as an Israelite High-school. My class was the last generation to graduate its courses in this building, which has been like a second home for me, having spent most of my adolescence there. It became an inseparable fragment of my identity. Consequently, since the school will soon be demolished, so will a part of my identity. As such, by bringing together a collection of works that consists of photographs taken during the school's activity and following its abandonment, I not only seek to preserve the building, but also to maintain a way of revisiting this space after its demolition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Smith
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project looks at the urban life of a local High Street that is becoming a non-place, vacant of human presence on a day when shopping has become the norm, and no longer is Sunday a 'day of rest'. Viewing the High Street from the outside stirs an interest to want to seek further, but until you reach the heart of the shopping area it may not be what it used to be. But what draws the shopper in, is it the shop display or the brand name? By a form of Palimpsest, the front of the shop changes identity, with shop signage being removed and replaced by another while the exterior remains the same, never altered. The bland exterior hides the identity of the front. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Madison Blackwood
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice)
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Dobe is a project, which is a direct continuation of Madison's earlier photographic works, which look to reveal the emotional states felt by the photographer. The book Dobe is a deeply personal exploration of the artist's memories of a time in where the artist felt truly complete as a person. Graffiti's ordered chaos and intimate nature is the theme that flows through the books pages and by creating this piece as a scrap book the way in which Dobe is read addresses the artists inner most feelings whilst serving as a documentation of a life. "The memory of my source of joy and his journey through my life until the end."  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Edwards
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice)
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Charlotte Rose is a conceptual Editorial Photographer from Birmingham but based in Kent. 'Painting Faces' focuses on the notion of makeup being a mask and how woman can feel when wearing makeup. Inspired by her own personal experience with body image, makeup and beauty Charlotte has took a creative journey looking at both the negative and positive connotations against women that wear makeup. The series is shot through a glass plate that has cosmetic products placed on to form interesting textures and patterns. Charlotte often works with beauty, body image and mental illness drawing from past experiences and emotions she has felt; she enjoys working creatively with unexpected materials to make beautiful imagery.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Sutherland
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice)
Graduate Photography Online 2016
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

On December 10, 2013 a small engineering factory which had stood for over 100 years was bought by a large multinational corporation. It was made clear at the time that this would not affect the workers, the factory would not close, the machinery would not change and no one would be made redundant. On April 27, 2015 the factory will begin to close down. Machinery will be moved, sold and in some cases scrapped, having served diligently for over 100 years. Most workers will be relocated, others will leave voluntarily, but some will be made redundant. These photographs are 100 years in the making.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicola Thompson
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice)
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Nicola Thompson is a photographer who enjoys investigating the psychology beneath her works. The series 'Bound Vitality' explores the essence of being trapped and bounded in which a dancers spirit is confined into a small space by the notion of the stripe. By using diverse materials the dancer morphs into an uncanny and an unidentifiable creature struggling to break free from the stripes clutches. Thompson used a contemporary dancer to model in her series, as the style of dance allows the body to move in many unique positions pushing the boundaries and limitations of the body. The work of Barbara Morgan was Thompson's inspiration for this series and the use of material as a restriction was something that intrigued her.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Vigors
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice)
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Hannah Vigors is an experimental photographer who enjoys capturing and manipulating exterior environments. In her latest series Vigors focuses on domestic violence towards women. Vigors was shocked by the statistics that one women in four will come into contact with domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence is the least likely violent crime to be reported to the police, with more repeat victims than any other crime. Vigors manipulated and bruised a silent statue of a women. She used tape to emphasise the loss of identity and control. Vigors hammered the statue to symbolise the brutality and to bring our attention the deaths of one women every three days in England and Wales to the silent crime domestic violence.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dana Zvarova
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice)
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Dana Zvarova is a Slovakia based photography student. In one of her last projects, Dana is investigating her personal interest and quest connected with historical events and human fate described in many mythological legends about catastrophes or universal deluge, floods, which symbolize the notion of divine punishment for human wickedness. Her work is about changing nature of our physical world through destruction and erosion. She is exploring places, like old town parts, cities which are submerged underwater or dislocated from the previous locations and long forgotten they were inhabited, because of catastrophic events, such as floods. Her interest in mythologies underpins contemplative body of work, with hidden subtle narratives , which reminds us of our small place in the universe.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlie Stanhope
UCA Rochester - BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice)
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Charlie Stanhope is a practising visual artist working within the field of documentary photography. Brighten The Backs Of Me And Dad is a body of work which focuses on the desire and failure to connect. Shot over the space of a year, the series is a personal documentation of family life and the longing for a deeper connection. The passing of time and the repetition of daily routine are focal points within the series, used to emphasise the monotonous nature of everyday life. Brighten The Back Of Me And Dad is not only a form of documentation, but also a disguised and deeply personal attempt to reach out.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nadine Aish-Longden
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Due to the increase of people fleeing from the Middle East, Calais has become home to more than 6,000 refugees. Having travelled more than 2,500 miles, their aim is to cross the English Channel and claim asylum in the UK. This work explores the conditions in which these people live and how they're managing to live a stable life before finding a permanent home. Having visited the Jungle and Dunkirk camps, I was able to document the living conditions these people have taken up residence in. Working along side the aid workers and volunteers, I was also able to see the amount of hard work that goes into keeping these camps going. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Greenwood
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Which Mum? is an art instillation that explores my upbringing. After being taken into care at an early age, the work observes the complexity of me growing up with two mothers. With personal observations, interlaced with home movies, photographs and documents this work is both intimate and insightful and forms a narrative for the viewer. The work shows the startling contrast between the personalities of both the birth mother and foster mother and the challenges of my relationships with them given their very different life styles and disciplines. After a difficult start in life the work portrays a happy childhood and adolescence and a positive future remarkably inclusive of both mothers taking an active part.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jodie Lightning
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

George Barnsley and Sons Ltd documents the aftermath of abandonment within a redundant, disused space that was once part of an individual's working life before being forced to close its doors to close after the technological revolution took over and there became less need for these industrial spaces. With development over time, dust has gathered and the place became at peace with ruin, there is a new life given by those who go onto discover and seek connection with the past, that echos throughout the fragments within this empty space.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Ava McGrath
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The media is inescapable; our daily lives are overflowing with footage shared from around the world. As a result, we often become numb in the face of tragedy. Migrants have entered our living rooms through the realms of televised media. The crisis is real. A migrant's life is a journey of struggle, yet for most of us they simply form mere pixels upon our digital screens. Migrants uses appropriated mass media imagery from around the world. Overlaid with pixels, the work re-contextualises these issues into distortions of reality. The abstraction removes the identity of the subjects, similarly to the way migrants are reduced to, and categorised as, units or statistics within society.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Merrill
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

There Is Such A Thing As Society captures the diverse unification of modern British multiculturalism through portraits of shopkeepers and independently-owned businesses, plus the environments that they work within. The images within this project focus upon the area surrounding Abbeydale Road, located in Sheffield, England. Drawing upon postcolonial research, the body of work identifies how society is changing through cultural integration, and reflects a widening definition of British national identity. However, the underlying danger of gross gentrification of society threatens the uniqueness of such communities, which is why the documentation and celebration of it is important for the prolonging of its future.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathan Walker
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

There are spirits - and they can be photographed, John Harvey writes in the introduction to his book Spirit and Photography. The veil between the earthly and spiritual realms is beginning to seperate and blend with one another. In this work the photographer has created a series of work that helps to lift the veil even more. in Lifting the veil the photographer has both found anomalies in past photographs and taken photographs at locations which are reputed to be haunted. These anomalies are ones which cannot be explained away as lensflare, rain or other such rational explanation. Just showing the anomalie itself and not including the location represents that these can be captured in anyplace and at anytime. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Calvin Merry
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

No Homo explores the ritualistic machoism within interactions between men in intimate and light-hearted imagery. By suspending these moments of intensity or aggression in time and space, it hopes to reenvision them, presenting intimate and, in some cases, almost erotic behaviour. No Homo is a response to critical discourse surrounding gender, sexuality and identity, and thus, seeks to push the boundaries on what is seen as permissible between men and how masculinity informs their behaviour. To be presented in the form of a book, this body of work also explores ideas of consumption and gratification by subverting and controlling the viewer's perception of imagery.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Monica Almada Gouveia
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The series Greenham Common is based on the public parkland itself. The common is known for its use with RAF and US Army Air Force during World War II, as well as the Cold War. In addition, the airfield became highly known for its Women's Peace protest outside its gates to stop nuclear missiles from being stored at this base. These images were taken to represent the British history present in this location, but is no longer as visible to the eye. By choosing to create infrared images and deciding on a certain distance from specific sites, allowed me to relate back to military conditions and structure in which the military would have operated, forming connections with the past and present. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Chuter
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series focuses on men's mental illness and the impact it can have in daily life. Distorted depictions of these subjects show the viewer how they are imprisoned by their own mind. The series explores the naivety of society's views when mental illness is discussed and how most men are taught to 'man up' whilst being expected to ignore their own problems. Men are seen as being vulnerable and feminine if they open up and some worry about the repercussions from talking to anyone. This series aims to encourage men to open up and end society's opinions of not discussing their issues. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jazmin Hunt
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project is about people and their possessions, and what they mean to them. Through development the series has become based around my Grandad, who is a very fascinating subject. He has many possessions in which he defines as very valuable, to the extent of predicting he could become a millionaire because of the amount of items he possesses. Coming from a poor background and moving to England he has been keeping whatever he can get his hands on acquiring them cheaply, or even for free. To him, he has everything in the world. His obsession with hoarding has become a life style choice, his whole house has been overtaken with stuff that to him is valuable. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Moriarty-Simmonds
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Ex Nihilo, translates to 'Out of Nothing', referring to my Father's use of prosthetic legs. The series documents the interior spaces of Dorset Orthopaedic Limited, who are the manufacturers of my Father's limbs. The spaces documented allow the viewer to enter the image visually and engage with an over-arching theme of non-domestic, and arguably banal interiors. However, upon closer inspection, greater detail is revealed in the images though what looks like a staged composition. I used the camera and the documentary medium as a means for addressing my relationship with my Father's disability as a result of the drug Thalidomide. Crucially the series aims to bring awareness of the world of prothetic limbs, a world not often seen, challenging the viewer to engage in a subject-matter with which they may be unfamiliar. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charli Scally
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My final major project looks at landscape as a vast and overwhelming entity. Having myself in the images shows the insignificance of a singular person, all the worries and problems you may face disappear as soon as you are faced with the view. Being on the South Downs and knowing the history of the place you stand makes you realise how small and inconsequential our time on the earth is and how little impact we have on the land itself. You become aware of the power and force the downs were created from. No matter how much erosion has occurred the South Downs have stood their ground for centuries with people from every time period realising the worth and using it to their advantage. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Scott
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My mother speaks often of her hometown of Gorleston in Norfolk with a certain fondness that I have never experienced towards a place. This series has allowed me to explore where she grew up through the medium of photography. It has given me the chance to become even closer to my mother and discover a part of her life that is of such importance. Although a personal project, 1962 hopes to reignite a feeling of nostalgia that will resonate with the viewer, reminding them of their memories by the seaside. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gabrielle Swales
Southampton Solent University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This series of work is called 'Self Immersion in the Pembrokeshire Coast'. It is about familiarising the surroundings of the place and getting the feeling as if you're stood at the place. I've created this by using the method of 3D anaglyph photography. Without the glasses it makes some people feel nauseous which links to how some people might feel whilst on the Pembrokeshire coast such as being high up or near the edge of a cliff. I want the viewers to feel as if they are more involved within the images themselves more than they would if it wasn't 3D, as well as experiencing the places and spaces captured.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Benjamin Furst
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

On March 18 2016, the European Union and Turkey signed an agreement to deport migrants who cross the Aegean Sea to the Greek Islands from Turkey in exchange for financial help. This agreement took effect the day I arrived on the island of Lesbos, on which thousands of refugees have landed since last year. I wanted to find out more about the immediate effect of this deal and its impact on refugees, volunteers, locals and the island. The future of the island seems uncertain - the tourists are long gone and the people of Lesbos fear that their island will be remembered for its detention camp and the deportation of refugees.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Krzysztof Kaplon
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Being one of the oldest alcoholic drinks, beer takes important role in our society. No matter whether you are in a small town or a large metropolitan area you can find a pub or more importantly a beer festival. Mostly organised by Campaign for Real Ale, beer festivals are present in every part of the country, every single week. Republic of Beer is my approach to answer a simple but annoying question - Why is beer such an effective social glue? Driven by my compelling interest in beer and love for travelling, this work is the result of 12 months of exploration and over five thousand miles done around United Kingdom all the way from Belfast to Cardiff. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Monahan
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Cycling, a sport that many may not find interesting however, to me it is something quite different, to me it's a thrilling sport that offers many more opportunities than many other sports offer to become involved and take part. Using the photographic medium I set out to study those who participate in the sport at its lowest levels, from club rides to British cycling events at velodromes and involving not necessarily the riders, but the coaches, race officials and the fans who support the sport as well as the culture that surrounds the sport.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martin Needham
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

While other children were busy counting Eddie Stobart lorries or ticking things off in I-Spy books, Martin spent car journeys peering out of the window looking for Charlie, the Little Chef mascot. Martin's childhood coincided with Little Chef's heyday; the company boasting 430 restaurants by 2000. However declines in profits and popularity have seen cost-cutting measures reduce Charlie's roadside presence to just 67 sites. The work comments on the failure of exporting the American dream to British shores. Little Chef is trapped in the romanticism and escapism of the American road trip, a concept incompatible with the UK; Route 66 may take you from Santa Monica to Chicago, but the M18 takes you from Rotherham to Goole. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Sheldon
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photojournalism
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The artisan industry is growing. Crafters and makers are attracting consumers who desire something bespoke and personal. The makers that I am photographing deliver objects with charm and special value. Designers and designs aims to promote not only my photography but the hand makers and designers themselves. I have seen a change in my local area due to a surge of independent creative businesses. This has brought our rich creative heritage back into modern life and is spurring life back into our struggling high streets. This is the root of my project, I believe in collaborative practice. If I can exchange their time but give them a useful resource for commercial promotion, it makes this project bigger than myself as a photographer.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Alderman
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I am an artist who has gained a fascination with landscapes connecting ideas of identity and humanity to my work. Within my practice I express ideas embracing many different mediums. I discovered a sense of freedom walking which offered mediation, reflection and so North Gower became my studio. The elegance in her rhythms, cycles and subtle changes inspires the art I create. As an artist walking in the natural world enhances the senses, providing an awareness, which creates an enquiry of how humanity is exploiting the natural world to support a system of control. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rayhannah Ali
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

UNUNDERSTOOD is a series of images created to look and challenge the Western Gaze. Turning Bangladeshi poetry and henna designs into Photograms, I create patterns to reflect the South Asian culture. Looking at Orientalism within the work, the images become foreign objects of 'Otherness'. I use repetition and layering as the process to create motifs and patterns that allow the Western Gaze to have a small understanding of what it may be. I accept the interaction of 'Otherness' that occurs through Orientalism to take place, allowing the viewer to read them as they please. I use poetry and patterns to create the unspoken dialect between the East and West. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shannon Chapman
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Through the experience of existence, we must live through it with our consciousness. 
We cannot live through this involvement with reality without unconsciousness. 
To experience a place within our minds without consciously questioning our emotions, we can let go and see where our subconscious takes us. Ending in a place that frees us from this reality. 
Exploring the phenomenon of life and wonders of the world, I can create moving image that reaches into the spectator's mind and pull them away from the dystopian effects of the reality. 
Accompanied with the vibrations of ambient sounds and metaphors of the universe, the piece reflects everything that makes existence from within the mind worth the struggles of the dystopian reality around us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Clothier
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

'I Am God' is a project in which I constructed four female archetypes for the social media platform Instagram. I was interested in this notion of self-branding and promotion, as a fashion blogger for five years, I had never really understood the concept. I decided to explore how female online users choose to represent themselves on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and specifically focus on how they construct their identities and produce coherent content to gain validation by followers and likes. Which could be said to be highly influenced by celebrity culture and the media, for example the Kardashians, which questions the current state of the selfie culture and why femininity so aligned with narcissism? is the self our new religion? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caitlin Davies
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work considers themes of memory, identity and space. The memory and identity of family is core to my practice. Looking back through my family archive; choosing images that I can relate to or the places I find familiar, this work talks about community and the rich feeling of family. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Henriette Heimdal
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

I'm searching the darkness for the secrets that are hidden around us. And once I find them, and shine my light on them, they become creatures of the uncanny. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Callum J. Latham
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

In my inquiry into understanding, through the medium of photography and conversations, I have encountered a collection of people with a variety of viewpoints. I do this with the aim of developing an understanding of perception, the world, and reality as we know it. Photograph 23- "Total lack of anything to say, plenty to discuss but nothing to state"  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aimee Mae
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

A realization that my life's disposition was no longer making sense. Lost in continuous thought and frustrated that I'm not enjoying the experience of life as much as I should. Overwhelmed by the possible paths that life could take, and unsatisfied with a lack of enjoyment. Consumed by an emotional void, longing for something to excite me, I chose to loosen the bonds of social restraint, allowing myself to be free. Bouncing freely in the hands of trusted friends, capturing the kind of unnoticed excellence that carries on around everyone every day. Living passionately through each night, , I drink like tomorrow doesn't exist. 
 Forgive my sins. But party girls feel no pain.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jadey Morgan
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My work over the past year consisted of recreating my nightmares. Towards the latter part of my major project i focused my work on serial killers after an image I took of a clown reminded me of the killer john Wayne gacey. Throughout time we've gained a sense of interest and fascination with the macabre and wrongs of the world but without understanding of why, Is it because we fear the unknown. Using only subtle links taken from each killers story I was able to create a significant image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Morgan Motherway
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"There is a term within Japanese culture called Wabi-Sabi, which is described as beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent and incomplete" this alongside the influences of abstraction, and minimalism, inspired me to explore the way light, shape, and colour can work together when all other elements of the images have been removed." . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oline Myklebust
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Home is where the heart is. Home is where your family is. Home is where you want to be. Home is wherever I'm with you.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ole Nesset
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"For myself, I must confess that I once belonged to this great, poor army of killers. Let anyone who has an eye and a brain (but especially the latter), lay down the gun and take up the glasses for a week, a day, even for an hour, if he is lucky, and he will never wish to change back again. He will soon come to regard the killing of birds as not only brutal, but dreadfully silly, and his gun and cartridges, once so dear, will be to him, hereafter, as the toys of childhood are to the grown man." - Edmund Selous. Approaching the themes of transgender and deer through this lens, tradition takes over me.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jed Slade
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

As we make our way into new lands in search of our wings. The birds will siren a call and lead us on our way. And the dog shall also guide us. Hunting the free beast. That ghost of nature that drums at the skin of the soul. Like the dog I chased my tail. As the free beast comes from within. Allow the carnal beast to take hold. Hear when it tells you that there is no need to worry. Let the lens see its unstrung nature. So that we may we enter tomorrow in a dance that celebrates pursuit. For a man is free when he chooses to be. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Carey
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My current body of work explores mental illness, in particular my own personal battle with depression. The addition of text to accompany my images i feel helps me to communicate my experiences. This project is very much a working progress as i continually look for ways to represent my depression visually. Loneliness is a recurring theme within my work as i find it heavily links with my depression. For this project I have mainly focused around self portraits. The aim of my work is to hopefully get more males of my age to open up about their mental illness as it is still a subject that many people of my age do not talk about. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Clark
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

"Farmer" is a body of work I have been exploring based on the skateboarding subculture. Revolved around one subject, I aim to capture not only the subject himself but any connections that add to his identity by capturing his lifestyle, to the basics of the subculture itself. I wish to portray a study of the subculture of an individual skater's life. This is an ongoing project that I have been developing since knowing my subject. Due to being close childhood friends, it's allowed me to access personal details of his life with almost no boundaries. This has enabled me to document minor details and make my project personal and exiting to myself and the audience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebekah Earl
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Have you ever felt ignored or invisible? Yes? Well try being a homeless person sat on the streets day in day out, watching the world go by as hundreds of people pass you on a daily basis. I decided to take a time out of my days and approach these people and document things from their perspective. By doing this I also get to find out more about them as everyone has a story and shouldn't be judged just because they're on the streets. Everyone is human and everyone deserves a chance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elinor Moore
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Elinor's project looks at residential areas near power stations around Britain. She has photographed power stations, which range from various energy sources. The project has recently progressed to focus on coal-fired power stations, as a large number are being closed due to not reaching the EU CO2 emissions regulations. Through speaking to locals, watching TV documentaries and reading news articles Elinor has found it evident that there is a community which has been produced by many of the power stations she has visited. Whether it is locals explaining that generations have worked at the power stations and therefore will be sad to see them close or locals helping those affected by accidents at the power stations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Poppy Wilkins
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Just because it isn't beautiful doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The longer we as a people ignore it the more pain mother earth will endure, and all her children, the animal's you once filled your hearts and or stomachs with will fall. Along with the flowers. We all have a responsibility to save ourselves and each other. Can you live everyday walking past dying people? Well you might as well every time you ignore the issues we've helped create. In destruction there is beauty, there is creation. But this..these toxins are not beautiful. So we must destroy our systematic mindset of "It'll fix itself" or this isn't my problem, Because it is. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danielle Allen
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Deep in the narrow Vestfjord valley in Norway, surrounded by mountains and at the foot of the mighty Gaustatoppen peak, lies the industrial town of Rjukan; a small and quiet community that lives in darkness for six months of the year. Their isolation and the conditions in which they live first drew me there. Solspeil, translating to 'sun mirrors', rest at the top of one of Rjukan's mountain walls. These three mirrors follow the sun's path throughout the entire year using a computer programme powered by solar and wind energy. They capture the sun that hits the top of the mountain and reflect it down into the market square, creating a small circle of light for the community to enjoy.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fleur May Batt
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

The busy roads through Bristol see many cars each day. For a busy city this is normal, and as a driver it's something that can become routine. I started noticing animals on the road soon after I passed my test, these animals were alone when they died and left on the road. This project is currently in progress, looking into our neglect of facing death in our daily lives. It is my personal exploration of roadkill, finding these animals within an area and experimenting ways to mourn and process their loss. I am currently a third year university student interested in going into wildlife/conservation photography.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachael Boys
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Inspired by the mysterious and cautionary creatures from various cultures' folklores, my work brings to life my own interpretation of these characters through the combination of my love of set and costume design with my interests and skills in fashion photography. By constructing each costume myself; making them out of materials I find and adapt, these characters have become personal to me. They are a collection of items I have gathered and changed so that now they can tell their own story to others. I have explored the importance of folklores and fairy tales as a tool for teaching. Through psychoanalysis, these early teachings could also prove to still have a subconscious impact later in life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Teresa Hardy
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

This project focuses on members of the anti-nuclear movement across the UK. Portraits rest at the heart of this project, capturing the dedication and determination of the individuals photographed. Accompanying these images will be short quotes taken from interviews I have conducted, enlightening the viewer with insightful stories and opinions. When I began this project I knew very little about nuclear activity, but this process has become an eye opening experience for me; I have learnt about the detrimental effects that nuclear power and weapons can have on both people, the environment and the economy. Therefore my aim for this series is to shed some light on a subject that I believe to be massively warped in the media. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Ingram
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

St Davids is the UKs smallest city, located on the most Western point of the Pembrokeshire coast with a population of just 1841. This project explores the connection between people and place, seeking to understand the connections that the subjects have with the landscape, and their reasoning and choices for spending their lives in such a secluded part of the world. His project has evolved from his initial connection with his neighbour, Dai, and the life he has spent in St Davids and the stories he had to tell. Broadening his work to the wider community, Alex is in search of what connects other members of the community to the place and explores how St Davids has impacted their lives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Moran
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Picking up Photography quite late in college after always focusing on my science or fine art studies. I have primarily worked using digital cameras, but I have recently discovered the wonders of Large Format photography, which I am working hard to get to terms with. Coming from a sporting background my early works started off with a range of sport photography, but now I am more inclined to taking landscape and Architectural shots. The 'New Topographics' are major influence within my work. I have been looking to broaden my skills and approach my Landscape photography in a more intensive manner than what I have done previously. I have been shooting on Large Format Cameras on 5x4 negatives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Murt
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

Make Yourself At Home is a self-portrait project that explores the concept of identity within the home environment. After the breakup of a long-term relationship, I found myself not only looking for a new home but also a part of myself. I had to seek to redefine the part of my identity that I had drawn from my home, the part that I had lost. By entering the homes of others and dressing myself in their clothes, a 'trying on' of superficial identities takes place and allows me to begin to work out what is and is not me, to redefine myself.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kelly Pinker
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

My current photographic practice focuses on the dealings with asbestos. Bringing different elements to the project it looks at a particular company who removes asbestos including details of the workers processes and techniques. It also looks at my close relationship with my Granddad who's been affected by asbestos and his suffering of the long life illness Asbestosis. The content of these different angles brings together an environmental, documentary, portrait stylised project that looks deeply in to the product of asbestos the effects it can have, and where it lies in the future.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabella Tulloch
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 20 May 2016 17:20:08 EDT

One in three is an in-depth look at how cancer affects the lives of those that it touches. It considers the impact of losing a loved one, how cancer can change identities and what people do to cope with having cancer. The subject of each image has been chosen carefully and represents someone experience with cancer. I hope the images will express the devastating effect cancer can have but also will show how people overcome this. I want the viewer to get an understanding of the effects cancer has on people's mental and emotional state and how it would feel if any of them went through the experience of having cancer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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https://www.source.ie/feeds/2015/graduate.xml
https://www.source.ie/feeds/2014/graduate.xml
https://www.source.ie/feeds/2013/graduate.xml
https://www.source.ie/feeds/2012/graduate.xml
https://www.source.ie/feeds/2011/graduate.xml
https://www.source.ie/feeds/2007/graduate.xml