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Gabrielle Farah
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Bringing Home the War. War, displaced people, human suffering have become part of our everyday vernacular, we view them from a comfortable distance. What are these young men and women fighting, and dying for, in war-torn Syria, besieged Gaza or Afghanistan? A land, a village, a family, justice? Conversely, in these tranquil gardens, century-old houses and time-honored institutions of Middle England, what are we defending? Are the values between The Middle East and Middle England so very different? Through these images I want the viewer to question the veracity of what they see. The photographs, rather than being a romantic cliche of Englishness introduce the complexities, diversity and ambiguities of our culture.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brian Naughton
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

'All That Remains' is essentially an auto-ethnographic exploration of Ireland through a collection of contextualised landscape photographs; reflected through the prism of my own dichotomous relationship to it as a personal point of both origin and departure. Connecting ancestral histories to the contemporary Irish landscape, the images trace the outline of a journey back into the mists of time. Woven between the strands of this narrative are symbolic themes, which attempt to find resonance (as referents or metaphors) with aspects of the collective Irish experience, including relics and graveyards, abandoned homes and ritual sites (totems to both existence and displacement/death/departure), alongside contemporary representations of flickering childhood memories that seek to capture the romance and mystery of the Irish landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kiriya Nishina
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

'Transplant' explores the complex relationships between man and nature. Although man has influenced processes of nature in order to incorporate nature into the human world, the essential wildness of natural objects prevails. Mass-produced plants undergo continual changes such as the processes of decay like a fallen tree in the forest. This work, which began with confronting the managed forest in the botanical garden, has focussed on the wild commonality of natural objects in the tension between cultural and natural aspects and eventually reached transplanting mass-produced plants into the environment of the studio and the forest based on responding to the natural cycle hidden in those objects. Interestingly those plants isolated and not belonging to any habitat while involving my aesthetics. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josie Taylor
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

I want to engage with people through visual contradictions, hoping to extend their perception of photography through alternative viewpoints. My current work involves the deconstruction and reconstruction of illusion in early Hollywood, unmasking the superficial and layering the fantasy with a different reality, creating images that are otherworldly and often visually uncomfortable. By abstracting, layering and adding paint to found images, I want to extend the viewers perception of early Hollywood; constructing a different fantasy and unveiling the mask of Hollywood glamour, whether comparing film idols with ancient Greek goddesses or revealing the reality behind the scenes in Hollywood films. My aim is to bring the era back to life through an alternative understanding of the genre, with perhaps a touch of irony. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Trickey
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Kinder is a return to a childhood view of the horizon line from a bedroom window. Retracing these steps up on to the Kinder Scout plateau reveals a conflict between personal and cultural memory. The project interweaves imagery from the walk itself, personal 'Memory Map' text and a witness account of the Mass Trespass 1932 provided by a 'Special Correspondent' from the Manchester Guardian. The newspaper and personal memory accounts seem straightforward. Yet how we memorialize and record historical fact would politicise the event to this day, with the emergence of myth and legend becoming embedded within the landscape itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Ward
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

I am interested in the nature of craft and those who work with hand tools and simple machines. In the eighteenth Century, the French philosopher Denis Diderot edited the Encyclopédie in which he sought to raise the status of the 'small trades', partly through the extensive use of descriptive illustrations. Since then, painting and photography have in general depicted craft as a noble endeavour engaged in by the less well educated, primarily to underpin established social systems for the benefit of the middle and upper classes. 'Blacksmith' is the first in a series of photographic essays that go beyond the documentary, to re-ignite Diderot's enthusiasm and ideals through the examination of the physicality and materiality of craft. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David West
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Élan Vital. 'The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.' Henri Bergson. Since the mid-nineteenth Century, photography has been seen as a method to represent, classify and measure the world around us. By re-invention of histories and technologies from the past, this work explores avenues in which the photograph can depict the complex relationships between the natural world and the human body. By extending the period of capture, the visual identity of each of the photographs are distorted, rewarding the viewer with mysterious photographs that echo the rudimentary light gathering techniques practised by early photographers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ying Gao
UCA Farnham - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

'Fluttering birds never settle' is the cumulation of a two-year photographic work on Chinese cultural identity. This series is an important exploration of contemporary Chinese cultural identity in the UK, and in particular how Chinese people try to maintain their culture, whilst living and trying to integrate into another country. The title reflects both the importance of metaphors for Chinese, and the photographer's inner belief that no matter how long one spends away from their homeland, to some extent they will always feel Chinese in their heart. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ally Robinson
UCA Farnham - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Meeting a person who has lived for eighty years or more leaves one with a feeling of reverence. The life experiences, the marriages, children and death, the World Wars that touched their lives either as children or as young adults taking part. Every subject has their own individual story and history but inevitably these are framed in a larger story of time, place and circumstance. The Western World has a fear of growing old, of looking old, preservation is key, the youth are idolized and the elderly overlooked. When taking photographs of the older generation it is easy to become absorbed into their past, it is impossible not to get drawn in, they become part of you. The aim of my project Magic Number was to highlight an under represented and yet growing section of society. Through portraiture I engaged with my subjects, using the medium of photography to evoke a way of seeing beyond their aging bodies. After each image is initially viewed my intention is for the viewer to see more, exploring the images and seeing a hidden aspect of the person depicted. Part of their character, their sense of fun and perhaps, having a greater understanding that goes beyond the initial first glance. As a group, the elderly are habitually over looked often feeling as though at a certain point in their lives they almost disappear, no longer seen as having a significant presence in society. To me they are cherished sources of history, bringing a wealth of knowledge with life experiences. They represent a group that should be allowed to have a voice; my project will allow space for empathy, respect and through imagery an articulation of experiences.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amanda Whittle
UCA Farnham - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Amanda is a visual artist working in multiple mediums, she explores the ideas of sex, gender and mental health issues within the LGBTQI community. She is an artist subverting gender conformity and revealing her own mental health issues within this oeuvre. Drawing on her identity and past history of living in Africa and as a former ballet dancer. Her reaction to the challenges of her experiences in Africa and the dance industry has compelled her into a visual dialogue concerned with diversity and freedom, that she aims to achieve through symbolism, both as a woman who has experienced oppression and through her own sexuality and gender identification. She aims to question the identity norms that society creates and that we do not all conform to, looking at and celebrating how we strive to exist outside of these claustrophobic social constructs. Her intention is to embrace the idea of multiplicity in how we express our gender, a multiplicity that defies the binary. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Xu Xiaroran
UCA Farnham - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

I completed my Project entitled Looking for A Way Out. For this project I used overlapping photography to discuss the connection between Chinese painting and British landscape and seeking for personal identify and expression of the homesickness. My overlapping approach transforms the English landscape into something mysterious and magical where what seem like trees loom out of misty skies and layers of green overlap one another like a slowed time lapse movie. Then I am trying to make audiences concern on the mystery and imagine how English landscape can make like Chinese painting. It is how I think about England landscape and using my way to close to this culture. As in my opinion, landscape photographs should be a personal vision, personal thought, personal feeling. I am an outsider in an unfamiliar culture. I try to use landscape photography to make my works as a way I can express through my vision. My overlap images are trying to make audiences concern on the mystery and imagine how English landscape can make like Chinese painting. It is how I think about England landscape and using my way to close to this culture.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Connell
Manchester Metropolitan University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Throughout my practice I explore performance through self-staging, with no witnesses the resulting photographs become the only record of the performances I stage. Through long exposures I explore my own presence and absence within the photographic frame, masking my appearance I appear in the frame without revealing myself to the viewer. The darkness renders me anonymous and at times out of reach. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Giulietta Ellman
Manchester Metropolitan University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Songbird confronts the emptiness of the human experience through an immersive journey, meditating upon a nostalgic longing for change. An underlying sense of psychological detachment draws upon the exploration of memory, enabling the line between fiction and reality to blur. The whole encounter lies unresolved and the viewer is left to the discomfiting silence of their own inner-contemplations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Goodchild
Manchester Metropolitan University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

An inquiry into why I make photographs led me to look into my own heritage, background, and most importantly language. Mamiaith (Welsh for mother-tongue) is a series of 145 images taken in Wales, my birthplace, which once displayed presents its own code or language a language of imagery rather than words. Initially hard to decipher it is only when the viewer draws closer to the images that they reveal themselves. Like black ink for a poet the silver crystals reaction to light presents my voice, my language. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Arron Hansford
Manchester Metropolitan University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

My work is a photographic and audio exploration of struggling relationships, using both image and sound - I have explored personal connections with others, and our relationship with the steganographic nature of photography. When exhibited the images are accompanied by sound files. The sound is derived from the files themselves, giving voice to the complex emotions at play within the images frame. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mu-Jung Chuang
Manchester Metropolitan University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

The concept is to visualize the mindset when experiencing times and memories. The project has an abstracted, non-linear storyline that depicts the state of mind while balancing on the edge of recognition and alienation. As a quick movement to capture the moment, eyes blinks might be a more poetic description of the situation, though sometimes it is easier to forget things in one blink. With a conceptual approach, recreating particular scenes for embodiment became provoking. By applying a metaphorical language, she attempted to amplify the loneliness by generating tranquil portraits. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Esther McArtney
Manchester Metropolitan University - MA/MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

What it is to give birth to a girl, for in a daughter lies the blueprint of woman, the mother's body duplicated. Shaped by generations of women who came before, what history, what responsibility a mother carries. What obligations await the daughter. Manipulated, duplicated and scrutinized like the images themselves, humanity depends on her. The work explores my complex emotions, hopes and fears of raising a daughter in a world laden with personal, social, cultural and physical expectations of women and their bodies. It is at once the most personal lamentation and yet bigger than any of us.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jennifer-Anne Crowther
Plymouth College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Jennifer-Anne's practice focuses on the relationship and tensions between abstraction and realisation - often capturing a point in time that communicates the depth of detail within ephemeral moments through preservation. She uses photography to create contemplative spaces for the viewer; with the intention of provoking questions about our relationship to time, memory, and beauty within our everyday lives. 10 Years is a reflection upon her own experiences of change and loss over a decade. It is a journey through the fragmentation of memory - asking the viewer, what do we really remember? Is it the bigger events, or the fleeting moments around the edges of our memories that allow us to piece back together what we believe to be true?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh Greet
Plymouth College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

The experience of childhood is a complex product of cultural expectations, space and media narrative. Roaming Radius explores childhood through an investigation of spaces that Josh explored and inhabited as a child, which no longer exist, and his childhood friends. Adulthood, similarly, is constructed through an experience of space and through narratives of longing for lost places. Engagement with the adult world means acceptance of the boundaries that allow us to see things 'as they are', not as they could be. Can we reject these boundaries and reconnect with the power of imagination? In a world without imagination there are no dreams and there is no hope, the desire for change does not exist and we are easily controlled. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tim Pearse
Plymouth College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Tim's project 'Diagram of Doom' makes considerations about the nature of the self through an ongoing process of introspection, and an evaluation of the metaphysical, biological, and philosophical concepts of selfhood. The understanding of who we are is a complex notion which extends beyond our day to day experiences drawn from our base senses, perhaps being partially formed instead from personal experience and an inward conversation with an unknowable other, externalised over time to make sense of our place in the world. Drawing aesthetic inspirations from photographic history and expressionism, Tim's photographs are created using an assortment of alternative photographic printing processes, including lith, albumen, and carbon printing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Wells
Plymouth College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

In this project, James combines traditional photographic film processes with digital post production to create thought-provoking abstract works that are designed to answer questions around the aesthetic, ergonomic and social form of the city. Using Plymouth's Civic Centre as a focal point, the work excavates the utopian aspirations of modernism from their dystopian appearance. The work's dual aim is to explore the history of the built environment while asking a question about the potential for reviving the utopian imagination from the archive of modernist forms that continue to shape urban experience. The speculative architectural imagery that James 'builds' points to the functionality of 'nowhere'; an idea that persists in the utopian traces that can be found in the real world.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anita Benjamin
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

The Falkland Islands, remote British Islands in the South Atlantic 350 miles off the east coast of South America. The small settlements on these Islands fuelled memories of my childhood and offered a stage on which to explore the relationship between place and human experience. The islands are known largely by outsiders for the bad weather, barren landscape, Sheep, Penguins and War, and once described as 'the fag end of the world' by Robinson a Governor of the Islands in 1866. Conversely, for those raised there a strong attachment and identity is formed with the land. Fusing archival family pictures and my own recent photography Familiarity aims to give a personal vision on a sense of place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cheryl Davies
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Our bodily cells replace themselves every seven years. This suggests that our lives enter different phases at similar intervals. These photograms use denominations of seven to explore and create a visual representation, and therefore an awareness, of biographical time - something that is often intangible in its expansive form. Concerned with the relationship between aesthetics, mental health, geometry and human biography, this work explores ideas around order and chaos in the universe and the human mind alike. The Seven Seals explores the threads of relationship between each year of life and the tension between having conscious awareness of the collective path of our biographical years, and not, while challenging our ideas of perfection both intrinsic and contrived. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Susan Glover
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

I often make images of woods and open landscapes, intrigued by the perception and promise of respite, or adventure and adverse challenge, but there are moments when it is the minutiae - the trivial details - that attract and present an opportunity for a more personal interpretation. Fallen leaves are part of a natural cycle, becoming mulch and compost. When removed from that nutrient return to soil, an isolated leaf becomes a mute testimony to the passing of time and memory. Presented as singular artifacts, there is no contextual offer of place and identity, only an aesthetic of arrested decomposition: an eclipse of purpose to become something other. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mathilda Hu
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Since coming to Britain, it is always me and the view from my window. Through the window in my room, I see four seasons, time changing and predicting the weather to decide today's plan. The window then gives me something back: light, for most of the time; or the breeze, which sometimes blurs the image in my camera. Gradually I keep taking photos in this limited space, my window view. Talbot once said: 'The best object to begin with is a window and its bars'. I understand why he said that, because the window is a hint, to see. An extension of our imagination and view, I found the window is never a limited subject; it's our borderless wander. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mary Pearson
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

This body of work is rooted in the concept of landscape and memory. Jitka Hanzlová suggests in her 'Forest' series that, 'The path I am taking leads me back, so I can see the future'. These images are taken in a small area of woodland in the village where my father grew up; it was a perfect childhood playground for his friends, where they were safe and free. Years later, I experience a different set of emotions. The interconnectedness of place transcends time and memory, so new memories are fashioned from the old. Reliving these creates memories through imagination; I search for a link between past and present, reconciling 'what-was' to 'what-is'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Donna Richardson
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Water has always played a big part in my life. From childhood memories of holidays by the sea to the flotation therapy I use as a part of my ongoing rehabilitation. Photographing water is the driving force of my practice. I photograph the coastal waters where the seemingly endless existence of the ocean gently meets the sky in a soft horizon, the meditative process of flotation therapy in an otherworldly pool of blue, and the lively passionate flow of a river. I am driven to capture our relationship with water at many stages of our existence. This series is primarily about loss. Life and death and my desperation to hold on to something that cannot be held. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christopher J Russell
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Placing myself deep within the dark and early hours of the morning, i aim to explore the ideas of isolation within a landscape. The pursuit of solitude and separation from the world in a state of minimal human activity. My work comments on the intensity and dominance of human activity and how, as it builds into a new day along with the rise of the sun, ones pursuit of solitude within a chosen landscape slowly fades. In essence, the artwork aims to offer insight into a time less experienced; a period of the day un-witnessed, and the locations and atmospheres the photographer responds to in his quest for isolation within a landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Beccy Strong
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

This photographic narrative, a constructed psychological fiction, is as much about my son (on the brink of his adolescence) and our family relationships, as it is a reflection of my own fear of loss and change. For his generation there is less freedom than ever before; more control, combined with an ever retreating wilderness. The growing web of technology keeps their imaginations and discoveries inside the matrix, and away from the wild spaces. If childhood is understood as a sequence of revealed secrets, which form the foundations of the adult, and the building blocks for their understanding of the world around them, then at what cost is our ongoing retreat from the natural order of things? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sue Taylor-Money
Plymouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Bearing witness to the increments and impediments of old age is a rite of passage for both my husband as the subject and myself. The work speaks of a daily life measured by its challenges and pain, hard-won pleasures and small triumphs, but each a marker, a waypoint in the journey of ageing. Some of these moments are visible, others... more intimate and painful - less so. This documentary journey, seen through my eyes, reveals what is both fearful and yet tenaciously fought for. It is at once both tender and gruff. What I feel it cannot conceal is the endurance of love, infused with the pain of impending loss. A leaving by degrees. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Gowing
University of Portsmouth - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

These spaces and sites appear familiar, but are they? Within the images we are left with traces, clues of an event or suggested narrative, yet they feel uncomfortable, there is something left behind that we want to obtain. This thing that is left behind acts on the illusion of the real, presenting itself as something to be viewed but can never be gained. Playing with the boundaries of fact and fiction, the real and imaginary, scenarios of the banal and melodramatic, we are left to imagine. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Krasimira Butseva
University of Portsmouth - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

The body of work, looks at the effects of the totalitarian Communist regime that ruled in Bulgaria between 1944 and 1989. Through the use of photography, video, archival footage and textual narrative the work contemplates and makes comment on the histories of the People's Court, Revival Process, forced labour camps, governmental buildings and public spaces used for hostage and murder, the work aims to ask questions of the events that took place. The work depicts my journey through the spaces, artefacts and stories of remembrance, juxtaposed with the collective denial of the human rights violations carried out by the totalitarian regime. The irretrievability of the truth, creates a space for reflection and acknowledgement of the past.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben McDonnell
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

I introduce the idea of 'The Listening Camera' through the following three works. Both 'Inversions 1981 - present' and 'Landscapes' are based on the first piece of music I heard. This has been opened as raw data, printed, re-worked and re-photographed. 'Sound, Space, Structure' is a sonogram of the studio it is installed in, printed onto thirty meters of paper and hung in the ceiling. Provoking us to consider what it could mean to think of the camera as a device that listens as well as sees, the listening camera encourages participation with photographs as sonic experiences in addition to their inherent visual form. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Theo Ellison
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

My work is born out of my attraction to, but distrust of, seductive imagery. Charisma, whether in people or in imagery wields a power over the mind that is inescapable, and this power has no bearing on the morality or truth being communicated. The relationship between seduction and moral ambiguity is an underlying theme; the advertisement aesthetic cajoling the viewer into enjoying an openly manipulative yet covertly sinister construction. This is linked with the idea of consent - the consent of the subject whose image is taken, and the viewer who cannot avert their gaze. Delving into these triggers of compulsion, repulsion, and desire reveals their power and provides an iconoclastic dimension, however fleetingly, in which to view them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Fornieles
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

'Tussle' is comprised of found imagery of female boxers in action and the empty spaces this happen in in anticipation of the fight. In the darkroom Fornieles mimics the poses of the women depicted , reclaiming the gaze, reclaiming the body. Replication of the boxers stances and actions, holding, pushing, fighting with the paper and the projected figures, spilling in a heap on the floor.The body combines with the photographic process demanding an altered perception of the figure in action. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erola Arcalis
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

A large format black and white print of a cave serves as the entry point into the work 'Lethe'. Ordinary objects appear re-composed in abstracted fragments when taken into the studio, as though they were consolidating themselves as temporary remnants. Navigating between the stage and the encountered, a series of 'shipwrecks' echo the memory of the collision between absence and presence, between 'lethe' - 'forgetfulness' and 'oblivion' - and 'aletheia' - 'disclosure' or 'truth'. Similar to the writings of Anne Carson, this work uses mythology, personal experience, dream and fiction in order to create a new way of myth telling. Through images and text 'Lethe' delves into that which is concealed or forgotten. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matt Taylor
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

At its core, my work is concerned with control. Specifically: aesthetic exemplars of control within the British landscape. Interventions, alterations, modifications and interruptions all act as indicators of human intent. "Affordable Renders" is the result of a period of research on temporary structures of control, such as barriers, signage and borders and their role in shaping new-build settlements within the rural British landscape. These settlements utilise a tribal application of colour; dividing and dominating their surroundings. They strive to outwardly project self-assurance, security and unflinching stability in an accelerated housing climate. These spaces lack civic structures. Isolated and separated from infrastructure, they are transient environments; caught in flux between hopeful aspiration and resigned acceptance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miyoung Kim
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

I explore the relationship between memories and materiality, questioning the effect that time has on their creation and demolition from Proust's novel 'In Search of Lost Time'. The shifting and unstable borders between memories are expressed and through loss as part of my own experience. The work refers to the interplay between past and present, revealing identity regained and new visible perspectives formed as a result. These transforming memories within folded bodies, folded lands, forgotten histories, remembered literature are investigated by my own superimposed memorial system. Daboh Tower contains small crystals sometimes found amongst cremated remains of monks and installed as a memorial to their spirits. I folded found old photographs, inspired by its spirit, imagining many stories untold and unfolding.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gaynor Barton
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Rhyl seafront has a history of elegance and fun, decline and regeneration. In its heyday it was heaving with tourists. Traditional seaside structures, beloved by residents and tourists alike, have been removed because they fell into disrepair or burnt down. My memory of this seafront is not about geography but identity: sand as a child; lunch on the seafront as a teenager; walking through crowds; and later, my professional knowledge of working in Rhyl, a town in decline. Regeneration schemes provide new structures that sit alongside each other as uncomfortable bedfellows. Referencing the photographic style of Walker Evans, my photography questions how these projects fit into this town's social, industrial and economic life. Keeping the images simple and honest, my camera tells the story of the seafront today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mike McCombe
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

I have spent the last thirteen years breeding beef cattle in the Welsh hills. Most of my fellow hill farmers are, like me, over sixty, so I asked the friends I had made and the farmers I met where the next generation would come from, as we are all growing old. Every time, the answer was 'There won't be a next generation'. Almost unnoticed, the traditional hill farming that has sustained Wales for centuries is being eliminated. This work records the way of life of an old friend who raises cattle on a remote farm, hidden near the centre of the Brecon Beacons National Park; a way of life that is fast vanishing forever. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Brunzell
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

After winning the Eurovision song contest held in Brighton in 1974, ABBA became a symbol of Sweden across Europe. As a Swede in the United Kingdom I found that their songs have been kept alive through a number of tribute acts. In this work I want to explore how the tribute artists are making their own individual interpretation of the original and in the pictures representing both the original members and their own individuality. Lingering between performance and reality the artists are not fully them self but not fully the character, or maybe both. The title is a piece from the unpublished song 'Get on the Carousel', referring to a general human strive to be adored and loved by others. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vicki Painting
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

'Walking about' describes how a person with dementia will purposefully leave their home in a search for something significant. This word is used in preference to 'wandering' which infers aimlessness and within this context a kind of hopelessness. Reframing the landscape as a representation of the loss and absence of my father, I have retraced the steps of familiar sites last walked with him over forty years ago. These rediscovered landscapes feel complete and tangible, they function in such a way as to encompass the past but allow space for reframing and understanding. The idea of home is also included in the work as a contested site viewed as simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar, accommodating the trajectory of illness, and the need to salvage a legacy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sandra Junicic
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb, capital cities of three ex-Yugoslavian republics that were once at war, still hungover on its atrocities and repercussions. A place where ghosts of the past are forcibly pushed aside, only to reappear in more intricate forms. Blindfolded people pretending to move on - similar fates, yet so disconnected, so far apart. In these photographs I try to trace and analyze fractures and hindrances that plague this disjointed land that I call home, and to reinterpret my own relationship to it. In order to make sense of the common issues, I roam the three cities imagining them as one - a metaphorical place that serves as a backdrop to my visual explorations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jane Cummins
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

This series is a representation of my claustrophobic feelings towards living in the family home as a thirty something and the oppression and its effects on the search for ones identity. This work tries to convey the emotional, economic and philological ties to the subject matter. The self is always present but impossible to pin down, so through creating and viewing depictions of myself they work as a remedy to my frustrations and enable me to negotiate an identity for myself. Sexual fulfilment is also linked with the issue of needing ones personal space. The body is frustrated and searching for an outlet. This is where the landscape images come into play. Symbolizing not only the female body but also emancipation and power. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria J. Dean
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Technology is restructuring our communication methods, transforming our perceptions and interactions with our environment, and rendering the physical realm comparatively cumbersome and slow. Disconnected from the modern digital world, these material structures and the systems in which they once functioned are obsolete. With the simplicity and directness of a symbolic form, each structure withholds its message, alluding to a relic from a forgotten language. The Illusion of Purpose explores ideas of materiality, monumentality and the sculptural, questioning the relevance of the physical in our increasingly virtual age, and in a world of communication hijacked by technology. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kelsey Lennon
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Ireland's current economic climate is in a unique state which is creating many obstacles, including unemployment, that are postponing milestones which are associated with adulthood. There is a unanimous feeling of uncertainty that is currently present amongst young Irish women. 'like roses that never bothered to bloom' explores my own feelings of inadequacy as a twenty-something through the similar experiences of others. It attempts to distil these experiences into tranquil moments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John MacMenamin
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

The experience and negotiation of the material fabric of place and landscape in Ireland is undergoing transformation with the establishment of new motorway systems. Oppositions of territory and flow, temporality and space, geography and historicity emerge as critical parameters here in the context of a global process accommodating the interactions of producing and consuming economies. The European motorway E01, one of a number of such roads connecting Irish ports with continental European destinations, links the edgelands of Spain, Portugal and Ireland. Structures encountered and understood as they function locally are reevaluated in a wider international context as complex planning and spatialising concepts, aspirational contours in a contemporary cartography of power. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tara Raftovich
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

It is through my involvement with photography as a participant, observer, and creator that I have come to make this body of work. Using the camera as an instrument of inquiry and reflection, the resulting photographs serve as a meditation on the act of looking and the art of the photographic process. Through observation and direct engagement, I access a knowledge of the self and the other intuitively. By isolating moments in the lives of others and weaving them together to compose a narrative of collectivity, the space between the self and the other is brought to the foreground. By way of participating and creating photographs, the photographer is revealed in their photographs; the observer therefore becomes the observed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lewis Rankin
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

My practice is driven by my anxieties. Having an anxiety disorder and being a parent can at times be tumultuous. The greatest anxiety I have is that somehow my mental health will imprint onto my children. Photographing and experiencing storms while embracing the chaotic conditions with my son allowed for a conversation around how to process anxieties. The still and transformative nature of photographs together with abstraction of these night ventures offers a distance from experienced anxiety that allows for quiet reflection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sonja Smith
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Down the Rabbit Hole is a biographical work presenting an experience of home and motherhood with post-natal depression. Curious as to how we all, in our family, experienced the same home differently, how spaces that interrupted me so negatively, provided contentment for our children. In my moments of grey they could see colour. Initially photographing all three children, I was eventually compelled more so, to photograph our daughter, the youngest at three years. She seemed to experience the greatest level contentment. I could have mourned the demise of my imagination and youth, but instead I became enveloped by the enquiry. She sometimes led her brothers with her to wherever she was going, and on occasion I can find myself there too. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joanna Burejza
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

I started this project on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster; many of the images were made in an abandoned cold war bunker in Warsaw, the site of radiation tolerance tests carried out in the wake of the incident. At the time I was a child living in a Polish town 800 kilometres from ground zero. Ever since I have lived in its nuclear shadow. Fallout is invisible; its effects are not. This work is a map of my own nuclear anxiety. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mike Cookson
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Shattered Seconds is one of an ongoing series of projects exploring London's edgelands, the transitional liminal sites within and around the urban landscape. These geotagged photographs of found scenes use the uncanny genius loci of the edgelands as the context in which to contest the notion of photographs as evidence. The landscape itself seems complicit, its many layers revealing and concealing, echoing the polysemic nature of photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jan Cylwik
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

"For that is how it most impressed him. Nearly all the greater evils of human life had been conquered; war, pestilence and malaise, famine and poverty had been swept out of human experience. The dreams of artists, of perfected and lovely bodies and of a world transfigured to harmony and beauty had been realized; the spirits of order and organization ruled triumphant. Every aspect of human life had been changed by these achievements." H.G. Wells. Men Like Gods, 1923. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Krystian Data
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

The series "Within and without" illustrate the human body in an abstract and sculpture-like form. It asks questions about our relationship to the outside world and how the world and the events we experienced influence our vulnerable selves. The shapes evoke convulsive states of the body simultaneously depicting its beauty. These faceless solitary figures become an emblem of the human condition.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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E. Jean Johnson Jones
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

What is it like to experience movement, what does it look like, how does it feel, when does movement begin, does it end, where does it go, how does it reach its destination? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicola Morley
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

COERCION relives a victim's distress as she endures an invisible existence bewildered by coercive control. 'What I can name cannot really prick me', Ronald Barthes, Camera Lucida. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rob Wyllie
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

This work explores areas of Hastings, seeing beauty in places, which are often not given a second look. Places that may be considered dangerous, places where we don't generally go. Like the dark places in our mind, where are thoughts can cast dark shadows over what should be bright. Obscuring, preventing us from seeing clearly ahead. We can look at these spaces and say they should be this or that, not accepting that they are what they are. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Gover
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

'Why Don't They Have My Name?' is a photographic series exploring the behavioural characteristics of a young teenage boy, Irvingas. Rachel documents a significant transition for Irvingas; his family have migrated from Lithuania to Portsmouth to seek employment. This has been an intimate process for Rachel, allowing her to travel to Lithuania with the family. Intrigued by her fascination of our individual psyche, Rachel documents and analyses Irvingas' behaviour in his surrounding environments. At 13 years old, this photo series explores Irvingas through his social and emotional development, questioning where he belongs. Each location has been deliberately chosen by Rachel, as a thought of Irvingas' childhood memories and at his current home in Portsmouth. How Irvingas chooses to interact with this space is up to him. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gloria Senaris
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

A photographic journey into memories and identity, landscapes of past recollections, reveries, fears and dreams. The work examines the photographer's own reminiscences of growing up in Galicia, northwest Spain, through an exploration of real memories intertwined with an alternative reality: one in which they had never left and emigrated as a young adult. A reflection about how memory and reality can be distorted to fit new interpretations while questioning what has been left behind . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Terzza
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

The Bury Hill Woods on Leith Hill lies just South of Dorking in Surrey, situated within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which means It's natural environment is so rare that it has been specifically targeted for national protection. Any AONB should enjoy a level of protection from development similar to those of National Parks. Licence PEDL143 was granted by the UK government to Europa Oil and Gas allowing planning permission to drill an exploratory borehole to a depth of 1,400m in the middle of Bury Woods. Their goal is a long term oil extraction development on the site. PEDL143 examines and interprets the ongoing scenario at Leith Hill through a series of images and documents that explore the beauty, protectors and politics of the landscape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andy David Wright
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Produced over a 6 week period, 'State of Waiting' is a project created around the terminal illness of my wife's Grandfather, Valentin Chipana Choque. The project brings together two bodies of work, which connect the 'interior' and 'exterior' world through seriality and metaphor. Although trivial in one instance, the everyday scenes of the 'exterior' world suggest a different reading within the context of Valentin's terminal illness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Burke
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

For 100 years, Longbridge was the site of the Longbridge Car Factory. Situated on the outskirts of Birmingham, UK, the factory was at one time the largest car plant in the world, producing iconic cars such as The Mini. The factory collapsed in 2005, with the loss of 6,500 jobs. Since then the area has gone through a massive regeneration scheme. The large factory buildings have been demolished and car production has finished. Longbridge is now home to a retail park, offices and homes, providing new opportunities and new forms of work. This dramatic shift in local identity within Longbridge raises wider questions about how the we way live and work in the UK has changed and how local identities are being lost. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yves Salmon
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

There are approximately 3 million EU nationals living in the United Kingdom. Since the invocation of Article 50 the government has offered no guarantees of their status after March 2019. Moat asks these London residents and workers what motivated them to come to the UK and how they now feel about the result. Has it impacted on their daily lives? The city voted to remain but how welcome do they still feel? Yves Salmon is a London based artist. Her work uses written testimony and the language of botany to explore the emotional impact of Brexit on EU Nationals. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tania Diez
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
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Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:40 EDT

Tania Diez is a British/Spanish Photographer and Filmmaker. Her work explores the struggle for equality within the patriarchal institutions of religion. Through the use of portraiture, she highlights women currently making a significant impact as leaders and scholars, across different faiths, as well as the faiths where women are not allowed to be leaders. Her work aims to unsettle the status quo of male-led institutions, suggesting the possibility of a new feminine vision. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lily Wootten
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The places that we visit during childhood remain in our memory. Over time these memories become enhanced as magical places and distant lands that we once explored. The passing of my Grandparents initiated a process of reflection on my childhood memories. These recollections focus on time spent together engendering a sense of history and family unity, at a time when I am anticipating moving forward, conscious of the absence of accompaniment. The images are an exploration of space and time, rediscovering the forest now as a living and mysterious place, where the future is felt as an unknown and uncertain land. Venturing into the darkness I am coming to terms with the reality of the future becoming the present. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Saunders
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Every walk is a journey. Whether in the bustling city streets or wild hills, some things that you notice like the changing birdsong, ground you and build your relationship to a place. Rivers are my connection to the land, with their journey reflecting upon life, my life. Ten years on, I have returned to the landscape that I visited most weekends as a child, on fishing trips with my father. Boots, Tracks and Biscuits is an exploration of my journey forward, and my connection to the countryside around me. The outdoors is not just a space, but by being there and creating memories, a place is created; A place which can be returned to, regaining a sense of being home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Tubbs
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Is a conceptual art and fashion series that plays with the juxtaposition between childlike innocence and adult sexuality. The series of images push the boundaries and test people's perception of what is considered as controversial and tasteful within art and fashion. Milk is perceived as an innocent and untainted concept. Babies drink it from birth and the colour makes the analysis of this ordinary object more pure, but when partnered with controversial scenarios, the annotation of this mundane element changes and a more provocative notion appears. A sense of pubescent angst is entwined and conflicts with the childlike aesthetics creating a somewhat rebellious poetic visual. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hollie Boxall
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A change in career often involves facing challenges and new training. My father recently switched careers to dedicate his life to the Christian Methodist faith. With five churches in his care, situated in the Torfaen Welsh valley, he began his ministry in September 2016. This calling involved relocating the family to a different community and a complete change in work and home lifestyle. However, having previously worked in the building and construction industry, connections are shared between the common ideologies of physical construction and the building of faith. The narrative weaves between the domestic and pastoral relationships created, as my father embarks on a new life as a Methodist Minister and the adjustments the rest of the family has made.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Kinsey
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The responsibility of a new life is always going to weigh heavy, but equally motherhood is not about perfection. I have documented the life of my best friend, a single mother who faces the responsibility of caring alone for a new life. There have been times when I stopped and watched, in the slip of her emotions, that she is scared, anxious and worried about facing her new life on her own. But these moments are only fleeting, for she instantly rebuilds and pushes forward. Kayleigh tells me that 'being a mother is the best feeling in the world', but in these photographs I also wanted to reflect the difficulties and magnitude of the responsibility of single parenthood. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Butcher
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In zoos we have grown accustomed to viewing wild animals in captivity, with the restricted living enclosures and the bored, repeated behaviour. Over time, conditions in many of these places have improved through the necessity and interests of conservation practices. However, in their newly constructed and larger 'natural' worlds, the animal's lives are still entirely controlled by humans. Their enclosed and glass worlds may provide protection from poaching, hunting and extinction, but safety comes at a cost. In the surface that separates the animal and the human, fleeting suggestions of their original distant habitats merge with the urban or artificial, reflecting back to us, the space and freedom that was once theirs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steve Edwards
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In Step is a study of discarded shoes. For me there is a fascination with this abandonment. Each pair has a story, sometimes as a result of natural consequence and have been either outgrown or discarded by death, some are worn out and some have simply been abandoned by the capricious nature of fashion. In this way they reflect our lives, the very mundanity of these objects holds all our histories. By utilising traditional still life and portraiture lighting styles and presenting these shoes on a larger than life scale they are transformed in context reminding us of their potentially intriguing past and inviting the viewer to imagine a new history for them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Clare Krige
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I am fascinated by how our bodies reflect and are so intertwined in nature, especially the female body. Menstruation is a theme that is rich in colour and symbolism, ideas of seasons, cycles, decay and renewal constantly surrounding it. Just as the mind, body and soul are connected; the feminine, nature and the spirit are also tightly interwoven, a relationship strong throughout history and mythology. However, this powerful bond is slowly being lost in today's patriarchal way of thinking, with menstruation an unspoken taboo and celebration of lunar cycles, a forgotten tradition. I see themes in Catholicism that bring the spirituality of female blood alive and the symbolic fruit and red colour of Christian renaissance painting strongly influence my images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Holland
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In the 21st century we are living longer than our ancestors, but a longer life is not always a positive experience. Dementia, including Alzheimer's, is now one of the leading causes of death in England and Wales and thought to be due largely to this increased longevity. Dementia is a thief, it slowly and cruelly diminishes memories, passions and eventually independence. In this project I wanted to explore this transformative process that, over eight years, changed my lively, strong grandfather with all his interests into someone who relied on others for his ongoing care. He never got the chance to see the daffodils bloom this year, but in February 2017, his pain and confusion finally ended. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Elkins
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I am fascinated by water and its mysteries; it can absorb, purify and its fluidity allows it to adapt to any environment. Formative years of my childhood were spent in Holland and perhaps I absorbed the tenuous national relationship with the medium. In my work, I have been drawn to water; to rivers and estuaries where landscape and seascape merge and become undefined. They appear and vanish in tidal ranges, it shapes, filters and transports. In my work I have endeavoured to explore these processes. My use of photo etching enriches the photographic view; its process involves a kind of alchemy where the view emerges gradually and gently. This perhaps echoes some of the qualities of this most precious element. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aleksandra Kondracka
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My practice focuses on the idea of identity and feelings of belonging. Through metaphor and symbolism, I create images that have a sense of nostalgia and contemplation, questioning my surroundings and slowly building a sense of place. Trailing Past is a personal reflective work of my cultural displacement, exploring various themes, through untitled images of woodlands. These images focus on space that has witnessed many personal and emotional moments during my childhood, while I was struggling to become accustomed to living in England, after immigrating from Poland at the age of eleven. I am now rediscovering those woods, helping myself heal, and beginning the process of moving on. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellen Coleman
Blackpool and The Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

With a graphic design background and a keen interest in advertising, still life photographer Ellen Coleman has produced a series of images that are brought together by three main characteristics; geometric shapes, colour and human desire. These elements are used to appeal and reach out to the viewer on a personal level by playing with their desires. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Gall
Blackpool and The Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My current work is an exploration into artificiality, it is an ongoing study of nature and how we use photography to discuss and mediate it. I find it interesting how we as humans are striving for the perfect environment but we never quite make it, due to the fact that the many shapes and forms of nature are not always perfect. The subjects in this series of images are not just aquarium plants, they have taken on the significance of artificiality and nature.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jennifer Hodgson
Blackpool and The Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Jennifer Hodgson's practice is oriented towards the ways in which memory is represented in photography. Technology, the family, normativeness and the domestic, are strong recurring concepts of her work. Jennifer's current project, 'Dylan' explores an autistic child's relationship with photography, in which he uses photography as a method of learning and means of personal expression. The photographs enclosed in this work are a result of the learning process and a symbolic representation of the learning process. This project is targeted towards an awareness of autism and those wanting to learn more about the spectrum disorder. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachael Moore
Blackpool and The Fylde College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Rachael is a documentary photographer based in the North West of England. As a photographer, she incorporates the passion she has for her hometown, Liverpool. Her current project explores the history and heritage of The Dock Road, Liverpool. The work captures what the dock road used to be and what it's turned into. Once a thriving environment full of workers now the decreased number of labourers is shown as the presence of people is limited. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hope Stanton
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Hope Stanton is a photographer whose work currently specialises in subcultures and identity. Her practice explores gender fluidity and Drag personalities by photographing the process undergone during the transformation. Hope's current project 'Drag-formation' studies a mans desire to transcend his physical form and become a female drag personality.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daisy O'Neill
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In response to the EU referendum of June 23rd 2016, I have been exploring my paternal roots. My grandfather grew up on a dairy farm in Killuragh, Co. Limerick, Ireland, and before the project began I had visited only once as a child. The work is concerned with place and identity in both a familial and political context, probing the ways in which these factors contribute to a sense of belonging. I am interested in memories and histories relating to Killuragh and how they are transferred through the generations.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Judith Ricketts
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Judith has developed a creative practice informed by a critical engagement with the City in relation to enforced, economic and political migration such as the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the European Migrant crisis and events such as Brexit. Central to this practice is a research and development approach to making creative work through the photographic and moving image archive with original material. This enables temporal encounters to be formed in order to tell stories of displacement and movement of the diasporic body, from the past to the present, from one place to the next in a contemporary moment. This work contains a short film which you can find on Vimeo: Sill Moving Pictures: www.vimeo.com/216692794  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fleming Jack
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Whitehawk is a subjective body of work, which explores interrelated themes of stereotypical masculinity in modernity. Using Whitehawk Boxing Gym and Whitehawk Football club as points of reference, I conducted a visual response to the questions I was confronted with when reading The Descent Of Man, By Grayson Perry.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yasmine Langford
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Delving into the human psyche, this practice fixates on the instability of my own mind, pursuing mental illness, and capturing its ramifications. I endeavour to construct a physical embodiment of specific emotions, allowing insight into the metamorphosis of my mind as it is overcome by depression and anxiety. I hope that my work can engage with those who have suffered a mental disorder and to enlighten those who have not. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bradley Timms
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

An exploration of a small mountain range in the north of Wales; Snowdonia, Glyderau. This is a collection of photographs which follow the simple narrative of walking up and down a mountain. The collection aims to comment on the complex relationship between photographer, subject and viewer, which in turn poses questions about the idea of ownership of experience. This series is an attempt to empower the viewer, to create their own experience of this walk through images I have made. So; speculate, question, create. Walk with me.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Shears
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Time is a fragile, fickle and unpredictable notion. To preserve a moment is to appreciate its most intimate detail, the delicacy of its nature. These transient depictions of ones small existence, explores how time always flows and never ends. Through using this photographic process, Wet Plate Collodion, the once fleeting moment has now been solidified into the form of a physical object. The photographs are artifacts from a moment when time slowed down, holding onto a place that was called home for a while.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Toni Alexandra Hosken
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Moving Settling Packing Moving' (2017) uses a combination of imagery and text to illustrate the different elements involved in life growing up within a military environment. The work addresses situations such as change, family, instability, moving and more. The imagery is made up of a mixture of landscape, still life and self portraiture in an effort to give the viewer an insight into this closed community. Photography that deals with this theme usually focuses on the individual working within the military and/or the idea of war; In 'Moving Settling Packing Moving' Toni Alexandra Hosken gives us a fresh look at a side of this life not usually told. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cornelia van Helfteren
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Acorn, adder, ash, beech, bluebell, buttercup, catkin, conker, cowslip, cygnet, dandelion, fern, hazel, heather, ivy, kingfisher, lark, mistletoe, nectar, newt, otter, pasture and willow - the deletions. I spent a childhood running through purple carpets of bluebells, obsessing over conkers, and using acorns as fairy drinking cups; through this blossomed a love of the land and a commitment to know, value and care for it. Deletions explores alternative futures and counter narratives to capitalism; focusing on the cull of words from the Oxford Junior Dictionary that have previously described, and by their presence, conveyed meaning about the natural environment in Britain.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nikki Compson
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work combines my passions in photography and food. From five years' experience of working as a chef I have found a link between the mediums. This project is an exploration into kitchen experiments and the tactility of food, represented through camera-less techniques. In this way, I aim to situate my non-traditional food photography in the traditional processes of the darkroom, referencing Martha Rosler's 1974 mock dialogue of the same title. This is an adapted approach to my previous project 'Women Belong in the Kitchen', a documentary project highlighting the lack of chefs who are female in this professional environment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany Hobbs
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My current work is concerned with how memories are recorded and passed on to one another. The foundation of this looks at the fragility of life with particular reference to traumatic events and theories such as post memory. With these elements my current practice reflects inwards. I have focused on the traces left behind by my Great Grandmother, whether these are physical, psychological or verbal. My research and travels led me to discover truths to long held questions and inevitably raised more. The Holocaust still resonates within my family and has informed the lives of each generation. I seek to capture through photography how this influences our existence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebeca Gutierrez Fickling
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My photograms are meant as metaphors to a plasticised world with a primary goal of demonstrating that the arts have a strong role in raising awareness about environmental issues. My work explores themes of the Anthropocene, a geological time period that we have recently entered where our earth systems are being altered by human activity. I use the sublime to make reference to our natural landscapes that gradually are buried by the plastic that will take hundreds of years to decompose. I am intrigued by the idea of this manmade material becoming a permanent substance among natural elements as plastics' reign begins to shift the landscapes of our planet. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joshua Redfearn
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Stories of the Suburbs' is a body of work that I developed during a four month visit to Japan in 2016. The title of the work is an umbrella name for a series of smaller projects that I made during this visit. The smaller projects comprise of four handmade photo books or 'stories' which all follow a collective theme of psychogeographical exploration within a 15km radius from where I lived in the suburbs of Nagoya city. The work is about walking as artistic practice, instinctive travels, the everyday surface of the city and uncommon spaces. My work deals with movement and the urban sublime in the transient motion of the cityscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Singleton
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Moorlands and Memories photographically explores the history and development of the moorland and villages within Bolton. Informed by a dialogue of local experiences the work represents Bolton's cultural heritage, it's old Industry, and the landscape, which it once sat between. The photographs find spaces in which these experiences can meet and become immortalised, documenting the social and historic value of the landscape within Bolton today.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jed Barnes
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work is primarily based in the studio and deals with ideas of identity and representation. This is achieved using traditional portrait photography and analogue techniques; the aesthetic that a white background provides is a must for the work I produce. Throughout my research, I have found a deep sense of appreciation for the simplicity of a studio environment and how it can be used as a platform to develop subject matter and concepts. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Angelika Siemieniuk
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Fascinated by an impact of visual communication, my works deals with, physical interaction, engagement with the viewer and image circulation. The subject of my photographs are landscapes, portraits and still life when later combined, transform into the nonlinear story. Choosing this project was to convey the need I have, to spend as much time as I can, far away from the fast-paced world .When I journey to Poland, the place of my birth, I visited friends living in the Jizera Mountains. Where they raise their families in the natural environment. I visited the community during the height of a cold winter, and through my photographs, I wanted to capture the dedication that these people have to live in this particular way.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Mabbett
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My Grandma was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She was given just eight weeks to live; 8 Weeks chronicles our strengthening bond before her passing. She became strong enough to unveil, a life she had locked away for over 50 years. This project documents the family history; archives and personal secrets that my Grandma chose to hide away in an antique wardrobe. We made our discoveries within her feminine bedroom where nobody had ever been allowed, polar opposite to the smoky living area where she spent most of her time. The experience of dying can be comforting, emotionally and through familial unification. I am no longer a granddaughter; I am an author, an archivist, an editor and a memorialist.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Pilston
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The Rockers of Roller Derby is an immersive photographic documentation of Brighton's roller derby team, The Brighton Rockers, as well as the American-born sport itself, which now has a significant following in the U.K. The work explores many aspects of roller derby, from the people drawn to it, to the fast paced and physical nature of the sport, and to the objects that when contextualized to roller derby become artifacts devoted to it. The work accumulates to create an intimate exploration of a sport that is defying gender stereotypes, with Women dominating a sport filled with 'masculine' features.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bayram Gozlugol
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'Settled' 2016-2017 Series of photographs from Soroca, Moldova, the town is located in Western borders with Ukraine. Soroca is home for large Romani gypsy communities that have been living there for very long time, even during Soviet Union, for this many consider the town as "Romani capital of Moldova". Soviet Union did not have inclusive government policies for minorities however they made an exception for Soroca's gypsies therefore they maintained good relationship with USSR. Today the town is still standing with their culture and identity but population have dropped significantly; many went abroad to find better jobs. This project aims to explore the experiences and stories of a 'settled' Romani community.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Kelly
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work embodies a personal reflection on the abstract idea of home, from a withdrawn perception and distant consciousness. It is an extension beyond the photographic and attempts to extract aesthetic sensibility. These ephemeral and serene temporalities of the sky relieve stress within myself, and also endeavors to reach out towards onlookers. Comfort can be taken in how the sky we see above connects and shelters us all.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jackson Akitt
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I identify as non-binary - that is, outside of the gender binary of man or woman. This series seeks to challenge preconceived notions of what it means to be gender-variant through self-representation. It has been important to return to the village I grew up in, in Cumbria, and explore my gender identity in relation to both the landscape and social context which differs greatly from Brighton's well-established queer and gender non-conforming communities. I also collaborate closely with my Mother who has too become an important subject of the work, to look at the way our relationship has (or has not) changed, and the way in which she understands my gender.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophia Wöhleke
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

From the Rhône delta to the offshoots of the Alps, this project aims to create an impression of the south coast of France. The main characteristics of a sunbelt area include a warm and sunny climate along with economic opportunity and rapid population growth. This attracts a large diversity of people, circumstances and cultures often not considered when one thinks of the area. Sophia Wöhleke's interests center around the relationship between people and space. Her work is influenced by her multicultural upbringing and personal experience.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Cullingworth
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Hessle Road, a town once titled the largest port in Europe, now deserted and disregarded. Popular today for its cut back shops, grab a bargain so to speak. Its essence of its heydays has washed away with the catch, yet its potency still lingers. A stench to follow nose deep, tracing the geographical scars that once mapped an industry enflamed with greed, fish for everyone's supper in Hull, now a mere fable. Sullen greetings embellish into memories, of days trudging across the bitter blanket of the Barents sea. Worn with pride, inked deep across their arms. This series explores how the community has survived 40 years after the closure of its industry.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lila Chemin
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project focuses on our connections to home as an ever changing space. As young adults we are in a constant limbo of uncertainty in regards to finding a base to call home. Echoes of Home reflects upon my connection to where I grew up in Devon. After my parents announced they were moving back to France, it became significant for me to photograph the spaces which I would no longer return to. This series deals with expressing our nostalgic connection to places, through a direct experience with movement, sense and emotion, these things that can't be given words are expressed through visual language.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jacob Clayton
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My works are predominantly concerned with philosophies of sculpture, and the camera's relationships to these as a documenter of process and encounter. I have developed an interest in exploring materials related to construction, and in the performance of assemblage, manipulations of space, and occupations of space. E2-E4 is a catalogue of works that were made between Feb 2016 - Apr 17. The works embark on the liberation of the everyday, particularly stemming from Joseph Beuys' writings on 'Social sculpture'.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Dobson
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The Devil's Punch Bowl is a body of work which represents how nature's beauty is synthesised from a combination of natural landscapes and human interventions. We are quick to judge man-made structures as a means of damaging nature's course, but man-made structures come and go, much like nature's seasons. This series shows how the old A3 road has become part of the landscape scenery, now adding a human touch to the natural environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oliver Raven
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

For my project, I'm continuing to develop my photo series known as O.G.Rav£n, I'm taking self-portraits as myself additionally performing as my alter ego, within many different situations across Brighton. This is done by a complex organisation of image selection, where I choose to frame my key subjects. Thematically, this engages with fame, faith, perception, surrealism, humour and celebrity. This is in reference to many of today's pop culture and gangster icons, and how they are seen. Overall I aim to collaborate with music venues, youth groups and other local Brighton businesses in the area. Finally, I aim to complete the series with a vast range of comedic scenarios which comment on the current social climate of Brighton. Best regards Oliver Raven.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Monaghan Jaiwana
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I Am Mine is a feminist project addressing complex issues around female nudity in photography. Photographing through a female gaze, it aims to open up discussions about body image, self-love, sexuality, and empowerment. This project aims to give my friends and I a platform to explore these issues freely, along with an attempt to gain control over our own photographic representation. By being photographed in our own personal environments, we are making moments of vulnerability become acts of empowerment; taking ownership over our own bodies and exploring how it feels to be naked in front of the camera without fear of judgement.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Line Matson
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The automation of the photographic medium has resulted in a loss of understanding of the surrounding technologies and sciences that are still involved within photography. Metamer is a project that sets out to explore the science of colour spectrums as they differ between the eye, screen and print: a visual production, simulation, and translation of colours and data. These images are part of a sculptural work.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Pettet-Smith
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

It is now two minutes and 30 seconds to midnight. Alongside the reality of the British and United States governments separately funding research models to test the robustness of contemporary civilization, that is, attempts to predict its collapse, we are presented with a series of experiences within mainstream entertainment that place us at the end of the world as we know it. With an indexical approach to image making, I took on the role of the lone protagonist in search of examples of entertainment that incorporate these post-apocalyptic narratives. A shopping mall used for zombie survival exercises, cinema seating after a showing of Mad Max; these narratives have crept into popular culture. Aftermath Speculation is an attempt to understand why.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ibrahim Azab
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I work with traditional methods of photography focusing on process as the subject itself. I'm interested in the photograph presented as an object, particularly the tangible and tactile qualities of photography as well as its visceral language. 'Don't look where i'm pointing' explores the bridge between the visceral and the physical , focusing on the process of consciousness within a space and the unseen performance of image making.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tobias Ahlbrecht
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Tobias Ahlbrecht is presenting a selection of images from his most recent publications 'Nomansland', 'MINUS 13' and 'VIET NAM'.Tobias' work, whilst preserving clear references to traditional fine art architecture, landscape, street and nude photography, is introducing themes of sociological and cultural critic, controversy and self reflection.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leanne Atkin
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Synthetic Structures explores photography's inability to represent the truth, commenting upon a photograph as being only ever an illusion. The work, which consists of busy panoramic interiors, uses digital manipulation to reveal the artifice in the image, skewing dimension, perspective and space to embrace notions of contemporary Cubism. Aiming to challenge visual perception and asking for a new way to perceive and read images, we recognise that a photograph, and by extension reality, is only a construct.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joel Biddle
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Joel's approach to photography is shaped by astrology, neurochemistry and an attempt at representing the mind. His series of works translate data into analogue, cameraless photographic objects in a conceptual and minimalistic manner. The core data involved in his works are as follows; The energy required for one hour of brain activity, the energy from one hour of sunlight in one meter² on the Earth's surface, the divine proportion, Phi, 1.618, the Hertzsprung Russell Diagram, the Luminosity of the sun at nine points in the solar system and the energy of every mind that has ever existed.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mica Bohannon
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work addresses the stigma of breastfeeding in Western society and the associated pressures of motherhood. My photographs respond to this criticism and reflect on the stereotypical judgement of breastfeeding and the physical marks of the postnatal body. With the use of natural lighting and the setting of a home my work mimics the simplicity of a studio whilst reciprocating the nature of motherhood in its raw setting. The use of blue is a response to the veins of mothers as they become more visceral whilst breastfeeding, to which I photograph in all its entirety. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Monika Drabot
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Within this body of work I explore the non-objective representation within the photograph and minimalist sculpture. This work experiments with abstraction and manipulation of light using transparency, reflection, projection and other methods of changing the light structure to an abstract form, creating artwork that are non- subjective and fully abstract. The main idea is to connect with the viewer in a pure spiritual and hypnotic way, escaping the harsh reality of life for that moment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh Moseley
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Josh Moseley is a British Artist studying BA Photography at The Arts University Bournemouth. His work explores a personal experience of disassociation and looks at the act of photography becoming an extension of that experience, a coping mechanism with which an attempt to make sense of the world can be made. Dissociation can be defined as the disruption of consciousness, identity, memory, physical actions and/or the environment. Through the use of everyday objects and materials, they are removed from their primary context and used to highlight a distance which functions equally between both photographer and subject and camera and subject. Concealment and revealment also play a critical role within this relationship formed with photography, the images produced can be seen as indexical signs that testify to the moment that the camera was in the presence of the subject, and the relationship formed through this.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Markbreiter
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Primarily utilising photographic processes, Sarah's practice is concerned with materiality. Through exploring the photograph as an object, her body of work demonstrates various approaches - from creating cameraless, abstract cyanotype photograms, to using large format negatives as artworks in themselves. Believing that art is holistic, she is interested in encouraging an on-going dialogue between photography, painting and sculpture. In her current work (Thresholds), she has examined the obscure edge formed by velvet lined 35mm film canisters, which has resulted in a series of silver gelatin prints. By doing this, she hopes to draw attention to the many dualities of photography: light and dark, opaque and transparent, positive and negative.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Perrot
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I feel that photography can be creatively complex or simple, as you like. I love to use narrative and semiotic but at the same time aesthetics can be just as sublime. My works have experimented within themes of science, spirituality and the simple beauty in what we can see. Main Inspirations include: Pre-Raphaelite Painting, Fred Holland Day, Emmet Gowin, Tim Walker, Natsumi Hayashi, Matthew Stone, Ryan Mc Ginley and Ren Hang. I have introduced philosophy into my concepts. In my latest essay I looked very lightly into the human existence in relation to Butoh. The psychology of Language as a dictatorship of our world understanding and social conventions was also contemplated in my investigation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Stokes
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The concept of 'Utopia' traditionally refers to a societal formation, or way of life. My work represents utopia as a physical space, manufactured through the medium of collage, connecting analog and digital methods. The space I am portraying aims to eliminate fear, pain and anxiety through the construction of a personal sanctuary. The body of work combines natural forms, saturated colour and domestic interiors, representing the complexities of the subconscious mind and exploring the elements of my utopian vision.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Louise Peters
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My area of interest lies with continually evolving subcultures that are redefining themselves within post-postmodern cultural landscapes. I have developed a series of portraits using analogue and digital interventions of colour with a view to eliciting positive responses in contradiction to traditional mainstream preconceptions.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Lavery
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I am a documentary artist exploring The Dorset Grove, a collection of contemporary Pagan and Druidic followers. Documenting them, their practices and their adaptation into an increasingly technological age.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Reuben Bastienne Lewis
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

London Based Photographer and Director. Reuben has been using a wide array of photographic approaches and techniques to understand how cities are formed. He is questioning how the city effects us on a subconscious level. The result is a photographic book which he shall be exhibiting at Free Range along with a series of prints. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Agne Karnisauskaite
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work focuses on the materiality of the photographic print. By creating transparent envelopes, I wanted the post people to get a glimpse of what is inside the envelope and to pique their interest in the content. The subject of my work is pornography because explicit material is not allowed to be sent in the mail. By fracturing the images, I wanted to subject my work to an element of chance. I was very drawn to the idea of 'traditional' and that reflects in my creative choices - using the mail system and envelopes, as it was how people used to communicate; printing my images on cyanotype coated paper, which was one of the very first methods of printing.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ezra Evans
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Ezra's work uses the full capacity of the camera to explore his relationship with his partner amongst other things. Exploring the normally ignored parts of images (the out of focus) he gives a more in-depth portrait of his subjects, transforming hard to read details to simplified blocks of colour and tone which can in tern make the subject easier to read.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anne Marie S. Norland
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I work with analogue photographic processes, exploring its physicality and limitations. By intervening and removal of the photographic emulsion with an array of substances yields widely differing, unpredictable and destructive outcomes. The resulting images represent and act as a mirror for my emotional struggle with everyday anxiety, ADHD, and its related medication.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tiffiny-Jo Critchley
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The imagination of a child fascinates me. They have this ability to transform their everyday surroundings into magical worlds through play. For this series of work, I have continuously photographed the daily lives of my two nieces and nephew whilst they play out after school. At first glance, it would seem as though they live on an ordinary street, but do they. Situated in the middle of a highly industrial landscape, these children go down to the woods to play. They dress up as fairies, they explore unknown territories and they imagine far away lands until it's time to go back home. Childhood innocence and never wanting to grow up are all key themes within this series of photographs.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Thomas Lainchbury
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work is about exploring people and their working environment. The businesses allowed me to capture intimate pictures and shed new light onto their jobs. The wide-open space of the quarry meant there was plenty of natural lighting to add a new personality to the place. Although it seemed rundown, you can still sense the passion and pride of the work they do. The quarry almost had a coat of stone over everything; this grime and dirt can be seen within the monochrome images. The images are intimate for the miners. The quirky personalities of the workers can be seen through their workshop spaces.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ashleigh Ann Diggory
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

As part of my photography practice, I aim to provide altered perspectives of the many environments I am immersed within. I always find myself drawn back to the urban environment where I aimlessly wander the city without any predetermined destination in mind. By visiting the city during the transition from day to night, I capture it as it becomes absent of human activity. However, many traces of human presence remain within my photographs encouraging a sense of anticipation. Not only do these photographs depict my experience of wandering the environment, but they also reflect on the psychological effects of space and how it makes us feel and behave throughout different areas of the city. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Howe
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A note to depression, it all began with my journey. I often found myself trying to explain depression to other people, I soon found out this was almost impossible so I decided to create a visual conversation with my audience through my photographic work. I wanted to urge viewers to have a conversation about mental health, depression affects a large amount of our population but people don't talk about it. I broke that barrier and decided I was going to talk about my journey not just talk but create work that shows my journey and I have done this through a series of images, every image has a significant connection to my personal experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Grace Pritchard
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Does this title tell you a little bit about my project? On average it is said that we spend 30 percent of our life working. The activity of work provides a person with the means to fund their lifestyle. I've come to the conclusion that when you are in a certain job for a long period of time you start to find yourself bored. Repeating something can create a very mundane setting to your life, documenting myself in three different work roles/ environments is thought provoking it is an unusual choice of topic. This is an on- going learning development process for me as a person and I am demonstrating this using documentary photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Puttock
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Observation is something that is unique to all of us; at first we rarely acknowledge and understand what we are seeing or experiencing. The urban landscape throughout the United Kingdom is changing, ageing, and to most might appear somewhat unappealing. From dereliction to unlawful artistic canvases, buildings are becoming a source for unconventional use. This collection of black and white images explores and documents this subject directly. This project explores the urban landscape of four cities: Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and Oxford, four cities of personal interest to myself. The idea was to photograph my findings and make minimal changes to them to illustrate what I have found in a truthful manner.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily McHugh
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In these photographs, I have sought to capture a sense of isolation, disorientation and dissociation. I have attempted to depict these sensations by using myself as the subject, who has experienced the same. My presence in the images is part of a process of making where the use of film is also important. The work explores my experiences with lucid dreaming, where I control my dreams after I have run and taken off from the ground, but of course this does not occur in the physical world. Some of the images have a haze or are obscured, where camera errors, deliberate or otherwise, reflect a dream-like state of mind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elizabeth Broughton
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The world of children's literature fuels our imagination and fills our mind with fantasies, where characters are perfectly portrayed and each story has a happy ending. However, the truths behind the classic tales have come to light and have greater meaning and darker secrets than first anticipated. The photographs in this series represent the various characters from the original Alice In Wonderland. However, they are portrayed from my own view, of how I imagine the characters to be. The genre is which the images sit is through a fashion story. These photographs also reveal my interpretation of each character's identity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rohan Parry
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My intentions originally were to make fun of Chester, and how the Roman architecture and modern bars seem to cover the backstreets that are broken and ridiculous. But, after spending the time here I have grown fond of those little flaws. I have documented my walks around Chester, going to and from important places for me, to capture those little imperfections I love. My travels include anything from going to university, to taking calm walks in the park. I like to observe people from afar rather than get close and be involved; so then I do not interfere with how they normally act. I would like to thank Tom Wood for his guidance and inspiration in this project. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Hatton
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Being fascinated in fairy-tale movies and books when younger, I decided to utilize this interest and construct it into a visual interpretation I envisioned, as I wanted to produce a series, which portrayed the stories of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood; that focuses on the emotional establishment in characters. Using digital techniques, I created scenes based on forest enchantments, linking to the stories but using portraits of the characters to show the emotional state, before depicting a fantasy scene, which is based on the mind. The series I produced has relevance towards the fictional themes and fairy tales, as I wanted to create photographs that matriculate in the fantasy phenomenon, so it provokes viewer's imagination. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany Louise Harding
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The sense of intellect and emotional satiability, which is portrayed throughout portrait photography brings a distinctive enlightenment of how a signal shift of the facial structure can embody such alternative emotion's, which evoked me to utilize the format upon self-expression and explore the visual complexity of how individuals express their nuclei of their limbic system through facial manifestation's. The intentional objective for my series 'Silenced', is to depict individuals that have been diagnosed with a form of a mental health condition, which have an impact upon their personality, characteristics and mannerisms and capture the essence of them; by elaborating their theoretical thoughts into a constructed visual perspective, as I want the subject to feel a sense of revitalization. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aiden Taylor
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Throughout the work process of this project I travelled to different photographing and documenting the infrastructure that allows a city to work. The transportation system of a major city like London is like the veins keeping the city alive and I find that fascinating. The goal of my project was to use public transport to get from one place to the next then to photograph what I found when I arrived where I was going. I wanted to document the process of living in a large city and how public transport is like a way of life in the city setting to keep the city moving and breathing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jayne Ireland-Friend
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

When we look around our houses we come to recognise that certain products are more valuable than others. Maybe not valuable in price but they have sentimental value. They may not be on show around you home but if you had to decide on two items that needed to be thrown away the item you will decide to keep is the one that holds the memories they you enjoy coming back to. It could be something that has been passed down your family from generation to generation or simply a trinket item that you spontaneously brought on your favourite holiday. What started off as a project of simply things soon turned into exploring the connection between a person and their items.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Jackson
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Where we go in the world can inspire us and produce emotions like no other. Using landscape photography, I represent this and show the feelings we can find within ourselves when on our own journey. As such heavy emphasis is placed on the location of each photograph and the themes each area can represent, such as solitude, reflection and peace. What was important to convey in this project was not only the beauty of what I photographed but also what I found within myself at the time of shooting. A deep respect for nature is expressed throughout the imagery with the complexity of forests, lakes and rocks, are all shown to be unique in their own right. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abbie Stubbs
Cleveland College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Let's Dance by Abbie Stubbs This series of images are purely based on a dance school in the north east of England called Tapshoes and Tutus. I have taken portraits and long exposure images, this is to show the beauty and the movement of the children. The project itself was amazing to create as I gained a lot of trust and confidence from the girls. At first all they wanted to do was to be really smiley for the photographs but eventually I got them to relax, creating the sincere portraits that are in the series. I have taken a lot of inspiration from Fredrick Lerneryd and Rineke Dijkstra for this project. All images are taken digitally.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Helen Crute
Cleveland College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Photographs prompt memory. They show people and places which no longer exist; remind us of our past; inspire joy or tears. I visited the battlefields of the Somme as part of my final year's work. Fate dictated the images, as the weather it was cold and foggy. Seeing the 'Somme Crosses' in Durham Cathedral moved me immensely. They stood on the battlefields 100 years ago where thousands of men, on both sides, died. The aim of this work is to remind us what happens when evil gains the upper hand. Nature has healed the landscape, but the scars remain. Whilst it is important not to dwell on the past, it is equally important to learn from it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Wildberg
Cleveland College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

As a photographer the work that inspires me is a bled between fashion and portraiture, mainly photographing women to work with concepts such as an empowerment as well as looking at the female form. I am mainly inspired by artists such as Kirsty Mitchell and Alex Box because I really like the fantasy elements incorporated in their work as well as the transformations that can be achieved through the use of make-up prosthetics and clothing. I tend to work mainly in studio but I can also photograph on location comfortably.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Helen Wade
Cleveland College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My current work is about colour theory and incorporating fashion and portraits into colour theory. My work is inspired by photographers such as Stephanie Gonot and Miles Aldridge, who's entire portfolio is based around bright, contrasting colours. I took inspiration from their work and made it into my own creating images that are bright and eye catching. As a photographer I want to create something that people will look at and be interested in. As I am interested in fashion photography I thought this would be a good stepping stone into that industry, showing my understanding of fashion as well as adding my own input and style into the photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bob Peel
Cleveland College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A personal project that was shot at South Gare, which lies at the mouth of the Tees Estuary and acts as a breakwater for Teesport's shipping lanes. Taking place shortly after the closure was announced of the iconic Blast Furnace that has helped shape Teesside's industrial landscape throughout the 20th and 21st centuries and who's bi-products help sculpt the landscape of South Gare. Following this announcement, I felt that I needed to depict the catastrophic news for people in what is fast becoming an Apocalyptic Industrial Wasteland. In this series of images the viewer can see the shadows of North East Industry in the background of many of the images, and the models attire compliments the baroness of the location which proudly bares the scares of an industrial past.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy McEwan
Cleveland College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

At Dusk by Lucy McEwan Inspired by photographers such as Gregory Crewdson and Hannah Starkey. I have selected specific locations, 'at dusk' strategically lighting subjects using man made lighting found throughout towns and cities. Staging scenes using just one or two characters against large backgrounds imparting a narrative quality to the imagery. Imparting themes of loneliness and isolation the work also reflects youth culture. I want viewers to depict their own judgments and scenarios surrounding this imagery.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Peter Bradford
Cleveland College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work is based on the Black and White Hollywood look that George Hurrell produced in the 1930s and 40s. I have tried to recreate his look with a contemporary twist; the images all have a modern day item within them. This includes items such as phones sports items clothing. Many of the items relate to the personality of the sitter. Time is spent getting to know the subject before the shoot trying to get the feel of there personality. All the images are friends, fellow students and one of my tutor, this I feel helps me understand how Hurrell had to work. These images are taken digitally then converted in Photoshop.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Wendy Hodgson
Cleveland College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My name is Wendy Hodgson, I am 31 years old and I am primarily a commercial photographer based in the north east of England. I cover anything from studio to location shoots, family portraits to fashion, weddings and events to still life and E-commerce. These images were captured both as a commission and as project for my university studies. My aim with this body of work was to create advertising photographs that were eye catching and creative. I took this opportunity to work with different concepts, filters and lights to compliment the food I was photographing. This helped me create a very strong visually pleasing set of images and it is my hope to create more work to this standard. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Laidlaw
Cleveland College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project focused on the showing of trees in particular the branches aims for the viewer to see the subject in a less traditional manner, the work explores the use of light and movement and the effects this has on the final outcome of the photographs. The project which is influenced heavily by abstract art, in forms of painting and other mediums aims to show nature in a more contemporary way using techniques that distort the image you are seeing just enough that it isn't completely unrecognisable. The project is intended to be displayed within handmade wooden frames using large backlit prints in front of a window enabling the viewer to see all the small details of the photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jonathan Bark
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Edgelands are transitional patches of land between urban and rural landscapes that are often overlooked. They are separate from the urban power structures and arguably a free space of expression and adventure. Graffiti, litter and dog waste bags decorate the Edgelands. These traces are associated with the people who have a practical relationship with the landscape. Bark immerses himself within these spaces through camping and engaging with the community, he seeks to discern what the Edgelands mean to them and why. 'Inhabiting Edgelands' questions our common understanding, and provides an insight into the complexity of the Edgelands. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jamie Clarke-Hogg
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Jamie Clarke-Hogg is a British photographer who focuses on the urban environment, predominantly using a lomography camera with color film. Clarke-Hogg uses this camera to relinquish control of the composure of her images, creating multiple layers of exposure. This methodology provides unexpected juxtapositions, which she may not have imagined, or would not be possible with more contemporary camera equipment. The images seek to submerge the audience into an interrupted vision of the standard photographic cityscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Ma
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Just remember more than forty years ago', a memoir derived from a personal photographic album, delivers the narrative of Hong Kong during the period of the late sixties to the early eighties. Depicting a father's memories of the moments surrounding his emigration from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom, the different stories coincide and illustrate the 70's through themes of tradition, country and origin. Based on an old family album predating the birth of the photographer, this photobook contextualises the photo album with supporting material and the father's recollections. Ma merges the photographs with carefully selected ephemera in order to tell the narrative of his father's journey. By recording his father's memories, the photographer seeks to protect them for posterity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Pattinson
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Retracing my childhood walks in Lincolnshire and where my parents hail from in the North York Moors, I have immersed myself in the landscape of my past. I am reminded of where my fascination of the natural world came from and how a sense of wonder at the natural world has been instilled in me since childhood during walks, bird watching and foraging. Finding comfort in the familiarity of these places and the company of my family during a time of great change, I observe the small details on my walks, seeking the transient and fluid elements of the landscape, in turn re-engaging my personal and spiritual connection to the land. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Riddy
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

It seems that at some point in our lives we delve into the realms of nostalgic tourism in search of a lost era, a golden age of security. Riddy finds herself confronted with the gates of the cottage that her grandparents once owned, twenty years after it was sold. Familiar yet undeniably foreign. Transporting her back to the idyllic era of her childhood, it is here that she feels compelled to search out her beginnings and piece together her fragmented memory. Using the stories and photographs that her family have preserved, Riddy begins to retrace her past to understand the place that is still held so dear to her family. A story of dislocation and re-connection, a reconstruction of memory. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Taylor
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Alex Taylor's 'The Market' explores memories created within Covent Garden Market. Introduced by his father, who has worked there for the past 30 years, this 2-year project captures unique moments inside this nocturnal hub. Drawing upon his own unique vision and influences close to him, the imagery created becomes part of recollections of the environment, constructing his own historical document of the market currently inhabited before the new redevelopment. Exploring memory and emotional connection to this location and father and son relationship, this was Taylor's 'coming of age', moving into adulthood and preparing for a future without the market. This works aims to be an archival document that provides an insight of what the market was like at this time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Woods
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

One in four people in the United Kingdom suffer with a mental disorder. This can include anxiety, depression, insomnia, schizophrenia, bipolar, eating disorders, and personality disorders. The rate at which these disorders are being diagnosed indicates mental health is on track to become the world's largest recognised disability. Having suffered various mental health disorders, Woods has developed a daily routine in which she makes photographs to explore and visualise her anxious thoughts. The work is realised by handprinting fibre-based prints in the darkroom - - a slow - making antidote to her fast-paced, erratic thinking. Woods' empathetic work aims to reach out to those who may be suffering with a mental disorder, however this is a deeply personal project for the artist. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shauna Lally
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Corpus explores traces of Catholicism in contemporary Irish culture and the restaging of religious iconography, in particular how votive hand gestures are performed during everyday Catholic rituals. By rephotographing and reconstructing these votive gestures learned from childhood Catholic rituals the work raises questions concerning the place of Catholicism in contemporary Ireland  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julia Delatowska
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet...maybe we could understand something.' - Federico Fellini. Taking pictures, for me, is a reverse movement of fading, losing, sheathing. It is movement in the direction of understanding silence. It is not about silence in the environment but within us. In the creation process, internal silence lets us see harmony even in the biggest chaos. In a chaos that cannot be conveyed in words. This body of work is a story about just these emotions and things that, metaphorically speaking, are beyond the words and which we must entrust to silence, to its poetry and to its quiet power of framing the images.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Catarina Leone
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Family photographs may serve to show us the past, but what do we do with them? How do we use them? Who do we show them to? It seems that the Family Album is more about today than it is about yesterday. It is an object of performance - it discloses traces of our most presentable moments, traces of our previous lives that are available for display, to be shown and shared, to be talked about. Focusing on the domestic in relation to patriarchal capitalism offers an opportunity to understand the family album. Women's control over this object permission used as a tool for meaning making - one in which women express agency, claim their voice and declare the complexity of humanity with respect to patriarchy.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Roche
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Emma Roche's project explores the representation of females. Does the media accurately represent the women of today? Or is the media creating an unrealistic image that women feel pressured to live up to? The aim of this project is to showcase the bodies of real women. These are what women look like in reality. The portraits of these women are shot in their homes, a comfortable place where they can reclaim the space as their own. These women will not stand to be objectified any longer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Keaveny
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Taking William Wildes 1849 book 'Beauties of the Boyne and the Blackwater' as a guide, this project surveys the intersection of 'the ruin' and the river Boyne. By probing the themes of time, landscape and memory, the river and its metaphors are explored. The ruins of the riverbank have evolved through cycles of collapse and regeneration while the river itself has flowed for aeons.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jade Kenny
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Forests have been a fascination in Irish Folklore and literature for centuries, we create imaginary spaces in times of uncertainty, during times of doubt and fear. They can provide us with comfort, certainty and reassurance. This 'space' for some, does not necessarily exist the 'real world', but can be a manifestation of our thoughts and desires, a provider of comfort for some and fear for others. The forest in literature is not a literal space, instead of an idealised sense of serenity and openness, but to others, it can provide an escape or a place to hide...' . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aisling Gordon
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Speaking of the River is a photographic exploration along the riverbanks of the Suir, taking us on a journey, where we see how nature and the effects of river culture have combined over time to create a unique environmental ecology. As the river flows by, its edges seep into its banks and water runs into it from the land. Pathways marked out by walking over years and years wind though these liminal spaces, found on the threshold of soil and mud, where people still come, stories are always told, histories shared and the future of the river dreamed of from its soft banks.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Antonia Kenny
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This body of work explores the aftermath or consequences of an environment without bees, a kind of future anterior scenario. Bees play a vital role in our natural ecosystems as they are responsible for the pollination of many fruit, nuts, vegetables and other species. 100 crop species provide 90% of food worldwide and of those approximately 70 species are pollinated by bees. The high mortality rates of bees in Europe, America and Asia significantly threatens global biodiversity and it is this danger or sense of threat that underpins the work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alisha Doody
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This body of work takes the lesbian community as the starting point through which to explore lived experience in two contexts, the urban and the rural. By constructing a dialogue between two, self-identified lesbians - who have each inhabited both city and countryside - the project aims to highlight the role of space and place in building and sustaining communities. The importance of intergenerational communication for the construction of a lesbian identity is a significant feature of this relational understanding. Through the use of still and moving image, the project invites the viewer to bear witness to the testimony of these women as they discuss their experiences, both in the past and the present, of moving between the two locations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Teresa Kilker
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Recalling the 'theatre of the absurd', I have looked at the conventions attached to posing the female body and used animated gifs to query the inherent awkwardness that is present in our performances for the camera. Through the repeated actions of a woman, an algorithm and a scanner, ludicrous scenarios play out momentary lapses and errors of judgement in an infernal loop. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Cullen
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'You Shall Have Exactly What You Want' seeks to create a psychological landscape within the domestic space, which navigates the experiences of pregnant people in Ireland who are faced with crisis pregnancies. By interrupting the domestic space, I explore how the experience of this environment and the everyday changes when one learns of a crisis pregnancy and cannot seek reproductive healthcare in the country in which they reside. It uses visual triggers to evoke contemplation on the right to bodily autonomy, and critiques the institutions that withhold this right from the populace. The camera is implemented as a tool to investigate the domestic space; to create and record interruptions and interventions into it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oisin McFarland Smith
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Symptom, is a dream-like state of mind which represents the inescapable pressures of society today where fears-real and imagined, and the insatiable demands of everyday life generate anxieties and obsessive behaviour. An imaginary world seemingly divorced from reality, Symptom is a power struggle between the physical and metaphysical, a manifestation of increasing tensions and loss of control over our lives. This work explores contemporary fears and phobias in society through a combination of super 8, digital photographs and video footage. It presents a visceral and unsettling exploration into conscious and unconscious social fears. The multiple channel video shifts between realism and abstraction, reflecting an increasing phenomenon of detachment in society. The film is arranged in a non-narrative form to highlight and contrast tensions between collective and individual fears, an unseen external force amplifying our vulnerability.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lina Scalzo
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Triple X, Why? Represents people who do not conform to the social norms of cis-gender and the social beliefs of transgender. This body of work examines the breakdown of gender norms in one of the earliest form of visual representation; Film Photography.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josef Kovac
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Ephemeral Uncertainty evokes the split second when rational thinking is challenged by a seemingly inexplicable occurrence of sensation, either visual or auditory. Such an occurrence can produce an uncanny effect, one which Freud describes as at once frightening, yet familiar. The ordinary or the known suddenly appears supernatural and inexplicable, a perception which is heightened when our own sense of mortality is invoked. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sunniva Batalden
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A study by Chemical Safe Skincare Research found that the average woman uses 12 different toiletries per day, cumulatively containing up to 175 different chemicals. This is the dark side of female history and culture. By combining water, oils and beauty products Poison portrays the darkness underneath the aesthetic surface. It is a representation of what we apply to our skin every day, and will help raise awareness of the worst ingredients. Each image is named after its own poison, every one of them with a highly dangerous effect.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anita Bitencourt
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This collection, signed by Roisin Bowling, had as theme the homeless in Ireland intending to translate cultural issues into fashion images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Brady
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

When a river flows through a capital city it tends to form a dividing line. The river Liffey divides Dublin in two, northside and southside. Thousands of people cross over the river every day. Most people are unaware as to where the river rises. This project traces the river as it flows through Wicklow, the first of three counties it flows through before entering the sea. Capturing the changing landscape as the river descends for the source in the mountains, down to the manmade Blessington lakes which mark the first influence by man has made to change the course of the river. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julie Smyth
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Inis Oírr the smallest of the Aran Islands is located in the mouth of Galway Bay. It is the place where my grandmother was born, and where I spent my childhood summer holidays. I documented my personal experience and history with the landscape and the passage and movement of time. The islanders have used their environment to create objects for everyday living. This ingenuity has inspired me to create my own objects into shapes that I associate with the island. I was drawn to the everyday mundane things on the island and this became my inspiration. 'I walk round the Island nearly every day, yet I can see nothing anywhere but a mass of wet rock' J.M Synge - The Aran Islands.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amie O'Brien
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This collection of photographs is primarily about expanding the boundaries that pictures live within. Creating a series of fashion based images, with the addition of hand drawn illustrations, I was inspired by the connection woman have with nature. Shakespeare talks of how woman are equipped with the beauty that nature has given them, I took the Sonnet XX as my muse for this series. Using it as a catalyst in my work. 'And for a woman wert thou first created; Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting, And by addition me of thee defeated, By adding one thing to my purpose nothing.' - William Shakespeare, Sonnet XX  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Orla Keogh
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Dublin Fire Brigade was first established in 1898 and now provides emergency response services to 1.2 million people throughout Dublin. The men and women of the Fire Brigade respond to an average of 200 incidents per day and put their own lives at risk each time. These are the fire fighters of C watch in station No.3. These are their stories. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Kennedy
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The following series of images is from a current body of work called Mac Tíre. Mac Tíre is the Irish word for wolf and its literal meaning is 'Son of the Land'. Wolves were once in abundance and were commonly seen in the Irish landscape. This project explores the theory that wolves are key to a healthy eco system and how the land is affected without this key apex predator. In 1652 the Cromwellian government placed a bounty on wolves in order to protect livestock. This cull lead to the complete extermination of wolves in Ireland. The last wolf was reportedly killed in 1786 near Mount Leinster. Mac Tíre is a search for that missing element in the Irish landscape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kevin Hegarty
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In February 2017, I was fortunate to travel to Nepal with the Indreni organisation. Indreni are an international children's foundation supporting the children of Kathmandu and surrounding areas. While documenting the work of Indreni I discovered a way of life very different to that in the West, one which focuses on living each moment as it happens, allowing the natural ebb and flow of life to unravel before you. Nepali Diary is a collection of images from this trip in which I adopted this new approach to daily life, allowing everything around me to happen in the moment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eirin Torgersen
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Different societies and cultures all have their own understanding of death and the afterlife. Some believe in re-incarnation, others in a spiritual world, and some pursue the idea of immortality through transhumanism. Ferð aims to explore life after death, and in doing so, investigate how the body and spirit eventually returns to nature.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eddie Kavanagh
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Music can raise spirit`s, bring back memories of events and life experiences. It is a universal language which has a positive influence on people. Something magical happens when musician plays in a quiet environment away from the bright lights and noisy venues. This intimate performance intrigues and has inspired the production of this work. Artists are always asked 'What are you saying with your art?' Well, I shall keep it simple. We should cherish these intimate moments, applaud and appreciate musical performances of all types. I am surrounded by genuinely gifted and downright humble people that possess the unique ability to create music. This is a visual record of my appreciation for these gifts that we often take for granted. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Becks Butler
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In 1842, Anna Atkins, the first recorded female photographer began her investigation of British Algae through the cyanotype process; a photographic blueprint, developed through a mixture of chemistry, negatives and exposure of the print to UV light. Pushing Boundaries is an ongoing project which explores the misrepresentation of women through issues of gender, power, and politics. By provoking traditional ideologies of female visible identity throughout society and art history; 'Pushing Boundaries' has worked to express and celebrate the empowerment of women's intellect. In 1842, such women were not congratulated or often recognized for their achievements. Today, 'Pushing Boundaries' ties past with present, to honor the great minds of women. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Freeland
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My topic for my photography has been that of the street and the elements that follow with it. The original idea was to create a structure to my street photography and stop wandering like a stray on the street. However, during the creative process of this project I fell into the traditional sense of the flâneur. Which is the process of an individual wandering without any true purpose to experience the city. I did this with every footstep I took in Dublin and Paris. This was to show that street photography portrays and creates a geographical imagining of cities. I was at the mercy of the current of the city. Taking a corner for better light or a better subject. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Catherine McAuley
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

suture (noun) 1. a stitch or row of stitches holding together the edges of a wound or surgical incision. 2. a seam-like immovable junction between two bones, such as those of the skull. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris O'Reilly
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This work focuses on how we see technology as an extension of ourselves and the problems that arise from this obsession. We have become slaves to technology and are constantly seeking validation from social media apps. Everyday people upload enormous amounts of photos daily just to let everybody know what they are up to and so they can get 'likes' from other people, even advertisements depict you having a better care free life with the newest model and how it is a 'must have'. My work is a response to what I have noticed through this dependence. How we experience life has changed dramatically and is predominately seen through a black rectangle. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ciara Gowing
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Lines are everywhere. They are a part of our daily lives. Whether they are straight or curved we follow the line. Either by car, foot, bus or rail we use these to travel from one point to another. Lines connect us with others and new lines are built every day. This project explores the modern day lines which have been constructed by man to create and build new and existing connections. By choosing a starting point and then following this we see the effects which these have on the every day. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cristina Gismondi
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

There is dark matter within the world, which eerily creeps through the environment. Humanity believes it to be visually imperceptible, in other words; an invisible mystery. Those who believe this, are unaware of the darkness lurking. This neglectfully allows it to consume them. The mysterious energy must not be avoided or questioned, it must be solely acknowledged and observed. It is a transitory action which we can apply to gain redemption over the darkness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elliott Browne-Clarke
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A point of contention many of us have dealt with in this increasingly digitally native world is the difficulty of keeping a digital archive of work, when compared to the simplicity and humanity that analogue forms possess. In this project I tackled this query and frustration through the concept of aestheticism and existentialism which I believe digital art possesses, through the use of generative design and video installation. This project has come to fruition as an exploration of the incongruity that one can feel with the lacking of tactility and humanity that the digital world has brought us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Esther Kane
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The Great Outdoors is a reflective exploration of agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is a restrictive and isolating condition that manifests itself as a fear of open spaces or the outdoors, sometimes as a result of an anxiety disorder. This series of photographs is quiet yet uncomfortable, intimate yet somber. Using self portraiture and images of my own home, I attempted to portray the silent helplessness of the condition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Irene Gaspari
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project visualises the imperfect body as a way to humanise it and to show it as normality. Instead of hiding what is usually stigmatised and considered unpleasant to see, I exposed these people's scars presenting their bodies as classical sculptures in order to reference classical beauty and certain representational standards which the body is supposed to fit. The body represented as beautiful and the scars on the skin create a disturbing juxtaposition which I hope will lead the viewer to raise questions about body expectation and acceptance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Skelton
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This body of work deals with issues that surround the oral contraceptive pill. Originally the pill was invented to give women control and freedom over their own bodies but this work sheds light on the negative side and effects of this type of contraception. It questions the safety of the pill that most women take on a day-to-day basis and are perhaps controlled and restricted by the medication. Are they aware of the damage to the body, emotionally and physically? The work also has sadness to it as it portrays a loss for something that is not there. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jonathan Ho
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This body of work is centred around national identity, territorial belonging, and the implications of globalisation on these two concepts. Using a consistent approach and adopting a formal style of portraiture, this work presents individuals' stories and experiences of identity in relation to instances of conflicted identities, confusion or duality in the context of Ireland and Irish identity. By photographing subjects with hyphenated identities in spaces or visual environments where they feel at home, the relationship between landscape, identity, and territorial belonging become a vital aspect of this work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Killian Walpole
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

"Non Places" is a visual exploration of the expansive and consuming space of Dublin's suburbs. Through visualising suburbia in images I intend to examine the elements of anonymity and isolation which permeate through this space. With both colour and shapes, this work examines the suburban geography which I find can be less appreciated or simply ignored. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Bateman
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

"A true flag cannot be designed - it has to be torn from the soul of the people." - Unknown. Bisexuality is a misunderstood and dismissed sexuality that sits on the margins of both the heterosexual and LGBTQ+ communities, claimed by neither. Society struggles to stabilise a constructed boundary around the fluidity of bisexuality. Bisexual invisibilty is the result of social erasure rather than a reflection of the number of bisexual people within society - an invisible majority. The flag is used as a demonstration of solidarity and a form of expression for a common cause. This installation is a remodelling of a bisexual flag that confronts the biphobia and invisibility felt by the bisexual community. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patricia Healy
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Moving on is a lot harder than it seems. Removing yourself from a place you once called home, looking beyond where you thought you would always be. Trying to fathom the new, seeing glimpses of oneself in separate spaces. Reflecting on a life lived through memory. Watching decaying relics of a place once called home. Connecting the old with the new. Finally, moving on. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richie Mooney
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'i' is a series of black and white infrared images that refer to the leading lines of any given road as well as relating to the personal experience of the viewer standing in front of the work. A large scale print of one selected image will be exhibited which the individual can place themselves in front of and get lost within the many themes and connotations that come to the surface with metaphorical imagery of this nature. I have many of my own reasons for producing this kind of imagery, however I feel that presenting the work with little context and allowing the viewer to complete the narrative is far more important. The uncertainty of what lies ahead can be a daunting experience for anyone which can differ greatly on a personal level so it is critical that my interpretation of the work doesn't go much further than the title and photograph itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robbie McAney
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Road Scars is an in innovative, emotional, and educational look through the medium of Photographic arts and is designed to inspire the viewer into reevaluating, how we view and use of our road systems, this pioneering visual essay on road use is the first of its kind and seeks to reach audiences on a deeper sociological level. This photographic montage is my response to our own indulgence into the motor vehicle and how it leaves us all with Road Scars. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Saoirse Sexton
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This photographic series is a vibrant, honest portrayal of Dublin City life. The 25 images chosen include individuals varying from infancy to the elderly, all shot against the backdrop of Dublin's mix of modern and historic architecture. In all of the images, the subjects gaze is averted outside of the frame. Like the photographer, each individual is watching or looking for something. However, the only ones who have ever noticed their photo being taken are children. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Seán Laoide-Kemp
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The Irish famine of 1845-52 was a nationwide food shortage resulting from seasons of potato blight, which left many starving. Rather than being rationed, some of the starving Irish were made to labour in Work Relief Schemes for charity to alleviate their suffering by building roads and walls. These constructions had no practical purpose, with roads leading to nowhere and walls separating barren, unused land. The construction of these roads and walls during the Irish Famine has largely remained undocumented within Irish history, yet its traces remain visible across the landscape. It is through these traces that the history behind the constructions can be seen and remembered today. The documenting of these traces prevents this history from ever being forgotten. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sinead McCarthy
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This is a selection of images captured by children who were participating in the youth organisation TravAct. The 'Cara Park' project is a photographic exploration by 12 children living on the Cara Park halting site. This project explores an approach that seeks to reveal the gaze from within the Irish Travelling Community. Care was taken to ensure that this personal gaze was not directed with a particular focus in mind, encouraging the children to photograph reactively within their community. The final edit was achieved through meetings and interviews with the children. This aimed to create an innate portrayal of the repetitions inherent in the children's images and to represent as far as possible the gaze of each child. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Dooley
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This exhibition piece is a photographic installation combined with audio. The installation aims to preserve the Hogan family history through the reappropriation of old family images. Francis Hogan, the mother of the family, narrates memories of her fourteen children. In today's culture, it is virtually unknown to have a family of this proportion. Photography as a practice is related to death and the past because the moment you take a photograph of something, instantaneously it becomes something that doesn't exist. The more we try to preserve something, the more we shift the focus towards mortality and death.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adrian Wojtas
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'More Than This' is a live action short film which charts the journey of a solitary worker who - following an unexpected discovery - begins down a path of revelation that causes him to question his fate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gareth King
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The project was at Faslane Peace Camp. Sited alongside Faslane Naval Base, home to the Vanguard Class submarine fleet carrying the U.K's nuclear deterrent Trident Missiles. The Peace camp is in its 35th year and is the world's oldest permanent protest camp. I spent time documenting the camp environment, people and an important visit from a survivor of the 'Little boy', the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War Two. It was really interesting to be there to see how this small group manage on camp daily and to understand on one hand the limitations and challenges of being on a small site and the validating emotional visit from a survivor of what they are protesting against. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leesa Tulloch
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My portraits are classically inspired, juxtaposing past and present through the careful use of props, styling and lighting. The resulting images aim to capture the essence of the sitter in a way that is beautiful, striking and emotive. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Suzanne Heffron
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'20 Women' is a series of portraits documenting women who are leading, inspiring and exceeding across all sectors to create a body of work representing successful women in Scotland in 2017. By focusing on women in this way I wanted to create a set of images that inspire other women. It is a positive portrayal that celebrates the women who are making their mark; it makes them visible, celebrates them and normalises their presence. The aim of the project is to highlight female achievement and to celebrate female role models. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan McCann
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project, titled Communication Breakdown, is a critical look into how society has been affected by the rise of mobile technology and social media addiction. I find it interesting that these devices, which were intended to bring people closer together, allow us to separate entirely from the immediate people around us. That we are able to connect with anyone in the world via our phones and becoming less and less able to socialise confidently with other people in person is a tragic irony which is becoming more common in society. These images are inspired by my own experiences of this unnatural modern isolation and are aimed at making people realise their own addictions and appreciate the people around them more.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marisa Bruce
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This is a personal series I have been working on following men and women living in care homes throughout Edinburgh. I set out to document life living in these homes particularly around the period of Christmas which to most becomes a very lonely experience. Working with natural lighting throughout, I want to reinforce to the viewer the characters within the images. The personal battles that they are dealing with and the effect this has on us as a viewer.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Davidson
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work as a fashion photographer explores beauty in all its forms. I look at what is deemed as 'beautiful' throughout different societies and cultures and what this means for the young people today. Fashion has always been used as a powerful force, reflecting important changes in our social history and today we have the incredible ability to share and experience what fashion means all over the word through social media. Many of my photographs use soft focus or movement which I feel represents the unpredictable times that new generations are growing up in. However, I want my work to represent something positive and hopeful. I want the emotional response to my images to that of a nostalgia to be somewhere beautiful.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Feliu
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In my practice as a photographer, I build scenes using props and objects found in daily life. Currently, I am working on a project title "The Deconstructed Self", in this, I create colourful and graphic images using myself as the subject photographed in the studio. The performance of being the sitter, photographer, and viewer all at once is part of my practice to express my concern as a photographer and its perception as non-art. My response plays with commercial aesthetics to apply the glossiness, studio lighting and colourful tableaux vivant type as an inspiration to bring photography beyond the depiction of reality to a more playful medium that communicates about our times. I rely on the use of colours and their visual associations; the inherent meaning of the objects used; the controlled used of lighting simulating advertising photography and their aesthetics which all together become very important in the transition from the advert form into the comic photograph. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kendal Angharad Fewster
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'In Between' explores the notions of division and isolation caused by socioeconomic, demographic and environmental transformations within communities. Despite its efforts at regeneration and gentrification, Pilton, Edinburgh, is still plagued by its negative stigma from the past due to a rivalry between its East and West subdivisions. Today, sitting between these two subdivisions, is a community that does not associate itself with either side. It has disassociated itself from the Pilton name by instead identifying itself with the main road that runs through the centre: Crewe Road North. Through exploring the relationships between nature and the built environment I highlight the physical and emotional partitions, which separate the Crewe Road area from its East and Western neighbours. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kat Dlugosz
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This work focuses on the EU immigrants living in Scotland, in the face of post-Brexit anxieties. Many of them have established personal links with the country, have their families and homes here, their kids were born and grew up in Scotland. Now, they are forced to rethink their place in the world, and the future of their families and relationships. Family portraits are coupled with photographs of neighbourhoods, placing the sitters in a local sphere that they have become a part of over the years. The series is a record of many meetings and often long conversations: about belonging, integration, and about effects of political decisions on people's personal lives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paolo Drusi
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Traditional pubs are disappearing at a staggering rate, replaced by more profitable freewifi cafes and students bars. This project wants to pay a tribute to the few pubs left in Edinburgh where a culture of sharing and traditions is cultivated as opposed to one of individualism and virtual connectivity. We might soon look back at these photographs and suddenly remember that such places have existed. Here pubs are depicted as frozen in time, anachronistic sanctuaries where traditions are celebrated. People are like ephemeral ghostly presences passing by, while places are standing the passage of time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Helen Edmund
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Lust and Liminality' explores the concept of embracing feelings and emotions at a time of great transition. 40% of the world's population live in countries where LGBT+ people can be imprisoned just for being themselves, yet 50% of millennials believe gender to be a spectrum. While there is progress to celebrate, one can easily be left with the mixed sense of displacement, which comes with being yourself in a world not yet sufficiently accustomed to the idea of love without boundaries. In Lust and Liminality, I navigate a personal space where intimacy and sexuality flow freely with desire for a genderless society, and where embracing honesty and playfulness can act as a key to feeling content in this liminal place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Judith Fieldhouse
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project explores the notion of the 21st Century Pilgrim and the ancient paths they travel. Photographing a series of portraits and still life's, I will investigate the people and the traditional and modern symbolism of these pilgrimages. For this project I have photographed along various pilgrim paths including Santiago De Compostela and a Pilgrimage up the Slemish mountain in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. For each pilgrimage there is a series of five photographs, the images in the series shown are from the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Samye Ling. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Finch
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Stand anywhere in Scotland and you are never more than forty miles from the sea. Perhaps its ever present nature instils a sense of belonging in people. Maybe it's something more simple; a historical bond founded by generations of industry and food production. This is a nation whose territorial seas cover a greater area than dry land, meaning many of its population are drawn to live or work in connection with the sea. Sam Finch travels around Scotland exploring these diverse relationships; from industry, aquaculture, craft and public safety to the scientists paving the way for marine research. These portraits build an understanding of this individual connection between humans and the sea. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniella Luisa
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

After Trump became president and uproar sprung in America, women around the world stood united. Following the numerous women marches I turned to my city of Edinburgh wondering what feminist action was occurring. Little to my knowledge there were many women in the city working to help other women. With inequality still a great issue it is important for women to share their stories and experiences. 'Women On A Mission' is a series of portraits of inspiring women based in Edinburgh who are raising awareness and helping to make changes in the everyday lives for women in Scotland. Their work ranges from empowerment, highlighting hidden voices and contesting gender based violence. These women work hard to combat inequalities and intolerance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Linn Lundin
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Goodnight Darling' is a personal project created around my Grandmother in Sweden and the absence and presence that my Grandfather holds in her life after passing away in 2010. The work investigates the memories held within the space that they once shared and notions of what life after loss entails. My practice seeks to evoke an emotional response in the viewers for them to make their own personal projections onto the work. Out of respect for my Grandmother and to reach outside a personal punctum I have chosen to not clearly show their faces. This project is the first in an on-going body of work based around my Grandmother and the family archive. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marina Mche
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I am drawn to faces, spaces objects and places. Sometimes merged, sometimes not. With extreme sensitivity to colour and composition, I develop a 5-minute relationship with a subject and light. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kirsty McLachlan
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project is a series of portraits of volunteers at the RNLI Kinghorn Station, located in the small coastal town in Fife, Scotland. These individuals dedicate their time to vigilant training and invaluable fundraising, and will drop everything at a moment's notice to rush out to sea to save those whose lives are in danger. This series, captured on medium format film, focuses on the individuality of each member and hopes to communicate a gentle, human and empathetic atmosphere - something which can be lost as we often, in society, take the emergency services for granted. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caroline McQuistin
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Populations in general naturally fluctuate. However, Rathlin Island's numbers are topical. In 19th century, The Great Famine devastated and posed threat to many rural Irish communities. This lead to the number of inhabitants on Northern Ireland's only populated off shore island decreasing by nearly 50% in one day. This occurred when a ship sailed into Church Bay and left with 500 residents. This was the last drastic change in the island's population until now. In 2017 the population of Rathlin is growing faster than what it has for two centuries. This project explores where the Rathlin Island has been, where it is now and where it is heading, honing in on the factors contributing to the current population growth. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kieran Riess Delaney
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Kieran Reiss Delaney (b. 1984) is a fine art and commercial photographer, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a skilled and creative photographer with a background in fine art and graphic design which lends itself to his style of work. His work is renowned for its versatility and highly experimental nature and often merges multiple creative styles and mediums. The work submitted is from two separate projects titled 'Moments' and 'Idle Hands'. Both project s orientate around constructive still life and portraiture. 'Moments' is about trivialising the beauty of a spontaneous moment whilst also targeting its significance. 'Idle Hands' focuses on crime, or more so guilt free criminals, which was depicted by using a theatrical style. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gaizka Saracibar
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project is about the construction and representation of one's social identity and how photography has become an essential tool for the online presentation and self-representation of one's identity. About how the act of taking a selfie and posting it online is a game of showing and hiding. Far from being a self-empowering act, is more like a public demonstration that one is worthy of being accepted as member of his or her tribe. The figures resembling men of my images are very much aware of what they want to show and what is regarded socially as masculine. They are also very aware of what they want to hide. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire White
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Having spent most of my childhood waiting for the day I could escape the village where I grew up, the idea of 'home' has always led me to questions I couldn't answer. Now, as I move from one rented accommodation to another, I feel I'm in a constant state of Limbo. Looking both backward and forward, never moving. As an adult, I felt it was finally time to return. This series is a documentation of how I re-discovered the place I should call home. The place where my family resides, where I grew up, discovered who I was, what I wanted - even if that was to get out. Out of this small village in the west of Fife... Oakley. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Bitcon
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Emily Bitcon is a British Conceptual and Fine Art photography whose work explores the relationship between art and design and investigated fundamental concepts behind the definition of art. She intends to tackle the conservation created from viewing art, whilst using the everyday object to help communicate issues sometimes hard to verbalise. The series 'Knock on Wood' illustrates every day, cheap and readily available items of furniture and assembling it in a different way to created beautiful sculptures which ignore the original purpose of the object. Her intention was to provoke an internal interaction with the viewers as the objects have become unrecognisable, transformed into art forms and challenging the theory that design is not art.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mollie Clothier
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Mollie Clothier is a British Fashion and Fine Art photographer whose work explores psychological matters, influenced by cognitive processes and the subconscious. Her current body of work, 'Perplexity', proposes to tackle the apprehension that surrounds mental health, normalising its impulses to the viewer through the use of recognisable movements and objects. Through an ambiguous physicality, she represents these intuitive gestures and sensory responses that occur as a result of an anxiety disorder. Interested in averting the 'sad girl' aesthetic, she uses styling, sets and colour to illustrate both the mental and physical tendencies that are attached to its affliction. Within a fashioned context, she materialises these sensory responses to create an obscurity that simulates this state of mind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisarose Cole
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Unseen explores ways that we do not always observe the photograph and experience the same landscape twice. The use of hidden mirrors within the landscape expands the edges of a photograph by revealing to the audience what is not seen. The mirrors interrupt the natural observation of the landscape image and replace it with parts reflected from the mirrors. These landscapes cannot be experienced by the viewer if they were to visit the sites as it was a unique fleeting moment of the unseen object being placed within the landscape, photographed and taken back down.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Collins
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Sophie is a cross genre photographer who explores social issues through the medium of photography. In her current project she is investigating the issues and stigmas revolving around uniforms, particularly those that are worn within childhood years, exploring if they really do stunt individuality and creativity. Throughout this project she questions if it is even possible to be individual at an age where peer pressure and the expectations of society demand so much in terms of our image and self-representation. By using the universally familiar, yet unnatural pose that is typical of a school portrait, she shows that even when 'restrained' by the regularity that is a uniform, each person's individuality is still visible. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Connor Diffley
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Staring out into an empty ocean or any landscape that is barren or vacant like a desert can concentrate you into the feeling and state of being alone. The people I photographed were strangers that I met on the beach. Before I asked them to pose for me, I spoke to them. Some just wanted some time to relax and be alone for a while. In one instance, someone was revisiting places they had been with their now deceased partner. I sowed these stories into my work, trying not to focus on only one in particular or be too obvious. This made each person's presence a secret the viewer, evoking a feeling of solitude.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harriet Ensor
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Harriet's practice explores themes of identity, memory and time within the family album. Utilising her family archives as a tool for identifying, understanding and expressing herself, Harriet sought to further her investigation of self to understand and accept her transition from childhood to adulthood. By examining archives and acknowledging a 'sense of place' in conjunction to her hometown Ashby de la Zouch, she not only aims to place herself within a collective family heritage and memory, but attempt to see herself outside of the family nucleus as her own person. Using personal family photography Harriet searches for a way to successfully create a 'new' archive in collaboration with her Grandfather Roy, whose void acts as a backbone to her investigation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ocean Farini
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

No one remembers Sylvia Pankhurst for being 'slim'. So often we celebrate women for their weight loss success over all other achievements or qualities. Frustrated with this, I placed myself within the pages of a pile of 1980's 'Slimming' magazines, following the often-ridiculous exercise routines and diets. By picking apart and reassembling the adverts and images, I hope to use the outdated and somewhat nostalgic material to laugh with as well as question these ideologies and bring to light contemporary issues around definitions of 'success'. (The piece is presented in a magazine format)  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jenny Francis
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Likes: Our culture is consumed by the digital drug. Jenny Francis presents work from the project, Like For Like, which explores society's use of social media; and how this has effected the way in which we respond and understand to certain imagery or sound. Growing up in the digital age, hiding behind screens has become part of the everyday; whether it be through using phones, tablets or computers. From this observation, Jenny found her interests lie within how we find value in the smallest action, a Like. Using digital and physical repetition to mimic the use of social media, her work aims to questions the importance and value we put onto a simple click of a button.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Gatland
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Forever In The Image World delivers a photographic perspective to a psychoanalytical concept. Working with the premise of voyeurism and origins of self-identity, proposed by Lacan, Lucy's portraits function as photographic symbols signifying a visual presence of one's hidden ego: inner reality. Employing similar techniques to UV light photography, Lucy's images are able to reveal hidden qualities within one's skin, which in turn grow to be symbolic pigment of the subject's unconscious mind. Forever In The Image World work provides different approaches to portrait photography looking at the significance of body language, the power of eye contact and the body as form.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natasha Girard
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Natasha Girard is a contemporary fine art photographer based between Cheshire and Cornwall. Her work, Ambiguity, explores the relationship between interpretation and inexactness - the quality of being open to more than one possibility. Girard has an ongoing fascination with how cultural imagery plays a part in the interpretation of untouchable landscapes. Within Ambiguity she explores the relationship between geometry, distance and space in order distance the viewer from the reality of the photograph and therefore create a sense of the unfamiliar, the uncanny. These factors enable the work to be seen in a way that forces the onlooker to provide their own visual interpretation of an untouchable land.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matt Greenwood
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Field Work gives access to objects that derive from the industrial sector, creating sculptural installations that momentarily disturb our conditional relationship to the objects that we have become overly familiar with. The neutral space helps in transforming these objects into a spectacle, bringing their existence back into our visual recognition. Much like the restricted access we have to these sites of construction, Field Work remains as a documented visual for the viewer, as the photograph becomes a form of a past construct which no longer exists, except for within the image. Each image therefore transitions into an impermanent bricolage of objects, as the camera acts as a tool for cataloguing these temporary constructs.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Gloria Harvey
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Hi My Name Is' is an exploration of fantasy and identity through self-portraiture. Constructed scenes present common stereotypes, fantasies and ideals. They exist only within the frames of the images, yet their familiarity invites us to attempt to place them and associate narratives as we view. The sense of attainability dissolves as we realise that they are constructs held together by performance. Yet are these constructs still preferable to reality? It is about both myself and society as a whole: our expectations and desires for the unreal and unattainable today, as we often lose reality in the chase for the fictional better life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ollie Hayward
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Body of Ours is an exploration of pain, pride and the idea of self. Documenting himself performing with a sculpture resembling a physical manifestation of the artist, Ollie Hayward has produced a body of work over the course of five sequences (one being a video) that examine how each of us interact with the often-complex ideas we have of ourselves. The insecurities we keep hidden from the world akin to something dirty to the more admirable and acceptable traits we wear like an armour upon our bodies, this project looks at the sensory ways of being. The sculpture is both beautiful and grotesque. It is approachable yet starkly uncanny and altogether alien. It is, however, fundamentally human.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aimee Hollands
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The body is something that should be appreciated and viewed as its own individual self, all automatic connotations, pornography, gender and sexuality, should be removed allowing you to view it for what it is not what its associated with. Body portraits takes inspiration from classical Greek sculpture and how the Greeks believed that the nude was a celebration of physical beauty, expressing nobility and potential of the human spirit (Saunders. 1989:9). The environment in which I have placed the body in turns it into an object altering how you view and read it. The use of the paper transforms the body concealing it and drawing the viewer in to look beyond the surface as what is there.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thea Lovering
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project 'Sticks and Stones' focuses mainly on traces left on the skin from operations, self-inflicted injuries or accidents. In the process of working on this project the images gradually focussed on the effects and documentation of time on the body and the way the skin reacts to environmental stressors. From the impermanence of traces such as bruises or indents, compared to the permanence and historical record of scars, they all provide a narrative. It interests me that there is something often heroic about a scar, a point of pride. Inversely there can be something embarrassing or shameful about self-harm scars or birthmarks and blemishes, something to hide.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danielle Madeley
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A community is the interwoven lives of different generations, a seamless unspoken memoir of times past and present; a collective history that forms the foundations of the people it encompasses. The photographs seen here are the consolidation of work from two homogenous projects documenting the parallaxes of growing up in the county of Staffordshire. The images lie on the cusp of fictional, tampering with the notions of traditional documentary. They provide the audience with the conflicting ideas of comfort and convulsion, which I feel are akin with my emotions towards home.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tobias May
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In the 1980's the United States government started a scheme to allow civilians into space, the successful candidate was Christina McCauliffe. Her trip ended in a fatal disaster and since then the only people to have ventured out of our atmosphere are millionaires who can afford the cost of the £20,000,000 trip. This series documents the rare journey of an average man on his adventure in space, becoming the first untrained, un-qualified and un-tidy male citizen to visit the International Space Station.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexander Mourant
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Alexander Mourant presents work from the series Aurelian, which explores the interior space of British butterfly houses. These artificial environments are used throughout the work to probe the nature of experience, as an envisioned idea where time is not absolute, but continuously contained and all encompassing. By employing cultural objects and contemporary abstraction, the work holds a dynamic tension - questioning one's spatial sense - stimulated through colour, form and materiality. The work draws from Alexander's four-month sojourn through the heart of Africa. In a sense, each photograph is autobiographical, helping to decode the fabric of space, essentially how 'here' and 'there' is in a perpetual dialogue. The work can be seen as an initial investigation into photography's metaphysical potential.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Nelson
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work explores the contemporary stance of the art market, using the element of gold to ironically portray luxury and wealth. Art, in my assessment, is the expression of life. However, in today's art world, it has become a commodity, so unachievable consumed by a covetous art market. The work here from my series entitled 'The Arid Sluices Through Which Cash Pours and the Heart Desiccates', presents itself dominated by wealth, the audience rather than initially look at the piece as art, perceives it as an object of commodity, a portrayal of the situation the art world has succumbed to today. Therefore, ultimately challenging how we view and value art in this contemporary age.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Nixon
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Stemming from an interest in viewers' experiences during their encounter with art and photographic material, Lucy Nixon aims to challenge and question the way in which individuals engage with and perceive their environment visually. She arouses the viewers' curiosity by confronting them with a diverse range of materials and textures. The physical encounter plays an important role in the consumption of her work; abstract motifs prevail to eliminate distractions and contextual associations. Lucy's recent practice can be regarded as a rebellion against the increasing visual over-saturation faced by society. It aims to decrease the pace of visual consumption and focuses the mind on the physical object rather than on what is depicted.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rupert Phillips
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Holoscapes proposes that we as a species of creatures that look at the world are becoming contenders with it the more technology is taken forward. Even though we are ourselves part of nature, we are becoming separate from it as a result of our trying to control it. Holoscapes shows an array of landscapes quantified by a computer and illustrates the difference of styles between man and nature. The fluid lines that trace the contours of the mountain's summit compared with the rigid lines of the holographic pyramids that measure them show this difference of styles. These landscapes are made to look as if they're being seen and understood through the screen of the computer.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oliver Radford
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My work regards everything that exists around me; it is a visual study of the fabric that creates me; the people, the environment, the objects. Everything and everyone that charges my work sits or stands in front of me and around me. It is all constructed by those nearest and dearest and forms the deepest of love letters. It is a nudge to the eye towards that which would usually go un-noticed and un-appreciated, the beautiful, beautiful underdogs. 'Knuckles That Have Never Been Cracked' comments on a notion of masculinity and the relationship between two different beings or states. As a multi- legged project, it creates inter contextual relationships between parallels to evolve different stances and viewpoints. Allowing varying subjects to converse with one another to further deepen a way of looking at ourselves and our surroundings.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christian Smith
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Six Degrees of Freedom establishes the relationship between the Simulacra and Freud's Uncanny. The work visualises these theories by exploring human likeness within non-human subject matter and Freud's own analysis of the uncanny facet of the separated limb. These four images sit adjacent, but independent, to a moving image piece exploring the same subject matter.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Stone
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What does it mean to be a woman today? Lauren is a fine art photographer, who focuses on issues surrounding women within contemporary society. The Ladies of Lady Street combines portraits with details of the different Lady Streets around the UK. The women are dressed and positioned as they consider a lady would, questioning the female role in society. She probes the evolution of equality, celebrating its advances but highlighting its faults. Lauren's imagery relies upon the fusion with text, believing text reveals what an image cannot and allowing for self-representation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosie Warwick
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The Longest Surviving Warwick, documents Rosie Warwick's relationship to landscape and memory. Rosie presents images that deal with the mundanity of the everyday and exploring the concept of anticipatory loss. Repeating the journey to her Grandfathers house, which she travels multiple times a week, documenting along the way. Once he is gone she will have no reason to make this journey. She uses the landscape that she documents to illustrate the personal narrative of her relationship to her Grandfather and memory.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexandra Akigg
UCA Farnham - BA (Hons) Photography
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Alexandra Akigg explores photography in a narrative, documentary and fine art way, allowing her work to have a sense of ambiguity to it. By using analogue as her main medium of choice she is able to create work in a much more thoughtful and meaningful way. Akigg revisits her childhood home many years after having moved out, the return to the home holds a feeling of familiarity, yet unfamiliarity at the same time. She finds herself drawn to the traces of childhood, that are no longer hers, but those that now belong to someone else. This body of work focuses on reconnecting the past with the present. The techniques of analogue processes used in these images, allows the photos to communicate a sense of nostalgia. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zoë Bennett
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The Reality of Travel 2.0 is an educational body of work that uses photography to teach viewers about the reality of popular tourist locations that they are used to seeing advertised in the media. Zoë Bennett is a keen traveller who has always lived in the incredibly popular tourist city of Bath and has noticed that various locations represented in the media are often very different in real life. With this in mind, Bennett wanted to use this work to show viewers that things are not always as they seem, educating them in a way so as to not always believe everything that they see or hear in the media, especially when it is created by people trying to promote or advertise a particular place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Bigwood
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Robert Bigwood has chosen to focus this project on a topic that has been prevalent throughout his life, London is the city that he has grown up in, resulting in him witnessing a number of significant changes. From attitudes, to beliefs and ethics. Creating societal changes, among these is the idea of who and what makes a Londoner. He has presented London and its inhabitants as a series of portraits. The selection of individuals reflects the diversity of Londoners that he met and photographed on the streets on London shown in the basic honesty of black and white film. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steph Bourazanis
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Through the use of abstract and macro photography, Steph Bourazanis has captured the essence of bringing her imagination to life; creating and expressing an unknown universe shown within her own imagination. Bourazanis has transformed and redefined foreign objects such as particular foods that have frequently had a negative effect on her throughout her life. She has transformed these foreign objects into a world of unknown possibilities, creating and believing to see a new aspect towards objects that were once a negative aspect to her. With the use of macro photography, Bourazanis could see a world of unknown possibilities shown within the detail and texture of the foreign objects she has chosen. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Cooper
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Hannah Cooper's series Chromosome 17 emerged from an interest in examining the relationship between her family and the breast cancer genetic mutation labelled BRCA1. Her work explores this topic by using a timeline of family portrait images and a mixture of alternative and digital processes to visually represent microscopic imagery of breast cancer cells and in turn their destructive effect on the individuals depicted. The work seeks to raise awareness of the genetic mutation by visualising the broken reality and loss created by the gene and the fragility of each life shown in the images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kimberley-Anne Cox
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Kimberley-Anne Cox's work explores individuality and disability, through self-portraiture and pictures of her direct surroundings. This has been a common theme through the artist's practice so far. In her work On the Verge of Visibility, Cox continues to interpret this theme as part of her projects on identity. It started with Cox exploring her specific condition and her body because of hypermobility, but she wanted to delve deeper and find out more about the perceptions of her condition in more detail. As well as how people live with and overcome their disabilities. The project has allowed her to research others that suffer with similar symptoms and problems, alongside her own condition, all in more detail. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elodie Duncan-Duplain
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Elodie Duncan-Duplain uses photography as a form of therapy, as a way to understand her personal relationships. Attachments explores the idea of the 'transitional object', while Duncan-Duplain finds herself in a transitional phase as she moves away from her childhood home. By using photography to further understand her connections and strong attachments to various objects, she interprets their importance in her development as an adult. Using a photographic studio as the stage for her performance, Duncan-Duplain carefully positions herself with each object. A short video diary accompanies the photographs sharing her memories and connections with each object. The process of this work has helped Duncan-Duplain's transition into adulthood, allowing her to remain close to family through memories associated with these objects. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Fox
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Emma Fox is a British photographic artist whose work explores identity and intimacy, driven by a passion for anthropology. Her love of portraiture is used to express the intimacy between a photographer and the subject, creating a shared experience for all three parties; the photographer, the sitter and the audience. Her recent work focuses on issues of sexuality and gender, documenting women who identify as queer and the place they believe they sit in western society. Who's The Girl? is a progressing archive of LGBTQ+ women and their stories which also expresses the intimate discovery of identity for the photographer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jamain Gordon
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Jamain Gordon's series One People, One Nation, One Destiny is a body of work to raise awareness of his home country of Guyana. Not a lot of people have heard of Guyana, so with this work, his aim is to share his birthplace through photography in the hope that people can appreciate and pass on the knowledge of a place and a culture that is new to them. Each of the subjects photographed had a close connection with Gordon's late Grandmother and so meeting and photographing the sitters had a particular significance to him. Many of the people that Gordon met on his trip back to Guyana have also handwritten a message to share first-hand knowledge of the people and culture of Guyana. Gordon's photographs are an honest documentation of the Guyanese people which he wishes to share with my newfound friends and family. The series of work has been made into a book that incorporates Gordon's photographs alongside hand written letters by his subjects.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Jarvis
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In Walking Home Lucy Jarvis attempts to reconnect with the unknown places surrounding a regular 90 mile driving route by deciding to walk home. Consciously following the road route as closely as possible she made the entirety of the journey by foot. The walk, spanning 5 days from her University house in Surrey to her childhood home in Essex took her through four towns that were the milestones for her journey. In order to consider her relationship with these places Jarvis chose to completely exclude everything that encompasses a car journey and delve into this incredibly slow walk. She used OS maps to navigate the whole journey and chose not to use technology that may interfere with her connection to these places. It was particularly important to her to make her photographs on a large format camera to bring the essence of this inherently slow process together. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Connor Kitching
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Connor Kitching's series Sam, Harry and Me is a documentary-style personal narrative consisting of three case studies revolving around drag and gender fluidity. Each profile displays a portrait in their natural state, the transformation, special items of clothing and photographs of each of the subjects in and out of drag within a public space, which incorporates a documentation of the public's reaction. The series closes with editorial portraits of each of the subjects in drag. The aim of this project was to document individual styles of drag and the reactions of the public. Kitching found it easy to make assumptions, therefore to try to understand what it felt like to be in drag in a public area he also decided to include himself in the same situations as his other subjects in order to experience it first hand.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samara Knight
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Genre: Landscape

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Samara Knight approaches the nature of photography conceptually in her practice. In origin she explores the mythological narratives which surround Dartmoor, a landscape known for its historical and cultural presence. Many traces of human activity mark this land in the form of monuments from eras gone by, along with the scars left by industrial endeavours. The narrative Knight hopes to portray is the striking, yet unforgiving nature of this place which is often illustrated in the fictions that surround it. Through placing truthful accounts of personal experiences within Dartmoor's borders beside atmospheric imagery of mist descending, a sense of ambiguous tension is formed. Her use of analogue photography reflects the longevity that is inherent in the landscape to capture a place of temporality, indexicality and elemental presence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maggie Leitch
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In A Life Recalled For My Granddaughter Maggie Leitch explores her grandmother's life. Leitch's grandmother lives in Northern Ireland meaning that she doesn't get to see her much, because of this Leitch wanted to get to know her better. Leitch's work explores stories that her grandmother told her as well as what her grandmother's life was like at twenty-three, what her thoughts and feelings were and what it was like to be married at that age. Leitch herself has just turned twenty-three and was intrigued to use the connection of age as a tool to explore her grandmother's history. She has made a hand bound book of this final work, which includes both her own and found images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ernielson Limbo
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Originating from the Philippines, Ernielson Limbo uses personal family photographs in order to explore and challenge the representation influenced by normative values the mass population conform to. The Philippines is the 4th largest Catholic country in the world. Growing up in a strict Filipino household, experimentation with gender and sexuality was forbidden. Through this body of work, Limbo attempts to regain control and power over years of misguided and mistaken depiction of identity. Driven by own experiences and struggles, this piece elevates the sense of nostalgia which he challenges. Rebelliously going against the constraints of the rigid conservative culture he was brought up with. Limbo introduces a newly found identity and independence, playfully marking and changing the way he was once viewed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Henry Maxfield
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Henry Maxfield has a documentary approach to his work, by first learning from his subject and then creating an interesting photograph of them. In this project Give Thanks he explores the Jamaican sound system culture within the UK. The work explores the community of the culture and the subject's range from the bigger well-known names and sound systems to the smaller local sounds. Maxfield's aim with his photographs was to show the audience unknown to the culture, what a sound system dance is like and who supports the inherited culture of Jamaican sound system. Working with a range of people involved with the scene from different generations gave many different perspectives of culture and how it has changed since its heyday in the 1960s. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Morgan
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Katie is an ongoing collaboration between Rebecca Morgan and her sister, from whom the series takes its name. Katie has a severe learning disability, she is 18 years old with a childlike mind. She doesn't see her disability in any way other than positive, it merely allows her to interact with, and view the world differently. This work not only illustrates the innocence and vulnerability Morgan identifies in her sister, but how Katie sees her own world around her, simple with no stress or concerns. The collaboration has culminated in the creation of these works which include Morgan's photographic insights as well as Katie's own photographs and writing, which provide a counterbalance to Morgan's anxiety over Katie's future by allowing insight to Katie's carefree and joyful world through her own eyes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tomm Morton
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This work is an ethnographic photo study centred on capturing and sharing the experiences of members of a biannual micro-festival community. Our Small World seeks to examine the motivations and philosophies of this community and highlight the idyllic time spent at this miniature festival called Small World. Through interviews and portraits Tomm Morton set out to travel the country to uncover a scattered community held together by the universal experiences of kinship, art and self-expression. With fewer than 1000 dedicated members, this Small World community has become its own unofficial tribe, self-sustainable and ever growing in an age where hippies and travellers are a misrepresented stereotype. With the help of those included in the books and the Small World community Morton hopes to rectify this distortion and portray each member away from the festival scene, in their own homes and native environments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Orton
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Rebecca Orton's documentary practice is influenced by her interest in history. Coventriert was inspired by her home town's destruction during the Blitz, changing the medieval city of Coventry into a concrete jungle. This work combines extracts from J.B. Shelton's book, A Night in Little Park Street with Orton's own photographs. The text gives a first-hand account of Shelton's experience on the 14th/15th November 1940, Coventry's most famous night. This highly descriptive text dramatically contrasts the quiet and simplistic photographs it is paired with. Each photograph is of a place in Coventry, either an area targeted by the Luftwaffe or an area that has played a large role in people's memory of the Coventry Blitz. These two components come together to create a cohesive narrative depicting Coventry's past and present as one. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Slater
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A Story of Heartbreak is a collaboration of image and soundtrack in the form of a film in which Grace Slater recreates and fictionalizes her own heartbreak, by creating tableau images that use the colour red in an obvious way to imply a narrative of love and grief. The images are paired with clips from classical music, each song written about love, grief and loss. The dramatic and theatrical soundtrack triggers an emotional response from the audience. The work plays with the idea of the cliché and the visual language of storytelling. Dead roses, spilt wine and Beethoven are all used to create an easily recognizable story of a young woman dealing with the ending of a relationship. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kirill Slokotovich
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Deconstructing Movement has originated from Kirill Slokotovich's early interest in the extreme sport of Parkour. The work is an analysis of human motion, which uses Parkour as a vessel to carry it out. The viewer is presented with a sequence of movements, which in turn is deconstructed in order to gain a much better understanding of its components. Deconstructing Movement uses human interaction with man-made objects in an interesting way as often the actual purpose of these structures is much different from the one that is being attributed to them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rungthanwa Thaophayung
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

With a concern for the population's poor eating habits and vulnerability to advertising, Rungthanwa Thaophayung works to exposure the truths behind junk food in her series Gut Feelings. Eating healthily is something everyone knows they should do, however, in practice this can be challenging. Advertising made by fast food companies plays a big role in this by encouraging consumption of low-grade calories. There is a sense of indulgence projected by the mass media to label low-value food as desirable. Gut Feelings reveals Thaophayung's struggles and emotional aftermath from eating unhealthy food. She hopes to enlighten the people who also encounter this problem daily through her photographic practice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David G.A. Ward
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

David G. A. Ward created the work showcased here, What's Wrong With Being Me: I Am Gaia, for his year three Independent Study project. The series is made up of surreal self-portraits based around his identity and the treatments of the LGBT community around the world, highlighting problems such as the Daesh murders in Syria and Iraq. Though Ward feels proud of who he is, and these fears do not rule him, he finds it hurtful when others are attacked either verbally or physically because of who they are, something they cannot change and should not be asked to change. These ideas were the basis of which to convey the work by using surrealism, dreams and fears as a way of illustrating how he would feel if it were to be him being attacked in this way like so many others are. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Williams
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Sarah Williams explores her suffering with anxiety through self-portraits, used as a tool for self-therapy. This approach is a common theme throughout the artist's work. My Future Unknown consisting of mainly six images in a series, reflects the artist's fear towards her future possibilities by visiting locations informing her six main priorities in life. The black net symbolising the black hole from the artist unknown of her future. In the film, Be Enlightened, or Drown in your own Sorrows, her seemingly unrelated imagery reflects the artist's confused mind, as she battles through the difficult transitional stages. She documents different natural techniques, as she tries to heal herself from mental illness. The use of film and digital techniques represent the fictions between the sensitive and tough, the imperfect and perfect self. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miriam Winsor
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

And yet is a series of large-scale portraits using controlled light and shadow to reference classical painting styles. The project elevates and invites respect of the subjects, all of whom have experienced and recovered from perinatal mental health difficulties. Viewed together with copies of letters the women have written to their former selves, the series encourages a dialogue about the impacts of cultural, political and economic influences on maternal mental health and identity. Miriam Winsor's practice considers themes of place, identity and family. She uses the artistic process as a means to interpret and gain clarity, often examining the limitations of the photographic medium as part of this exploration. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paris Wood
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Most of us leave home at some point during our lives and can all relate to feelings of displacement and unsettlement having moved away from the familiar. Paris Wood's project Home Without Home is a personal study of her experience of moving away from home, which explores the feelings of displacement juxtaposed with contentment found within a new location. The photographs are combined with brief texts between herself and her parents that portray their communication between locations. The photographs appear banal, still and silent; intended not to convey negative emotions, but as an indication of something missing and distant. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annie Haggarty
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The four principles of Jus in bello are; Necessity, Distinction, Proportionality and Limitation. They are concerned with the amount of force used, discrimination between target and non-target, knowing the expected outcomes of a campaign and the types of weapons that may be used. These criteria are used to determine justice during war. The objects in this series are items used by the pest control industry. With a rapidly increasing middle class, a growing population, global warming and an increasing intolerance toward any uninvited life form, the pest control industry has never been more relevant. The objects in the photographs are all around us, often in plain sight, yet they seem almost invisible. Most are small or camouflaged, some only come out at night, but they are all part of the enormous array of technical devices used by the pest controller on behalf of us all. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Madeline Regan
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Perfect Smile is a reflection of Madeline Regan's dental journey. The photographs depict just some of the realities of having major dental treatment over the course of several years. With constant dental appointments, removal of teeth and two years of braces, Regan could have associated this time of her life with pain but instead, she actually associates the idea of the dentist with boredom and living with the knowledge that she will never be able to have the perfect smile. Regan currently has two Maryland bridges fixed into her mouth to give her a full set of teeth. These false teeth have given her confidence which without she feels that she would be a completely different person. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bob Langridge
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My practice is a journey through photographic processes, developing my own connections and meaning through experimenting with film and print my work explores and interprets the layers that landscapes hold, considering concepts of distance and time. 'Fetch' considers what is in sight but is forever out of reach and that which is achievable but slips through one's grasp. For this I used the horizon to represent what we can see but never reach and the tide as what we can reach but slips through our grasp. 'Footsteps of Ghosts' is based on hollow-ways and sunken lanes. Many have walked these routes and those that linger can feel their presence.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Pugh
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I am a Fine Art and Portrait Photographer who explores significant issues of self-expression, a sense of belonging within the world and mental health issues. Baths are intimate moments. The temptation to drown oneself becomes overwhelming, and this is exactly what this series is about - your one last breath. One Last Breath explores the experiences an individual encounter during their last moments within the bath. This is represented in an elegant, relaxed and beautiful way which contradicts the concept of the imagery.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Finlay Carmichael
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My work has evolved quite rapidly from a divisive form of documentary, to a much more fluid process of image making. This stemmed from both my own frustration with photographic traditions, and a need to go beyond the photographic image; thus, I have adopted a more story based approach, where my images need not tell the viewer something but only suggest it - the empty spaces in between images becoming even more important than the objects themselves. This piece of work, 'Paradise', marks this turning point: it is a loose ethnographic study into my grandfather's history, touching upon themes such as his ongoing isolation within an alien culture, and a longing for the past, and for ones homeland.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lily Sherratt
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When we leave a place, we take all our memories with us so there is no evidence that we were ever in that specific location. So I considered what would happen if we left a trace of ourselves within that space, leaving a memory or part of one behind. By incorporating my form into a space using long exposure, I blend into my surroundings. Memories are often incomplete and fragmented and by only seeing a partial form, it leaves a small trace of myself within that place. My inclusion also reveals my relationship with the space and its connection to my form. As a fine art photographer, I explore personal concepts relating to the ideas of memory, family and emotion.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Blythin
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As a fashion photographer, I've not only decided to highlight certain pieces of clothing but to expose emotion and personality in my subjects. My images that I am showing are a collection of not only various people in my life, but of different styles and shooting techniques. The more I experiment with creating, I strive to break the barrier between a stoic and cold world of fashion and a varying world of portraiture.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sian Atherton
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This body of work is a landscape documentary that focuses on two locations that define the area of Trawsfynydd. The lake and power station are the two focal points in Trawsfynydd and it is usual these two things that people use to identify their location. The work explores my relationship with the lake and the decommissioned power station, and how I see them being reclaimed by nature and the surrounding landscape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Green
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Within my practice I construct scenes and use self-portraiture to help express, explore, clarify, and resolve, my own thoughts in relation to personal as well as wider societal issues. Inference is a project which explores the fluid and unreliable nature of memories and therefore, their relationship to dreams, and the sense of the unknown. Fed-up is an exploration of the emotional as well as physical healing properties of various herbs, flowers, and leaves, which are often used in teas to help alleviate symptoms brought on by our modern socio-cultural landscape.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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William Penson
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

As a landscape photographer, I am interested in the natural environment, but 100% natural environment is extremely rare for where on the planet has man not visited, touched, or changed. Through my work, I focus on the natural landscape and how man has manipulated its formation and left its imprint upon it. I enjoy exploring and expressing the strong links that man's actions leave, whether it's through exploitation of the land, or man's desire to be surrounded by an aesthetically pleasing environment. My images, at first glance, show a natural scene, but when you look deeper, you find a subtle juxtaposition of natural and man-made subjects.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zoe Shayle
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My practice is formed around documentary landscape, work aims is based within the valleys of South Wales, that were once dominated by coal mines. Following the closures and dismantling of the mining industry, many have little remaining of their industrial heritage. Many of these places have now been reclaimed by nature once more, showing that no matter how much man manipulates the land nature can still recover from it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Harris
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My project focuses on the remaining landscapes that once belonged to man, but now nature has started to reclaim them back. I am drawn to the beauty in places and environments that are not usually seen as attractive to other people. These locations have their own unique beauty, for example a simple rock face or a building that has fallen into disrepair. To me I love the feeling of exploring within an abandoned place. Through my images I intend to show how man has had a devastating impact on the natural world, and how nature is trying to reclaim the abandoned environment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sadie Carter
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Chan and Alan Brown are a retired couple of self-confessed senile delinquents, they are as far from the pension collecting, blue rinse and bingo stereotype as imaginable. This series of images illustrates the love and companionship Chan and Alan share as they traverse their twilight years; growing old yet retaining the will and dedication to confront life head on with no holds barred. These two individuals are a testament to the hard work and selflessness needed in life and in marriage; through loss, disability and upheaval they continue to support each other, providing stability, love and plenty of 'Funny Frustration'.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Duffield
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Throughout childhood my father struggled with a heroin addiction. However difficult it may have been at times for my mother and father, to my memory we had a charmed life growing up. As children, my father's addiction was not discussed and after he left, years passed with little contact. Only now do I begin to understand the complexities of my parents relationship. I now meet with my father regularly to offer support as he undergoes a detox. when we meet up we talk about nothing in particular. 'The whole house is shaking' then, investigates the initially concealed addiction within the family and looks towards the emotional reverberations that continue as a result of this.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Lumb
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I am a final year student at the University of Huddersfield. I use photography as a means of self-expression - creating photographs for myself, to be able to gain a better understanding of my interpretation of my own thoughts. As a person who has recently been diagnosed with BPD. My project, Adrift, is a very personal one to me. It has incorporated thoughts and ideas which relate to home, family, identify and health. My work explores how certain things can be damaging to a person, but how they can also just be temporary. I tried to show some thoughts and feelings that I have dealt with recently in my work.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Silvana Trevale
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In spite of the fact that Venezuela has greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, my country has one of the fastest shrinking economies in the world. Food and medicines are in desperately short supply while the murder rate soars and the national currency is worth less than the paper it is printed on. Which has lead to the currently escalating protests in Venezuela. We Venezuelans widely regard Venezuela as feminine, as a woman. When I return however I am always struck by the vital, yet unrecognized role women play in Venezuelan society. As a response, this series of portraits then looks towards the women of Venezuela, celebrating the collective, modest but real-life heroes of my homeland.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natasha Ullah
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The Spotted Dog has been a local pub for many people since its opening in the 60's. Situated in the middle of a council estate, it's part of a minority of pubs that have managed to avoid closure over the past decade. For some the routine on a Sunday is church, for me it was going to the local to meet up with relatives and friends to play bingo, bus stops and chocolate board amongst the mist of cigarette smoke. Throughout the years not much has changed. This project explores people from all areas of Hull that have a routine, which brings them to a certain place every Sunday, where they become part of a community.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stevie Wareing
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

When we were children we would constantly escape into imaginary worlds, but what happens in those worlds when we are no longer there. What if our imagination was to carry on? Through a series of photographs, I have explored a world left behind - a woodland littered with imagination - a world of imagination abandoned. With human life being present, but an absence of characters, the mysterious world reveals itself showing how it lives on without us. As a studio based photographer, all photographs in the series were constructed in the photographic studios, behind the scenes footage and the full series can be found on my website.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joshua Wilde
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

For my final year I decided to produce a commercial portfolio covering a diverse range of photographic practices. The year has given me the ability to refine my technical skills and the space to experiment with commercial aesthetics. I first focused on shooting luxury goods to form a self-directed project, Fabricated desire. concepts of luxury goods that are fabricated to be desirable to consumers. After shooting for fabricated desire, I started Grandma's House, a project for my final major project, a two-part fashion collaboration responding to a final graduate collection by Louise Wheatcroft, who graduated from the BA Fashion and Textiles course in 2015, also at Huddersfield University.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aaron Leven
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Photographed predominantly in Yorkshire, 'The Automotive Life' captures public spaces - including retail park car parks - where car groups meet up and take over the space for the night, exchanging the latest tips on car modifications, have rev-offs, do donuts, buy stickers and generally escape from the monotony of day-to-day working life. The meets provide a social space for youths and bystanders alike to meet and become a part of a growing community.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adele Baron
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Precipice Fragments' is more than fashion photography. It is an editorial that was inspired by a unique area of the British coastal scenery. Taking high fashion out of the context of modern life and placing it in a timeless location shows a different perspective from the familiar environment of the city. This is a body of work emphasising light, colour and texture. Form of the model and composition in camera highlight the simplicity of the clothing. The colours were reflected in the rich tones of the natural landscape; orange, red, green and off white. The hard, rough textures of the shipwreck, rocks and crumbling cliffs contrast with the serenity of the model, which transforms the environment into a peaceful setting. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adele Cassidy
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Harmony Hill' is an honest documentation of the relationship between the photographer's grandparents. It depicts the devotion and patience of her grandfather as he cares for her disabled grandmother and their daily routine.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Scott
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Relative Connections' is a series of portraits centred on my personal journey to exploring the family tree. Everyone has family, whether they are close to one another or they have never met before, they are still related either by blood or through marriage. A family tree can go on forever with individuals being related yet do not know each other even when they live in close proximity; this project aims to assist in the meetings of myself and my relatives, sometimes for the first time, photographed in their personal environment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Beth Sonnenthal
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Inspired by the Instagram hashtag #strongnotskinny, these photographs of female powerlifters and weightlifters challenge modern perceptions of beauty and femininity. The gym is still considered to be a space dominated by males; the general consensus appears to be that muscles are not a feminine trait and there remains an unwarranted stigma around women participating in strength training. Lift aims to celebrate the mental and physical discipline of these female lifters who pride themselves on their capabilities and their highly toned physiques.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Devon Handley
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In the green heart of Yorkshire, documentary photographer Devon Handley has been embedding himself in green communities to investigate how the rise in interest in sustainable living is taking form. The project, Piece Of Eden, aims to document the reality of the supermarket food chain and how local businesses are adapting to fight institutional food and energy waste, feed the less fortunate and preserve the receding natural safe havens found nestled amongst the urban sprawl. The images call for a re-evaluation of policy, and a reconnection to the land and our responsibility towards it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Jackson
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I am a people watcher, an introvert and spectator quietly documenting strangers I encounter both at home and abroad. These images are selected from a larger body of work exploring my unwavering fascination of people; captured in both familiar and unfamiliar environments and all observed from afar. This series of images draws particular attention to individuals seemingly unaware of their surroundings and absorbed in their phones. Mobile phones are such an integral part of today's society it is rare to observe people who are not glancing down at their hands or posing for selfies, even in places of significant beauty and interest. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Heslop
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In this modern world ruled by mass and social media, we spend our lives pretending or striving to be someone we are not. For this series of images I have taken inspiration from cultures that still use carnival and masquerade to release tension and shut out the 'noise' we are surrounded by everyday. The mask can be used as a conduit; a manifestation and personification of the multiple personas contained within the human condition. The mask can exorcise our anxieties and express our dreams. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Miller
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A road trip documentary that primarily focuses on the Icelandic backdrops. A magical experience where situations change so instantaneously, the weather, a temperature change or even lighting conditions, transforms a bland and bleak scene into a surreal/terrestrial environment. And whilst these landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful, they're also important to the history, culture and the survival of the Icelandic people. Many landscapes are associated with the Icelandic sagas (myths deriving from the 5th century), lava formations are believed to be trolls turned to stone by the sun, the hidden folk (elves and fairies) according to Icelanders, still inhabit the land. These environments are also natural resources that are harnessed for Iceland's own prosperity, particularly renewable energy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hamish Irvine
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project is a photographic diary; wherever I go I take my Rolleiflex with me, and anything that interests my eye in the slightest, I capture. Inspired by Michel de Certeau's 'The Practice of Everyday Life', I do not photograph to entertain one theme or idea. I seek to capture the qualms and quirks of life that is accessible to us all, if we look around. Street photography is my escape from my profession as a full time wedding photographer. Slowing down the process by photographing on to transparency and showing the images physically via the 6x6 viewfinder brinds the medium to the pace I personally prefer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amelia Lonsdale
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The project was realised through my interests in portrayals of social landscape and the use of architecture and verdure as a form of external, cultural expression within a particular homestead. In pursuit of this interest, I began to unearth my personal hinterland through the exploration and documentation of an area that lies beside my own neighbourhood: An affluent suburb and the reformed land that surrounds it. The work takes a topographic approach, yet seeks to understand the sensibility of the place and what it means to reside within it, identifying the ideals of our own space. It exposes the inhabitants' use of the land to bestow a sense of serenity and stillness, whilst sheltering themselves from the outside world.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jennifer Donaldson
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'In Harmony' documents the progression of family life since the diagnosis of the photographers mothers cancer. Exploring the family dynamic 'In Harmony' highlights the subtle changes made to family life from the effects of cancer whilst celebrating the coming together of relationships. Shot within the family home the project captures the intimacy of family life and the simplicities of the everyday. The project used as a coping mechanism for the photographer to come to terms with the shift in family dynamic opens up into personal experiences and challenges faced by the photographer and her family.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Voong
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The encouragement and social skills acquired through a solid network of friends teaches young people how to act in social situations, which sets them up well for adulthood. Having positive friends in a teen's life can also provide feedback when an individual makes a bad decision in life. 'NW5' is a personal project exploring identity and documenting those who played positive influential roles in the photographers' youthful and formative years. Not only does it look at the topic of identity but is also a body of work that aims to pay homage to the individuals who have been a constant supportive network during the challenges and successes faced by the photographer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Melvin Leong
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This series is about the valuable community in today's society, the homeless. Many people tend to pass by them without acknowledging them and sometimes even tend to avoid them. Some people will take their time out and reach out to help the homeless out and try to understand their situation so they will not have felt as abandon by society. This series of images showed the homeless and the people who are helping them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natasha Koziarska
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Country/City questions the traditions and photographic norms of capturing Countryside and City, to which it challenges and abstracts these questions. It searches for angles, continuity and structures in natural environments while searching for rounded mounds and disorder within the city. The work utilises the formal elements, creating an abstracted view of the mundane, allowing the viewer to study their surroundings in a similar way when they continue in day-to-day activities. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Naomi Blakeborough
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I hope to create a positive space for girls, where their experiences and sexuality are given the worth that they deserve. I struggled through school frightened of my sexuality because I saw it as dangerous. Nobody was talking about it, so when things went wrong and I had experiences with online grooming I was too ashamed to tell anyone because I believed it was my fault. I want girls to talk to each other about their experiences, because I know that if I'd have spoken to someone about it the first time, it probably wouldn't have happened again. We need to re-evaluate the way we deal with girls' sexual experiences - by ignoring them or not validating them we're making them vulnerable.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Savage
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Utilising the landscape in conjunction with more personal, the photographs are from a broader body of work that explores the body and its' potential as a sculptural, sexual and performative entity. They are an expression of freedom through visual syntheses and abstractions between the body and its' immediate environment. Referencing classical and Romantic notions of beauty and aesthetic value, 'In Formalities' traces the discourse around form and gender politics yet subverts the manner in which 'beauty' is conveyed, defined and experienced. Addressing these terms, the work aims to promote body positivity and a lack of inhibition through balancing form and function with the associative and depicted.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Summer Moore
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Ethnic Majorities' is an exploration of the relationship between cultural heritage and specific locations within the city of Leicester. It is known for being one of the most ethnically diverse and multicultural cities due to the influx of migrants after the Second World War, mainly from India, to work within the textile industry. Eventually these workers settled as communities within Leicester in areas such as Spinney Hill, Rushey Mead and Evington. The work aims to document the effects of migration and how this change within the population has primarily altered the environment visually, but has also shifted the transition from being a 'minority' to a 'majority'.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ioanna Koukouraki
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The series of photographs relate to an exploration of places, forms and landscape that remain deeply rooted to the history of a country. Each photograph relative to the other yet each one apart stating its own individuality and uniqueness. Through the aesthetics of photography, the project seeks to find the traces of history transparent on the surface of society. 'Marks' of the past, time and decay, the ephemeral yet permanent signs of history state the existence of humanity within a society of today. The project took part in Greece, a country affected by social and economic crisis, remains coexisting of the past and the present.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Henry Vallance
Leeds College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The project 'Rosemary' by Henry Vallance uses himself as the subject of the images as a form of self-reflection and a discussion around gender. The project isn't to use the body to create a statement on gender identity, or it's politics in general, but rather to allow space for the viewer to reflect, to be curious, and to view his personal relationship with it. The images depict feminine and masculine characteristics and create a contrast of emotion, persona and sexuality. The project uses a variety of visual approaches, put together as series to present a 'day-by-day' account of gender dysphoria and a subjective response to his own body. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michel King
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography and Lens Based Media
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My studio practice is an exploration of my son Leon's perception of the world. His experiences are conditioned by specific intellectual diagnoses. How he perceives the world is unique to him but I have begun to emulate his perspective through photography and video. He almost constantly seeks information and has an ability to remember in detail what he has gleaned. He is quite rigid in his thinking and seeing another's point of view can be difficult for him. Through my work I hope to give the viewer an insight into his wonderful and unique self but also to others with similar diagnoses.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eileen Byrne
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography and Lens Based Media
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My Photography is generally a reflection of the environment I live in, I'm very aware of the structural change that's brought about by globalisation and the impact it has on the wider community. I've been studying industrial underground mining and its effect on the workers, the infrastructure, the natural landscape and economy. Growing up in Tipperary which has a long history in Mining, I researched the economic growth and the impact of the closures of these mines both financially and physically on the landscape. When I take my camera underground I'm taking images of an unavailable landscape, As I map the intangible layers of this scared landscape I'm unearthing and revealing the beauty which lies beneath the holocaust of destruction.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Franklin
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography and Lens Based Media
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The artist's work consists of photography and video pieces created using the console game Grand Theft Auto 5. There is a camera phone function and video editing software present in the game which allows the player to document the fictional city of Los Santos and surrounding areas. The first photo book in a series of was then created based on Lee Friedlander's America By Car,titled Los Santos By Car.The second and third books continues with the travel motif with the two remaining photo books, Los Santos by Air and Lo Santos By Sea. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew OToole
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography and Lens Based Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Practicing through photography and video, the reasoning behind O'Toole's work lies in the creation of knowledge relating to the negative implications of late capitalism upon the environment. The intention of Andrew's work is to inform a broader audience through lens-based media about environmental issues in the proposed Anthropocene chronostratigraphic epoch. In doing so, O'Toole offers his work as a platform for meaningful dialogue and understanding of industrial processes in sites that society has become intentionally distanced from. The act of passing through sites of industry in the landscape on foot or at speed provides Andrew with the opportunities to make records that doesn't just show an audience the landscape, but how humanity relates to it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michelle Ryan
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography and Lens Based Media
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

During the Victorian era new technology was received with suspicion and caution. Technological advancements like photography were often given 'magical' or 'supernatural' attributes. These strange new devices generated a social anxiety about the rapid modernisation of daily life. Since then we as a society have embraced technology and all its conveniences. This body of work is a parody of the artist's experience of trying to obtain information in a 'post-truth' era. An era where opinions are dressed up as facts and disseminated online through various guises. Drawing influence from Gothic literature and the Theatre of the Absurd the work challenges the idea of fact vs fiction in an era where the lines are becoming further more blurred.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aine MacNally
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography and Lens Based Media
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This series of images is a documentation of the suburban landscape. By abstracting elements of the everyday, a new perspective on the quotidian is created. The way in which the images are shot create a sort of estrangement within familiar surroundings. Everyday scenes are photographed from an unusual perspective, presenting the viewer with images that seem almost artificial in appearance, leading them to question what may be real or what may be constructed. The way in which the scenes are framed and composed subtract them from the world we may be familiar with and suggest somewhere else, an otherness, an uncanniness, something that is both familiar and unfamiliar. The work blurs the boundaries between the real and the imaginary and as a result the images linger in a space of the inbetween, somewhere in the uncanny valley. The nature of the photographic medium further strengthens discussion about the gap between reality and representation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Glen McGuigan
Limerick School of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Photography and Lens Based Media
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A Healing Crisis refers to the condition of discomfort and worsened symptoms that the body experiences shortly before beginning to heal itself. Glen McGuigan's work exists in the spirit that a crisis can be a sign of healing. His series of large fantasy playing cards manifest the language and culture of online crises surrounding Internet Trolls, doom's days, and second worlds as signs of healing. This series is based on a larger body of research appraising the Internet's ability to solve its own problems and effectively meme its own cures into reality.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Ariza
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project explores the way that there are accessible aspects to scientific imagery, that allow us to break down the barriers between seeing and understanding. The enormous collections of photographs held by NASA map out so many different aspects of our universe and they are all freely available. The images that are the central point to this project are from the Apollo missions and the first time that we were able to step foot off our planet. Illustrating this incredible feat, the NASA image archives use photography as a document, the evidence that we were there. But there is more than just the document, there is the never before photographed. Something completely new. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sacha Brisdion
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The development of this series steamed from a desire to understand the differences females have when it comes to the relationships they form in the different stages of their lives. Throughout the year Sacha has questioned not only the subject matter of friendship that arise, but her own relationships with the women in her life. Using mainly portraiture to depict these moments of wonder or joy, her work brings in questions of femininity, youth and the gaze.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harriet Broom
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

We are bombarded with imagery in today's society - images that are so frequent and constant through technology and social media platforms. Within my portraits I aim to capture a stillness; a moment in time that holds a sense of calm, portraying the subject in a context that is removed from the complexity of everyday life. This series holds a selection of portraits of female subjects all of a similar age to myself, as I wanted this similarity to be present within the interaction between myself as the photographer and my subjects to further capture a sense of honesty within the portraits.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Carter
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A step into the unknown. To let go, but not forget. All the worlds a stage takes a transcendental stance on the fleeting nature of childhood disappearing, as adulthood continues to blossom. Seemingly stretched further away, we find ourselves taking the same precautionary steps into a world of unknown as once before. The future is transformative, and we don't know what is on the other side of that transformation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Cliff
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'The sequence of violent events only micro-seconds long had opened and closed behind him like a vent of hell' J G Ballard, Concrete Islands. The machinery's relentless to and fro flow. Day in day out, day in day out, day in day out the frenetic kinetic hit and near-miss chaos of trajectories; of speeding steel and dreams; of mirrored chrome and greed; of distracted selfish self-righteousness; of 'it's my right of fucking way', four people die every day on the UK's roads. Behind cordons, under the cloak of darkness, in hushed quiet, the machinery almost clears the evidence away like it almost never happened. Vent explores the peripheral space at the edge of 6.8 miles of the A34 carriageway.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Drake
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In Lie of the Land Harry Drake aims to show how people have a personal connection to their allotments by documenting the way they use and appropriate materials to create a space of growing and calmness. He also aims to document the people who create these little Eden's, giving us a personal look at everyday allotment life. Each allotment he's visited shows different ways people use the space to best fits its purpose and details the small things that bring their owners closer to the land which they own.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Wesley Foster
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'A Barry Parker Utopia' documents the spaces of Wythenshawe, an area made up of estates to the South of Manchester built in the 30's. Richard Barry Parker originally planned the estates as a utopia of green spaces, parkways and an equalization of the classes though instead it became ostracized, without a tram line being built until the twenty-first century and a shopping center nearly fifty years after the area was planned and built. This body of work questions the way the space has been changed, leaving behind green space and the ideals that it was built upon, while asking whether utopia is a class based dream, prescribed to others through their own unique vision of what an ideal is. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosie Gray-Jones
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A documentary project exploring aspects of femininity throughout the use of the colour pink within our everyday lives, especially my own. Being an extremely favoured colour by many, at present pink is more so than ever, a very popular and rising theme in peoples lives. Throughout this project I have explored the connection and relationship people have with the colour pink by using analogue photography to capture these unique and individual moments that surround us.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruth Garner
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

As a student all of your possessions are usually confined to one room. I have been looking at the ways that students express themselves through the objects and arrangements of their bedrooms; this is a place that is open to experimentation and freedom. From photographs to tapestries and posters, everything is a form of self expression. The series has a focus on females because women have more of a desire to create a comfortable and protected environment by decorating and organising the objects in their bedrooms in particular ways. I have been examining the relationships that people have with objects and the ways that students find comfort in the things that they surround themselves with.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matt Leeves
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Falling Apart explores form and landscape, playing with my own memories of destination and space as influence. Following the journey of British Sculptor Barbara Hepworth, I travelled from Wakefield, Yorkshire to the Southwest peninsula of the UK, where I was to spend 9 days making work on and around the Cornish coast. I decided to touch upon my long lasting relationship to Cornwall and the sea, which begun from a young age, frequently exploring Hepworth's Trewyn Studio and the surrounding beaches of St. Ives. In place of conventional language, I searched for the dialogue between forms that exist between the high tides and the sloping hills of the Cornish Landscape, constructing conversational encounters between space, subject, maker and viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh Rea
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My practice addresses the relationship between the camera and visual, physical and abstract space. Equal to the objects it resides between, space is an entity in of itself, an experience which the mind must navigate in order to understand other notions such as form and meaning. The nature of each present element is defined by the un-present, the void, in which it is immersed. Using the camera as a tool of enquiry, I expand, compress, alter and question various orders of space. Through optics, the flow of these orders or can be changed into something not quite apparent in the physical world. My approach to these notions is less a description of finite space, but rather an address to the experience held in thought when considering the absent.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Will Steiner
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This body of work looks at the ends and edges within our urban environments. The significance of these spaces apparent as these areas are often heavily signed and fenced off; interesting because with the end of one area, you are presented with the edge of another. Hence these images represent the borderlands within our urban environments. The intriguing point about these locations is that they only come to obtain this context because of the development of land which has come before, subsequently transforming the understanding of these spaces and how we as humans are supposed to interact with them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Wilkins
Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My practice involves a process of making that focuses on the materiality, tactility and fallibility of celluloid and its marriage with the human body. This relationship, I feel, is alchemic, and forms the basis of my experimentations. I perform interactions with film that incorporate bodily products and fluids. This interaction is an intentional exploration of notions of abjection, and the process of making is homage to the literary works by the likes of Bataille, Rimbaud, and Artaud, and draws upon the artworks of practitioners such as the Viennese Actionists. I attempt to navigate notions of vulgarity and censorship, by creating visual presentations of the streamings of the body's mind, mediated by the filmstrip.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Hardwick
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Some places can be overlooked, especially the mundane. I have been focusing on details of everyday life that thrill me. Visualising them in their own peculiar way is what I aspire to. I am drawn to light, colour and markings; I record the obvious within north west London searching for excitement in the everyday. My intuition has led me to show snippets and observations of reality that have an essence of fantasy. Simply, I am capturing the beauty in the banal.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mao Hashinokuchi
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This series "Something but Nothing" shows how I make sense of the world by arranging found objects and re-contextualizing them through photography. The images are both coincidence and fiction and are made with no concepts or purposes. As the title suggests, all the photographs mean nothing, however they may represent something crucial for me that I cannot explain through words. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Morris
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Motherhood has long been a subject within art, the stereotypical and idealistic views on motherhood have created a pressure for mothers to meet certain expectations. Courageous mothers are the cornerstone of today and motherhood is different for each individual, some having much more complex circumstances. The mothers I have photographed share unique stories, complexities such as mothers of children with learning difficulties or disabilities, mothers with illnesses, women who have lost children and same sex parenting mothers. Despite the diversity in each mother-child relationship, what they all share is courage and maternal passion.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Naomi Velastegui
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Being of Ecuadorian heritage I have always had a fascination with the Latin American culture and my roots. Having been born in London I never got to experience life in Ecuador for myself despite being so familiar with it, this always made me feel distant from my culture and gave me the need to take a personal voyage of self-discovery. Through photography I wanted to capture the reality behind the superstition and tradition people have kept through out the years and celebrate the cultural aspects that bring out the beauty with in the country. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Wiper
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This collection of work is a documentation of the Zetland Hunt, based in and around the town of Darlington in the North East of England. Since the foxhunting ban in 2004, a scented trail is laid down on the fields the morning before the hunt is due to take place. Acquiring a politically neutral point of view, this project stemmed from my personal fascination of the relationship one can have with the land and a horse. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Wynne
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

As a child I stared in wonder at the sky, at the stars and the clouds, feeling I could never see enough at one time. I now turn my camera upwards to try and capture this sense of awe, which never left me as I grew up. The notion of being dwarfed by the sky brings both fear and joy, and gives me the impression of being encapsulated in an unfathomable blanket. Through analogue recording and printing processes I set out to record something other than the visible; something absorbed into the medium from being present at the time.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stan Dickinson
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In 2014, I found a second-hand 1963 publication, 'A Textbook of Photographic Chemistry'. As though I'd unearthed a lost or forgotten language, it inspired a form of metaphorical exploration involving the appropriation, re-presentation, deconstruction and eventual destruction of the original textbook. 'New Photographic Chemistry' combines studio-based photography with layers of manipulation, physical actions (cutting, tearing, folding, constructing, deconstructing and burning), printing (including fabrics), re-photographing, and often, further digital manipulation and mark-making. Everything, though, began in the book. The viewer is tempted to read a new significance and the transformation that is 'Photographic Chemistry', something more than the physical reactions of substances, works its magic. Yet the complex, seductive and thought-provoking images are empty of significance beyond their making. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Umney
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

John's work considers the disjunctures of memory, especially as it relates to familial circumstance. In this particular work 'I keep looking for him. I think I always will' he investigates the historical relationship between father and son from a distant perspective separated by over twenty years and in a place alien to both. Conscious that both memory and the photographic image are constructed and often unreliable fictions, the work is a clear partial view to the past and one that seeks to uncover questions about that relationship. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Lewis
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

About One in Eight Men will get Prostate Cancer in the UK. The after-effects of cancer treatment for men with Prostate Cancer raise some very intimate issues such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction which are very difficult to deal with. The project turns the camera onto myself and my wife and family and includes some self-portraits which attempt to show the after effects of treatment on well-being, feelings of loss of manhood and self-worth as well as the sense of bereavement felt by my wife. Inspired by the work of Larry Sultan (Pictures from Home), and others who turned their cameras on their own family to document and communicate their feelings in private and intimate situations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carlos Ruiz
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This is a series fashion of portraits, shot in the unnatural surroundings of the studio the awkward juxtaposition of fashion styling and obsessions with rugby player, dj, guitarist, fashion designer and pianist, creates an interesting alternative to the vacuous depictions of today's fashion industry. It also allowed me to interact with and direct the models to capture and explore their attitudes, play with light, shadow, the line between the light and the dark that defines the photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gina Oglesby
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Under Perpetual Care: It could be said that graves are more for the living than for the dead, a place of connection and comfort for those that remain. This project looks at the inevitable consequences, of the passage of time. When nature takes hold of these once treasured monuments. In some cases it takes decades for the graves to fall into disrepair, in others, it took only a short number of years. 'But time soon passes. Even the deepest pain eventually loses its edge in the more vivid reality of the present, then, what once was unbearable becomes strangely familiar. And after much familiarity, it assumes the insignificance of just another milestone, ever marking the journey to higher ground.' Author Unknown. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Mahady
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

There is a poignant quote from Chinese teacher Conficius which says 'Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated'. Personally the same rules applies to my taste and style of photography. 'A Moveable Feast' is a black and white analogue project based on a day in the life of a famous vegetarian restaurant in Dublin city called Cornucopia. I don't believe in overcomplicating or over manipulating an image, which flows through in the simplicity of this series. I enjoy rawness and a sense of reality in photography, hence my pull away from modern day digital manipulation and filters. Major influences on my journey have been Vivian Maeir and Mary Ellen Marks, their works have opened my mind on how you can view the world through a lense. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Gabriel Martin
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project is concerned with what we leave behind, and what we cannot. Shot on location in Howth, North County Dublin, the image seeks to outline the haunting tension between innocence and experience, while striving to embody the essence and mood of isolation. A young boy looks towards an older subject, perhaps for guidance, but she herself is removed from the moment, transfixed on something unseen. Are they lost in these woods? In this project I sought to create a sense of timelessness, through the use of location, subjects, costume and set decoration. This careful selection process allowed me to create a photograph with the correct atmosphere in which I could properly convey what I had imagined. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Smith
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This series is from a chapter of work that is defined as a confessional of sorts. A personal series of self-portrait images derived from the idea of Ephemerality - a transitory personal moment that has passed and yet still has a significant impact in the evolution of the identity. The series of images is a journey on a solitary path combined with the idea of constant regeneration and evolution. The project attempts to open a window into the human psyche along with identifying the complexities of strength and fragility drawn from my own experiences and moments that have passed. By the use of light, patterns and contrasting tones to explore the idea of identity expression and to contribute to a pivotal role in creating a private purgatory deep in emotion. This is the pursuit of being defined, a self-depiction of interpretation of an ever adapting identity in an ever-changing landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nina Schwarzenberg
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

With a thirst for adventure and a passion for art I travelled to three different locations around the world to document Street artists and the way they work. This specific project showcases 3 different approaches to Street Art. For the first one I accompanied Dublin-based artist duo NUNC to one of their pasting sessions under the cover of night. The second group documented was a graffiti school in Amsterdam where experienced artists taught children about street art and creativity. The other group I met was in Melbourne and shows street artists who were commissioned by the local government to design the walls of a car park in the suburb of Balaclava. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jean Fowler
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

For my project I wanted to document the ever changing landscape of Dublin's city centre. Having grown up in Dublin the city is an intrinsic part of me, and I have watched it change through the years with interest. Across Ireland, high streets that were once individual and unique are slowly becoming globalised and homogenous lacking character. I wanted to document walk around stores (that I remember from my childhood), independent stores and niche specialist stores. Yes, it's more convenient to shop online or in large malls on the outskirts of the city with ample parking but we're missing out on the joy of discovery, discovering shops we may have walked past hundreds of times. These shops are what makes Dublin's city centre unique and I hope they will carry on trading for generations to come. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lobna Hassan
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

On the inside, an identity is a disjointed, fleeting thing. At best identites are fragmented, and at worst, contradictary and conflicted. But on the outside, for some people, they are so definitive, so explict, that the complexity becomes simplified into a ritual of creation. In particular, I chose to focus on the process by which Clowns create their personas, the ritual of crafting the source of their definitive, unfragmented - though temporary- identity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shane Hynan
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The central theme in this project is self contemplation. I explored places and spaces that evoke a strong sense of personal reflection both past and present. I went back to my family home in the countryside as well as visiting sites in and around Dublin where I now live. I find the greatest sense of connection and belonging when I am alone with my own thoughts surrounded by nature and this has heavily influenced the images captured for this project. The entire project was shot in black and white photographic film with all images processed in the darkroom. 18 images with a written poem form the final submission for this project, 8 of these images are presented here. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophia Travers
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I worked with performing artists, looking to capture the energy and movement of the body in performance art. In my practise, colour and light and joy are often my themes. In the course of this work, I became fascinated by the dedication and talent of performers and their craft and the joy of performance for the viewer and the performer themselves. Often we have talents that we don't use or interest we don't pursue: these artists dedicate themselves to their performance. I wanted to capture the flow, the energy and the moment. I drew inspiration and energy from these talented people, allowing themselves to explore their creative persona, When we do something we truly love, we can lose ourselves in the moment, and inhabit another world. The images of this performer full of colour and light resemble planets or other worlds. The images here are part of the series I called 'Other Worlds'.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pavel Noga
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Cognitive dissonance is the mental stress (discomfort) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values; when performing an action that contradicts one of those beliefs, ideas, or values; or when confronted with new information that contradicts one of the beliefs, ideas, and values. In other words, the term refers to the perception of incompatibility of two simultaneous cognitions, which can impact on their attitudes. For my project, I was trying to capture the exact moment when a person experiences a cognitive dissonance.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yvonne O' Driscoll
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The series of photographs explore The Port of Cork. The project focuses on industrial buildings, which currently exist but due to proposed development plans for the area, will soon be extinct. The relocation of the port to Ringaskiddy will change the landscape of the port to residential and commercial developments. Historically, it was once the industrial hub of the city with all the cities imports and export passing through. Currently it is mostly bulk feed, fertiliser, coal and grain which are imported through the port. The series of images documents the existing structures. It focuses on the materiality, the lifeless subject matter and the beauty present in the decay of the industrial landscape before it disappears. All images were shot using a medium format camera and 120 B7W film. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Billie Hoare
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Impermanence is an intimate and abstract exploration of personal family history. Combining past with present, Billie Hoare's work is based around the deterioration of memory in later life. The starting point for this project was her Nanna's diagnosis of Alzheimer's and the mental and physical impact of this condition. Coming to terms with her emotions, she allowed herself to be honest and begun a deeper exploration of the personal. Although there are multiple aspects, the seemingly eclectic nature of this project explores memory, grief and loss. Combining images of her Poppa in his home, with the abstract and deteriorated family album, next to the sombre and rather dramatic landscape of Dartmoor, this project explores the loneliness and loss of identity that comes with Alzheimer's.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh Huxham
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

One must not sit in their room and doubt the existence of themselves. For this is the point at which it will all begin. The fear of being out of line. The fear of not being good enough. The fear of not being able to succeed. The fear of losing everything. And these fears, amongst many others, will continue to rule the life you lead. But you must not let this control you or define who you are as a human. You are strong. You are worthy. And you will succeed. Do not blame yourself for the wrongs of others, for this will be carried with you throughout your life. Unnecessary weight can drain you. It can kill you. So, let go of that weight. And for heaven's sake, talk.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maciej Krzyminski
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This body of work explores the attempt to reconnect with earliest childhood memories that has been very memorable for the author. The attempt is a sentimental longing for a period of time, from the past, or perhaps longing for something that never was. The attempt is a way of trying to heal a wound, or maybe go back in time, but certainly a successful attempt to reconnect to a moment. Each image represents the memory, which could seem simple, but everything within the image has been carefully thought through. There is not a single object within the image that the author has not made a decision on. The simplicity allows the viewer to interpret the image in their own way.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brett Lockwood
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Using the scientific stage of a petri-dish, I have constructed a micro-biome with the collaboration of plants and bacteria. During this project I have investigated the repercussions that deforestation has on our Planet. The final image of this project possesses an intimate representation to a dying Amazon Rainforest that has been subjected to deforestation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Lyne
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

A house clearing took place in 2015 unearthing of thousands of photographic slides documenting trips taken around Europe between the 1950s and the 1980s. As well as this discovery was a host of artefacts, including letters written during the 1940s and 1950s that unlocked an intimate photographic narrative. My Dearest Beatrice examines a tale of deep love and devotion of two people who met when working at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. Of all the slides, hundreds depicted the artist's Great Aunt gazing into distant landscapes. Alongside intimate letters detailing the couple's time at Bletchley Park, the work seeks to honour and preserve a delicate love story. They had secrets to keep for years; those secrets remain.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Pike
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

From the traditional landscape photograph to the documentation of agricultural industry, rural life remains of great significance and the primary motivation behind Lucy's practice. Scrutinizing small-scale, traditional farming practices, Ephemeral bridges the space between old and the new. Detailing an often hidden community, Lucy's photographs stem from intimate connections with her surroundings and a desire to preserve the current status of the locality. Maintaining union with her subjects is of fundamental importance as she seeks to communicate her own immersion in these unique locations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Prabucki
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This triptych symbolises an environmental situation that is worsening. Over the last 10 years we have learned more of what plastic is doing to our oceans and the marine life that relies on it. Phantom is an emotional response to the hidden dangers in our ocean. After reading a report about turtles eating plastic bags because they were mistaken for jellyfish I was compelled to explore this worrying statement more and create a body of work that incorporated abstraction and curiosity, instead of shock. Using plastic bags suspended in the breeze I tried to emulate this vision. These images are a haunting response to our relationship with the environment and the lasting damage we are causing in a disposable society.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mary-Anne Walker
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This collaborative body of work was created by a group of young people, suffering with varied levels of mental health issues. Four participants agreed to become members of a co-created project. The project asked them to become photographers and document their life with their individual issues. The work challenges typical photographic authorship, focusing on the complex relationship between self-representation and empowerment. The world that each participant presents is both small and intimate, but each perception of it is detailed, accepting and complex. Mary positions herself within the project as an advocate for education, knowledge and understanding of photography's capability to implement social change. Mary is able to narrate the role of collaborative photography within contemporary photographic practice.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Cassidy
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My series explores my Grandfather's anticipatory grief for the impending death of my Grandmother. The work investigates the clothing that was once a major aspect of her identity, and how it has become the longest surviving subject of my Granddads' obsessive need to 'downsize'. The precise composition highlights the intimate details and traces in the fabric, and works as a signifies for my grandmother, without dictating whether she is present in the photograph. Drawing attention to Roland Barthes, and his publication Camera Lucida, my work considers the theory that an object can trigger an emotional response or memory associated with it. This is prevalent within my work as all three garments prompt vivid memories of my grandmother.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annie Evans
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This series explores the performance of masculinity. The conventional ideologies which culture defines as masculine compelled me to capture the Asian male as they are not frequently depicted as masculine in mediated society. The project was a collaboration between myself and the subjects. I gave the models creative authority over choosing how to represent themselves, whether it was through costume, pose and expression. The social construct of masculinity has become culturally embedded in society. The limited selection of acceptable traits that are considered manly is regularly utilised by men to adhere to hegemonic ideologies. The masculinity which the subjects present is not quite their own, however, they instead present a culturally approved construct of how they wish to be perceived. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Huw Evans
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'33 California State Prisons' The series 'California Dreaming' are satellite images taken utilising the software, Google Earth, Its focus is that of the 33 Californian State prisons. The project becomes an antonym of the 'California Dream' and 'American Dream' showcasing that the idea of trying to realise the dream, however doesn't always occur. It points towards notions of the failing system, and disintegrating ideals overshadowed by widening social classes and potentially corrupt government bodies. The series explores the use of Sous-viellance, to invert power play between that of the public and authoritarian bodies as a comment on the breakdown of these ideals. These prisons become sites of this disintegration.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vera Hadzhiyska
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My practice deals with issues surrounding personal and collective memory, migration, diaspora and cultural and national identity. This project questions the influence of historical events on individuals' lives, through the complexities of both past and present political systems in Eastern Europe. With the use of photography, video and mapping, I am tracing my family's migrations from the mountain villages of Bulgaria to towns, cities, and other countries. Some are economic migrants in search of a better life, but for others, migration has been forced, they have been taken from their homes and forbidden to return for many years. Despite the hardships of migration, the family unit manages to constantly reinvent the concept of home, cultural identity and start new lives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annabelle Hall
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Using photography in art therapy helps patients understand their own emotional or physical struggles and helps produce something beautiful out of that. This piece of work demonstrates phototherapy through the eyes of the photographer. Whilst being sensitive to the subject, I wanted to create a body of work that was experimental and shows meaning to the subject's identity. Using photography is a powerful way of reclaiming one's identity and showing how you think or feel without words. By doing this, audiences should feel encouraged to make their own work and use the form of photography to express themselves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aimee Harvey
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

365 Days with one piece of hair is a photographic series, which attempts to illustrate the loss of hair within a year and primarily confronts insensitivity to daily hair loss. My work pursues to address our lethargic confrontation to hair loss. Thus by depicting true-to-life morbid photography, I attempt to increase viewer impact. This is my endeavour to help develop an increased awareness of what the hair's value might be in contrast with what we often blindly perceive it to be. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Hatherly
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'You Take the Best Cat Home' focuses on the society of the 'Cat Fancy', it documents the people, pets and the overall oddity that is the 'cat show'. It attempts to present the cat as an object of subjectivity: examining the animal's relevance in the competitive environment and why we have this idiosyncratic way of judging cats at shows. The series positions the cat show and its participants within the broader context of the self-contained society, comparing similarities of the cat show to events such as beauty pageants, in which conforming to physical and aesthetic perfection is of paramount importance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam MacAlpine
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work looks to explore elements of my environment, which played a role in shaping my 'spirituality'. It is focused around spaces, with which I have a personal connection. I wanted to show how these peaceful spaces influence my perceptions and how I, in turn, affect the space. My work has a strong emphasis on 'Nature', and much of the photos were taken around the woodlands which surround my home town. I also included some architectural based compositions taken in Berlin. For me the 'spiritual sense' a space presents, isn't necessarily related to what I am viewing, but is more about; 'rediscovering something within myself'. I also experimented with enhancing and changing spiritual perceptions by editing images to represent 'Dreamscapes'.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Munday
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Adopted by the skaters of the twentieth century, the Southbank's Undercroft became a landmark and a home for skateboarders in London, containing everything they wanted within one place. The space was not built for them which increased its appeal; it was and remains a found spot in the city. The generation that skate there today, describing what the Undercroft means to them: not only as a place to skate, but as a home fifty years since its creation. 'The Undercroft' looks from an insider's perspective at the skate spot and those who go to skate there today, fifty years since its creation, showing them with dignity and respect that the wider public may not give them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Archie Munro
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Through a Glass Darkly investigates alternate views into the same space. Subsections Kitchen and Bathroom work in conjunction, presenting opposed sides to a single household. The photographs explore voyeurism and the gaze through an obscure portrayal of human existence, producing an alluring depiction of unaware subjects. The illuminated space serves as an entrance into the world enclosed within the image, and provides an arena where the monotony of domestic life is observed. A subtle association to governmental surveillance methods is formed through the obsessive collection of data, and challenges boundaries of photography and privacy in modern society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Murphy
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

AFC Wimbledon is a football club that rose from the ashes of its predecessor Wimbledon FC after the club was franchised and moved to Milton Keynes. Hope is the Thing With Feathers is an investigation into the determination and solidarity of the fans involved with the phoenix club and their relationship with the inhabited space. The title references the poem of the same name but poet Emily Richardson. It tells a story of resilience in times of uncertainty through the representation of a rare bird. The work documents the space in which the club has inhabited on its journey to where it is today, and the volunteers that donate time to their club.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarkiz Mutafyan
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The series Solace is strongly influenced by the culture and energy of my origin, and the subsequent desire to retain elements from it. The latter involves a constant process of translation in which the fragments of images come into play. The resulting eclectic set of pictures is drawn from different periods of my life and homeland, which have been punctuated by many ruptures, including the divide of my family and the constant feeling of rootlessness. The concept of personal and collective experience and storytelling is explored by juxtaposing the images, all of which aim to seek a sense of solace in the immediate surroundings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robart Nikolchev
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

From enforced nationalization after WW II, to decades of censorship and propaganda, the society in Communist Bulgaria has been under authoritative duress. While nobody today would dare to defend fascism, many still justify communism, a political regime that killed over 100 million people worldwide. On the First of May 1966 after several days of heavy showers, the wall of mine "Plakalnitsa" collapsed at 11:30am. Gigantic wave of silt and mud buried Zgorigrad village and the city of Vratsa. The flood flattens everything to the ground, killing more than five hundred people. After the tragedy, the body of my great grandmother was found more than fifteen kilometres away from her house. The truth comes to light many years after the flood. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alisha Payer
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Eros is an autobiographical documentary and performance piece portraying the emotions, sensual desires, cardinal lust and primordial drives felt during the experience of when a woman's virginity is willingly taken in a first relationship. This piece displays the sexual act with embrace, acknowledging the ridicule but self-pride of losing one's virginity at the age of 22. Given the opportunity to visually document this personal process the artist re-enacted the experience by holding the position for 10 minutes on the light sensitive, photographic paper until her body was left imprinted on the surface of the paper. The photographic process specifically chosen to allow time to mentally process and truthfully re-enact the significant night.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robbie Spotswood
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Using self-portraiture, a dialogue is created between the viewer and the sitter; the image presented explores the idea of introspection. The sitter, in this case me, demonstrates hyper-awareness of a viewer's gaze. Preluding the photograph was a period of contemplation culminating in a surrendering to the idea of representing oneself to a potential audience. The formal, classic aesthetic is used to create a minimalistic stage for the photograph to take place. The subject responds to the camera and the camera is in place of the viewer's alternate and ultimately unknown point of view. The sitter has control over both the camera and themselves, but is helpless to the scrutiny of the presence of an invisible gaze.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steven St John
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Time is a place in human mind, illusion of the world. It is always moving but never to be seen when people speak of time what is it people speak of,everything around us is always evolving this passage of time, a moment captured for this is an illusion perceived from that people speak of time as a physical element, like the clock on the wall. What is left when there is no time? For this cannot be answered because something that does not exist in physical form meaning there is nothing that can disappear. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aaron Stewart
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The series 'Disappeared' is about civilians, who were secretly executed and buried by paramilitaries during the Northern Ireland conflicts. This work investigates the locations where bodies had been discovered and what is left as a reminder of these events and in many cases what is not left behind. My work has been visually inspired by the genre of 'late' photography. I photographed the locations as I found them. I would set off at dawn and search until midday so that the light would be relatively consistent throughout the series.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vytaute Trijonyte
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My work explores notions of individual and collective memory as well as personal and cultural identity. Representation of land influences our cultural identity. The relationship between a person and a space is very important in terms of conceptualising my subject matter. The work is looking at the relation between the experiential, the real and the imaginary by picturing my father in a performative and sculptural manner. Imagery seeks to show the sense of belonging and a connection with the land. Belonging to a certain place, time, ideology and society. Our identity is being formed through these aspects and the landscape becomes witness of our existence and actions. It is fulfilled with ideologies and reflects culture's beliefs and practices.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Saesha Ward
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Through exploring a subjective sense of identity and image, Mersey Paradise questions whether portraiture can reflect the intimacy of a friendship between photographer and subject. Shooting my peers at home in Manchester, I explored our group identity; one that manifests itself to a wider cultural identity of youth in Northern England. Considerately composed and thoughtfully lit, the portraits reflect the character of the individuals as well as that of myself. The title of the series mirrors that of a well-known song by The Stone Roses, emphasising the significance to me that I explored my self-identity in my home town. Overall, the series is a cooperative piece between my closest friends and is a telling of ourselves together and our relation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cameron Webb
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My choice of representation was heavily influenced by the ideas of Zen Buddhism on Polar-thinking, which is to say that something concrete is to be explained in the abstract. I believe that grey is the most accurate symbol for any kind of perspective as grey is the personification of what it means to be both and neither; all at the same time. The future to me appears as an endless vague horizon where we form imaginative predictions of what we will encounter as we travel through this space. The piece is a conceptual reminder of our complete impermanence and of our illusions of any control within the singular direction our lives go in. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rhiannon Wiggs
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The autobiographical series explores childhood toys, combining how they have been collected, accumulated and controlled over my lifetime with the impact they have had. For the past 21 years the toys have remained as an untouched archive in a 'memories box' in my attic, however over time, most of them have been slowly thrown away, broken or no longer needed. As a child I gave my toys personas and characteristics that made them who they are to me, allowing them to become individual but unique, despite there being thousands similar. The series captures the presence of an individual and the transition from childhood whilst exploring the toys that have been left behind or forgotten about in an almost morbid fashion.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Wilkins
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Varying weather and wave patterns bring constant change to many areas of the British Isles. Arguably, the most visible change occurs along the Holderness Coastline where land is being lost at an alarming rate due to the presence of glacial till - a fragile composition of boulders and clay - that provides rich but vulnerable farmland. The coastline has receded over thousands of years as the Humber region of the North Sea presses on relentlessly but the area has not been abandoned: towns and villages cling to the deteriorating shore despite the loss of numerous communities. This ongoing body of work observes the complex relationship between the oncoming sea and retreating land, and explores the inexorable temporality that fills the surrounding space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louis William Clay
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The Isle of Arran - located within the Firth of Clyde - has a population density of approximately ten people per square kilometre. The remote island is renowned for its geological diversity, resulting in a huge variation of landscape, from weather-beaten coastline to precipitous ridges and peaks. Torr Dubh Mòr is an exploration of the visceral yearning for isolation, and the complex relationship between solitude and loneliness. The use of a large format field camera allows space for contemplation and reflection by slowing down the photographic process, blended with the primal and meditative act of walking through the land. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Codd
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

It is the norm within patriarchal culture that representations of women's bodies are produced for male viewing pleasure and consumption. As a female artist, the exploration of visual strategies to challenge the status quo and reclaim the typically eroticised areas of the body is particularly relevant in our current political climate. In Untitled, fragments of the female body have been turned into objects that frustrate the viewer's gaze and problematises their act of looking, denying access to what is usually perceived as ever accessible. By arranging parts of the female body in an unfamiliar form or order, an element of the uncanny is introduced in order to subvert the conventions of transforming the female body into an instrument of sexual pleasure.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Finley Letchford-Dobbs
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Our pre conceptions of what makes a person male or female are challenged and questioned when faced with an identity and body which doesn't fit the criteria or signs contradict, slipping beyond the boundaries of language of representation. In my case, my identity and body are currently in-coherent, with my body presenting mixed visual signals in terms of its gender. Through these intimate snapshots I present my ambiguous, hybrid body, in the midst of a turbulent transition that is slowly bringing my internal reality into alignment with my body's outward appearance in an effort to challenge and question the limits of representation of male and female identities and bodies.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charles René Samways
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I have an inquisitive mind with regards to social norms and indifferences and center my work around these ideas. I have a keen interest in women's rights and how feminism plays a pivotal role in society. I like to portray these ideas in my fashion work by placing the female in a strong role allowing her strength to shine through her pose with a strong and contemporary result in the images. Throughout my time as a Photographer I have directed my attention towards important matters regarding social understandings and nuances that reflect the way in which society interacts, not only with it's surroundings but also with each other. I like to negotiate these observations in my Fashion work.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zsofi Bohm
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

In Hungary, uranium mining began in the 1950s in the Mecsek Hills, to contribute to the Soviet Union's ambition of becoming a nuclear superpower. An entire modern district was built for those who worked in the mining industry, which today is still called Uranium City. The quality of life, regardless of the physically challenging work, was exceptional compared to that of the average citizen of the Eastern Bloc. Uranium City, by applying infrared photography, explores the boundaries of perception and attempts to capture things outside our visible spectrum; dangers not known, events unreported, people forgotten.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kieran Cudlip
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Until The Day Dawns concerns marginalised identities and quotidian experiences in the life of a transgender man, Elliott. I collaborated with him to produce a body of work that presents a narrative of dreaming and waking, coming to terms with the reality of another day as a disabled man who must contend with the increasing violence of multiple forms of oppression mostly without useful recourse to ever-more-sparse systems of support. Whether or not the day has dawned for full trans liberation, autistic liberation, disability liberation, sexual liberation and many other extremely important movements remains to be seen. In light of rising authoritarianism the world over, the work to support them by artists of all kinds is critical. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Polly Garnett
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Cultural Ecofeminism has been developed in response to the belief that women and nature have become dominated and devalued in Western culture. Followers of this belief idealise a time when nature was encapsulated within the feminine. With Her in Ourland visualises Cultural Ecofeminism within the context of the British anti-fracking movement. The work seeks to intervene in the creation of new social patterns, relating to environmental issues through the use of choreography. The portrayal of women lead utopias as fictional emancipation for nature and the feminine in Melanie Wilson's Opera for the Unknown Woman and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, is used to unpick the viability of art as a tool of activism and its role within interpretations of climate issues. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louis Herron
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

On April 20th 1999, two high school seniors carried out one of the most infamous shootings in contemporary America. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold spent the majority of their adolescence attending Columbine High School together. Both had unextraordinary childhoods, took part in extra curriculum activities and were employed by a local pizza shop. Despite this seemingly blissful suburban life, they jointly harboured a sinister hatred of society. The pair continuously positioned themselves within the digital, hosting sites dedicated to the game DOOM whilst also acting as a platform to air their ideologies. In recreating the events of the shooting within a digital realm, it removes the immediate ramifications formed by our collective trauma, allowing an objective insight.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Giuseppe Iannello
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Gibellina.15th January 1968, 3.08 am. A tremendous earthquake hits the Belìce Valley in western Sicily. Some villages are badly destroyed, Gibellina is completely devastated. Today, a town bearing the same name stands just 20 km away from the ruins, where the spirit of Gibellina lives on through its last remaining inhabitants. 'Gibellina 1968 - otto minuti dopo le tre' explores the generational disconnect of the new town and through this, the lost memories of old Gibellina. With the weight of history upon their shoulders, it is now the task of the new generation to carry the story of a home they never knew.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Giya Makondo-Wills
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

These photographs depict indigenous South African Ancestral belief and Christianity, in relation to the colonisation of the country. The complex interplay between Christianity and Ancestral religion manifest within my own family, where it is common to call on God and The Gods. The work looks from a new perspective regarding documentary photography and the western gaze, whilst exploring the sanctity of keeping traditional beliefs alive and the adaptation to the world today. Being both British and South African, I address the clash of beliefs from the point of view of the coloniser and the colonised. I represent a dual perspective and highlight the symbiotic relationship between cultural elements and the resilience of pre-colonial customs in a modern guise. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Richards
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Under Fascism, Mussolini created the New Man, placing himself as the hegemonic masculine ideal and using the nostalgia of the Ancient Roman past to gain popular support. At the height of his power, he oversaw the construction of advanced film production facilities, home to vast sets of Ancient Rome surreally located within the capital city itself. Under Black Sun traces this legacy through the performance of it's modern-day followers, once again depicting the New Man against the backdrop of contemporary Rome. Shot on motion picture film, the work follows how Far Right Italian political parties continue to use the Fascist aesthetics of Roman symbolism and Gladiatorial performance to promote their agenda; blurring the lines between reality and the cinematic. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Withers
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Territory extends to the subterranean and the vertical, as such, the buried infrastructure and skyward reach of the city constitute the territory, and become the supply routes through which social and financial life is made possible on the surface. 'Territorial Volumes' explores this concept through the disputed territory of Gibraltar, a 426m limestone rock which rises from the Mediterranean, and which is contested between Britain and Spain. Due to it's lack of natural resources, Gibraltar relies on desalination for its drinking water; a process wherein saltwater is separated through a membrane into freshwater and brine. The elemental bodies that constitute the territory; rock and water, become entwined in the geopolitics of the place through their disruption, distribution and depiction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shelly Hopkins
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Incorporating photographic portraiture with a range of installation elements, Shelly Hopkins' practice explores aspects of human behavior and intellect, current work focuses on the subject of 'gossip'. In the post-truth world of identity theft, social media shaming and false news, Hopkins reminds us of the legacy of gossip. By taking the 18th Century London publication, and purveyor par excellence of gossip and scandal, The Female Tatler, as her starting point, Hopkins draws on the mythical status of its mischevious, multiplicitous author - Phoebe Crackenthorpe - and with staged portraits and sculpture, creates a complex fiction in an interesting interplay between the historical and the contemporary. Education  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cassandra Cooper
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This work started as a way to deal with traumatic experiences by using a phototherapy approach to photography. As the work developed I began to incorporate different elements and styles of photography, these effects have created palimpsests of imagery that have numerous layers and depth to them, the overall effect is unusual and complex in nature. The appearance of the work is not the main focus it is more about the process that made each image and how this process helped to heal me and became my own personal therapy rather than be aesthetically pleasing for the viewer. I desire for the work to help raise awareness of domestic abuse and the effects it has on the victim's mental health.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Pitson
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Kalopsia, explores the process of interpreting experiences and the manifestation of alienation. The images present a transformation of the body and mind, which have then been communicated physically. The various distortions of the body attempt to trap a raw version of the artist within an abstraction of their physical form. The ongoing body of work concentrates on 'the self' by combining past memories, written journals, dreams and inner thoughts while also exploring the artist's own consciousness and existential thoughts. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lara Jones
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Skinny Lara is a series of images representing the pressures on how to look, which society and the media have forced upon women. Using a mannequin and myself within the photographs, I start to explore these ideologies in a comical and playful manner. Dressing the mannequin up as myself and giving it my personality and name, it becomes an unattainable Lara, shadowing what society and the media say I should be. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Scoular
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Conceived in response to a photographic archive, illuminating an obsessive 30 year relationship, this work has developed into a meditation on the experience of time. The experience of time becoming more daunting as it is something that can never be grasped as Henri Bergson said, 'the instant we attempt to measure a moment it is gone.' These thoughts have led practise to and from the archival work of a retired French psychiatrist to rotate around ideas of time, space, obsession, repetition and control. Endlessly trying to find a way to collapse time within a piece of work, the layers of fragmentation, illusion, duration and distortion pulling together as they separate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Williams
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Exulansis' is an immersive environment that uses various artistic mediums to explore the concept of externalizing mental illness, in an attempt to open up a visual conversation on the topic. The work creates a space that simulates the interior of the artists own depressive mentality. There is black wool in dendritic style sculptures creeping from the corners of the room towards the viewer. The piece intends to cause discomfort and to place the viewer in the mindset of the artist during a depressive episode. It prompt's ideas that mental health could be considered by visual forms of communication rather than verbal. In presenting these internal cognitions in a tangible form the viewer can get a unique insight into the abstract feeling of the mental health sufferer.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patricia de Souza
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I am interested in people's attachments to objects within my work. I capture people's facial and bodily expressions towards the loss of the attached objects as well as the happiness they contain when looking or thinking of their precious object. The reason why I look into people's loss of objects and their attachment, is because it is a strange human behaviour. Compared to other animals, who are not attached to objects to the point of keeping them forever. This is something only humans do. We live surrounded by objects, within objects. 'We think with objects we love; we love with objects we think with.' (Turkle, S., 2007, p5) . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Simo Pukkinen
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Wales and Swansea in particular has one of the highest numbers of UFO sightings compared to anywhere in the world. Simo Pukkinen follows members of local groups as they try to make contact with the unknown, travelling to places where sightings are commonplace and speaking to those involved in the search for extraterrestrial life. Triangle Encounters gives a rare insight into a commonly neglected subculture that is growing increasingly prevalent among the Welsh population. Pukkinen's series of images capture feelings of the unknown, blurring the lines between documentary and fiction and presenting the viewer with abstract concepts typically intangible by nature.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Mingham
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

My current body of work employs multi-media visual processes to explore the boundaries and overlaps between the language of the personal family archive and contemporary photographic practise. Critiquing the nostalgic expectations of the family photo album through my editing methods and by creating additional new imagery that reinterprets, reflects and questions set domestic narratives. Showing that families are never perfect, memories are never fully truthful and breaking the false quality of happiness and stereotypical structure of the family album opens my work up to the realities of family life and issues we don't want to talk about.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Camille Relet
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

What do you do when your personality is like a white sheet of paper? What do you do when you're a puzzle in which none of the piece fits together? Start again, she whispered. What do you do when the mask people put on you is shattered? Run away says the cloud. She was full of dreams, she was dreaming about a new world, where no one would know her, she was dreaming about a new world where she could finally be herself. No one tried to stop her.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adrian Fear
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Adrian's work documents the surreal, hedonism and the grand narrative of everyday life. Ever changing and everlasting, his photography shifts with each passing day. He aims to capture fleeting moments that are otherwise lost, events both significant and insignificant. Through the cameras eye the world is re-contextualized from memory to art and it is with this in mind, current bodies of work are created. No rest for darkness and no respite. Through the evening onwards, towards the night. Pardon my sin.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ethan Beswick
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'A meeting in a pub led to a long discussion with Peter Sibley about his life in the Royal Navy. He told me how he had meticulously photographed, and narrativised his life. Eager to hear more of his stories, I kept in touch with Peter, and two years later, he gifted me his entire archive.' Ethan Beswick Vemödalen is a series of images merging photographs made by both Beswick and Sibley drawing comparisons between the pair, despite being two generations apart. Following the concepts of Chaos Theory, Beswick shows how within the apparent randomness of humanity, the emergence of repetition and underlying patterns can be found. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen F Evans
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Operational Realism' explores notions of identification in a world flooded with representations. Images and videos can be de-contextualised and disseminated immediately with global reach. We see more, we trust less. It seems little authenticity remains in the 'documentary form', which was born out of its indexical qualities and was once synonymous with 'truth'. The spectacle of documentary photography and its relationship with authenticity has become undermined. What is the 'real', what is a representation, and what is a 'real representation of a simulation' are they now ultimately indistinguishable? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chad Alexander
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Around the edges of the city there are spaces one may not wish to pass through. Belfast's architecture of confinement generates a sense of foreboding and a psyche that is in itself inescapable. In these passageways and dead-ends terrible events have taken place. A peaceful agreement has arrived but the inherency of violence and repression endures. Areas that had been hit hardest have stagnated with lack of investment or interest, and now exist in the shadows. Scars remain, with new ones being made, inside and out.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Butler
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This series of self-portraits was created with the intention of representing these various historical figures in a new light. I wanted to portray them in a way that would display them as people of achievement and recognition but without bowing to the gender norms that are usually present in portraits of women. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bernie Colton
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This is a series of work that studies the finer details within my father's physical body. The images explore the muscles, strain and the overall process of ageing, something each body cannot stop. This highly subjective piece of work shows the trust and vulnerability between father and daughter, capturing a moment, to stop time and to highlight the reality of your parents growing older. As time passes and we grow older there seems to be a sense of acceptance, compassion and understanding towards each other. Close is a project that shows the truth and honesty of the outer shell of my father. This body of work is very personal and emotional charge with a level of protectiveness. Close is a project that has a universal concept to it that each one of us can identify with. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Copeland
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This series focuses on a market town situated between the arterial routes of river and road. It is concerned with the social, economic and geographical eccentricities that produce the psychological phenomenon of small town syndrome, a state of mind characterised by claustrophobia and a yearning for escape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe French
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The legend of 'Stumpys Brae' forms part of the narrative of my childhood. Set in Porthall, the home of my Grandmother, this poem unearths the myth of this landscape and the generations who have inhabited it. A story of greed, sin and the devil, the unknowable qualities of nature seeps through the words and continues to resonate within this small, rural place today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Friars
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project looks at how those who work in medical and care professions can occasionally and sometimes more frequently suffer from the pressures of work-related stress. Studies show that pastel colours such as lemon, green and blue are used throughout medical interiors to help influence patients' moods. However, despite employees being surrounded by these colours they still endure the weight of their responsibility. These images aim to bring attention to the need to care for our care-givers in an environment that supplies healing to others. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Hamilton
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This series focuses around the nude form and self-portraiture, juxtaposing fragile flesh with the working agricultural environment. Influenced by Renaissance art and contemporary portraiture, I have incorporated my experiences growing up on a beef and dairy farm and how this has shaped the person I have become. Traditionally, children of a farming background went on to inherit the land and continue the family-run business; however, it is becoming less and less the custom for people my age. I am not a typical farmer's son and I want to explore this disconnection within my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sharon Johnston
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This is an ongoing photographic series showing modified representations of the interface walls of Belfast, Northern Ireland. There is an intensity to how the walls are defined and by re-imaging them, I wish to add to the political debate surrounding their existence and the plans to move forward and remove them. The use of murals and collective art in my opinion can alter our understanding of these structures and their use has informed my research and project development. My aim is to find new artistic strategies to cautiously explore the evaporation and disappearance of the 'Peace Walls' in Northern Ireland and by presenting this New Sight, I hope to encourage new forms of thought and critical thinking as we look to what the future holds for Northern Ireland.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Kelly
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The border of Ireland has been a frontier to many battles over many years. With the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union it could become a frontier once again. Strategic Amnesia is an ongoing project exploring the shifting nature of identity in the border county regions of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The images were produced between the 23rd of June (Brexit Referendum) and the 28th of March (Signing of Article 50). It is about uncertainty; about moving past separateness, and accepting the border's unique symbiosis. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aimee Kitchen
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Alternatively named as "Angels", "Grandad's project" focuses on the wildfowl occupying a duck pond that my grandfather and I frequently visited before his death. I visited the pond, hoping to feel his presence one last time, so to speak. I photographed the landscape and foliage before moving onto making images of the wildlife. Taking influence from Hans-Peter Feldman's work, I photographed the angelic forms of swans and seagulls, attracting the latter with pieces of bread thrown into the sky, giving the impression of literal angels descending from the heavens. Due to having a shared interest in wildlife with my grandfather, the experience was comforting. I felt that it was a respectful send off and goodbye to him.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gosia Cwiech
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Since medieval times it was understood that diseases were caused by breathing in odour from rotting organic matter. The belief was formulated in miasma theory, and spread to include celestial phenomena and weather, as a cause for pandemics. Atmospheric states were strongly believed to have superpowers in controlling our health, a notion which emphasises that nothing is constant and that perception can be unreliable. This work considers recent political events and suggests the possibility that the current unpleasant atmosphere is caused by miasma hovering above. This affects us politically, socially and environmentally rather than just physically. Using the miasma theory, this work investigates the causes of intolerance within our society and is a satirical pseudo-scientific attempt to solve the problem. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olga McGeough
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

I started this project in response to my son's rapid transformation due to the onset of puberty. I photographed the boys in Ireland and Russia between 9 and 14 years of age, producing portraits documenting their lives as they move from boyhood into adulthood. The realisation of the boys' inevitable development into young adults forces me to accept the process of ageing. Time is an essence of this work. The way it slips and escapes our grasp is overwhelming. As much as this work represents the boys at the threshold of their emerging adolescence it also speaks about my emerging identity as a mother of a man. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aidan Pedreschi
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Ireland has a great cinema tradition, with weird and wonderful picture houses built to accommodate demand throughout the 20th century. Cinema was a rite of passage. I remember going to see my first film - Bambi - with my mother, Star Wars with the Scouts, Jaws with my father and the illicit thrill of underage movie-going with friends. I started this project after I found out one of my favourite cinemas had been demolished to make way for a supermarket, other cinemas I frequented in my youth have been turned into car parks, amusement halls and furniture stores. The intention of this project is to document and create a record of these buildings before they disappear from the built environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Orla Quinn
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This series was made in a small pub on the main street of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. It is a unique place that attracts a whole host of interesting people who come to spend time there, both alone and to socialise in the company of others. As a stranger, I was happy to be welcomed humbly into their world and soon felt right at home in their company. This project makes links between domesticity and the social aspects of a local pub, and how people choose to spend their time. By getting to know the regulars and making photographs based on my experience, I hope to give the viewer insight into the atmosphere and warmth that I felt whilst spending time with these people.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Smyth
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This work looks at the cause and effect of the pain within my own life. Fear of light, lines, food and smells leads to mood swings, anxiety as well as aura visual disturbances, as a result of migraines. The images are a performative projection of the ominous presence that this disorder has over my life and its over bearing malevolent presence which results in an altered perception of the world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dàibhidh Stiùbhard
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'The Unharvestable Sea' is inspired by the story of the Iliad and its embodiment of the human condition. It talks of wars and walls, a sense of entrapment within one's own lands, gender inequality, kidnap and family squabbles. Its themes of love, gain and loss still resonate today. I use the local coastal landscape to recreate the Iliad's conflict between water and land: Homer's 'unharvestable sea'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Bivolaru
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

"Letters for Home" looks at three types of interiors, each photographed with a different technology and complemented by letters for the artist's family. A three-chapter concertina photobook, the project explores how the complex feeling of displacement appears at the intersection of multiple coordinates - unsatisfactory living conditions, a workplace beneath expectations, exposure to home trends, all interplaying on the background of the Eastern European idealisation of the Occidental lifestyle.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Raimon Bolibar
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Between the dark and the light, beyond the imposed moral, some ideas become walls, some inspiration become fear. The holy light becomes burning butterflies. Between the dark and the light, there is a world where the written words are not sharp. Bodies that are not walls, but doors. Free minds that question the father voice, the written words and the words that nobody says. Between the dark and the light, there is no true, just bodies that are not walls, but doors.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Deividas Buivydas
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

F(L)IGHT is a photo story documenting today's life in one of the most segregated towns in the UK. Boston is located in Lincolnshire, it's a small town surrounded by fields and has expanded agriculture. In 2004, when countries such as Latvia, Poland and Lithuania joined EU, people from Eastern Europe migrated to Boston to find low-paid jobs in the fields or processing factories. Today Boston is labelled as ' the face of Brexit' as the town had the highest Leave vote in Britain which was 75.6 per cent.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alesia Clifford
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

The representation of nature in landscape drone photography offers opportunities to see beyond available viewpoint, extending our contemplation of scenes and understanding of what humans have been surrounded with in everyday life. The concept of the series is questioning the attitude to, preservation, and uses of slag heaps in the UK. The further objective is to critically consider ways in which the legacy of coal mining industry preserved with preservation of slag heaps. By protecting these human-made land, future generations are forced to note the impact of human actions and its legacy as marked within our environment and to consider the implication of past and present socio-economic decisions.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Simona Dimitrova
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Dance is an essential chapter in the history of human communication, movement and culture. The uniqueness of this art comes from choreographers and dancers joining in sublime movement in order to respond to the climate of their times. Their bodies thus disrupt the monotony of life, the established daily routines people create for themselves often unknowingly. 'Dance Fever' looks at how dancers' bodies can bring elegance into the public space and how audiences are prone to ignore the grace unfolding under their eyes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Jackson
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

"Make me a Channel" is a series of work propelled by our pursuit to achieving wholeness. As the realisation of impossibility arose, metaphysically I began to explore this. Through a route of actively placing myself in healing states, it unexpectedly generated a motivation to pursue an aesthetic for my own visual language. The materials and objects that are widely used throughout the project construct a visual quality between potential and performative elements. They not only aid in the blurring between reality and fiction but too, become parallel to the reconstructed experience and exploration.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Phoebe Mead
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

Phoebe's practice explores the notion of positive and negative space within the environment, with the public space being of particular interest. "In the Darkest Place" is a project that explores the space of the street and how one's relationship to this might change if it is regarded as 'home'. With this project being provoked by the noticeably increasing rate of homelessness within her hometown of Brighton and Hove, "In the Darkest Place", acknowledges this issue in an ambiguous manner. Through this, Phoebe hopes to project light onto often overlooked areas where the homeless reside - allowing these spaces to momentarily possess a peaceful stillness.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alessandra Mureddu
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

"Everything in its Place", investigates the reflective process of self-portraiture. By actively borrowing from the physical ideals of fashion photography, the artist works her body through a series of forced and, at times, contorted poses. Shot entirely in the studio, she incorporates random objects found within the space that, in turn, act as tools to support her own physicality. Through her own gaze, we encounter the female form playfully reimagined through its sculptural possibilities.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalia Panek
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

These poetic images are accompanied by video work which can be seen on artist's website. It's an expression of concerns and anxieties related to deepening domination of the corporate world and ecological problems. Throughout history the court jester, the shaman, the witch doctor, were barometers of social tendencies, all preaching the same thing. This work can also be seen as one's struggle for sanity, her/his escape into celestial, dreamy poetic. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Scott Perry
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

"Defying Gravity" charts the time period from the day of the 2015 Shoreham airshow crash to the start of the 2017 display season through the series of prints relating to events that have occurred during this period of uncertainty within the UK Airshow industry. The series of prints celebrates the fantasy and spectacle of the airshow displays, with each one as unique as the photographic print, affected by the performance of the pilot, aircraft and the conditions that surround the show.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Livia Smith
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This project explores both the materiality and sensory agency of skin. By nature, skin allows us to perceive and be objects of perception. Through touch, we can understand others and they can understand us. It gives us the ability to form tactile interactions, which in turn, make us human. This work explores what it means to pull away this layer of tangibility. Here, the process of desquamation allows the human surface to become reimagined. Using the 3D process of casting, these objects sit on the threshold between the familiar and the unknown. Whilst redundant in terms of their sensory connection, they fix the lived, as artefacts made directly from the body.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gökhan Tanrıöver
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

When did I first realise I didn't fit in? When did I begin to think I was not good enough? In a trance of introspection, these are some of the questions I ask myself in a quiet moment of a daily journey. Rooted in autobiographical memory, "Confessionals", is a photographic series shot on 35mm black and white film. Whilst in the studio and the darkroom, a meditative state facilitates a form of autotherapy where the accessed memory, first voiced as a textual confession, constructs an image.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Toby Wall
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

As my father approaches his 70th, I have become increasingly aware of the temporality of our existence. The anticipation of the inevitable has sparked contemplation of what form an afterlife might take if a soul could transcend from its expired body and consciousness and inhabit a new space. This ongoing project is an attempt to depict an immersive and fictional world filled with naturalistic anomalies that appear surreal and almost purposeful. Spectral occupancies are scarce and often take forms of white animals amongst the symbolic, metaphorical and fantastical imagery that weave together mixed formats, landscapes, portraits, still lifes and tableaux.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Deánna Wojciechowska
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

'Belonging to the Land' is a project divided between the past and present. It notes the photographer's lineage with archival documents while exploring her own identity through landscape photography, it concentrates on the idea of homeland and personal development. Exhibited here is the last part of the project where the photographer explores the bond with the land through photography.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Wolstenholme
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photographic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2017
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:52:13 EDT

This is a street-documentary project with the intention to express the ideologies of being alone while in a highly populated proximity. This body of work explores the idea of solitude and trying to search for something quite rare within the city of London. I had reached a state of solitude while creating this project and this reflected within my photographs. I began to see that I was capturing people who were echoing my path and state; people who were alone, in their own world, perhaps trying to get away from the energetic characteristic that is London yet never truly finding it - being either that other people would swiftly walk through the frame of the camera, or even something slightly more subtle, like a CCTV camera. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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