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Andy Cope
Arts University Bournemouth - MA Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This narrative portrait series was created to high-light a Social Reform issue, about Prisoner reoffending and the potential effective use of Art and creative activities as a process, to help lower recidivism rates amongst ex-offenders.The subject of this series is in his fourth year of being clean and out of trouble and is creating a future for himself and his family, through recycling furniture, giving back functionality and purpose to unwanted objects.Social Justice, by its very name applies to all individuals equally and even though people make mistakes, they still have rights and more so have the right to rehabilitative processes and rehabilitation, the benefits of which affect us all. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jason Dimmock
Arts University Bournemouth - MA Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This work features young carers at an after-school club in Dorset; a place where they are free from their responsibilities and able to play as children. Standing before the camera during breaks in play, their presentation provides information towards their identities through posture, clothing and personal stylistic choices. Research suggests that young carers are commonly affected by low self-esteem, social isolation, bullying, poor education, and physical and emotional problems associated with their role. They are also known to be resilient and more mature because of their caring duties, and we question whether the need to grow up too soon might be evidenced in their presentations here. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Forster
Arts University Bournemouth - MA Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

I have been documenting my family since my mother was diagnosed with secondary brain cancer in 2016, since this diagnosis the cancer has spread to her spine and is now inoperable. The work explores the universal human qualities of strength and fragility and the project is driven by the desire to record my deeply personal struggle as this marks a transition in my life. The images are defined above all else by a range of emotional forces that we as a family are experiencing, it is this psychological interior that drives the work, which is universal and that many people will be able to relate to. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Archer
Arts University Bournemouth - MA Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Gibraltar is little understood beyond the peninsula itself. Gibraltarians are proudly British results from 2 referendums coming in at over 90% in favour of remaining British. This is often portrayed as 'brits abroad' however the reality is more complicated. The Rock's location as an access point to the Mediterranean has insured Gibraltar has played a role in most of the UK's conflicts. As the Empire crumbled post WW2 Gibraltar remained. This does not make it a relic; despite its isolated location it shares similar ideals to the UK as a multi-cultural and diverse nation that has welcomed others. As Brexit looms Gibraltar stands in a unique position, it voted Remain by 96% and will soon be facing the consequences of a result it never wanted. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jon Mackenzie
Arts University Bournemouth - MA Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

My work questions social constructions within gender and identity. Depicting men that epitomise the 5 stereotypes of hegemonic masculinity; The Boss, Stud, Provider, Joker and Warrior, I encourage viewers to contemplate other dimensions of my subject's characters within my portraits, instead of celebrating socially dominant masculinity. Displaying vulnerability (physical or mental) falls outside of hegemonic masculine characteristics and equates to a loss of dominance in social hierarchy. A public admission of weakness in their health by seeking help is not common place in society. It comes as no surprise that men are 32% less likely to visit a doctor and suicide is the biggest killer in men under 45 in the UK. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Goad
Arts University Bournemouth - MA Commercial Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This is the twenty-fifth year of my life; I am half way to fifty and I am amidst the supposed best time of my life; young adulthood. Yet, I do not feel this way. This project is therapy. It is about digging up and turning over every part of the last twenty-five years of my life. It is about reflecting on who I used to be and what my life used to be like. I am facing the expectation of where I thought my life would be by now. This project is a way of confronting my feelings so that I can attempt to close that part of my life and move forwards to the next. It is closure. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lee Copleston
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

These images were shot on a Holga 120 camera, which is renowned for it's unpredictability and susceptibility to mistakes, an important technical decision embraced in the work. This project is about anxiety in the modern world and explores everyday feelings of nervousness felt in public spaces, particularly environments consisting of high-rise buildings where tension can be felt amongst the converging form of imposing buildings. Abstraction is used to communicate this experience of estrangement without being representative of the architectural structures as they are. Double exposures, prism lenses and intentional motion re-construct the world into views unseen by the eye, by nature they are both confusing and intriguing, which is how one can feel amongst the anatomy of built surroundings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gina Kawecka
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Immerse: A large-scale moving image/sound installation exploring the world of female sea swimming. Drawing upon associations of waterscape as inner landscape, the work converges with projection as a photographic medium and psychoanalytic approach. Immerse employs moving image, embodying the paradoxical qualities of photography; distilling time yet equally adept at creating the illusion of a liquidity of time. Shot in the sea using natural light, the camera movement and underwater sound create a mysterious dreamlike environment playing with notions of surface and depth, isolation and communication, reflection and inversion. Installed in dark space, the images pour through three vertical fabric screens, encouraging the discovery of multiple viewpoints and inviting audience immersion into a light and shadow subaquatic world.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Le Brocq
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

What can a photograph do? Can it really stop time, describe the world, record a fleeting presence and hold it forever on a printed sheet? When did I stop wanting to take photographs? Was it when I realized that no matter how many times I looked at a photograph of you I couldn't feel you, hear you? That in each photograph you died twice. I stopped taking photographs and started making pictures, cyanotypes, writing with the deepest darkest blackest blue night to the palest whisper of a breath of blue. Blue is the colour of memory and of dreams, it's the scattering of particles in the sky, it's where I keep looking for you. All images from the book 'Blue'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Violetta Liszka
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Artistic project "Being Becoming/Becoming Being 2018" is the story about identity. The photograph of my husband from the time of First Holy Communion at the end of 1950s became "the pretext", the beginning or a theme. It shows a boy dressed in black clothes. It was his mother who decided about the colour of his clothing, so different from white clothes worn by majority of other children. Black is the colour worn by boys of Jewish origin during Bar Mitzvah, which in a way is a counterpart of Catholic Holy Communion. This is an incredible case of a photo where the narration interlocks with the problem of identity in an intriguing way. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Greta Lorimer
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

A room. A place to live and sleep. A place to eat, to read, to feel pleasure and pain. A place to think, to find and lose yourself. A room as a place in the house and as a space to fit into or to escapes from. We form the space where we live and it forms us, our body, our mind. This is a work in progress, a series of self-portraits in the studio flat where I live. The domestic space and its objects become mental rooms to expose and hide my inner world, symbolically and metaphorically. According to archetypal psychology 'soul-making' means to dive into ourselves and do research. It means to share with the others' gaze the content of our inner world. Soul-making means to imagine. Creating images means to soul-make.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michaela Meadow
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

An Island Muse documents a fictional island of women, where bodies merge with elements of light and shadow, earth and water. It is an evocation of a landscape formed of duality: tierra y agua, sol y luna. It is both a personal discovery of a real island and a journey into hidden feminine, subconscious terrains. It is an exploration of the wild, natural beauty of Eivissa - and a prayer to Tanit - the ancient fertility Goddess who presides here. It is a celebration of female friendship, sensory encounter and playful wonder. The island reflects itself in our bodies and we, in turn, respond to it. It has a story to tell us if we listen.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gin Rimmington Jones
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Set in a wild, indeterminate landscape, located in the unresolved temporal realm of a tidal space, this work is an allegorical meditation on time and our culturally coded relationship with history, memory and the Earth; and its relationship with us. There is a measure of the work's relationship to the viewer enfolded in its making; and making the viewer work during the act of encountering the piece. These are not easily readable landscapes; there is no contextual offer of place. The use of scale and of abstracted, intemporal forms resist the apparent surface appeal of traditional landscape photography. Pitching the objectification of landscape against subjective, sensuous encounter, the images invite engagement beyond the surface of seductive aesthetics. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sara Roberts
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

The dusky light at night fall, leaves slowly moving in the breeze, stillness in the forest. I close my eyes and slowly moments come back to me, little flashes from long ago. The pull of this place is strong, bringing me back to seek out traces of my family, long gone. Only the echoes of my memories to keep them alive. Slowly I wonder through the house that I thought of, or still think of as home, now an empty shell, devoid of the familiar items I knew as a child, objects, sounds and smells. Now there is silence, the unfamiliar feel of the familiar as I wander trying to make connections with the small fragments left behind.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Robinson
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This project seeks to weave together a story of dissenters; religious, political and personal through the experience of photographing the chapels of Merthyr Tydfil. Martin Heidegger describes a temple-chapel thus: 'It is the temple-work that first fits together and at the same time gathers around itself the unity of those paths and relations in which birth and death, disaster and blessing, victory and disgrace, endurance and decline acquire the shape of destiny for human being.' The chapel in Wales draws all this together through the building - birth, baptism, education, work, marriage, death. St Tydfil, martyr, gives name to the town and a church above her resting place. This spiritual and political cynosure radiates outwards through the chapels. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jola Sopek
University of Brighton - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

I Sing the Body Electric is a meditation on Walt Whitman's poetry and his life-long fascination with the ethereal energy that emanates from the physical body. His intricate and eccentric understanding of the importance of bodily sensations and their equivalence to the idea of the soul ties with the action of taking photographs. While meandering between reading the world around us metaphorically, on the level of intellect, it is important to simultaneously observe the rawness of its flesh and react to it instinctively. Somewhere between order and chaos, there is electric stillness.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mandisa Baptiste
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Finding Hera is a photomontage project depicted in allegories that emphasise the female identity in ancient and modern societies. The project uses subtle and minimalist collage layered on solid, vivid blocks of acrylic paint to create a contemporary aesthetic. Mandisa juxtaposes images taken from her private photo archive including personal artefacts and combines them with artefacts from museum catalogues to construct an almost seamless merge of objects and ideas to tell its narratives. The bright palette of colours is allegorical, drawing from cultural references and the artist's homeland in Georgetown, Guyana. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Simon Fremont
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Points of Departure - Tilbury to Harwich is Simon Fremont's first solo exhibition. While Westminster remains deadlocked on the best way to deliver Brexit in response to the EU Referendum, Simon embarked upon a photographic journey exploring points of departure between Tilbury and Harwich that facilitate trade with Europe.The images use a consistent visual language to reflect the liminal period where the future relationship with Europe is far from resolved. They play on a sense of nostalgia for a period that predates the United Kingdom joining the European Union in the 1970s. Piers, jetties and landing stages stand perpendicular to the coast representing possible solutions to different aspects of the withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dayana Sharon Marconi
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Whilst enrolled as MA Photography student at Falmouth University, Dayana Sharon Marconi created the photographic project "I can hear you now". In her work, she is interested in exploring the ways in which photography can be used as a tool for psychological research, investigating the inner world of the portrayed individuals and viewers. She is particularly interested in the impact who of anxiety disorders and panic attacks. As a sufferer of anxiety disorders, she often feels the urge to scream out in pain, but this inner pressure is never expressed. Our lives are managed by social norms that stigmatise these behaviours and Marconi wants to create a constructive dialogue around mental health issues, still considered taboo in our culture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maryann Morris
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This project discusses the monumental void between the reality and the perception of our fellow human beings. The unspoken way in which we instantly perceive an individuals makeup, their personality and being within a few moments of meeting. This project specifically highlights those with cultural differences or hidden disabilities. Maryann's objective is to entice the viewer to think, to question ones thoughts before spilling them into the world. These pieces are not designed to be understood upon first glance, however, they invite and encourage the viewer to penetrate, sympathise even, with the piece in order to understand. Here forcing the viewer to mimic the ideals that we are we considering. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Philip Morris
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Jo-Ana visually describes diary entries made by Jo, a 30 something recovered anorexic, throughout her period of illness. Key events before, during and after her illness are recorded. Presented as a series of still life compositions, they offer the viewer insight into Jo's struggle with anorexia. Items of food consumed by Jo are portrayed, the nutritional value corresponding to her transition from health, to illness, and on to recovery. Her thoughts are displayed alongside text she found inspirational. Everyday objects offer a glimpse of her interests and her personality. Examining an alternative relationship with food and played out on a very small stage, it is the story of what happens when food stops being a friend. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Northey
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

CONCUPISCENCE. While the world moves on and being gay is becoming increasingly acceptable there is one group that still seems to be maligned and misunderstood. This project aims to de-stigmatise the nude male in a visual objectification of bisexual masculinity. Employing text and image to provoke discussion in a body of work that questions the stereotypes of sexuality and the censorship of naked flesh; in particular when this skin is male. A Project Concerning - #Aging #Anonymity #Boundaries #Concealment #Concupiscence #Conformity #Desire #Disclosure #Disruption #Ethics #Exhibitionism #Fetish #Infidelity #Intimacy #Invisibility #Masculinity #Objectification #Personae #Power #Provocation #Representation #Repression #Self-identity #Sensuality #Sexuality #Stereotypes #Stigma #Subversion #Trust #Validation #Voyeurism #Vulnerability . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josie Purcell
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

With my Harena Now project, I want to spark conversation about a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue; the global sand crisis. Some experts predict that due to the booming demand for sand in industries such as construction and fracking, sand may run out. Sand mafias have sprung up, people have lost their homes, livelihoods and lives and the consequences to eco-systems is dire. As I work with, and within, nature using predominantly alternative photographic processes, I wanted to take a non-documentary approach to the subject, using the outside 'darkroom' to make my images with sand, sunlight and seawater. By doing so, I hope to create a jolt of juxtaposition between the aesthetic and the background story.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Philip Singleton
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Architecture is shaped by us and it shapes us; its ever-presence steers, aligns, contains and shelters us; we commission it, use it, destroy it. We subconsciously dwell in the vernacular and delight at the spectacular. The Pause Project is an attentive study of the interstitial period, the time and presence, between the prologue and epilogue of space. The practice embraces the opportunity to capture contexts where the concept of adjournment resides. It gathers paused, built spaces as its central purpose. Thus viewer's memories may be evoked, encouraging the re-manifestation of spaces through the reconstruction of forms and the visual signifiers. The solid is invoked using the infusion of images; the dust, that typifies loss, reformed as concrete. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jo Sutherst
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Fractured Identities: The endless electronic messages and stimulus we receive from social media and other visual sources cause us to analyse and judge ourselves extensively through the eyes of others. Our idea of self is eroded and broken down. As a result, we find ourselves changing who we appear to be to meet the expectations of others. Fractured Identities uses performance and self-portraiture to explore the ways in which social media affects the ways in which we present ourselves. Through our ever-increasing use of technology, we are invited to rewrite our identities and present ourselves as someone else. Using a series of often comical props and cosmetics designed to enhance appearance, Sutherst explores the world of the media generated selfie. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ashley Truckey
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Living abroad changes you. The sights, sounds and experiences of a different culture challenge and reshape who you are. I have lived in four different countries in the past five years. This exposure piqued my curiosity of how others dealt with this transformation, particularly those who were already learning and adapting to new experiences: parents, particularly fathers who are under researched and overlooked. "Foreign Lands: American Fathers Living Abroad" explores what fatherhood is, who fathers are, and how they interact with their children while navigating the foreign world of parenting within a foreign country. The goal is to show the complexity and importance of this role in a family, while also processing my nomadic lifestyle and perspective. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claudia Agati
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Home is traditionally regarded as a safe space, a utopian and sacred site of refuge. This poetic ideal of the domestic space masks and hides the reality and lived experiences of the many who have suffered and still suffer intimate violent relationships within their home. Intimate violence and abuse is the most common crime in England and Wales. However, these crimes are significantly under-reported. This is the story of 4 women with very different background who have endured different forms of physical and non-physical abuse. These stories are about power and the control one person exerts over another. The aim of this project is to break the silence and challenge the stigma associated with those who undergo intimate violence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Simon Clarke
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Commissioning Course is a 44-week rite of passage that potential British Army officers must pass before they are trusted to lead soldiers. I had the honour (sometimes unwanted) of going through Sandhurst a decade ago, and it left an indelible impression. By following the Officer Cadets of Commissioning Course 172, I tried to capture the transition from recent students to military leaders. What I tried hardest to capture was the bonds formed between strangers who, by year's end, would become friends for life. Having lived through it myself, I knew what they were going to go through before they did, that made making images of it logistically easier but emotionally much harder. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chrystal Ding
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

In 2017 - the year that consumer DNA testing took off - I began interviewing, photographing, and working with 23 individuals to curate the story of their experience with DNA testing. Since the project began, the story of genetics has had a tumultuous journey. Genetic testing has been used to store GIFs, identify remains, solve crimes, reunite families, break families apart. An attempt was made in Kuwait to create a nationwide DNA database. The scientific papers flow thick and fast with debate and disproof. But underneath the headlines is a very human story, the story of people who wanted to explore health, ancestry, themselves, and how that knowledge affected their experience of their own identity. This is the story that Genetopia tells. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Doma Dovgialo
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

If you could draw your mind, what would it look like? 'Portrait of the mind' endeavours to understand people's inner selves through art. I find photographing people helps me understand them - yet this approach only captures their outer reality. How could I 'photograph' the mind and create a portrait of what is going on inside, as well as outside, the heads of my subjects? The only way that seemed possible was to invite them to be both observer and creator of such a portrait. Perhaps we may never fully understand the journey through schizophrenia or depression, but we sure as hell can sit down and try. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fiona Filipidis
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few." - Emily Dickinson. Will revery alone really do if bees are few? As much as I love to daydream, I'm afraid the answer is a gut-wrenching 'NO'. Bees are crucial to the continuation of human life. But our impact on the environment through the misuse of insecticides, added to the proliferation of diseases and loss of habitat, is threatening their survival. From poetry to politics, the honey bee has managed to waggle-dance itself into every nook and cranny of the human world. Our relationship is one that spans thousands of years, and I have attempted to synthesise it in one single project. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ying Min Goh
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

In order to 'clean out the enemy', the Imperial Japanese Government committed many unthinkable atrocities during WWII. Along with the infamous Nanking massacre, there were many other lesser-known atrocities such as the Sook Ching/Dai Kensho which means 'purge through cleansing' in Chinese and 'great inspection' in Japanese. The 47x47 abstractions photographed with a cleaning camera evoke how the same thing seen from the same distance can be morphed into a different meaning through propaganda, just as individuals were made ready to commit the horrors in the original images. This work can be exhibited in its grid form as large prints or in its progressional sequence as a digital projection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alejandro Gómez
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

"De Loma en Loma" is a photographic project that portrays the daily lives of the inhabitants of Comuna 4 in Soacha, an area of extreme poverty and violence located along the southwestern border of Bogota, Colombia. The images and testimonies that nourish this photographic work reflect the history, the landscape and ultimately the identity of these people. In order to do this, it was necessary to map this place to better understand the dynamics of the place and to make it more accessible in terms of appropriation and representation. It is a collaborative project, which aims to be an inclusive and ongoing source of information to contribute to strengthening their social lives and changing the stigma of what Colombians think about this place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Phillip Job
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

First Duty is a photographic study of listening: what good listening really is: what it takes to do it well, and what benefit it has for both the speaker and the listener. The Samaritans is a UK helpline best known for giving confidential support to anyone feeling suicidal and I spent the summer of 2017 with volunteers in London. Using a fixed camera on the desk in front of the volunteers while they answered genuine calls from the public, taking a photograph every 30 seconds. The resulting body of images shows what it is like to really listen to someone: the effort it, the concentration, and the emotional impact on the Samaritan volunteers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jelca Kollatsch
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

30 Million individuals worldwide are in need of prosthetic limbs. 90 percent of those live in developing countries. My photographic project aims to shed light on the discrepancy between hope and hype in regards of 3D printed devices. In a NGO-hospital in Uganda a 3D printing study has been conducted applying a 3D printed socket to 30 study participants during a month-long trial. In Europe, 3D-printing is used for design objects or non-functional development aid. This reportage investigates the situation of people in need of prostheses, reasons for limb loss, hopes into 3D printed prostheses and whether 3D printing is an answer to the question how to give access to mobility and independency through prostheses to people in need. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nayara Leite
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

O Bom Jardim, which translates from Portuguese as The Good Garden, is the name of the Brazilian neighbourhood in the city of Fortaleza where transgender woman Dandara dos Santos was brutally murdered on February 15 2017. Five men cowardly attacked her whilst another filmed the scene with a mobile camera. The video was then widely spread throughout social media. This project aims to impact the audience by showing the atrocities that pervade the lives of transgender people in Brazil, the country with the highest murder rate in the world against this community. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Diarmuid McGarry
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

In the summer of 2017, I walked the length of Ireland's 310-mile border. The journey took eighteen days. I went to document the border as I found it and to create a kind of visual testimony of the thing. I wanted to better understand this place in Ireland that that has always felt somewhat anonymous to me. The only rule I made for myself was to travel by foot the entire length and to stay as close to the imaginary line as possible. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yorli Mendoza
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Scarcity hijacks our minds, producing a "tunneling" effect which makes us focus single-mindedly only on what we need; this comes at a price: distorting rational thinking (Shafir and Mullainathan, 2013). This project provokes thought by visually representing how scarcity's tunneling effect imprisons all Venezuelans. It visually imagines how this syndrome can generate control over anyone who experiences any type of scarcity. Heart-wrenching personal and distressing stories on the impact of the scarcity are told by 7 Venezuelans living in the UK that send aid to their families. Using multiple exposures, I manipulated each of their portraits to evoke their stories and the personal controlling impact that this invisible tunnel has on them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Selim Korycki
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

At the heart of Podlasie region of north-eastern Poland, a firmly established Sunni Muslim community has been peacefully settled for over 300 years: the Polish Tatars, also known as Lipka Tatars, an ethnic minority of fewer than 3000 people. Their ancestors put down roots in the Polish- Lithuanian Commonwealth in early 14th century. By the middle of the 16th century as many as 20,000 Tatars practiced their religion in more than 100 mosques strewn across the area now divided into Belarus, Lithuania and Poland. First Tatars settled in Podlasie in the 1670s, and to this day the region is where the majority of Polish Tatars live. Lipkas are a striking reminder that Poland was once a multicultural and multi-religious country. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Selley
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

These photographs 'stage' the steps of a top-secret CIA document given to covert agents arriving in Frankfurt. The document was released by Wikileaks in April 2017 as part of Vault 7 - the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the CIA. The documents provide a telling insight into the culture among the agency, of the normality and ordinariness of the people that work and operate there. They reveal an almost absurd level of banality, a culture so far flung from our Hollywood influenced; idealised perceptions of what it is to be a 'spy'. Through my photographs, I aim to present and play on the absurdity that the documents reveal; to challenge our conceptions of contemporary espionage - evoking systems of power through the representation of the banal and blending narratives of fact and fiction. The captions serve as excerpts from the released document, 'directing' each individual photograph. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Truman
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Following the recent loss of a parent, the work tries to explore and understand the psychology of personal loss and space. I headed north, through the highlands of Scotland towards Cape Wrath on the northern coastline. The project began to develop the idea of structure throughout the journey, with my eye being drawn to isolated objects dotted amongst the empty landscapes, such as telegraph poles, or solitary patches of trees. Harsh winds on the north coast had long ago flattened any preexisting woodlands, and these lone areas of resilience became a focus of the work. Likewise, the telegraph poles - held up by steel cables - reinforced the motifs of communication, strength, and support. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Waggett
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Sunday Best celebrates London's religious diversity through portraits of Londoners in the clothing they wear to worship. Amidst a sombre national mood, induced by the divisive rhetoric of recent terror attacks and the EU referendum, it invites the viewer to consider London's unique identity as a flourishing multicultural city - home to a kaleidoscopic mix of religious identities and a freedom of lifestyles. There are very few such cities in the world, and by illustrating this the series aims to counteract the fear (brought on by recent political events) that different religions, races and nationalities cannot live together harmoniously, whilst recognising that those who oppose the values that are so clearly integral to London's community, are few and far between. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yi Yin
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

My seaside project is an exploration of strange yet inspiring conditions of today's seaside town's culture in the UK. Since my first visit to the UK in 2013 I was captivated by a quality that most seaside towns here have, that of a past almost uncomfortably mingling with the present. This was at the back of my mind for few years, until the summer of my final year of MA studies here in 2017, when I worked on this project for 3 months, travelling repeatedly to places on the UK coastline. The result of my project is a collection of memories and moments captured on a film. During the shooting of my project I think I got closer to understanding the core of today's seaside culture and I believe that this is reflected in my photographs. Many of them have a special and personal meaning for me, but I hope that each viewer can bring their own way of understanding and interpretation to the project. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mattia Stompo
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

In 1994, the United Kingdom approved the 'Criminal Justice and Public Order Act' within the Criminal Justice Bill, containing several sections designed to suppress the growing free-party started in the late 80s. The Act targeted Electronic-Dance music, defining it as "wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats". The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act empowered the law enforcement to arrest citizens who appeared to be: preparing to hold a rave, waiting for a rave to start or attending a rave. 23 years have passed since the Bill approval but, despite its function, the UK rave community grew exponentially nonetheless. Making something illegal that human beings have done from the beginning of this genre is unlawful. From African priests to Korean shamans, there was and still is the belief that dance and music can open communication with intangible powers and produce effective benefits for the communities involved: self-knowledge; fuller understanding of the natural world; good health; and a sense of belonging to a supportive group in an often obscure but ultimately understandable universe. 'Gathering' is a photographic project that tells the carrying out of 5 illegal parties in London during the past summer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Zoo
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Shot over two successive winters, this project documents the women who swim in Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond year-round, in water temperatures reaching as low as -1 Celsius. In the darkest months the pond freezes over almost completely, and the space to swim in shrinks to a fraction; the women, undeterred, swim up to the ice's edge to hear it creak and sing. These photographs bear witness to their exhilaration, their boldness, and the beauty and purity of the pond itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ian Harris
University of Plymouth - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

The Victorian railways spread like fingers across England until the 1960s when many branch lines were shut. Although these fingers had rested on the land for less than 100 years, they left behind fingerprints. These traces show through today not just in the obvious physical remnants such as bridges, embankments, station platforms, etc., but also in our culture and collective memory, via photography and film, hobbies and pastimes. Sometimes, in a rural location, there is little visibly obvious; yet the empty spaces left behind - an in-filled cutting across a field or just a broad swathe curving through a meadow - contain layers of history and can often resonate with a palpable sense of loss and absence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jane Prior
University of Plymouth - MA Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Taken over a year, around the urban area of my children's school, this work explores the notion of childhood, identity, the self and boundaries. Children in the 21st century are expected to conform, succeed, meet government benchmarks, and face peer pressure, social media and technology. As a mother, I am concerned with dependence on technologies, our culturally created facades and how these affect the many transitions of childhood. I strive to capture the vulnerability and innocence of youth, by considering human interaction and social awareness. The formality of the posing, evokes a social awkwardness, that preadolescent children have not yet fully resolved. Their underdeveloped sense of self and naivety for the wider context of photography, are demonstrated in my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Susan Glover
University of Plymouth - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This series explores ideas and ideals of landscape, cartography and territory, evoking the memories and myths often found in a historical belief of place. Accompanied by quotes from Baudrillard's 'Cool Memories' (from which the title is derived) and Edward Abbey's 'Desert Solitaire', the texts also include personal reflections on desert landscapes and excerpts from a fictionalised account of a 19th century explorer of the western regions of North America. These camera-less images use abrasion to create a surface relief in photosensitive paper and are developed in the darkroom. Each image contains the trace of the object(s) and gesture that created it, but become topographical abstractions questioning notions of place, region, and mapmaking. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nic Sullivan
University of Plymouth - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Jezebel is a project which focuses on the connection between people and place, with specific focus on the notions of displacement and the struggle to identify the ideas of home. Throughout her childhood Jezebel moved eleven times in three different countries. These moves happened during her formative years, an important time in anyone's life. The idea of home dramatically shifted for her, forming her identity and how she connects with the places in which she locates herself. Jezebel asks questions about how we interact with the world and modern society. The work is not only a study of her journey, but of all our journeys and the traces we leave behind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joanne Dorothea-Smith
University of Plymouth - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

The memory recalled is as an album of images, never words, always images. One to the next rolling along, a Rolodex full of photographs, but out of focus. A horizon that I can just perceive, I can run, but memories are the horizon, passing into another time and place as we watch from a distance, the view can hold turmoil or calm seas but we can only look at it and see what pierces us. These photographs chase this horizon, I chase this horizon, these images are no clearer than the memories themselves, giving new meaning to a representation of deep time and realisations of pasts and mortality. These things are universal, relentless. Reveries are fleeting, photographs fail my reveries. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vanessa Miles
University of Plymouth - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

In a time when humans are plundering the natural landscape, these swimmers are part of a growing number of people searching for a reconnection with nature. They are involved in a deliberate act of immersion away from digital technology, away from the 'market place'; both of which have become overwhelming and alien. The connection with the elements, the ancient natural landscape and with each other brings joy. My aim is to communicate the sense of peace, tranquillity and joyousness experienced in this weekly ritual. I wonder if naming this activity 'wild' illustrates just how far we have become estranged from the nature. The swimmers seek connection in a disconnected world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liz-Ann Vincent-Merry
University of Plymouth - MFA Photographic Arts
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

'One of the basic human requirements is the need to dwell, and one of the central human acts is the act of inhabiting, of connecting ourselves, however temporarily, with a place on the planet, which belongs to us and to which we belong' writes Charles Moore in the foreword of In Praise of Shadows. Human stories, belonging and home are at the heart of my work. I dreamt of afternoons in the forest. is a small project of a larger body of work. It is a portrait of a displaced tree, documenting its life over eight months (images in chronological date order). But not only is it of a tree but something more, something deeper and something much more intangible. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Glass
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

The project 'Abstract Negotiations of Intimacy' investigates the real life experience of touch juxtaposed against a psychological narrative, which considers the body as a singular entity in the world. Touch is not just a haptic contact but an emotional bond between ourself and our world. The skin functions as our threshold. It encapsulates us in and allows us to communicate out. Without touch a 'void' emerges - the interaction between body and world become detached. Seeking out platonic human-to-human touch in unconventional and abstract ways has become a resultant ramification for living in a culture of touch deprivation. The portraits divulge where the distinction between inside and out, person and world can become indistinguishable, rooted in the present-day.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edu Torres
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Accountants is a short series which shows the space beneath four different desks in an accountancy firm in London. In them, one can see different items, some of them very personal, which appear discarded and are treated with little care, almost like abandoned objects. My intention was to present images of 'domestic" desolation, through which I wanted to capture aspects such as the passage of time (even the passage of life) and the consequent exhaustion that this type of work often brings with it. However, Accountants is also an example of how the power of photography is able to transform objects into pure form; or carelessness into visual appeal; or even disorder into photographic composition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shino Yanai
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

My practice uses humour to explore concepts of otherness, from the muteness of animals to the grandiloquence of nationalism. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Culiere
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Navigating through bodily visions, this work aims to explore the malleability of tenderness and violence as the consuming of flesh. Named Relics to refer to the cannibalistic fetishisation of idolised bodies, the work plays with the indistinguishableness and formlessness of sensual figures. The photographs coming from a lover's bed or from a butcher's cold room work together to produce a harmony of bodies existing through their flesh as a common fabric of perception. Viewers are invited to consider the room as an antechamber, a space that cultivates the in between - of passage: the chain curtain, usually found at the entrance of the butchers, announces a curated display of backlit screens of flesh and preservation. A sound piece guides the audience through the obscure space, a heartbeat paired with the sound of breaking bones, the tapping of the keyboard, the voice.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yushi Li
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

My work engages with the question of the gaze in relation to gender, sexuality and desire in light of digital social networks. Through different online platforms, such as Tinder and Airbnb, I find the 'ideal' man and 'ideal' home to construct my 'ideal' images, using photography to examine established ways of staging eroticism and intimacy. In my work, the female figure is no longer the incarnation of someone else's dream or desire, but the creator of her own stories. Instead of simply reversing the gender roles of men and women, my work tries to play with the power relationship inherent in the gaze, and to question the distinction between representations and individual subjects in an era of rapid social change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Elkins
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

The internal landscape is a heavily explored space after a lifelong history of mental illness. Through a staged setting this landscape is recreated to convey the all-encompassing effects of crippling anxiety I experience. By the coating of rooms in a dizzying pattern, I represent a visual and mental hijacking. The pattern in the image originates from a recreation of a mental image repeatedly on loop during an anxious attack caused by mental illness triggers, such as storms. The image July 29th is of a severe storm that caused flooding and gale force winds on the streets of a coastal New Jersey town. While the image Alarm System is a response to anxiety the two images in conjunction with one another place the literal and the imagined side-by-side to show the complicated dichotomy of the internal and external experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Gammer-Flitcroft
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This is the landscape of the quintessential English Murder Mystery story. Agatha Christie lived in this part of Oxfordshire for 30 years, it is also used as a set for the long running television program 'Midsomer Murders', often called 'Barnaby' when exported abroad. This is also where I call home. The story I present here is a murder mystery where no one dies. As in reality there are very few murders in this sleepy corner of England, but there is a tension that exists in the environment, a tension caused by what might be called the 'English reserve'. Things gone unsaid, unresolved, but present in their absence. The overexposed flash performs this present absence and the words allude to it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicholas Constant
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Exploring the evolution of the battlefield and various forms of distance, Predator/Protector contemplates particular developments that may change the future of warfare and what this means for the perpetrators. Using Sontag's idea of how war imagery on TV and internet distance us further as we relate these scenes to the cinematic, Predator/Protector attempts to combat this by showing that these issues materialize and take action from our space. Predator/Protector aims to contrast these idealistic and un-intrusive views with the reality to show that they are part of the ever-expanding 'battlespace' in the information age. These images are combined with representations of aspects one cannot photograph that show interesting parallels that would not be achievable photographing the subjects under investigation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dafne Salis
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

A fleshy veil separates us. An elusive fleeing screen cuts off what can be seen from what cannot be seen. What lies behind that has been perceived as inexistent. Invisible and yet powerful feeling of desire and pain and creativity and vitality. And one is driven towards it. Or not. The desire to acknowledge its existence, to celebrate it, moves me to unveil what is veiled without the will. Korè is about light and darkness, generativity and loss, maternity, family and photographs. Darkness as comfortable, welcoming room where light comes in. In his Discourses on Dioptric, Descartes, describing vision's functioning, made me think a man in the darkroom only turn their gaze to the light that comes in. I place myself inside the darkroom, I live it. I am it. Inside and an outside: merged. One needs to inhabit the darkness to be able to see. But what happens to the dim, internal space that makes vision possible? Can it still be seen? Experienced? The title Korè, refers to Irigaray's essay Kore: Young Virgin, Pupil of the Eye.­  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eleonora Agostini
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

A Blurry Aftertaste focuses on the objects, activities and surfaces that belong to the domestic space, portrayed as an absurd and uncanny theatre defined by the creation of structures and the repetition of labour. Working at the intersection between photography, performance and sculpture, I am interested in discovering a possible fracture and new meanings within our contemporary domestic experience. The house becomes a place where memories can be reconstructed, where intimacy and claustrophobia exist simultaneously, and a space to investigate how our familiar domestic existence can be reconsidered and redefined. The creation and documentation of precarious structures is used to identify the significance of a house emptied from its belongings, and to explore the boundaries between my family and I. Weight, gravity and function are explored through the investigation of the objects materiality and surfaces.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miguel Proença
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Known as 'The Buzzer', the Russian Western Military radio network operates emitting codewords to synch military outposts along the western border. For centuries, the Baltic flatlands settle a buffer zone pushing outward Russia's expansion. Today, the Baltic states belong to western world, still ripples from the past remain. Russia consistently sought to maintain its influence among numerous compatriots living within its former territories. As the information warfare escalates amidst Russia and the West, the project explores tensions between politics and complexities of living shaped through memories of the past. 'The Buzzer' offers fragments of a confrontation based on ubiquitous suspicion that urges to surveil and control the territory, but also endures the image of military might into the collective minds.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Penney Ellis
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

My parents, both in their seventies, live on a smallholding, west of Johannesburg. When they bought the plot in 1987 it was surrounded by agricultural land. Thousands of people have since migrated to the area in search of work and they live in extreme poverty. Crime has increased on and around the plot. In 2006 four men broke into my parent's bedroom and set about a violent attack. My father sustained head injuries and lost most of his sight. Victims of such attacks are often killed. The attack on my parents is a catalyst for this project. They face an overhanging sense of threat and worsening economic predicament that fuels frustration and desperation. Plot 202 is a study of their situation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kelly Suen
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

In traditional Chinese culture, the elderly solely rely on their children to look after them physically and mentally. Today the Chinese social structure is slowly being degenerated; the younger generations are able work in the high tier cities of China. Consequently, the older generations have been left behind in their 'less modernized' small towns. Their story reveals one of the main phenomena, known as the 'Empty Nest Syndrome', in contemporary China.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lia Papoui
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

The myth of Demeter and Persephone tells the story of a mother who is not eager to accept her daughter's passage from girlhood to adulthood. Nefeli, a modern Persephone, is trapped to live between two worlds: one of being an adult woman; and the other having to remain living with her mother in an incomplete separation. This project is an exploration of my closest friend's family and her intimate relationship with her mother. I expose the intricacies of a Greek single parent family living within the traditionally gendered culture of Athens, and the dynamic that subsequently developed between the two women.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Boris Hamilton
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

A Tale from Eelam is a study of specific sites located in the territories the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam aimed to make their own during the 26-year Sri Lankan civil war - sites where critical military attacks or human rights abuses took place. Little exists in the way of officially accredited photographic documentation from the war in existence, and emerging photographs and video footage by civilians and former soldiers is dismissed as fake. History is once again being written by the victor and a disputed 'collective instruction' is taking form, undermining the search for 'truth' and impeding the prospect of reconciliation.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jody Powell
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

I use the concept of documentary to create written and photographic journals to maintain stability in wellness. A compulsive positive coping strategy amongst my many visible negative ones. My journey with photography is an autobiographical narrative of daily life coming to terms with mental illness. It takes me through recovery, vices and self-destruction. An unbroken cycle of wellness, to illness and back again. I have built a portfolio of the physical self and the spiritual self. The conscious and the unconscious, using reflective practice as a stable foundation to contain the chaotic content. These photos and journals give me understanding and closure from emotional discomfort. The process is a lifelong technique I have learnt which I will share with others in need.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Allen
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Sulis looks at the immediate social, physical and historical landscape around my home in the City of Bath. This body of work also deals with my own relationship to the landscape since the arrival of my Daughter in 2016 which has rooted me to my environment and made me see, observe and feel the landscape it in a different light. The project looks to explore the layers of history that exist within the hinterlands of the city where water dissects the boundaries of an ancient landscape. In these areas life plays out within the echoes of the ancients. It is a city built on water, an element that has bought fortune, healing and ruin.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosie Lennon
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

There's a Wisteria tree that grows in our garden, it's been there was as long as I can remember. Every year it gets cut down and grows back stronger than ever. This body of work documents the last few months of my Mum's life and the time we spent together. As I struggled to come to terms with her diagnosis, I began to use my camera to re-examine our relationship and the family home. The photographs remain a reminder of our love and her resilience in the face of death.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aoife Shanahan
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This project consists of a series of photograms made with the drug Oxycontin®, a strong narcotic and the prime suspect in the current opiate crisis. While the drug is legally available via prescription as a tablet, it is often then ground down into a fine powder and subsequently snorted or injected, creating an instant euphoric high similar to that of heroin. Purdue Pharmaceutical aggressively marketed Oxycontin® to physicians claiming that the drug's delayed release mechanism would limit the risk of addiction. This was not the case and vast numbers of patients became strongly addicted, needing increasing doses to satisfy their cravings or turning to cheaper street alternatives such as heroin. Therefore, a new generation of addicts was created.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edward TM Smyth
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Struck down by the Guillain-Barré Syndrome I was paralysed from the neck downwards. During weeks of immobility I began to undergo a series of surreal experiences that led to the desire to record the event. As a coping measure, I employed self-hypnosis and began to access my Freudian unconscious where all sorts of repressed feelings were stored. The MFA Photography degree has been my response. In creating this work, I have achieved a major degree of catharsis. The past is no longer a problem. Additional Information: The artwork is presented in 3D and backlight using LED panels and Japanese Kozo paper.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leeza Kane
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This work has grown out of sightings made by individuals whose condition leads them to see imagery that others cannot see. In this collaborative work, I am given drawings, writing, letters and conversations that I then draw upon and combine with my own experiences. Rather than attempting to define a reality by depicting this imagery, this work is interwoven with experimentation and suggestion. This is an attempt to explore those sightings and something of what is seen, with Charles Bonnet Syndrome as a central study. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mike Bors
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

I keep returning home. It's almost like traveling back in time. Other lives are being lived out, while I'm not there. I'm back in a place that I've never been before. I roam the space and time. And then I leave again... I leave to go back home. This autobiographical work, compiled of images from the family album and photographs made during multiple visits to the family home, uses personal narratives to speak about broader social issues. Through collages and a series of notebooks, this ongoing body of work explores the themes of family, identity and memory. The notebooks, reminiscent of minimalist scrapbooks, create a psychological landscape of multiple experiences of separation, breakdown of family bonds, displacement and death...  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pauline Rowan
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Rowan worked closely with a small community of people and their relationship to a deconsecrated convent and its' abandoned gardens, all of which were marked for demolition. Collaborators consisted of the former convents' transient residents and its' previously evicted nuns. The project looks at our relationship to home, primarily the garden and our cultural repetition of the need to control land. It also considers the struggle and acceptance of those people involved, all knowing that their home and sanctuary would be soon destroyed. As a consequence severing a long standing link of the site with nature, worship and propagation. An extensive body of work, it consists of portraits, still lives and documentary that is delicately intertwined with her performative responses.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vincent O'Callaghan
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Like a character from Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Stalker' I travel to the redundant zones of memory in order to create meaning in the present. Navigating a frayed mental map I retrace childhood reeces to the outskirts of Derry. Journeys of exploration that navigate the borders between imagined and lived experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Crowley
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Niamh Crowley examines the everyday experience of mental illness. Using a domestic space as a landscape, she employs methodologies of fixation and repetition to create a disrupted narrative and build an atmosphere of interrupted thought, inability to retain focus, obsessive compulsive disorder and the overwhelming barrage of thoughts that come with episodes of mania. These eight images are a selection of stills from the final slideshow. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Arun Misra
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

I am drawn to ideas about exploration, time, death and the cosmos. Transience is about the ebb and flow of the human journey from the distant past, through our temporal existence and into the vastness of the Cosmos. The work juxtaposes ideas about our temporal experiences with those that exist in the mind transcending all things and time. It is about imperfection and the incompleteness of experience. The Irish poet John O'Donohue (1956 - 2008) wrote that the future of each experience is its disappearance: 'there was never a dawn that did not drop down into noon, never a noon which did not fade into evening, and never an evening that did not get buried in the graveyard of the night.' . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Beckie Smith
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

The constructs of everyday life are different for all people, but for many, especially now, there is a range of reasons to conduct life with the minimum amount of effort. Technology has allowed humanity to live as remotely as possible with the options to order everything we would ever need online and removing the need for physical interactions by gaining social interaction through the internet. A Revolution from My Bed protests humanity's ignorance of the lazy lifestyle. With all the advancements available why should we do anything when we can access the world from our fingertips? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carly Marson
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This body of work was created to explore the intertwined relationship between a mother, a daughter and self-doubt. Taken from the daughter's psychological perspective the images consist of interiors of the mother's and the daughter's home, looking at how the possibility of the daughter's life mirroring the mother's has become a reality since entering her mid 20's. They do say we all become our parents.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cheryl Newman
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

My work explores the fallibility of memory. Using documentary, constructed images and text, these memories are described and manipulated. Lover, the village of my birth is a stage for real and imagined events. My series began from my wish to examine my memories of a, 'nude man' who lived with his Mother in a very conventional 1960's bungalow. This faceless young man with an erection, has become part myth with the passage of time. This series explores the fictions created between truth, reality and invention. Focusing on my early teenage years I use the images in a narrative context to revisit and reveal my story and to develop a personal and authentic visual language. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Francesco Catania
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Silent Figures explores the private life of couples, through their often silent or unvoiced dynamics. The desire to share, the need to be in a couple, and, the sense of estrangement and of deep solitude that can simultaneously ensue. The 'home' is where people fell relaxed and safe, where they find their own sense of self, without wearing a mask or need to perform a certain 'persona'. However, there is a tension between how one might act and be when entirely alone, compared to the shared self. The project is made by working with real couples, merging their reality with staged scenes as a photographic performance of identity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Henry Rice
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Humanz expresses the sexually liberalising and desensitising effects of online pornography. Without the physical artefacts of pre-digital porn, eroticisms can be experienced with personal memory and digital traces as their only record. The networked image is disrupted by data from the digital footprint created in its online dissemination. Solidifying on the membrane of the screen, the pixels crystallise temporal flesh. Humanz appropriates images from the internet, sourced via the top twenty 2017 search terms from the world's most popular porn website, PornHub. The pictures are databent using the statistical information PornHub provides on its global users (age, sex and location). . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zong Jhan Li
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

According to folklore, the intersection of two roads in the town of Linyuan in southern Taiwan is the Pivot Point of a Scissors Curse. The curse was activated by a Taoist master, Lin Ban-Xian, with his dead body buried upside down at the intersection. Two centuries afterward, a statue of Chiang Kai-Shek was placed upon the Pivot Point as a guard. The unphotographed, unrecorded story has been passed down by means of image-based practices. The circulation of the vernacular images inspired me to develop them into a 3D simulation. Both the CGI characters are derivatives of Lin Ban-Xian and Chiang Kai-Shek based on found images. They were modified from a 3D avatar of me and animated by my parroting voice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Wallace
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Intimate Space is a body of work expressing an understanding of self through a connection with nature, being an instinctive and visceral response to the effect and influence of landscape on the human psyche. Whole and part images of the photographer from past and present are montaged with larger high contrast landscape prints. By physically and metaphorically immersing herself into the natural world the artist creates an intriguing dialogue, evoking feelings of darkness and light, being empowered and powerlessness, knowing and unknowing. The work further explores the dynamic between humans and the natural landscape as two interacting life cycles to give a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological and biological importance of nature in our lives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Peters
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

HD projection; duration 5 mins, 06 secs I still love you more than you know, but the love is different. Out of the Blue is a meditation on love, longing and loss. Prompted by a break-up letter, the work juxtaposes reimagined memories with the emotional fall-out of the present. A short film combining new, found and archival still images with audio, Out of the Blue is an attempt to process and make sense of the disintegration of a relationship.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nigel Maynard
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

This series of images depict impressions of constructions, shot digitally in a studio, using natural light. They aim to express the subtle, wisp-like aesthetic values of abstraction, that seem often to blow gently away in the wind, just beyond one's grasp. They also inquire into the play and variation of light meeting colour and materials. In recent years my photographic path has fully retreated from the world, turning to varying degrees of abstraction, journeying into form.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elinor Rowley
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:30:07 EDT

Between Two Worlds explores adult reverie and childhood dreams. The spheres reflect each other like fiction intersects with reality. Contradictions meet to create a portal to a realm of fantasy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Carter
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Geometry tells us that the distance of the horizon, the farthest point the eye can see, depends simply on the height of the observer; making it unique to each of us. This series of landscapes taken at my eye level, exhibit the fundamental formal similarity and rhythm of the common horizon line, providing a personal space of 2.42 miles. This space is individual to each of us and yet barely considered as such when we experience the landscape. In this photographic series I wanted to explore this consistent geometric theory and the consequent juxtaposition that the horizon line offers us possibilities, yet also, so distinctly establishes a boundary. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Errington
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The use of household chemicals is damaging the environment around us and the beauty of landscapes. Chemicals utilised within our homes can be found within the world's oceans, rivers and ponds. The work challenges misconceptions of our environmental impact on a daily basis. These images represent the harm we are creating daily that is affecting landscape everywhere in the world. The beauty of the everyday landscape is not a given. We see degradation of this as these chemicals continue to be used.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Foster
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Piddington has been my home for the first twenty-one years of my life. My parents have now decided to move on, 'and so the old nest enters into the category of objects'. The philosopher Gaston Bachelard talks of the loss of the first home as a trigger for 'daydreaming of security'. This project explores the memories of that security. Home may have become an object, but the experience of place leaves an imprint on those who have grown up there, shaping our memories and understanding of ourselves. The concept of paradise is one that differs from person to person; an idyllic place that can represent both freedom and restraint.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrea Fox
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The relationship between a parent and their toddler is often an unconditional love, but behind closed doors that love is tested, challenged and stretched. This documentary narrative observes a typical day through meal times, play, tantrums, outings and bed times, all of which make up that period of life before formal education takes over. Drawing on my own experience as a mother and observations of three families in North Wiltshire, the project explores the trials and daily routines that try love, touching emotional boundaries never experienced before parenting. Equally, it considers the challenges that small children face, coming to terms with new found emotions they are developing, alongside the world around them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Felicity McMahon
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Packing Bananas, focuses on the relationship between a father and daughter. My grandfather was recently diagnosed with vascular dementia and was seriously ill in hospital suffering from Sepsis. When I discovered this news, I decided to pick up my camera to involve my grandfather and share with him something I love doing. In hospital, my grandfather would pack his bag and say he had flown to New Zealand. On opening the bag we would find just a banana. Despite recovery from Sepsis, his mental state continues to deteriorate. I have documented the close relationship between my mother and grandfather. My mother, who has her own health issues, is his only daughter and their relationship is unique.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Pratt
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Harbridge Farm is owned by Mr and Mrs Sampson. It has passed through the family since the mid 19th century. The Percheron horse is a breed of draft horse that originated in the Huisne river valley in western France. Every day, through the harshest of weathers, Harbridge Farm has become a unique way of living where man and horse rely on each other as a means of survival and livelihood.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Henrietta Richardson
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

These documentary images show the life of a family of three which has recently become a family of four. A baby sister has been born; this has meant a huge change for all family members. Eldest child Lucy, struggles with hearing and impaired eye sight; this is hampering her development. The work conveys the realities of family life, reflecting themes of motherhood, childhood, time and change. Mum Jade, describes motherhood as 'crazy, loving and rewarding'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Beatriz Temudo
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Each year Portugal is consumed by numerous wildfires. However, the attention focused on this issue dissipates quickly. Media coverage of death and destruction is sensationalist, but investigations of the deeper issues are superficial. Portuguese politicians promise preventive measures and greater resources, but nothing is done. The truth is that humans are guilty of the wildfires and industries and governmental organisations profit from this situation. O Milagre da Multiplicação (The Miracle of Multiplication), explores the impact of the wildfires and the material, human and national loss to my country. It reflects the sense of grief that most people share, even if not directly affected by the fires. Photographs of the scarred landscape raise questions about why and how this keeps happening.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mariana Sabio
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

As viewers we believe what is put before our eyes without questioning the veracity of the photograph, not realizing how curated and authored "the self" can be. Old family pictures are viewed with naivety as it is too unsettling to acknowledge the darker truths that sit beneath the surface of what seems like a happy family portrait. I Forget to Pray for the Angels explores my relationship with the photographs of the family album I grew up with. It is a reflection of an upbringing at the heart of a Portuguese family where religion is a key part of the culture. It strives towards an understanding of how family history has influenced my perception of femininity and womanhood."  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Khaliyah Kay
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Il Diavolo Indossa Gucci is a collection of images that was created to be a reflection of the two fields I'm pursuing; Portraiture and Fashion. My series transpire to contemporary fashion photographed through the eyes of a portrait photographer. I entwined my personal styling and portraiture techniques, to orchestrate both fields as well as creative direction in order to translate my passion in a nutshell. My vision based on photographing current fashion and personal styling was to go against the 'rules'. I wanted to make a twisted approach on Gucci's SS18 collection by using hosiery as a 'mask' of gratitude to Alessandro Michele in relation to his triumph since being appointed Gucci's creative director in 2015.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tamas Sarkany
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

In the age of globalisation and swift accessibility, observing numerous surroundings play a significant role in the photographer's work. Shifting places strives to uncover a dimension of experiencing disparate locations and their vibes for being there. Presenting green environments and architectures are a pattern of a historical and cultural journey for a resourceful viewer. The selective photographs are still a combination of prepared static and its visible opposite, spontaneity approach to the colour photography. Beyond this, compositions are shaped in the essence of art and design. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Igor Tanko
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My project about Latvian alien's passports. "On 4 May 1990. Latvia proclaimed its independence from the USSR and restoration of the Republic of Latvia. But not all from 2,5 million population intituled of citizens' passports. Immigrants, who came to the country or born from immigrants after 22 July 1940 classified as aliens. In 1995 approximately 730 000 aliens (29% of population). From 1995 till 2015 as many as 330 623 people left the country or died, unable to receive same passport and have the same rights as majority of the population. In 2015 Alien's passports still have 257 377 peoples."  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Inga Tenyte
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Self-esteem. A battle between mind and emotion. Testing myself and watching others. Actual changes can only begin when a person becomes conscious. When he learns to accept himself adequately, understanding and accepting his own circumstances. Getting rid of the kilogram is just part of the process. No digestive system creates overweight. It makes the mind. A completely natural question arises- what to do? The answer could be learning to be conscious, self- conscious, when eating and physical activities are not a daily struggle. Self-, and discovery. Not forgetting that it is not only a body but a life issue. I found myself. Inga Tenyte  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nephtali Wazola
Barking and Dagenham College - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This project is offering a fresh, new opportunity to show a more in-depth creative direction that Nephtali is taking. It's provides an insight into the photographer perspective on the world's current events and political subjects. "Fashion is a political comment in itself and using my medium (which is photography), to express a point or political belief they have, through fashion, is something very important. Photography should be used as a communication tool if you have something to say!" Fashion & Politics presents over 6 images that is about exercising the power of speech; sexual equality/gender reverse, youth is power, female power. Nephtali Wazola's project includes inspiration from SHOWstudio - Political Fashion (2007), Vogue Italia - boy/girl/boy Tim Walker (2016) and most recently Vogue UK - Radical Chic (2018).IT  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yam Kovatch
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My project was inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll, the main story of Alice in Wonderland and the various poems surrounding the tale, the main being My Fairy. My project aims to showcase the two sides of Wonderland, both the beauty and purity of it, as well as the madness and surrealism and link it to different approaches to fashion photography. I worked alongside a fashion design student who has drawn inspiration from Wonderland in her design, and collaboratively we worked on bringing our collective vision and design aesthetics into two different sets of images titled Wonderland Pt.2 and Wonderland Pt.3 each showcasing a very different perspective to the design and fashion photography as a whole. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly James
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Submerge yourself. My love for sport has made me the person I am today. Through various sports I have learnt and found my desire to capture each special moment, which has lead me to progressing further into the field. It's around me on a daily basis and has been the significant factor in appreciating how the camera seizes each motion. The sport that has driven me to pursue a career in photography is swimming. Swimming requires commitment and dedication, and this has taught me how to strive for success and develop personally. Being a competitive swimmer has given me the ability to see things behind the lens others may not, by capturing the precise moment for the best shot. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Billy Holland
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This is a project which follows the construction of the Mersey Gateway Bridge in the Borough of Halton. This project comprises photographic work from a two and a half year period, which tracks this feat of engineering. The images record changes to the local landscape and the redevelopment of wastelands including the development of a nature reserve. As photographers we naturally create archives and collections, my initial idea was to produce a coherent archive which chronologically follows the building of the Mersey Gateway Bridge project. As a photographer who lives in Runcorn I felt the need to photograph this project in my local area to reflect the changes I see around me.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Corson
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Life can be overwhelming. I have never truly had a home, being transported around and sent to new places like cargo. The lack of connection to locations had always made feel isolated growing up. I have used the accumulation of such emotions to fuel my photography practice and to develop a poignant body of work. Digital manipulation has been used to distort my documentary photographs. There is an instant sense of pandemonium due to the chaotic overlaying. It becomes confusing - much like my childhood. The location itself is unrecognisable, which exemplifies my lack of connection to any place, a lack of home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fiona McGeoch
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My passion in life is to solve problems through developing ideas in various forms of creativity through photography and design practice. For my photography project, I investigated in the development of self-portraits that have been influenced by the changes of appearances. I was inspired by the likes of Cindy Sherman and Lucas Samaras. I explored the way I portrayed myself through different appearances and noticed that it had changed my persona; this increasingly had an impact on the way I had viewed myself. The impact of various identities is shown throughout my work by manipulating images such as tearing and ripping them apart to show the layers of different persona's, trying to find out who is the real me.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Suzanne St.Clare
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

is a collaborative portrait project between myself and young women of Wirral. All are participants in the G.I.R.L.S. project, an informal education programme, for girls aged 11-19, identified as being at risk, vulnerable, hard to reach and with multiple complex needs. These images celebrate their achievements on a range of projects using visual arts, dance, music and drama to build confidence, self -esteem and raise aspirations. The girls were involved in all aspects from taking the photographs, organising the shoots to short listing the final images. The portraits are a product of the trust, confidence and self-esteem engendered through this process and celebrate their beauty, strength, resilience and the possible future careers and lives beyond this moment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bryan Lewis
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I have always sustained a belief in detail. My technical and scientific background demanded sharpness and fidelity. Authenticity and accuracy were paramount. In pursuing this train of thought I bypassed the essence of the subject, neglecting the fundamentals, the light, the mood, the transience of the moment and perception of space, together with the passing of time. With age the passage of time seems to accelerate, the months and years appearing to pass ever more quickly as we grow older. I have incorporated this 'accelerated passage of time' into my latest photographic project. The detail has gone, as this 'photographic expressionism' captures the ethereal mood of the landscape, the beauty of the light and pastel colours of the subject. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alberto Garcia Cruz
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My project explores the loss of identity that places suffer from due to the tourism model that is currently exercised in the globalized world. Low cost flights for the masses, new buildings that will accommodate residents of other areas for the enjoyment of a standardized vacation package. People displaced from their places of origin on both sides, places in decline on one side that filled the other with roads and resorts with precarious jobs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aleksandra Radosz
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Hair is a fragile biological byproduct, a cultural construction which shows an evolution of meaning in human history. In different cultures, women wore their hair in a certain way as a sign of female virtue. Colouring and styling of hair is a way of expressing one's personality and their status in society or sexuality. Long healthy hair is associated with beauty and youth, it is usually shown as an object of desire. However, illness or aging can cause loss of hair. Once disembodied, hair becomes disgusting or repulsive. Similarly, body hair is never shown in mass media resulting in body hair becoming a taboo for many women, especially adolescent girls. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aneta Sawicka
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Instant photographs are taken as a documentation of the experience, of the island of the City Cork bounded by the river Lee. This series is a reflection of how our mind records spontaneous scenes. The second series of photographs were made using a medium format camera, and this series reflects a more considered and thoughtful slowdown view or understanding. Sawicka allows process to dictate engagement while exploring perception of experience. For Sawicka's first semester in Cork, while staying in a hostel, she walked the streets of the City Cork to avoid being in the atmosphere of the hostel and to find her connection to Cork. These images are contemplating that initial encounter with Cork City.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Artem Trofimenko
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The work is an archive of personal photographs collected within a 7-year period. As Stalker in love with the ruins, they hold a strange power over me. I have to return to recover a secret from the underworld, to identify a misunderstanding that haunts me. Photographs always remind me of this process. I learn from it where not to go; every click is a rock thrown. There are some images that are either blurred, stained or exposed twice. The other has entered the creation process. Usually, it's a presence that can't be taken away, as if a spirit possesses it. I hope that when people look at the images, they will feel connected to their own stories and their memories. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adam Hill
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Auto-Motif is an ongoing automotive and motorsport photography project that focuses on the little things and critical details embroidered into the fabric of automotive and motorsport culture within the UK. From the types of modification to the way people interact with these vehicles at the various events, this series pushes the boundaries of what is associated with car culture within Britain by looking at the artistic details and personal touches on each vehicle, moving away from the boy racer stereotype of boys and their toys in a fast-food restaurant car park.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Outhwaite
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Lifeline is a series of self-portraits that refer to the personal connection between my sister and I, amongst her daily struggle with anxiety and depression. The constructed images show the simplicity from the studio atmosphere, maintaining the focus on the subjects within. The aim with the multi-coloured backgrounds varying in each image, shows the intention of re-creating the disability as being multi-faced and different every minute. Therefore, showing that anxiety and depression are never just black and white, but constantly changing depending on the day, emotion, and person experiencing it. Compositionally, the subjects display the support given to the sufferer on a daily basis; support can come from all angles and is never the same.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Ogley
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Capability is a photographic series about the strength and power of individuals with prosthetics or amputations. Questioning the definition of 'Disability' and how they are presented within the UK, the project focuses on collaborating with a group of individuals who have either been born without a limb or lost one. I am passionate about communicating the fundamental normality and everyday competence of people with disabilities. 'Disability' by definition, refers to a deficiency or dysfunction and as such evokes negative associations. Yet, although all the people portrayed here, lack a limb, they do not consider themselves as less able than others. Each participant asserts that they are just as capable and as strong as any other person.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Eggleston
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Portraits of the Nondescript explores the behavior of models in front of the lens when asked to sit in silence for an unknown period of time. Utilising this particular emotional tension of being observed when in a portrait situation, I constructed an apparently non-constructed photo-shoot telling my model to simply sit and do nothing. Through the ostensible lack of instructions, I, in fact, created a heightened emotive atmosphere in the studio, compelling the models to react. Through hyper-detailed photography and drastically enlarging the images I draw attention to the intricacies of expressions, effectively abstracting the emotions and thereby alluding to human nature beyond personal situations and physical appearances.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicole Wilcox
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Ophelia is a project that is originally based on the painting by Sir John Everett Millais in 1851-2, which has become one of the best-known illustrations from Shakespeare's play Hamlet. In which she was singing before she drowned in a river in Denmark, the scene was described in Act IV, Scene VII of Hamlet in a speech by Queen Gertrude. For the series, I wanted to recreate a scene that is similar to the old painting. In doing so I had to recreate the scene of Ophelia in the lake. In addition to using the painting as an inspiration, I also used inspiration from other photographers such as Rehka Garton and Sarah Ann Wright.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kay Evans
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Secondary Response is a personal project focusing on the memory loss that my dad was affected by after suffering from a subarachnoid haemorrhage and stroke in 2015. The memory loss was one of the biggest side effects of the illness and the recovery of his short-term memory was slow and continues to affect his day-to-day life. This work represents the fragility of the mind and memories symbolized by freezing some of my dad's personal objects that represent him and freezing flowers to epitomize life and the different emotions that we experienced because of his illness. The ice is symbolic of memories - the foggier the ice, the more clouded his memory is and freezing his memories in time.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Burton
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

One Farmer and His Dog portrays a single farmer's struggle to maintain his livelihood as a farmer within a radically changing agricultural industry. Torn between preserving his identity as a traditional sheep farmer in Lancashire, and being forced to develop innovative new income streams just to make ends meet; he must constantly diversify. Consequently, he has become less and less a farmer, but more an entrepreneur working as a sheepdog breeder and trainer, whilst running a small caravan site and producing his own energy through wind power. The work highlights the contradictions and dilemmas produced by the complexity of his position, both emotionally and economically.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Hall
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

(Adj. Containing or consisting or a series of separate parts or events.) Episodic explores how those on the front line of the health and emergency services cope with the mental pressure and stresses of their jobs. Ultimately, day-to-day life in the job leads to 90% of Emergency Services staff suffering from stress and causes at least 25% of them to contemplate suicide (MIND). Everyone has their own way of unwinding post-shift, to keep the mental strain at bay; from colouring in to smoking. The work portrays the need of real people to have time to themselves in the name of self-care, in order to keep on caring for others.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Behan
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I have spent months working directly with the Green Party, and specifically with Catherine Martin, TD for Dublin Rathdown, photographing a range of political events which together represent the working life of an Irish female politician in Dublin. Martin is the Deputy Leader for the Green Party, spokesperson for education and the acting chairperson of the Women's Caucus. This has given me particular insight into how political communication strategies are formed and how a TD interacts with both the media and the public as policies are launched. This body of work is sensitive to the current moment as 2018 marks the centenary of women's suffrage. The campaign to inspire more women to run for political office in Ireland is ongoing. This photographic project thus focuses on media representations of women in the Irish political life and shows moments the public would not usually be able to see. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ala Buisir
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This project is a product of comparison of both H-Block prisoners of 1976-1981 and recently released Guantanamo Bay prisoners. I have conducted this research in order to show the inhumane criminalisation they had endured. The interviews were based on their time in prison and in order to respect their confidentiality, their identities were not shown. I have also hidden their identities in order to eradicate stereotypes of which prisoner is which, this would furthermore highlight the similarities without the names. I had a personal push to undertake this project as I feel like what happens in the past still happens today. I have presented this by the extreme similarities between the H-Block survivors that happened decades ago and the Guantanamo Bay survivors which were very recent. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jamie Brady
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My project is a critique of how the design of Grindr affects users of the platform. For the last six months, I have photographed people who use it, learning from them while photographing. The beauty and diversity that I encountered among the users of Grindr in real life is in contrast to the compartmentalising and commercialising of the self that the app requires. I am among those resisting Grindr's exploitation and reductive stereotyping, pushing back with our images and on our terms.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Daly
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Deeds and Words is an ongoing collaborative and archival project. It marks the one-hundred-year anniversary of women gaining partial suffrage in 1918 to full suffrage in 1922. It utilises the feminist and egalitarian ethos of the 1916 Proclamation of Independence, which proposed gender equality and universal suffrage two years before the Representation of the People Act. The project acknowledges the struggle and accomplishments, commonalities and diversity of women in the island of Ireland. It celebrates role models and is a platform for women to give an account of their position and experiences in contemporary Irish society. It is a vehicle for the voice of women to be expressed and notated a century on from gaining the right to vote. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Roisin Duff
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

With a keen interest in advertising my photographic series pushes the boundaries and tests people's understanding of what is considered controversial and aesthetic within advertising and fashion. My work is playful and contemporary, capturing uncommon scenes with an emphasis on the use of colour. The work encapsulates a surreal and contemporary aspect in the context of modern advertising. It conveys a fresh and unique angle of product photography and what our visual assumptions and connotative aspects that word comes with. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Killybegs, County Donegal, is Ireland's second largest fishing port. Its economic importance to the fishing industry nationally means that opportunities to support local livelihoods through the tourism and culinary college are often overlooked. I work in a hotel kitchen nearby and often saw the visual, choreographed nature of how they move and work. I decided to produce this work with an aim to show how hard these chef students work and how closely the industries in Killybegs and beyond are linked through their need for fragile natural resources. In Beyond This Point the tourist attractions of the town are overlooked and the uninviting, violent processes are brought to the attention of the viewer and inconceivably shown to be visually graceful. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Billie Johnson
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Echo" is a body of work exploring the concepts of identity and self-representation. This photographic project focuses on the issues surrounding identity and the separation between self-perception and the performance of the self. The abstraction and layering of these self-portraits illustrates the distortion of these separations between the self and the "self". There is a performative feature to every image, representing the ways in which personas or facets of personality present in different aspects of life. The resulting series is a collection of unconventional, unreal portraits with underlying themes of transience and uncertainty.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ciára McEntee
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

A uniform is items of clothing which are worn by members within an organisation to easily identify their involvement with said organisation. This project is examining the female body within the workplace. Focusing on the different types of uniforms, the main aim of this photographic project was to analysis how the uniform fits the different curves of the body. The images are supported with a photo book, filled with 4 or more women from the different organisations chosen. This is to show how the look of the uniform, within an organisation, can change depending on the different body types. Special thanks is given to everyone who was involved in the project and also the companies/organisation who gave their time and consent.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brian Malone
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This series of photographs explores a commuter town in Ireland, its landscape, and the young people who have grown up there. Dunshaughlin in County Meath is a town in transition, both in terms of its landscape and its inhabitants, there is an increasing blurring of boundaries between rural, urban and industrial topographies. This work explores new visual conceptualisations of a commuter town that, in essence, is exemplary of many towns all over Ireland. There is a sense that these young men and women are also in transition, the carefree days of their youth has passed, replaced by an uncertain future, a desire to seek a new life? Or to continue the certainty of living in a small town in Ireland? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Wanderley Massafelli
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This single channel video explores a Brazilian religion called Umbanda. It was founded in 1908 by a medium named Zelio Fernandino de Moraes. Umbanda is deeply-rooted in an African religion called Candomble which was brought to Brazil by African slaves. Because of the dominant influence of Catholicism, devotees were forbidden from practicing their belief. As a way of avoiding punishment and in an attempt to protect Umbanda from being banned, the names of the original African entities (Orishas) were adapted, generating a hybrid identity by adopting the names of Catholic saints. This mixed media work includes an extensive photo book which also explores the practices, beliefs and customs of Umbanda in Ireland. For more than six months I immersed myself within this community where I was able to learn more about this fascinating religion, which carries so many contrasting aspects of spirituality and faith. Umbanda attracts people from diverse multicultural backgrounds mixing Christianity with African traditions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Max Ott
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Loitering' is a series of tableaux photographs which represent the everyday lives of young people living in an average rural town in Ireland. The images attempt to capture the spirit of the 'Lost Generation', many young people are faced with a lack of opportunities in rural areas. In contrast to the city, youth culture in rural Ireland relies on creativity and innovation; an ability to adapt to the environment. In one example, a farm building is upcycled as a private club. Boredom and lack of activities can lead to alcohol and substance abuse, in another image a disused railway leads to a safe place for drinking cans, an attempt to escape from their otherwise mundane surroundings, while others lucky enough to have access to a car spend their days listening to music and loitering around town. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Billy Redmond
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I've been meeting with strangers I encounter on Instagram. They are generally young people who use the platform as a mode of expression or 'performance'. I direct message them to ask if they will meet with me for a coffee and if they will participate in the project. If this works out then I ask them if I can take their portrait in a photographic studio with a medium format camera. In my work I am examining the balance between a real life connection with a person and the online 'persona', trying to work out as a photographer what capturing your subject really means. Looking back at my diary entries which document the process of meeting with each stranger for the first time, I realise how 'strange' it all seems. Social media psychologist Pamela Rutledge explains that 'in our brains, when someone looks into a camera, they are effectively looking us in the eye and our brains respond with a social trigger'. Using film-based photography inserts a pause into the instantaneous culture of image exchange online because with film, you can't see an instant result and this makes you slow down and think more about what your relationship with your subject is or can be... . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Deirdre Wray
Dublin Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Rhythm of the Dance, Rhythm of Life, to Become One. Rhythm is a project exploring the life of a competitive Irish dancer from an inside view. The project shows the work and effort in becoming a Champion Irish Dancer. The dancers in this project range in age from 8 to 26, each at different stages of their championship journeys. When people see the contemporary Irish dancer, they are dazzled by the glitz and the glam: the girls in the make-up and the expensive, jewelled costumes. What they don't see are the hours of training and the intense commitment made by these young dancers to follow their dreams. As a dancer myself for over 15 years, I understand the endurance that is needed and the physical toll involved in dancing competitively. This is what I am representing in these photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annalee Delaney
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My Grandmother has lived by herself for the past eleven years since my Grandfather passed away. She takes care of the things she has and refuses to part with any of her possessions. Her home is filled with photographs, collected objects and peculiar trinkets that have accumulated throughout the passing decades. Many of which, have been given to her by loved ones and act as a testament to a life well lived. There is a resounding comfort to the things that keep us company. Domestic spaces provide a platform for memories, as do the objects that fill them. Each object holds a memory and represents a different story. The things that we keep provide a connection to those who are no longer here. Treasure your time with the people you love. Treasure everything.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Faulkner
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"I'm Addicted To You, Don't You Know That You're Toxic" is a short documentary film which explores the conflicting idea of masculinity in relation to queer men attracted to men - how it can be something they are really drawn to in terms of their own gender expression and in their own sexual attraction but also how it can also be an oppressing, intimidating and often damaging presence for them. It features interviews with such people and these are interwoven with related performance art pieces. The film is shot entirely on VHS and uses a late 20th century, colourful, kitschy aesthetic as an ode to queer culture's rich historical association with pop culture and aims to help liberate and embrace campness as an authentic means of artistic expression.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ken Heffernan
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

In this ongoing series of images I am looking at the 'The Subculture of Vaping' (the inhaling and exhaling of vapour produced by an electronic cigarette to help as a tobacco smoking cessation vehicle) and some of the groups of people who inhabit this subculture. The world of vaping has been seen as a viable alternative for people who want to quite their tobacco habit. Vaping may not be 100% safe) but is considered to be up to 95% safer than smoking, yet this is not represented by the general media outlets. Vaping and its know benefits has been endorsed by the NHS (National Health Service) and more recently HSE (The Health Service Executive Ireland.)  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Audrey Hendy
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Relax, love." is a conceptual photography and installation project based around self-image. We perceive ourselves differently than others perceive us. We share photographs of ourselves on social media in the light in which we want to be viewed. Rarely thought is given to the audience of these images. We live in a world where privacy is no longer important, in fact the opposite is true. However, when we know that photographs have been taken without the subject's consent we feel uneasy. This project is a series of voyeuristic style self-portraits which aim to create an uncomfortable feeling for the viewer and asks them to question their beliefs around privacy, photography and one's own image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sylwia Jurek
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Catharsis' is a project that deals with the need of purification and the necessity of escapism from the social norms and standards of today's society. It is a narrative that explores the concepts of insecurities, self-obsession and perfectionism. Every day we look in the mirror obsessing on perfecting our appearance, trying to impress others and feeling comfortable in our own skin. Current social media forces us into comparing ourselves to others and it can cause damage to our mental health. We live in a world full of selfies and 'perfect' Instagram stories and it begins to take shape of an ongoing competition. It is easy to lose ourselves in the constant vanity battle and it is important to remember that we are all unique and come in all shapes and sizes. The topic of catharsis is explored through a series of self-portraits that gives a feeling of a modern fairy tale that teaches about the risks of self-indulging and states the importance of releasing repressed emotions.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Killeen
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Through the use of aftermath photography, 7577 attempts to unpack the forgotten memory of my great great - uncle John McCann, who died fighting with the Irish Guards 2nd Battalion in The First World War. With little to no documentation of John's existence pre-war, I use photography as a tool of connecting with the past. I do this by re-constructing a portrait of John and by returning to the sites of conflict in Northern France and Belgium in which he fought. I represent the landscape as it remains today, and how it will be forever haunted by the events that occurred in these spaces.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niall Keating
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Sea of Plastic" looks at how plastic material is having a damaging effect on our environment and ecosystem. During the past six months, Niall has travelled along the Irish coastline making a range of images from various locations such as Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Mayo and Kerry. The images made showcase a range of Ireland's beautiful coastal locations, while also displaying the true reality of how plastic is having an effect on our environment and landscape. The A2 images are designed to show the true beauty of the Emerald Isle, as well as demonstrating how humankind is having a devastating effect on the environment and coastline. Part art, part call to social action.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah McCarthy
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Be Still? is a documentary film which presents viewers with a brief insight into life in rural Ireland. Interviewing locals from the surrounding area gave them the opportunity to share their story and to voice their thoughts and experiences, while also enabling me to piece together a picture of life in rural Ireland at present. By intertwining these peoples accounts with landscape imagery it reveals the importance of how we interact with spaces and places, while also demonstrating the differences between living in a rural area, compared to the faster paced life in urban areas. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Iris O'Connor
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Dublin and its architecture has greatly influence my photographic practice which now centres on photographing urban and suburban landscapes and documenting and archiving the changing city. This project concentrates on Dublin's Docklands, once a thriving port area, which has undergone an extraordinary regeneration since the 1990s and in this process of transformation different urban landscapes emerged. The old architecture of the docklands consisted of predominantly red brick buildings while the modern architecture is determined by steel, glass, patterns, reflection and light. The challenge of this photographic narrative was to discover and capture the juxtaposition of modernity and history. This serves to emphasize the encroachment of 21st century technology over the existing historical structures and to show the precarious state of what was once the traditional and industrial heart of working class Dublin.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dylan Ryan
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I have varied my photographic genres from 'straight', documentary, comedy, street, but I have always come back to photomontage, as the means to an end. In a world of fast moving images and CGI, it seems suitable to continue the tradition of using photomontage to make a statement. The work is based on the reduction of numbers of many species that I would have learnt about in cartoons and Disney film animations. The following generations may not be entertained by tigers, Orang-utans, or hear the fairytales like Jungle Book. These endangered animals are losing habitats due to human expansion. Future families may only see the last remaining specimens in 'The Dead Zoo'. I took photographs of the preserved animals at the Natural History Museum. I picked out the animals that were most recognisable in shape. I removed the animal, replacing it with an image of what would have been alike, to the animals, natural habitat. I painted on a kind of history of the animal, so they, and where they were from would not be forgotten.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leanne Sullivan
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"everything I have ever learned in my lifetime leads back to this: the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation, whose meaning none of us will ever know. To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.'' Mary Oliver In Blackwater Woods  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gintaras Varnagys
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

When we think of mountains we think of high peaks, summits, valleys, slopes, and all these breath-taking sceneries of something so utterly massive. Mountains have the power to move us. Their majesty impresses us, their wildlife enthrals us, and their peace relaxes us. Mountains have been a source of inspiration for human societies and cultures for centuries. However, mountains are not only for the enjoyment of beautiful sceneries, mountains have an extremely vital role in influencing global and regional climates and the world's freshwater conditions. My challenge is to identify and show how fragile mountain ecosystems are. With my photographs, I want to demonstrate the importance of sustainable mountain development at the global level and increase awareness of the likely problems facing the Alps.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brigita Stankaityte
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This photographic project explores the theme of equality in society. The importance of equal rights among gender, race and age is a key theme. By using a unique approach of using aerial photography to capture people and their surrounding landscape, a minimalistic style is achieved making the subjects stand out. Subjects from all kinds of backgrounds were used in this project. Different ages, ethnicities and gender allowed the topic to be expressed visually and gave a feel of contrast in our society. A spirit level eventually finds its center with careful balance and movement. This movement is felt in society when people fight and bring change and balance one step at a time.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Léa Campbell
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

In the midst of relentless conflict across Syria and Iraq, heritage sites are being mass-looted by terrorist groups and opportunists. As a result, the illicit antiquities trade is thriving. The destruction of churches, mosques and archaeological sites by the Islamic State has been described as "cultural cleansing", rooted in beliefs of iconoclasm, also eradicating evidence of their own plundering. These actions have created an epidemic where evidence of ancient civilisation is disappearing. With conditions worsening, handfuls of foreign individuals have joined militias to fight the Islamic State. Due to tightening borders, they are transported covertly. The space within which objects and people are smuggled is a grey area; their identity stripped, they become invisible. They move like ghosts under the cover of darkness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Hall
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

We have moved into an age of information, no longer working for necessary industries but working in jobs that we consume ourselves, producing goods that guarantee few basic essentials. An age of automation lies on the horizon, the fate of our livelihoods in its robotic hands and the looming presence of becoming obsolete individuals. In a world where Universal Basic Income and automation are becoming more of a reality, what would it mean for the idea of human work and labour to become voluntary as opposed to a necessity? Would people be discarded as obsolete as a force of labour, free to enjoy life? Will neoliberalist forces take advantage and forge a hegemonic dystopia? It seemed natural to visit this site of steel barbarism holding carriages of accidental death or neglect, a graveyard for an industrial age where airbags loll like dead tongues from dashboards, children's toys lie showered in windscreen glass or used packets of Durex lie under steering columns.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Hamill
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This work looks at the different ways that millennials are represented in online articles and on social media. Young people are often used as a scapegoat for wider problems in society. The project aims to poke fun at these ridiculous statements. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Salomaa
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Through out the year I have been visiting the Drum estate, documenting a variety of aspects; from the animals that call it home, to the work done on the estate to maintain it. On the estate there is Drum RDA, Drum Riding Centre for the Disabled, which has been providing therapeutic horseback riding for over 50 years. Previously the estate was a royal hunting forest called Drumselch, today pheasants are still raised as game on the estate for hunting. The estate was also home to Mercat Cross for over a hundred years until it's restoration to Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The Drum is reliant on those that work there to maintain it's grounds and livestock. Dennis Fraser, the Drum's game keeper, for example is responsible for ensuring that the natural ecosystem of the estate is looked after and that the game pheasants have a safe environment to grow from chicks, in spite of what any eager foxes have in mind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alejandro Basterrechea
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I am a documentary and editorial photographer currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. My passion for photography began while traveling around Europe and North America before settling in the U.K. I am interested in the cultural and historical aspect of societies, adopting a simple visual language to communicate and document our environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Audrey Peddie
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Audrey is a freelance documentary photographer based in Fife, Scotland. She is passionate about documenting all aspects of Scottish life. Recent projects have included documenting the East Neuk Fishing Industry, Livestock Farming, and Anstruther lifeboat association. Her preferred image styles are centred around people and she enjoys the challenge of receiving a brief and researching the topic, together with working closely with the client to fully understand the project is paramount to her work. She is an award winning photographer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gabriela Pieniazek
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Gabriela Pieniazek, is a Scottish based Fine Art portrait photographer, who is able to stage and create narrative. Moved by a mix of the absurd, daily living, places, people and their routine from which she builds narrative and aims to visually share her views with others through her images. Currently working on the project 'Hollow Man', she is searching for the essence of humanity and living in the 21st century. By contemplating for herself, and on behalf of her audience, the frantic non-stop nature of modern living she postulates the need to embrace this dynamic and ride the wave, constantly considering, changing and adjusting rather than going with the flow. An active living rather than a complacent atrophy and death.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niall MacTaggart
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Youth is a journey we all must travel and although each person's experiences and memories are unique, there are common elements within. Wild Youth explores these common elements and our relationship with youth. The series focuses on the childish, adventurous side that is commonly lost as we grow old. Wild Youth delves into the topics of love, sexuality, inclusion and individuality. We often look back on our youth as a desirable point in our lives, a time of being care-free and adventurous, however we often forget the trials and tribulations of this journey. This piece aims to remind us that we all came from the same place and travel much the same road.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Suzi Kerr
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

A photographic exploration into the uncanny. The link between the virtual and the real is becoming enmeshed with the rising popularity of the sex robot. These are the link joining the real with the unreal moving towards the uncanny valley. A concept first identified by professor of robotics, Masahiro Mori and linked to Jentsch's concept of the uncanny. This being that the uncanny valley is a conceptual relationship between how human an item looks to the emotional response given to it. Humans are drawn to the item yet upon further inspection they gain a sense of the uncanny. Entering the uncanny valley is when this crossover occurs, where does realism end and the virtual take over?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Helena Blackwood
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The blank page. So full of potential, yet perhaps one of the most brutal, tyrannical things in existence, exercising an oppressive power over the person trying to tame it. This series explores how developing a concept can overcome a blank sheets' endless stare, the stare that mocks, goads, and challenges The six images form a soft mutable narrative. Using metaphor, they explore the birth of an idea, from its indistinct form to tangible expression. It's a quiet series, one which demands contemplation as opposed to an impartial glance.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carmel Pia
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The two editorials submitted are part of a larger project titled Significant Form. The title comes from art critic Clive Bell's theory of significant form. In his book Art he explores the idea that the most important part of an art work is its form, the visual aspects and its relationship to the viewer. My work uses light, colour, form and space to balance compositions. To bring this into a fashion context the work uses clothing and the presence of the model to achieve visually striking images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erik Strakota
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I intend to pursue a career in advertising. My work is influenced by many contemporary and historical photographers and artists such as Tim Tadder, Peter Lippman and Irving Penn for their stunning lighting techniques and compositions. The use of still life in advertising is a passion that I have as I seek to translate products into visually stunning images as well as dynamic approaches to sports advertising using light to sculpt the human frame and to create narrative. My latest work borrows from surrealism in the use of colour, playful juxtaposition and off-centre ideas in the creation of satisfying advertising images and pieces of art in their own right. Everyday objects brought to life and illustrated differently for my audience.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Dunn
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I am a portrait photographer who is interested in people, their stories and their special places. My work is based on research and dialogue. I only take commissions when the work is held as passionately by the client as I hold it. I am primarily a Non-commission Photographer. The series of images I present all have a story behind the eyes. Personal, some touching and some heartbreaking. For me this is the compelling element of taking photographs - the narrative. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hazel Boyle
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I am interested in exploring the lives of people who are often forgotten by society for various reasons. With environmental images I aim to show the struggles they face, the lives they live behind closed doors. My subjects are fascinating people who have a story to be told, whether they be an addict, a lonely elderly person or living with mental health issues. I am also fascinated with the capture of places left behind after some of these people pass on; abandoned homes lingering with the loss and memories of those who once lived there. Creating these images has given me the opportunity to engage with a world which many turn a blind-eye to during their day-to-day lives.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katariina Leinonen
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Caring touch is said to relieve pain and stress. The photographer is both from a family and a country that do not touch, and this has affected not only her habits of touch, but also her experience of it. Hugging a close friend feels like nothing more than a gesture. This project is a therapeutic experiment about being in close physical contact with dear friends. The photographs do not represent how strange the experience of the touch feels, but how it could feel, "warm and fuzzy", as put by one of the people in the pictures. Close Encounters invites one to re-evaluate the touch culture present today, and to consider the potential benefits of caring touch. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stewart Main
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Princess of Power" follows Scottish strongwoman champion Emmajane Smith as she prepares for her powerlifting debut at the Scottish powerlifting Championships. Holding down a physically demanding job at a horse livery, Emmajane juggles work life with a hectic train schedule at various gyms around Scotland. This project provides a glimpse into her life and the dedication it takes to be a top-flight strength athlete. Weighing at 82.5 kg her current personal best for a barbell squat is 170kg. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Egle Kisieliute
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

With 'Concrete Evidence' I challenge the viewer to take a different perspective to look at brutalist architecture (1950s - 1970s). In brutalist architecture, concrete is the most common material, which allows the architect to achieve rough shapes and sharp edges. However distinctive their style and important their heritage, brutalist buildings have been progressively demolished across Britain in recent years. Nevertheless, awareness of their significance and support for their preservation are also growing. With this project, I would like to highlight the importance of this style and look at the buildings as works of art in themselves regardless of their context. The addition of a digitally manipulated black sky allows me to isolate the buildings and emphasise their graphic beauty. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kelly Muir
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Ynys Witrin, the ancient name for Glastonbury, is an on-going long documentary project exploring the residents and many visitors of the wonderfully diverse town of Glastonbury in Somerset, South West England. The project is a visual exploration and documentation of this unique and intriguing town that keeps drawing me back. The idea formulated after a visit to the town in September 2017. Upon arrival I knew I had discovered a special place that required much more investigation. The energy present and the overwhelming need to return were both contributing factors in the objective behind this body of work. This is a selection from the larger series that explores all aspects of Glastonbury, not just the weird and whimsical. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Prieto
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Las Afueras (The Outskirts) is a photo-documentary that portrays the young community growing up in the outskirts of a dormitory city, focusing on their feeling of uncertainty about the future. The Spanish government and the media declare an economic recovery in Europe, but everyday life does not change for the working class youth. Jobs are temporary and precarious, and this is pushing young people to emigrate. Las Afueras looks beyond the false narratives presented by the government propaganda and the media, by documenting the reality of the working-class young community in Iviasa. The older locals refer to it as 'the neighbourhood of the cemetery'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cirstyn Brown
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Epicurean" adds a surrealist view of food and the way in which we view it as a raw material or ingredient. Although food itself is to be consumed, this project explores the elements of ornate beauty that can be seen within restaurants today. This is usually achieved through the use of unusual ingredients or the theatrical nature of the overall dining experience. Some restaurants take this even further by keeping the produce they use as close to their natural state as possible, often seen when dealing with seafood. The ingredients are shown against ornamental objects, related to food, to evaluate the visual aesthetics and how we perceive these items before they have been presented as "food". . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lara Cappelli
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Expectations of Growth" is a series of portraits, shot on 5x4, depicting a group of Scottish 15-year-olds as they approach their 16th birthday - which marks the day they gain the right to sexual consent. After the 2017 sex scandal, the awareness of gender- based abuse and imbalance increased remarkably. The teenagers portrayed in the images are the first ones to gain the right to consent in a new generation talking about gender norms, as well as sex and consent. Despite still being considered legally unprepared, the children in the images appear caught between a state of pensive adulthood and child-like vulnerability - presenting an almost illusory interpretation of the cusp that they find themselves in. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adam Hurst
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Overbearing Virtues' is a personal investigation which confronts the pressures implemented on representations of the male physique. Enthused by his own struggle with body insecurities, Adam Hurst has produced a series of self portraits, exploring his own relationship with traditional ideologies of masculinity. Turning the camera onto himself, Adam is seen at his most vulnerable, performing with his slender figure to challenge the dominant representations of male body image and gendered stereotypes. In a society that can dehumanise those who don't fit into social expectations, 'Overbearing Virtues' dismantles those distinctive depictions in the hopes of empowering others to tackle their boundaries in the journey towards self-acceptance.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Callum Agnew
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

In this series "Still Young" Agnew explores the fashion brands and trends of the 90s and the millennium; names which are making a surprise comebacks two decades later. These brands are being regenerated by the younger generation of this era as they enter their late teens and early twenties. He traces the resurgence of these trends which begun on a street level and which have emerged on catwalks around the world, pushing these names back into the mainstream. Agnew, using a fashion editorial approach to the project, explores why these brands are so unique and the reason for their secondary resurgence. Instagram: cagnew97  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Pearce
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Permanently Transient is concerned with processes of change, using water as a metaphor for how life is never fixed. Water is appropriate in conveying this as it transforms between different states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) in a never-ending cycle; it is in a state of flux. Transformation appears on multiple levels in Permanently Transient; in the fluid and temporal nature of the subject and the process of transforming light to shadow via the chemistry on the paper's emulsion. Also, the physical image transforms as some photographic prints were not fixed entirely when processing, this creates a tension between permanence and impermanence.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Fearn
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Excavated Topographies symbolises how humans have the desire to change the landscape: flattening, developing, ordering and mining precious material from it. The imagery examines the connection between geological and fictitious representations of the land, whilst incorporating mankind's interference with it. The structure is digitally manipulated, extracting elements from it and fabricating metamorphic strata. Reference by geological mapping, this series presents landscapes in a scientific manner, producing x-rays and dissecting its form as a way of expressing how humans exploit it.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Millie Elliot
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Millie Elliott's practice explores the hierarchy of materials through the appliance of both tactile and physical processes. Elliott's work also focuses on the dissonance between the manmade and the organic, interweaving the two through three-dimensional and two-dimensional states - ultimately playing with form, perspective and duality. In her latest work Elliott has taken interest in the network of the photographic archive. Through sourcing photographs from different locations and by removing them from their original context, Elliott leaves the opportunity for the audience to build their own narrative; according to their individual experience. By displaying un-mediated photographs, Elliott is questioning to what extent belief influences the audiences understanding of fact and fiction.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Serena Brown
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

High fashion's appropriation of working-class trends and streetwear culture has allowed luxury fashion houses to profit from a demographic that is unable to afford the clothes that they sell. By designing her own 'high fashion tracksuits', Brown attempts to highlight the influence and power that the working class youth in London hold over the fashion industry, reclaiming a look that they are often negatively defined by. Brown's images are a reflection of her diverse upbringing in London which exposed her to the importance of representation and the influence that people of colour have on popular culture.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matilde Araoz Ellis
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Into the Sensorium" explores how we can use our senses as a way of experiencing the world for all its potential. Since we exist in a society filled with excessive distractions, we are unable to experience a true understanding of what surrounds us. Although language can act as a bridge between individuals, allowing us to communicate, French philosopher, Michel Serres highlights the way a redundancy of words and noise obstructs and suppresses sagacity and our ability to perceive reality. Surround yourself in silence and you will hear. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leissle and Sharkey
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Leissle and Sharkey are a collaborative duo based in London. Their practise has developed into a study of humanity and particularly the male form. 'He Is Not What You Want Him To Be' intimately explores a young man's mental and physical state through performance and conversations with classical imagery. The series confronts the view with a disparity between what they want and expect from the male body and the contemporary realities of masculinity. Posing as a fluid exploration of self, the series plays out a tension between direction and imagination, placing the viewer in a state of dissatisfaction and a degree of confusion. It is full of desire, it is full of thirst, but its subtle imperfections leave you wanting more. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caterina Lombardi
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

SATIS (from the Latin for 'enough') was born from the notion that shock factor may not be the most effective tactic to encourage conversation about a series of women's rights. Due to an interest in creating conceptual photographs, she took inspiration from vanitas still life paintings, hoping they would pique the audience's interest and, in doing so, educate them. In the spirit of this, she felt it appropriate to give the project and each image a Latin title as Latin is a language used universally throughout academia which she hopes will remove any association to specific cultures.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Budd
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The Chair Is Touching the Wall, 2018 Bringing together the totality of sculpture, photography and performance art, Molly's work obscures the boundaries of shape and form. Often studying the body's relation to space, the inimitable imagery evokes an emotive response regarding the structural barrier of physical and metaphorical spatial confines. 'The chair is touching the wall' is an idea retracted from Heidegger's theory of Dasein; the literal translation of 'being there'. Speaking of unencounterable space, the objects can never occupy the exact same entity. Appearing neither here nor there in the images, she uses self-portraiture to imitate an inferiority amongst her surroundings, enticing a visceral interaction between the materiality of the cyclic framework and the minimalistic chaos of movement.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Dudley
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I have recently been working on a project called Outer Edges which is an exploration of blank and marginal spaces. Documenting space with a minimal aesthetic has allowed me to study how blank space and the concept of emptiness can be used to provoke emotion. Through the combination of textiles and photography I have created collage piece, which allows the viewer to become more equated with the idea of the blank canvas. This allows us to question how we see the world and what we value enough to photograph.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zoe Harrison
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This Bloodline of Mine is a recognition of how far Northern Ireland has come in the 20 years following the Good Friday agreement whilst, simultaneously, acknowledging the scars left in a society born in conflict. Struck by the uncanny nature of the landscape from which she came, Zoe delved into her past uncovering unsettling stories of the familiar. Focusing on her own 'cross-community' family and their defiance in the face of segregation, the conflict and rehabilitation is made intimate rather than being seen through the filter of explosive news reports. It is a celebration of integration, and a display of what can be achieved through the power of gentle protest and love.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eloise Scott
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This work seeks to discover and reveal serendipitous moments of fragile beauty that exist in the overlooked and unloved areas of a city. Highlighting the importance of capturing both urban landscapes and miscellaneous objects in our everyday industrial life that perhaps are not normally regarded as "visually pleasing" nor "idyllic", but as a stand-alone image can be enjoyed, or at least understood, aesthetically. It shows solidarity through inanimate objects and spaces - echoing the lives of those who reside there - people trying to find beauty in the banal.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louie Halpin Parr
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Surface Tension' is a series, which explores representations of material presence through scenes of still life. Inspired by his passion for sculptural forms and material value, Louie Halpin-Parr utilises the physical properties of the objects, as well as the space around them, to create images that accentuate the tension between the flat surface of the photograph and the materiality of the subject matter. With reference to Trompe-L'oeil still life paintings, the photographs simulate physical interaction through visual engagement. This manipulates the viewer's perception in order to question the limitations of photographic representation and how we experience the world around us.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Effie Gridley
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Effie's work explores and examines sentimental materials and domesticity. Making the fabrics or her body perform in the domestic space, wrapping and cocooning.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paloma Brackston
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Seeking Beauty Among Jouissance shares a glimpse of younger generations today and their relationship with social media. Addressing the idea that we're perceived by the online profiles we continually construct, Paloma Brackston photographs the people closest to her in a way we wouldn't see them online. The project shares a deeply personal view of each person by incorporating a dreamlike, other-worldly quality to get away from the fast pace of the online world. This too explains why Brackston chose to remove herself from the high speed of digital photography and shot the series in medium format analogue; inviting the audience to peer into the most intimate spaces and private moments of those photographed.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Detnon
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Chaos Cooking is an ongoing exploration into the artist's relationship with food, cooking and sensory memories. Part self-portrait, part performance, Detnon uses the kitchen as a backdrop to isolate and showcase foodstuffs in a light hearted and humorous way by reducing the multisensory act of cooking to a visual medium. From the artist's perspective, the subject matter is emotionally loaded, however this removal of context results in a series of intriguing and ambiguous images, and Detnon encourages the audience to fill in the blanks. This project expresses Ruby Tandoh's idea that "there is so much more to eating than just eating." (2018)  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalia Poniatowska
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

For many years of being a natural picture maker and taking photographs of whatever caught my attention, I've noticed that people became a part of the landscape I create. People simply doing nothing. Observing, sitting, relaxing. This project focuses on my observations but also raises wider questions about photography as a medium and the act of observation itself. It is an attempt to look at my practice and question my selection of images in which unexpected connections and conversations can occur between images. This project is shot in several countries, mostly outdoors and shows the places I don't belong to and people I never get to meet, and as such it is a departure from previous work that had nostalgia, homesickness and belongs at its heart.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cecilie Neumann
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Out in nature, as opposed to being in the city, I seek a state of mind, where I can remove myself from my surroundings and let my mind wander. The unconscious guides me when I attempt to mimic the landscape and make my own, possibly imaginary, interpretation of the land. With my photographs, I bring glimpses and fractions of nature to the gallery space. I seek to create a space for discovery of both the spiritual and earthly elements of natural phenomena as well as bring recollection of memories to the viewer. The tonal range of my images is very considered. I make my prints heavy, to create a melancholy I think resonates with my idea of the otherworldly.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Magdalene Wanderlust
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Magdalene's recent project, 'Here's Water and Also a Rock', focuses on the unconscious rather than the conscious; the hidden rather than the apparent. She particularly seeks things that are concealed and detached from the world; fragmented and fluid; like in the state of dreaming. Her latest research explores the subject of dreams in relation to water. Water is like a mirror. Yet, its reflection is never a simulacrum. Water creates its own unique eye-deceiving constellations of colour; illusions. Water is also a versatile element that is subject to constant change. It can be tangible or intangible; solid or fluid; visible or invisible. Its own state can be a visual deception. Magdalene's project merges dreams and water in a coherent photographic and audio-visual work that attempts to capture contrasting, unpredictable and often deceiving forms.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kristjana Thorarinsdottir
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Creating a world that is mirrored by things seen in our own world. Affected by myths, legends and belief in the unexplainable. Drawings and photographs that show things in different ways. Shapes and figures that you can see if you look around you. Dark and light, my own world.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Flannery O'kafka
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Working within the medium of amateur museums, snapshot photography, and liturgical call and response, I'm constructing a fractured family album that hangs somewhere between an emotional document and a fiction. In the tradition of Roland Barthes' Mourning Diary, it's a very public grief. A story of crippled minds and bodies, growing up playing house, and pregnant teenagers sent to convents by the cover of night. It's a clumsy stab at bridging the disconnect between my possible (from birth) futures (including ones where my children are not in existence), my parallel histories, and the shadowy hinterland of suffering that lies between (and intersects) both of these. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura McLean
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Throughout my practice I have used photography as a means to document the world around me. Interested in the relationship between art and the everyday I strive to highlight subjects commonly overlooked by their quotidian presence. This exploration of the overlooked and the unnoticed leads to a new way of looking and presenting a heightened photographic world, creating new meanings and ambiguities in the objects that surround us. 'It's just a bit of the world; and the world is not enough.' Edward Winters . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Freya Gray
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Awkward. This series isn't just about showing the awkward, it's about breaking away from it. Reflecting on a turbulent time, where hiding away seemed like the best option, I am now emerging in a new domestic setting. I contort, demonstrating the effort needed to force myself into a space that I don't belong. While working on this series I have risen above feelings of an awkward and anxious conscience that have been present for some time by allowing it to flow into my work. This self-portraiture will remain as a reminder that I am making it through.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Fisher
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

In my work, I focus on withholding information from the viewer, by using lighting techniques, alternative processes and removing context. I focus on places and objects, some with gruesome histories. 'Unsolved' focuses on unsolved missing persons and murder cases. I have constructed maquettes based on crime scenes from real life stories, depicting where the victims were last seen or where their bodies were found. My aim is to create realistic scenes from harrowing histories using various craft materials. The abstract style, using an analogue film camera, parallels the unnerving circumstances of the cases, whilst bringing them to life with an interpreted version of reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Gosling
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Freckles' is a series of portraits that embrace the natural beauty of skin and challenges conventional understanding of skin perfection. I want to show people the raw unedited surface of the face. With the world obsessing over perfection, individuality is becoming lost as everyone complies with the standard stereotypes of beauty. Individuality is what gives a person an identity, and by losing it people become more and more similar. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harvey Folkes
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My work explores the complexities of the human condition and the thoughts and emotions that we experience. Whether these experiences are mine or those of others, it is this element of human nature I aim to capture. In this body of work, I enter the intimate spaces of others and producing self-portraits whilst wearing their clothing. During this invasion of another person's safe haven, I settle into the room and become part of a scene that is often private. These quiet spaces allow me to become something of a character between who the room belongs to who I feel I am inside it. Through my images, these characters inhabit spaces that are neither mine nor who's room I am in.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Andrea Thomas
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The work I strive to create is derived from a love for the make-believe. I create stories through photographs, resulting in quixotic portraits of strange human interaction. My work is primarily inspired by my dreams and other wandering thoughts I may have, giving my images a uniquely personal yet strange quality. Growing up on the southern coast of Wales, I have always been influenced by powerful landscapes, and I feel that that is ever present throughout my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Jack Waite
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Bristol Streets' is an intimate view of the ever-evolving face of Bristol. This series of portraits and landscapes captures not only the diversity and personality of the city but the presence of its individuals. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Violet Clare Neumann
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

All of the projects I pursue spark my curiosity and challenge the way I work. The burning desire to explore and discover drives the way I photograph and ignites my practice as I delve into it exploring the depths of the work I create. This work has become a strong foundation for a much larger project I am beginning, I will document the unsung industries that are integral to society running smoothly. Underpinning the work is an environmental theme; the scale of these industries has grown vastly to keep up with the ever-growing consumerist culture. These photographs take us to the core of where products come from and presents industrial landscapes as the magnificent and imposing places that they are.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Colenutt
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Soul Mate' documents the non-governmental organisation 'Odanadi', in India. They address all forms of sexual violence against women and children, with a special focus on human trafficking. Odanadi have adopted a holistic approach to combat sexual violence through prevention, rescue, rehabilitation and training programmes. Their focus is to raise awareness and change the mind set of men towards gender equality; through training and educating communities. The founders of Odanadi have been involved in the rescue of 4,200 women and children. Rescue projects have included nine girls being rescued from a brothel posing as a hotel. Another successful rescue saw three girls saved from a secret room in a drainage culvert - one girl sadly died; the accused men were arrested.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adam Elliott
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Adam Elliott's current work has been focused around the theme of non-places; communities and spaces that are easily overlooked. His on-going series 'Passing Place' examines areas of un-ease; landscapes that have fallen by the wayside - scruffy, unloved, forgotten. Certainly not the idealised English countryside that perhaps the passer-by would come to expect. The series delves into these edgelands; weird spaces in which towns and communities end; however, the trace of man is still very much apparent across the landscape. It is this 'trace' that is ultimately studied, exploring the identity (or lack of it) in these places. After all, who cares about the identity of the roadside when you are only trying to reach your destination?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gweniver Exton
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This series of 8 portraits are taken from Gweniver Exton's latest project 'Spiritual Spaces'. The work explores a community of people who practice alternative spiritual beliefs. Each individual has a different path, taking the elements that they connect with creating their own way. Connection to the earth and the landscape forms a major part of many of their beliefs - this appreciation of nature going beyond a human plain towards the spiritual. Gweniver documents the specific environments that the featured individuals feel connection to outside the known parameters of the human condition. Whether this their home, studio or within the natural landscape, 'Spiritual Spaces' explores the visual notion of this other worldliness that some choose to identify in.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Gibbard
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Megan Gibbard with her documentary work on Child Beauty Pageants in the UK has explored and exploited the bad side of these pageants. Girls from 0 to their teenage years get to compete in child beauty pageants. Child beauty pageants originated in America and the UK started their own child beauty pageants in 2010. Around 20 child beauty pageants are held every year with thousands of girls competing. These pageants are set into two categories: Glitz Pageants which consists of girls wearing make-up and wearing cup cake dresses and Natural Pageants which involves natural girls (no make-up) and mostly judged by their personality. In Natural Pageants the girls undergo an interview which they judge on their personality.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Neville
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Chloe Neville is presenting a selection of images from her most recent landscape and portraiture work, including her publications 'The Unknown Fifty' and 'The Outward Stretch'. The focus of her work tends to be around people and the places they interact with, capturing intricate details of life that could otherwise go unnoticed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jordan Turnbull
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

In 1967 Gibraltar held its first referendum to resolve the issue of sovereignty over the territory. Gibraltarians voted in favour of staying British by a majority of 99%. In 2016, they voted in favour of staying in Europe by a majority of 96%. This series explores the conflict that Gibraltar finds itself in, between old loyalties and the realities of what happens after Britain and Gibraltar leave Europe. The images observe the suspension that Gibraltarians are experiencing, showing the dreamlike state of a half-forgotten past merging with a surreal uncertain future. This story captures the realities of a British identity that is dependent on a European future. Time will tell how British Gibraltar is and how British it will stay.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mira Kalliomäki
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Fairy tales have been a part of the culture for thousands of years, telling stories to teach, amaze and entertain. The Miraculous Magic of Everything is a collection of fairy tales presented in a form of a classic storybook creating a new world following the traditional language of fairytales. The stories, however, do not contain princesses in trouble and knights in shining armors, but strong female characters and vulnerable Kings with a diverse range of characters from ethnicity to sexual orientation, highlighting the importance and urgent need for equal representation. The project aims to empower the reader no matter who they are, who they want to be, what they look like or who do they identify as, but celebrate acceptance, representation and inclusion.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chiara Corbatto
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Rubbish is a common part of our life. It is everywhere, but invisible in a peculiar way. We prefer not to look at it, to avoid even thinking about it, as if by ignoring the facts we could stop it from polluting our lands, our waters, our air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says Ireland created 983,380 tonnes of packaging waste in 2015, 8,6kg per person of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and 75,000 vehicles were discarded. Instead of sending it away ñ to landfills, to incinerators, to the oceans ñ we could rethink how we look at rubbish, repurposing, recycling, creating less waste. ''Wasted potential'' is a closer look at what we discard so carelessly, all of which could be given life to again, to create something beautiful: a better future, that we are currently wasting away.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Flora V. Guerra Busso
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Fractures of memories are an organically created work that responds directly to the surrounding environments and illustrates mostly of everyday feelings and emotions that were experienced through a long and delicate process of healing. On this project, I open up my soul using photography as a catharsis to create images that represents a personal - and at the same time widely impersonal subject - that is sexual abuse.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Max Rooney
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

A city full of stimuli quickly becomes impersonal and foreign, never alone but lonely. Edifice is a work on alienation within the city. The dark representation of the city mirrors the hostile and detached environment that molds our being. Edifice aims to add to discourse about modern urbanism, the city space and its effects. There is no other place where you can find such an impersonal environment, surrounded by so many people.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miriam Ward
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This collection of work is driven by my desire to be apart of the conservation and preservation of our beautiful native Grey and Common seals here in Ireland. "Home" was made to highlight the fragility of our shared environments. The species was first identified in Ireland in 1836 although they have been present in Irish waters for at least 7000 years. Seals were the first protected species ever and have been protected since the 1970' s under Irish Law. The mortality rate maybe up to 50%, Grey and Common seals are extremely sensitive to any disturbances at their breeding sites. Which can result in females losing their maternal bonds. Seal Rescue Ireland is the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland. They provide care for abandoned and injured seal pups all year around. My work is to evoke conservation awareness of these charismatic animals and our deteriorating oceans. We have a symbiotic relationship with the ocean similar to the seals.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Lowsley
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This project has explored success based on the different stages in people's lives, looking at a range of people from 9 to 90 with different social and cultural backgrounds. Success to a 9-year-old is being passionate about rugby whereas for a 90-year-old, being alive and cared for is success. While everyone has a number of what they consider 'success moments throughout their lifetimes, this project is looking at how the age gap between generations affected their idea of success. It was difficult for nearly everyone to decide on one thing that defined what their greatest success in life to be. So, looking at this project what would you consider your success in life to be?  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maree Egan
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Grief is a multifaceted response to the loss of a loved one especially caused by someone's death. The experience of grief manifests itself in many conflicting emotions compelling us to question our belief structures. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, and behavioural dimensions. Navigate aims to illustrate the effects of grief on the human body, mind and spirit.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lewis Blanch
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Taken from Lewis Blanch's series Grey, his own photographs are embedded into old family negatives. Utilising them as backdrops and artefacts inferring a visual connection between past and present. The subject of the photographs are ordinary and domestic scenes, which become removed from their original context through a system of distortion and compression. Their unclear quality is exaggerated by the scanning and printing process, creating subtle echoes between the photographs. This raises questions of how conscious and constructed the interplay between imagery is. His work is predominantly concerned with the questioning of the image and representation. Along with photography's shift from traditional film to digital processes, focusing on the physicality of photographs, treating them as object in the algorithmic era.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dave Cole
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

As a photographer I work with the elements, developing connections and personal interpretations of experiences within these, such as that of being within the force of a waterfall. This body of work was inspired by the effects on the senses given off from their power to create a series of images which express their unique physical, visual and spiritual qualities. Being within the astonishing flow of water is a heightened experience. This body of work responds to and interprets this unique environment spiritually.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hoppie Daniel
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I am a photographer who focuses of editorial portraits and fashion imagery. My current practice is a celebration of a natural, realistic body, to honour the beauty within our imperfections. This is to challenge the fact our bodies are put under a lot of scrutiny, especially as we live in an edited era. The projects intend to visualise the bravery within those that are proud of their flaws, despite the media striving for perfection. I leave all my images unedited as I believe it shows the true-to-life features of the innate human form. I want my images to transcend the inner and outer beauty within those that have before been deemed as imperfect, to express the misconceptions surrounding the notions of the perfect body.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josephina Edwards
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

As a fine art photographer, my work relates to a certain place or period of my life, such as the complexities of a modern relationships, to the emotions felt when leaving your childhood home. I create subtle narratives in diptychs, triptychs, and short series, making connections between the images which then as narratives question how photography affects our visual memory, through aiding, creating, or replacing a memory. I play with the viewers senses giving them a sense of deja vu due to visual memory with this being the shortest, yet the most accurate memory type. This is created through the subtle repetition of composition and figures throughout the photographic series.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Evans
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This documentary body of work has been created through Daniel's questioning of the existence or diminishment of shared values and beliefs in our contemporary society. Through his response to urban and rural environments, and their intersections, he questions whether there is any consistency across our society in terms of what the individual values. Through the work subtle observations are documented which highlight how ubiquitous certain environments are, how these are used, exploited, treated, valued or not.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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India Holley
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Selsley common is an important personal place and its significance to me since childhood is interpreted through my images, where landscape photography and physical interaction with the image has enabled me to explore memory through place. The images centre on the fracturing of time, how past and present can be distant yet tangible in the same landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Beth Hoskins
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

As an artist experimentation and manipulation through traditional processes and digitally enables me to articulate and interpret issues which explore identity and landscape, as presented through these two bodies of work. One piece is an expression of the effects of endometriosis and the feelings and realities that this has had upon my life and identity, whereas through the separate series questioning of the construct of a landscape is more objectively explored. These works represent my exploratory approach to image making through exploitation of processes.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rhys Phillips
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My photographic practice seems to exist within the sphere of documentary photography, however I tend to find the framework for my projects tends to focus on capturing a subculture through specific details and portraiture. I find myself drawn to ideas that revolve around identity and representation within culture. Spirit is a documentary project centring on a small group of Spiritualists from South Wales. Churchgoers attend meetings and attempt to connect with deceased relatives, Spiritualists communicate with lost loved ones in spirit through a spiritual medium. Through intimate portraits and objects held dear to the group, I aimed to give an insight into Spiritualism while also showing the sense of the community displayed by this particular church. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danielle Tipton
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Through constructed studio self-portraits I use Photo Therapy to explore and express dark emotions resulting from a difficult childhood. Now as an adult I still live with the harsh shadows of depression and anxiety but instead of denying my dark emotions I embrace them through photography allowing these overwhelming feelings to inspire me creatively, using it as a form of therapy, where life and art have entwined themselves. Not all trauma in life leaves physical marks on the body, with hurt or damage being mentally invisible. These images represent inner trauma.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucie Blissett
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'She turns herself into an object-and most particularly an object of vision: a sight' (Berger, 1972). This body of work explores the ideas of the heterosexual male gaze. In these photographs, the fruit appears sexualised and alluring. For centuries men have viewed women as erotic objects in high art and popular culture. The model contrasts this as she looks straight at the viewer, she is in control. The women appears confident in her sexuality whilst we objectify her. She recognises how she is observed as a vision. She steals back the control of the gaze. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Davidson
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

A Tees Valley is a socially engaged photographic project aimed at creating a body of work for residents currently living within the Tees Valley to inform and illustrate the changes happening within the town of Darlington and the region. In 2011, 'The Tees Valley' was established. Previously known better as 'Teesside', the Tees Valley is comprised of five areas within the region - areas which previously only depended on funding from central government. Darlington - a disputed town within the Tees Valley - and some of its residents believe the town deserves to remain associated with County Durham and maintain independency.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mia Foster
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Since The Flood' explores how human impact on nature is managed at one of the most popular attractions in the Peak District National Park; the Upper Derwent Valley, which consists of three reservoirs, Howden, Derwent and Ladybower. Ladybower Reservoir was constructed during World War II and required the flooding of two villages, Derwent and Ashopton, since then the valley has been managed to create a harmony between humans and the land. Despite this, some feel the landscape is still not natural enough and argue that England has one of the Earth's most denatured landscapes. The project aimed to document the Upper Derwent Valley with an objective view to explore how our landscape has changed and will continue to change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Igoe
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The Plastic Problem aims to demonstrate the level of plastic consumption and waste in the UK in 2018 and encourage change. In the UK alone, over 18 billion plastic bottles a year are used, with only 3 billion of those being recycled. It is factors like these, which informed the project which sets out to effect change as our current situation is not sustainable. The project covers 3 areas of the plastic problem. One: the over consumption of plastic and the vast number of products we have to choose from in each supermarket. Two: the over packaging of food and drink products. Three: where it ends up. These three issues show the life cycle of plastic from its purchase, to its use and disposal.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michaela McGuinness
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

She has been doing up the house since 1999. She is turning 60 this year. She works incredibly hard. She always puts others before herself and always has done. She likes a drink but has a destructive relationship with alcohol. She has been sad for many years. She is getting better though and we are getting along better than we ever have. She has a wicked sense of humour. She deserves better in life. She enjoys quiz programmes, crosswords and bike rides. She says it's going to be a bad winter every year, even if it doesn't snow. She is obsessed with meerkats. She is incredibly stubborn, as am I. She does my head in but I love her.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eleanor Monty
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'(un)Orthodox Paradox' Is a highly experimental series of self-portraits, influenced by surrealist expressionism. The images explore identity by exposing the unconscious mind of the Photographer, who is wildly extroverted, yet desperately introverted. In an attempt to self-preserve and self-improve, the Artist has allowed her psychology to manifest into visualisations of the deepest and most secretive aspects of her 'unknown'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Parr
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Brutalism has been a feature of the British urbanscape since the modernist turn of the 1960's. Re-imagining Le Corbusier's vision of "machines for living" and "Unité d'habitation", architects from Europe and North America replicated his minimally cubist style of concrete and steel. Thanks partially to its low cost and ease of construction- concrete and steel- the Brutalist style was widely used across Britain during the post-war reconstruction, and the slum clearances. Brutalism has since received considerable criticism, both to its aged appearance and association with poor quality social housing. Where do these modernist giants stand today? Through intimate imagery and exploration of form, this project seeks to once again re-imagine the utopian vision of Le Corbusier.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hilda Quick
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Hilda Quick is a forward-thinking Photographic Artist and Curator. Her playful work explores themes of materiality, digitisation and perfection. She often employs detailed digital manipulation as well as experimenting with the physical, printed form to push the boundaries of the photographic medium. Defects is an ongoing exploration into the existence of perfection within Photography. An ideal that can rarely ever be realised, the perfect image is attempted through the use of digital post-production. This control has been exerted onto that which attempts to determine our everyday actions such as road markings, paths and pavements. The name reflects the inadequacy of the images themselves as they inevitably fall short of perfection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kristina Sergeeva
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Titled 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind' this body of work visualises the daily struggle of those living in Isolation in East Bali who have been affected by the eruption of Mount Agung. As a result of being located on the slope of a recently erupted volcano in the village of Desa Ban many hamlets were forced to evacuate, leaving most of their clothes, belongings and livestock behind. Some were forced to sell their main source of income - cows. After five long months of living in refugee camps scattered all over the island of Bali, Indonesia they were finally able to return back to a place they once called home. This project captures some of the struggles that people in the Hamlets now face. Their time is spent weaving baskets as that provides enough income to feed themselves each day. Working from dusk until dawn is a challenge which will linger for approximately 5 years.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kim Stuart
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This body of work explores what it means to be human, through looking at the Mind, the Body and the Soul. By exploring these elements of human nature through the use of mixed media, the photographer demonstrates the similarities between all individuals. Showcasing that we all share the same series of veins, organs, emotions and memories. The images were produced using alternate surfaces, such a cotton fabric and fibre based papers to influence the physical nature of the human form. These were all hand manipulated using a range of embroidery techniques, which were scanned in to inform and evoke a response on social media.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Izabella Tulip-Parkin
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The projects aim was to both work through the photographer's mother's grief of losing her mum at a young age and her father in the last 10 years, which was reflected in the name. Three Women Falling is a collaborative project between a mother and daughter, retracing the history of the photographer's mother. The project explores how memory inhabits spaces and is captured through three different forms of photography. First being family photographs, second disposables photographs taken by the photographer's mother, while revisiting these locations from the past and third the photographers own images taken of the location creating new memories and capturing moments of reminiscences.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abigail Walker
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Scarlett is three. She has been photographing for five months. She has no awareness of the unwritten photographic rules that we subconsciously adhere to and does not care to strive for perfection in her process. For her, photography has provided a means of accessing and learning about her immediate environments in an immersive and interactive way. For me, I have found freedom in observing the way in which she photographs. Our engagement as photographers in this collaborative project explores the use of photography as a tool for developing visual literacy and comprehending the world in alternate ways, informed by the youthful curiosity of a child. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebekah Williams
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The Beachy Head Women and Women in Colour are two photographic series which seek to address social issues surrounding people of colour in today's world. The Beachy Head Women is my most recent work, which examines the hypersexualization of the Black female body, whilst also opening up a conversation around the lack of relationship that the Black body has with the British Landscape, even though historically, Africans were present on the landscape long before the British. Beauty standards continue to perpetuate a vision of the ideal beauty, which often fail to acknowledge and include women of colour. Women In Colour is an ongoing photo-book series, which aims to celebrate the diverse beauty and strength of women of colour worldwide.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joseph Clarkson
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Joseph Clarkson is a fashion and portrait photographer, whose work centres around creating images of people. Due to his background in theatre and directing, Clarkson's work is very much a collaboration between him and his subjects. His work has a flair for the dramatic which is very much echoed in his editorial fashion work, exploring themes of fashion and surrealism. Alongside his fashion work, his personal projects explore themes of identity and redefining the ideal image of beauty, as he loves to capture the honest portrayals of people as well as constructed narratives.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Polly Palmerini
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Polly Palmerini's practice involves a constructing process which concentrates on materiality, malleability and the performative quality of everyday objects. 'Odds and Ends' is a playful series focusing on discarded items left as trash, which have lost their original purpose and their role as commodities in our lives. It is intentionally playful and ad hoc where the pieces have been collaged together with a strong element of chance. These trashed pieces become sculptural arrangements and are being given a new stage on which to perform. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daisy Malivoire
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Daisy Malivoire's work focuses on concepts surrounding the notion of place. Using the ideas of the known and the unknown, she looks into the transience of space and its environment. She focuses on areas defined by the 'non-place' and the experience of these locations, translated through her photographic practice.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathan Cutler
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Nathan Cutler's work presents a conceptual and contemporary approach to social documentary photography. With portraiture underpinning his practice, he is interested in underlying subtleties of society and lesser told stories. His current project 'Gents' is a delicate consideration of spaces and groups which are traditionally seen as masculine. Nathan shapes an abstract narrative that draws upon his own experience and reaction to his subjects, identifying shared truths between each environment.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Linsdell
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Concerned with human psychology and architectural design, Amy's work seeks to uncover the behaviours that are inflicted, unknowingly, upon individuals within architectural spaces. Her practice is observational and research based, conscientiously analysing the everyday. With subtle hints of conformity and control, these spaces share a particular element of power in which the room creates an intangible hierarchy, unspoken among the masses, and accepted as the norm.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mia Portet
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Mia Portet's practice is devoted to making the most of the forms and materials which make up our lives, using the photographic process to draw on the materiality of lived-in spaces. Through new perspectives and reproduction, this body of work explores community space in its most quiet state, studying the eclectic materials and forms it provides, reflecting the nature of the space in style and bringing life and imagination back to it in doing so.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kat Dipper
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'We revisit the past by breaking into it': Kat Dipper's practice centers around place, memory and time. Within her series Quarters, Kat returns to and documents the temporary military housing she grew up in throughout her childhood. Travelling with her father, the reason for her moving, she responds to each place differently. Some sites remain within memory, some are unfamiliar and some have been levelled to the ground. The series observes the passing of time disrupting memory, presenting both an attachment and detachment between herself and her past homes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eve Murphy
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Eve Murphy's practice engages with the notion of place, focusing on its ability to manifest a psychological 'being'. The work is developed within the liminal spaces of the hinterlands, exposing the viewer to a process of interpretations and layers of superimpositions. It creates a framework to construct narratives through subconscious familiarity, where innate desires press upon morbid fascination, leaving the viewer in the midst of a simulated horror.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hayleigh Longman
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Hayleigh Longman's practice combines a personal and conceptual display to photography. Her work is developed from people who mean a lot to her, or people she has met who have impacted her life in perhaps little, but significant ways. Finding the small things in our diverse world to focus on for a split second, environments and events which we all experience yet, look past. This observation encourages the abstraction throughout her work. She photographs her life and the things that are important to her to share in a way people can understand, with a narrative that has been painstakingly put together through her photography. Her current work involves photographing children and self-staging a body of work around childhood and imagination.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul Railton
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The border between England and Scotland stretches just over 80 miles from along the River Tweed in the East and into The Solway Firth in the West. At each road that allows you to cross, there are signs to tell you which country you are in. Most of the time you step you are not sure which country you are in. Following the route of the border through the landscape, Paul Railton's project The Thistle and the Rose asks questions of the artificial construct of a border and the cultural implications that can manifest from bordering; social constructs of what makes one country or another are invisible there.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shirazee Ahmed
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Shirazee's practice involves photojournalism, looking into current events and documenting the world not as we are shown, but through other people's eyes. 'Together' does exactly that. The series consists of a selection of portraits of refugees who grow at a community allotment in Manchester who are from various parts of the world; Pakistan, India, Syria, Nigeria, Iran. She has followed certain individuals on their journey, the reasons they grow and their path on trying to remain in the UK. She does this by documenting and interviewing each person and the reason's they have moved, and looks into the social climate around them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Simon Garner
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world" - George Simenon. The majesty and beauty of the landscape has fascinated us for centuries, and has remained a vital part in all forms of art, from the paintings of Constable, through poetry of Tennyson to the images of Ansel Adams. Following an injury last year, which prevented me from using my camera, I explored new ways of working, creating landscapes within a digital realm, utalising 3D software as my camera. These landscapes are virgin soil, untouched by man, and never will be. They represent the aesthesis of a none physical world.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Roper
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Joe Roper's work sits within the broader theme of landscape. His most recent project This Space is Here for You focuses on the spaces between nature and ubanicity. Through practice-led research, using still and moving imagery he has studied parklands and constructed recreational nature. The work reflects on how parklands are designed and created for us to relax in, yet there is constantly something that breaks the illusion for the ideal we wish to create. Joe's images aim to place the viewer in a position to view the landscape subjectively. Without the premise of walking the dog or taking the children to the park, the darker stories and emotions bound to these lands emerge through his imagery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dan Harrington
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Dan Harrington has endeavored to capture the current changes to our inner London communities and their environment, driven by gentrification and rising house prices. He shows the impact on both individuals and society, and the disruption within communities, including residents and local traders. In portraying the relationship between community and its surrounding architecture, we see the displacement of long standing neighborhoods due to redevelopment, and housing being sold primarily to the private sector.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daisy Southern
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Daisy Southern considers housewives from the 1940s to the present day, and how advertisers aspire to have 'showcase homes' that are advertised to the public. It leads them to believe they will hold greater value and status amongst society. In this project, Southern is playfully making a joke out of exposing these set up showrooms, making them look surreal and drawing attention to small signifiers which expose the truth. An earlier project of Daisy's, 'Remember When', is an exploration into the naivety of childhood. The project was produced in a short space of time, reflecting the fleeting experience. Daisy uses performance to illuminate the mundane in order to experience her own work through play, as a child would. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Audrey Albert
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Matter Out of Place' is about hidden truths, concealment and forced displacement. It sheds a light on an unfair and shameful page of Mauritian and British history in which the entire population of The Chagos Archipelago was forcefully displaced from their homeland, due to political agendas between 1968 - 1973. As a native of the island of Mauritius, with Chagossian origins, Audrey Albert looks at Chagossian culture and history through food, music, objects and souvenirs. Her research-led practice enables Albert to consider and investigate themes of national identity, tradition, and denial. Building narratives around specific artifacts and around The Chagos Archipelago as an invisible location, Albert's work draws attention to the aftermath of colonialism and the struggles of the Chagossian community. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruth Wedgbury
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Ruth Wedgbury's photographic practice is situated within Fine Art Documentary, mostly produced through analogue processes. Her work derives from a research-based methodology, in which she makes connections to anthropology and literature. She is interested in the spatial metaphors that reside within the domestic. Her project 'The Attic Waits' is a photographic and literary study of unconverted, undecorated, and uninhabitable attic rooms. She sees these spaces as conscious dwellings, hiding-places, or nests for the imagination. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Bugg
Photography Studies College Melbourne - Bachelor of Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

On the site once occupied by a Pine Plantation spanning six square kilometres, now lies one of Victoria's most notorious crime suburbs. The Pines established by Australia's Housing Commission in the 1950's is a low income housing region. Since being inhabited the area has bred an ongoing culture of crime. Strong stigmas lay in the shadows where pines once stood, people struggle to get by, grasping at their sense of nation. The air is heavy with patriotism and people proceed to try and forge their own way. With a focus on masculine figures the work looks into themes of escapism and being 'stuck' in the centripetal force of Australian suburbia. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maddy Cairns
Photography Studies College Melbourne - Bachelor of Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

JFC photographically explores the historical readings of my family, anchored by the illustrious and dramatic stories that are recounted of my Great Grandfather. James Ford Cairns who was renowned for his time spent in politics had a state burial and was an unsung legend in our family. A humble man, he grew up in pre-war Australia when society was much more stringent. This project documents his life from four perspectives and makes use of archival and my own imagery to both celebrate and honour him. JFC acts as a form of new documentary and highlights the role of photography in memory and visual culture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Courtney Cheasley
Photography Studies College Melbourne - Bachelor of Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My series 'Curtin Court' is a body of work that comprises of 3 different elements, those being, portraits, landscapes, and text. In this series, I was interested in exploring my father's childhood, particularly one story that he has told me many times before which I felt best summed up his childhood. As the series progressed it helped me understand my connection to the place which has formed a large part of my identity in which I have never truly explored before. Along with identity this work explores place, memory, truth and friendship. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Forsyth-Gray
Photography Studies College Melbourne - Bachelor of Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

On the Sea Stands a Rock stems from a recent discovery of both familial historical archives and multiple collections of vernacular images from unknown origins. This work forms a project that uses various techniques to explore the idea of a photograph existing as a physical object. My own photographs respond to the found imagery running throughout the series, creating a varied and experimental flow of works that seek to address and define my interpretation of the photographic object. This body of work examines and breaks down the idea of the materiality and the photograph. By doing so, I hope to create new ways of engaging with the physical print, allowing the viewer to question how images are constructed and consumed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fuad Osmancevic
Photography Studies College Melbourne - Bachelor of Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

It Always Ends Up Like This focuses on uncertainty and the feeling of displacement and facilitates the photographic medium as a tool for possible awareness. For me, each day life feels more overwhelming and chaotic, and this is not uncommon, as we all face constant uncertainty. This series of images illustrates an endless search for something out of reach deliberately depicting a sense of hope and hopelessness at once.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ania Skup
Photography Studies College Melbourne - Bachelor of Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Void is a search into the means of belonging, isolation and identity; an exploration of a new environment that me and my family recently relocated to. I use the landscape of my new surroundings as a backdrop for my images. I study the landscape by looking from the outside in and the inside out. Using metaphor and symbolism, I portray a sense of displacement in my surroundings. I photograph my daughter, myself and other habitants of the forest that I encounter day-to-day and record it all, so to understand, my immediate emotions to these beings and the place that I struggle to call home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Thorn
Photography Studies College Melbourne - Bachelor of Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My series is a culmination of experiments and explorations centred around abstraction. I'm interested in combining experimental techniques and a controlled, methodical discipline with the goal of creating unique and personal images. My passion for light, structure, colour and texture has pushed me to see with new eyes, embrace the unknown and to enjoy the journey of experimentation . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Vignau
Photography Studies College Melbourne - Bachelor of Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Religion and human behaviour have shared an intricate and reflexive connection throughout history. The Eighth King explores the complex relationship between Christian heritage and the development of the human psyche towards a pattern of self-destructive behaviour. Anchored in my own upbringing, the work examines the representation of female sexuality within Christian iconography, and its impact on the woman that I am today. The Eighth King references Babylon, the female protagonist of the eponymous myth whom I identify with. By pointing the camera at myself, objects of desires, family heirlooms, and desolate landscapes, the constructed images of this series bridge the mythological and the ontological. The images also highlight how the myth echoes the lives of women in my family. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jo Chukualim
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Childhood shapes and informs our development into adult life. While I was lucky enough to grow up being physically provided for, I was left vulnerable to sexual and emotional abuse. As I got older, I was quickly faced with the difficulties of being affected by these experiences and the need to explore what it means to grow from them.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly May Matthews
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Broken Territory is an exploration of Stratford, an area that has been transformed and is continuing to be redeveloped. After moving out of the area almost sixteen years ago, I found myself wanting to explore what was left of the place I once knew. I want people to see what has been left behind. These photographs explore the other side of Stratford, as yet untouched by redevelopment. They could become part of history, a testament to what is here today but maybe gone tomorrow.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kirsten Wright
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The contraceptive pill is currently one of the most popular methods of birth control in the UK. It is used by over 3.5 million women daily, yet it remains a somewhat socially undisclosed topic. Through this series, I have investigated how our relationship towards the pill has altered over the last 50 years. By documenting the experiences of other women, interactions with pill manufacturers, historical research and self-exploration, I have been able to develop an understanding and stimulate a discussion around the diverse relationships that women in the 21st century hold with this tiny, 'candy like' pill. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Tingley
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

A journey through The Lea Valley Nature Walk, in an area once known for its industrial past. 'Overshadowed' reveals the industrial remains merging into a rekindling of nature, in addition to exploring the human presence in the reclaimed nature park of today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Burdett
Middlesex University London - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Salt and Grit takes a look at British suburbia. Its focus is on one satellite town located twenty-three miles east of London and investigates the way in which people create facades to demonstrate perceptions of what they deem as ideal. It explores how people use these illusions to show off and project an impression for their neighbours, visitors and the public. It also examines concepts of pride as much as it does insecurity and vanity. Salt and Grit is steeped in feelings of familiarity, nostalgia, and sentiment but also, the idea of the American Dream.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fanfa Otal Simal
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Cocorro" is an environmental portrait analogue project about my father, which is divided into different series depending on the occasion; at his workplace, at his home, in a restaurant, etc. I try to show, through the comparison of these different situations, that people do not have just one single side, on the contrary, we are polyhedral. It means we all have different facets and we can not only focus on one, good or bad for us. The person is a total of its parts, and to understand the one that affects us directly, it is necessary to know the rest.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gillian O'Connell
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Since it began, social media has been rapidly evolving and adapting to cultural trends resulting in the emergence of the social influencer, a figure who has become intrinsic to its survival. From a once informal video sharing platform to a now more carefully constructed version of its predecessor, the lines of work and play for the YouTube video uploader have become blurred due to commercial appropriation. From beauty to health and fitness, the social influencer has amassed a far reaching audience. In a culture where society has become obsessed in identifying with a following, have we in a way lost our own sense of identity? How to be Female is an exploration of female identity in this new age of social media. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Janet Leech
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Let them eat cake" is the most famous quote attributed to Marie-Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. It was her response upon being told that her starving peasant subjects had no bread, indicating her obliviousness to the conditions and daily lives of ordinary people". This series of images is my visual concept of the Irish Taoiseach's remarks regarding the housing crisis in Ireland. He has made these comments in a time when Ireland is experiencing a major crisis of homelessness with people living on the street, in tents, families living in single rooms and substandard accommodation. A situation mainly due to a lack of affordable housing, high rents and repossessions. The images are shot in black and white as I wanted to depict the bleakness felt by people who find themselves caught in this crisis. The text and landscape format are to portray these images as billboards. All images were using a medium format range finder camera and 120 black and white films. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jennifer Tipper
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This series of photographs is part of a larger ongoing project, it's about finding beauty in everyday life. We now live in a world with people walking around looking down at their phones obsessed with what's happening on social media, emails, games, apps and texts etc. This all comes with a downside that they are missing the beauty in the real world that surrounds us. When I started this project, I switched my phone off and walked around the streets and alleyways finding unexpected moments of beauty in the light, shadows, yellow lines, cracks in paths and curious weeds growing in curious places. This series was all shot on 35mm colour film. "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it" - Confucius  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niall Conroy
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Fragments from a Lost Dream' explores the process of recreating the fleeting images we are left with upon waking up. What first began as a desire to 'hit pause' and capture especially vivid visions soon evolved into interpreting the dreams of others and attempting to reconstruct a visual representation of them. The final images in the series depict scenes from other people's dreams but at the same time seeks to tap into the collective unconscious and act as a catalyst for viewers to unlock memories from their own dreams. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephen Rogers
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This photo series is a documentation of the journey my father took as he set out to make the very last set of rings of his long career in jewellery making. My father relocated his jewellery workshop to the attic of our 3 bed semi back in the 1980s after losing his business and since then, has created beautiful and intricate pieces for friends and neighbours, hidden away in his dimly lit workshop. The unfortunate on-set of arthritis has meant that he has had to work through the pain barrier to create anything but with my own wedding just around the corner, he was determined to make one last journey up the ladder and into the attic to create the all-important rings for our all-important day.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marina Dmitrik
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

We as people experience different types of personas as we grow and mature with time. We let ourselves embrace the inner voice of who we are and try to project it with our image/style to communicate to the world what we feel. There is sometimes no outlet to our expression but make up and dress up. Once in a while we let go and let the guard down. We experience things as they are. We age. It is inevitable. Time we embrace with every wrinkle. Our homes age with us. Here is a portrait of a woman ageing with the house. Beauty in ageing. Here is what I wanted to say with this photo project and the beautiful Honor Heffernan was my model and 12 Henrietta Street House in Dublin was my model house. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Des Gallagher
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Port na Bpucai" is the title of a traditional Ireland fiddle tune composed by a fisherman from the Blasket Islands who when asked where he "got it" said it was "given" to him by the fairies as he heard it on the wind. Seamus Heaney wrote a poem about it in 1969 and called it "The Given Note" In these photos I try to capture the musicians inhabiting both a physical environment and one "beyond the surface" a place where the music takes them. The music is so compelling that it temporarily disengages the mind and body from all other concerns and takes them into another space to a place that they could just possibly be "Away with the Fairies"  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jana Sefcikova
National College of Art and Design - Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Graduate Photography Online 2018
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Series 'On the desks' is sociological portrait (document) of people through their immediate working environment : their working desks especially objects on the desks. The series stays intentionally uninterpreted from the psychological and personal point of view referring to our daily passage around these objects without taking notice of them. Comparing to daily life, the objects here are reordered to form focus plane through strict format and repetition and this rewind questions before our eyes. It was very important to me to take all objects found on the table without exclusion, still some has been excluded due to company privacy and security.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Armfield
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Empty Nest' is a photographic series examining the complexities of relationships that exist between a teenage son and his father. Typically, associations with the term empty nest relate to the feelings experienced by a mother when her child leaves home; however, it is often the fathers who struggle most with the departure of their child. Exploring notions of masculinity, family identity and the gaze, the portraits aim to represent a tenderness, but simultaneous awkwardness between father and son. These years of adolescence are key in the shaping of individual identity, an identity that extends beyond the family, and the double portraits aim to highlight a relationship that is often overlooked. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eleanor Carver
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Femininity and the Art of Contraception', 2018 explores the social expectations of femininity associated with birth control. By focusing the female body, I have explored ideas surrounding the male-gaze and governing control. In my work I have structured the portrayals of a woman in combination with items such as fish, lemons and pomegranates which have all acted as historic birth control methods, prior to the introduction to the pill in the 1960's. My portraits aim to reflect the extents to which women would go to for control over their birth control methods, whilst being structured around the idea of social expectations of the idealised feminine form. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Collins
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Playing with the nature of human curiosity and our desire to archive, document and immortalise existence, is a subject that has played an intrinsic role within our historical and visual culture. Drawing inspirations from archival methodology, through to contemporary museum preservation technologies; this collective of photographic works is an exploration into the concept surrounding the modern day fossil. Acting as evidence from our present that will soon become past with an intent for archeological exploration. The photographs are an abstract representation of found objects, detritus and natural materials. Preserved through the use of photographic, scientific and archival methods. They are presented and displayed as specimens for study as well as spectacle.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Iliyan Marinov
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Everyday life is full of small, familiar situations that repeat themselves over and over again. The chores, that awaits us every night, are moments which string our lives together with ritualistic actions. In my work I have employed the historical device of tableau combined with the logic of realism and instantaneity of the photograph to unveil and enact solitary performances of lonely contemplation. Occasions where the subject is absorbed in private reverie. Moments, which are invisible for the public, yet exist in the daily routine. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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JJ Potter
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

When I was about five years old, I remember my mum asking me why I enjoyed playing by myself, and I told her that it was because I wasn't alone. For as long as I can remember, I have always felt accompanied by this other presence within myself. I'm not sure where it came from, or what exactly it is, but as we grew together, we created one of the darkest times in my life. I had never felt so alone, yet so in companionship with this other half of me. I have never felt so much space emotionally and physically, yet such a tight grip and heavy weight clung to my body. We have always been two, yet one-and looking back, I can see that now. She is still with me, but instead, I look after her. At one stage when she seemed like a monster, I now see her for what she truly is and that is something that I will never let happen again. She needs me and to be honest, I think I need her too. See this work like vomit. Not only in the literal sense but because I am admitting it aloud now and I am getting it all out in one. Not two. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martyna Madej
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Who is clown? To us a clown is somebody sacred, funny, powerful, ridiculous, holy, shameful, visionary. He is all this and then some more. Fooling around, a clown is really performing a spiritual ceremony." - John Fire Lame Deer Marty is an expression of frustration with the absurdity of human existence and the modern world. Martyna Madej's alter ego, Marty the Clown, is an attempt to protect herself from the outside world but also an attempt to communicate with it. Through a series of performative acts the artist seeks to create a space of reflection in which Marty examines make-believe and illusory exaggeration as a methods for counteracting the shitty stuff of existence; finding comfort in the ridiculous.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Max Smith
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My project explores the relation between an ability to portray the past, personal memory and photography's role in visualising. I aim to explore the significance of photographs in a space where there is an ever growing ubiquity of images. My project attempts to re-visit a personal narrative, reframing through recollections and memories, through association of objects, places and people. My work aims to creates a visual archive of associations. Exploring conceptualisations of involuntary memory, described as coming to mind without deliberate retrieval. Throughout my project, my work emphasises the ability of nostalgia, to create feelings , allowing space for the spectator to interpret each set of images on a personal level. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nemo Macharia
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Melanin, 2018 and Blood Deep, 2018 are both informed by my experience as a young black woman artist in search of a better understanding of myself and my history. The work is created as a therapeutic means to explore the dissonant conceptions of heritage, place, religion and envisaging the decolonisation of the visual world. Melanin is a performance piece exploring the history of Black Slavery and notions of Epigenetics, finding links with depiction of the black body and historic context. Similarly, in the context of Blood Deep, 2018 I use 3D imagery to explore the concept of religion as influenced by colonisation and slavery. Suggesting that religion is was used both as a coping mechanism and oppressive force.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Remi Frederick
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I am often the only black person in a room. For a long-time this has not been an issue for me. However, it has become clear, through recent experiences of dating, that there are people whose interest in me is based purely on my race, their preconceived notion of blackness and associated cultural caché I represent for them. These experiences made me feel reduced to a stereotype, a product, a toy, a being to be collected. My work explores this common aspect of diasporic experience and the dehumanising nature of tokenism implied. Using self-portraiture and drawing inspiration from my personal history I explore the thin line between cultural relativism, racial fetishisation and subjugation of black experience in contemporary culture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Jarrett
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My project revolves around investigations into notions of identity, specifically addressed through the semiotics of clothing and objects. It has been said that someone's possessions overall, depict a self that we strive to show others, building an appearance to exhibit a desired image, enabling us to explore how we are perceived and present ourselves to society. Possessions anchor and stabilise identity in space as they configure the world into a place of belonging, extending the self into the external world. My work focusses on the act of disembodiment where I have detached the identity of the former owner by photographing their possessions in the state that I found them, allowing the viewer to engage with the work through their imagination.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Soar
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Degree Zero is an exploration of the human condition and the unconscious internal dialogue we all experience in our daily lives. During moments of transition people often become self absorbed becoming unaware of the physical, emotional and spiritual notions present in their current environment. Through the medium of abstraction, a physical form is given to the thought life and emotional states of these anonymous individuals, allowing the viewer a glimpse into the invisible nature of humanity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nikola Auterska
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Exceptional creators throughout history have said that their best ideas emerge from an unguided unconscious process that creative researchers call incubation" (Csikszentmihalyi & Sawyer, 1995) ORTU investigates the science of human innovation, the power of an idea and creative behaviours. Exploring the conscious mind alongside the subconsciousness; where most of the creative process happens. In the subconscious incubation area we are constantly processing information. Creative ideas come to us frequently, just like the 'AHA moment', but they are disregarded easily. This unknown yet vital part of the process takes place in the moment where subconscious and the conscious merge. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathaniel Bell
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Across society there is an undeniable intrigue regarding serial killers, extending to a minute cluster of people collecting memorabilia related to them. While exploring the concept of the photograph as a document, RedMail investigates perceptions where the veracity of the presented information is integral to attitudes towards the items, resulting in an element of trust between the author and the viewer. With both original and appropriated imagery, this collection intends to fascinate and satisfy the desire for authenticity alongside using a language that evokes the sublime from an incongruous amalgamation of everyday objects. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caz Bousfield
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Chicanoa focuses unequivocally on the cultural importance of the banana within our country, relating to its historical significance, the vast trade levels and its long journey to homes in the UK. With an existential demand for fruit in this country, food miles have reached astounding figures. Chicanoa features appropriated imagery from Fyffes expeditions, allowing an insight into the historical transportation and through the photographs a nostalgic appreciation for the fleets. The series also constitutes original photographic work representing the extreme consumption of the banana in our modern society. The collection offers an eloquent understanding of this totally immersive production line which is so often overlooked in everyday life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rob Ferguson
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

German Romanticism was a genre of painting in the 18th and early 19th century which was inspired by the artists, "observing and feeling the world with the greatest reverence" [Asvarishch, B., (2008), Caspar David Friedrich and the German Romantic Landscape, page 43]. This notion of having a love for the natural landscape is something that was integral to creating this body of work. Referencing both German and English painting and photography, the work celebrates the beauty of the Northern English landscape and its natural formations. Subtle colour manipulation in post-production brings the work into a contemporary context, whilst retaining painterly aspects which allude to a Gothic atmosphere.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Hill
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The English seaside resort was a place that formed happy childhood and family memories. But now, a returning trip to such places provokes feelings of sadness and a sense of loss as in reality the seaside is no longer what it was. As memories fade and become faint overtime, a glimpse into our past becomes an idealised dream of something that was. Candy Floss explores these ideas through the washed-out colours which represent the fading and lack of ability to recall such memories. Now overshadowed by the appeal of the holiday abroad, the sad decline of the seaside coincides with the loss of childhood innocence. The place itself, now faded and become a novelty will soon be but a memory. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Deniz Kemirtlek
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My father has always been the primary authoritarian figure in my life. He did his best to raise his sons and instilled ideas of masculinity which had been passed down through generations. Loggerheads is a place in North Wales where our family spent time together. These were special occasions when my busy father made time to spend with us. Sifting through memories from childhood and adolescence, revealing how notions of masculinity have been learned and reinforced in everyday life, 'Loggerheads' explores a relationship between father and son. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jess Lacey
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Working with identity in male culture Jess's work follows two young men during the delicate stage of adolescence to adulthood. She wanted to challenge stereotypical influences that she felt over powered the ideas of male identity and through this set out to capture a universal experience that was honest and relatable. This process brought out an amalgamation of factors that impact our development during this time and one that felt significant was masculinity. In terms of male culture, the interpretation of masculinity was something that Jess felt was too structured and defined and as a result wanted to work within the associations of this theme. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Smith
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Broadcast media in the form of television and radio has altered social behaviour via the use of vicarious conditioning; a rich history of technological advances have transformed our domestic environment. The material elements of this infrastructure, specifically that of terrestrial broadcasting networks, are rendered unseen within the environment of our everyday routine. Supplying Yorkshire and parts of Derbyshire with their television and radio signals, the Emley Moor transmitter is the main supporter of a terrestrial broadcasting network. To reach more remote and inaccessible areas the transmitter uses 'gap fillers', or relay stations as a means of boosting the signal; Southern Reach documents a portion of this network.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Southern
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Metaphysical realism is the view that most of the objects that populate the world exist independently of our thought and have their natures independently of how, if at all, we conceive of them. (E. Jonathan Lowe, 2008) 'The Secret Life of Things' explores the mundane spaces we pass through quickly without noticing and those communities of objects within which are often perceived to be merely static. This work draws attention to a sense of vitality and consciousness within these 'things' that one could imagine having a life of their own away from human interaction. There is something unexpected happening around each corner, maybe more than meets the human eye. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Kerridge
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Jacques Rancière wrote: 'To be a spectator is to be separated from both the capacity to know and the power to act.' Yearlong, hundreds of people wait in anticipation, armed with camouflage, scanners and cameras upon the mountainsides of the area known as The Mach Loop. The area is enlisted by both the Royal Air Forces and US Air Forces fast jets for tactical low fly training, descending as low as 250 ft. The domination and management of the domestic landscape through this military spectacle facilitates a relocation of the battlefield. Through the separation of beauty and terror, The Geology of Attention questions our responsibility as individuals to the actions of our nations and its relation to the sublime spectacle. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexander Fell
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Teen Buzz is a project capturing the youth's relationship with their surroundings in the town of Merthyr Tydfil. With the assistance of a Merthyr creative I attempted to represent the youth's perspective, looking at both mine and their past and present. The term Teen Buzz originates from a phenomenon which first appeared because of an invention which was created in Merthyr, the mosquito frequency. This electronic device is used to deter youths from loitering; It achieves this by emitting a frequency which can only heard by people under the age of 25. However, youths transformed the mosquito frequency into the Teen buzz; a mobile ringtone which could not be heard by adults over the age of 25.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Athanasiou
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This project serves as a modern exploration into the current housing crisis of the UK. This is accomplished by analysing the notion of community-led housing and investigating its effectiveness in providing affordable houses. The final body of work also contains visual connections to the past through images of social housing, while the ideas around the fight between the free and and the private market are explored. Thus, the concepts of ownership and individuality that exist in community-led housing are also questioned through the transformative effect of building new homes. Finally, great emphasis is given to the importance of the sustainability of local communities by these housing organisations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Winslade
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

As a child my mother was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of my father and growing up fear was closely associated with him. Being powerless to the violence that fear became a part of many parts of my reality. As I grew up cinema became a great love for me, the screen became a comfort to me and in hindsight a distraction for me to avoid the real world. My mother's ability joke about and overcome her personal trauma is a result of her facing and surviving it. I fought in an MMA fight earlier this year, I wanted to embrace the intensity of a real fight and follow my mother's example of facing my fears.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Ziko
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

In 1991 Latvia gained independence from The Soviet Union. This extended occupation greatly affected agriculture and trade; in particular cereal breeding institutes were restricted from functioning to their full potential. This is the industry that Vija Strazdiņa, my grandmother, has been working in for the past 47 years. The State Stende Cereal Breeding Institute was the first state-established breeding station in Latvia (1922. She is now one of the only wheat breeders in Latvia. My connection to my Latvian nationality and history is something which has influenced my identity. This work documents the development of Latvia's agriculture; it explores not only the historical progression in cereal breeding but also women's leading role in agriculture within my homeland. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Hammer
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The health resort Friedrichroda is a place in rural Thuringia that's always been dependent on tourism. A former centre of prestigious hotel projects of the German Federal Republic's national travel agency, the FDGB, the impact of decreasing numbers of holiday makers is apparent in the town's empty streets and declining infrastructure. The population is shrinking, young people leave the area for lack of perspective and employment opportunities. Through a combination of archival material and new images this work attempts to visualise the slow change and the lingering echoes of the soviet legacy that still casts its shadow over the eastern regions of Germany as well as pondering my connection to a place and a time that have formed me personally. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Hardwick
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Central Vietnam. Here passes through the Ho Chi Minh Trail that provided support to the Viet Cong and the People's Army of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces were subjected to extensive bombing and chemical sprayings, having catastrophic effects to the local ecology. The landscape has constantly shifted in appearance at the hands of agriculture and industry offering a longstanding example of human intervention and the 'cultural landscape'. Vietnam is still carrying out efforts to rid the landscape of unexploded ordnance and defoliant rich soil. These remnants of war are sewn in to the Earth, affecting locals today. This project uses the landscape to subtly suggest a clandestine form of state control over Vietnam's landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mary Perez
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, is the largest Christian megachurch in the world. Although the main sanctuary will see 200,000 in its congregation every Sunday, the majority of the 800,000 church members are watching broadcasted services at Yoido's satellite churches throughout South Korea and the world. This project explores modern Christianity's adaptation to contemporary congregations. These churches can match demands of a church ideology, mass accessibility and convenience. Comparing what I observed at this mega church to a small isolated church, which in contrast is much more focused on traditional face to face community values, I see benefits and detriment that with further progress and update these churches can hold a place alongside their traditional other. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brad Lacey
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The Land of Eden Once Bled is a visual documentation of my own coming out in the summer of 2017. This day forever haunted me, existing as a reminder if the moment I thought I would lose everyone and everything I loved. I lived many lives simultaneously before this time, lives which were constructed depending on where I was and who I was with to protect what I was hiding. When finally being able to come out, I entered a euphoric state of mind, a sensation that meant no longer oppressing myself. My imagery depicts this euphoria I felt, detailing the vulnerability I had in my life and the strength I have now. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Françesca Alessandro
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The work looks at female sexuality, women have experienced not having power in their own sexual desires, they are expected to have no desire at all except to fulfil male desire. Even as girls we must be careful in our image to prevent men from seeing us as sexual beings, but just being female makes us an object of desire and a subject to be exploited by the male gaze. Women in art were always considered the model and never the artist, Alessandro focuses the work on the female nude as both art form and pornographic form. She then takes control of this image, she is both model and artist, she holds power over the visualisation of her own desire. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bea Richardson
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

In January 2014, I decided that I was going to take my own life. In the middle of the night, I left home and made my way to Milford common, less than ten minute's walk from the house I had grown up in. I debated my decision for hours, building up the courage to do it while watching the sun rise. In the four years since, I had never returned to the same spot where I was that night until this year when I decided to photograph the route I took and the area I chose to die in. "all you have to do is wake up" is a collection of Polaroid photographs documenting the landscape of Milford common. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Hayward
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Between Darkness and Light observes the landscape of the coastal town of Lowestoft in Suffolk. The town occupies the most easterly point of the country and so is positioned as one of its extremities. This body of work provides a subtle acknowledgement of industries won and lost over time, giving a glimpse into Lowestoft's tumultuous past and tentative future. It is a town, like many in the UK, forced to live through governmental decisions made at a distance, which directly impact upon the communities that live and work there. While our government negotiates for our exit from the European Union, potentially using our fishing waters as the bargaining tool, this is more prominent now than ever before in this town. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Morgan
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

'Beneath the Surface' started with the documentation of models in their home in an attempt to get away from what we see in magazines daily. As the project developed, it became apparent that the images reflected something beyond the surface, and, unknowingly, I had begun to make photographs that reflected as much of myself as the sitter. At their best, they show both my relationship to the world and sense of self. The portraits are presented to you in an intimate way that uses dark, soft toned focus to denote a sense of fragility and ambiguity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Polly Batchelor
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Emotional eating is using food to make us feel better and escaping during times of low moods. 38% of adults have overeaten unhealthy foods because of stress. Due to this 46% of people have a negative feeling about their bodies. My project focuses on emotional eating and how we use food to satisfy our needs rather than hunger. I've covered myself food we use for comfort eating to show this concept. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lara Doran
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This body of work includes portraits taken of those I went to secondary school with five years after graduating The Gilberd School in Colchester. Through the chosen images, a differentiation between social class, economic status and ethnicity is presented by their appearance and surroundings. Within these elements in the pictures, it becomes visible what paths these individuals have taken in life since leaving and the diverse ways they have chosen to lead their lives. The work acts as a statement towards technologic advancements within society where the ease of reconnecting with people is enabled by social media compared to those who left school 15 years before we had and the trust that remains between classmates through the years that follow . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Bond
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

We Were Never There is a series of work based on my Dad's old family album photographs, which looks at the changing relationship we have to sentimental memory. The reworking of the photographs from the 1960s to the 1980s considers the significance of the family photographs through the loss and absence experienced during a person's life; by removing the family members from the pictures. This leaves a photograph with a different perspective: depersonalised and disconnected to the original memory of my Dad's youth. The images illustrate a different perspective of the loss of youth and loved ones. The series also reflects on the loss of the traditional family album due to contemporary practices of social media and the digital age . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jae Storer
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Cycle messengers were once the fastest way to get a document across a city - until the arrival of email. Yet even today, in a world with superfast broadband, these messengers form an integral part of London's commercial engine. Nobody else knows the city like a courier. The courier rides in all weathers, often riding a minimum of 40 miles a day, taking items Soho to the Southbank or taking cheques from the Island into the city. As a result, the cycle messenger remains part and parcel of the city's beating heart, all whilst blending into the background of the bustling metropolis, dodging traffic daily, risking their lives for the freedom and thrill of riding on two wheels. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Shaw
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Inside these epicenters of busy activity lie local authorities. Procedures taking place by the operators within contribute to our lived experience; these brutalist buildings act as shrines to Modernism's quest for an unattainable utopia - forever walking a tight-rope with dystopia. The ambivalent visions of present and past leaders highlight the impossibility of a perfect society. The support offered by authorities comes with a price of control, often extreme and sometimes unseen. In structures wrapped in red tape, swimming in protocol, bureaucracy staggers progression. In a world cemented in systems, with space dictated by its function, maybe the only place paradise can reside is in our imagination; unfixed, borderless and infinite.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gwilym Morris
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Early diagnosis of the neurological disability precedes Morris's memory, and having grown-up with autism, his complex characteristics seemed entirely normal and went relatively unquestioned by him. Through extensive research, which combines scientific and social perspectives with a passion for computer gaming and digital photographic coding, Morris proposes a repositioning and celebration of 'the glitch'. This work proposes autism as a neurodevelopmental glitch and aims to break down some of the preconceptions, barriers and stereotypes people may have about this condition.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Silje Syvertsen
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

These photographs are from my major project in university where I explore feelings of displacement and loneliness. By photographing urban landscapes and my relationship to the landscape I start to explore my own displacement. The work shows a journey where I have become separate to my family and struggle with this lone identity in a place I don't call home. I try to make sense of the changes in landscape by exploring a sense of place which ultimately reflects on my sense of self. My work in general is about self-discovery, ideas of home and feelings of melancholia. I always want to create work that speak to our emotions, where words sometimes can fail us.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stuart Anderson
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Stuart Anderson is a photographic artist based in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. He thrives on the idea of the unknown, hidden away from human perception. He creates visions and alternate realities, primarily through the medium of traditional film photography and historical techniques. His practice is surreal in style, harnessing elements of mysticism. The subliminal messages of the imagery aim to produce cathartic undertones that pierce the status quo. The work is based on philosophical ideas which are conceptually implemented using symbolism, provoking uncertainty on the threshold of reality. Anderson seeks an equivocal perspective on cultural ideas about the metaphysical world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Craddock
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My work is exploring themes that include motherhood, childhood, memory and nostalgia. Boy with a dog is an image taken from a larger body of work entitled Hiraeth. My current body of work is aiming to portray feelings of fear and anxiety that can develop during this intense journey of motherhood, and how they can work their way into everything you do. Motherhood is the ultimate act of letting go, as you nurture, watch and prepare to let a part of you go and create their own path. I enjoy capturing life's important moments and creating images that form memories you can keep forever. I feel as a mother myself, there is nothing better than creating memories with your children.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Peter Green
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

At the heart of Peter Green's artistic practice is a meticulous contemplation of the constantly evolving and metabolising nature of experience. Viewers confronted with the abstract create their own metaphors for what they see. Peter's creative trajectory has been one of constant experimentation. creating objects with a combination of photography, acrylics, paints and digital manipulation to establish a dialogue and a relationship with the viewer. He would like his work to stir the imagination with images fascinating enough to stimulate conjecture. Green is interested in the way that people's life experiences, culture, education and personalities contribute to their interpretation of his images.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Benjamin Anderson-Watkins
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This work explores the diminishing role of religion within western society and of the increasing feelings of emptiness and separation that this withdrawal produces. By documenting both empty chapel spaces and derelict religious sites, the work specifically reflects the decline of Christianity, and the loss of the chapel's once central place within the communities of South Wales. As a member of a once busy and popular chapel the photographer's personal views are put to one side when photographing this subject. The work is a straightforward documentation of the decline in Welsh speaking chapels and through the lack of people in the images the work shows how the importance of chapel and attending religious services has diminished in the 21st Century.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Davies
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

The ongoing documentary work, Familiar, explores familial themes such as relationships, the domestic space and dysfunction within the family unit. As a passive yet astute observer of family life, Davies acknowledges the domestic space as both chaotic and mundane, and through an affectionate yet critical lens, highlights this as an important factor of familial life.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jasmine Färling
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Utö, meaning 'outer island', is the southernmost year-round inhabited island in Finland. Exploring the existence of small marginalised communities - their social dynamics, surrounding environment and isolation from the mainstream culture - this on-going project is also a personal exploration to understanding the local mind-set and why individuals willingly choose to live a life of isolation. In an ironic juxtaposition, the incredibly close-knit community formed by the few secluded inhabitants of the island is directly antithetic to the individual isolation and lack of such community felt within the over-populated cities in which most of us reside. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kyla Hicks
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Identity has been my main focus, photography seemed to be an outlet for me to explore my own identity and others. I work with a lot of portraiture both in the studio and on location to capture my subject's identity. I look for alternative or niche groups of people to document, I look at who they are, the hobbies and lifestyle. I have been documenting my findings on different people in society, I am enthusiastic about working with people in my community. This is where I found my passion for portrait photography as I found it was the best way to capture different types of people, where you can experiment in many different way which suits the subject.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Morgan Cable
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This body of work reflects the struggle of smaller independent business in our neoliberal climate. Can smaller bespoke businesses compete in a society in which big business rules? By documenting workspaces and individuals, I hope to illuminate the level of their pride and commitment in comparison to their larger corporate competitors. Working closely with Real Ale Brewing company; Tiny Rebel I was immersed in a growing culture and given the perfect opportunity to document the working life and people within an evolving environment. Documenting the brewers, chefs and front of house staff I have been able to provide a glimpse into lives of people that are rarely seen yet determine the success of their business on a daily basis.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Harding
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD - BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

I am both a human and an animal photographer with an interest in the way humans and animals have shaped each other. I like to explore how imagery can initiate a responsive connection, and my on-going project celebrates and expresses the complexities between man and nature. From the unnatural surroundings of a veterinary surgery, to a dog expressing his natural inner characteristics, the bond between man and animal is magnified through the animal's willingness to please despite its nervousness and uncertainty. Most of these animals have been 'rescued' from either a physical or emotional past, and are in the process of rehabilitation, whilst others I have come across with their owners on my daily walks.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edward King
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Rhino began with the idea of trying to capture, what I believe, was once there. A fear instilled within me at the hands of others for reasons unknown which I often battled on an uneven playing field. Years later those emotions continued to resonate.Through photography this work studies the true nature of a secondary school. The focus, the emotions and the perspective had changed upon returning to that place. Rhino is a second chance. Rhino is a new perspective. Rhino is the re-experience.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Lee
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Yes, it is an existential crisis... But not of the sports car buying variety. I have my meaning, my responsibility. I am a Father, like so many others. And like so many, I hope that I can tell my children, the world will be a better place for them, than the one that I grew up in. Children are a blank slate. Shaped and influenced by their interactions with the world and the state that they find it. Materially we have all gotten richer. Yet not seemingly wealthy where it counts. The 21st century started with a collapse, two fallen pillars. The embodiment of what they held up was something bigger. A signaling of a new era. History moves faster now. No time to stand still, nor reflect. Society in a perpetual motion towards an event horizon. I can't shift this feeling, that the future is futile.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Conall Kearney
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Through this body of work I am photographically exploring the destructive effect rioting has on the environment and how people respond differently when caught in the middle of a riot situation."  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Hamilton
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Drawing from the healing processes of phototherapy, this work explores past memories belonging to my mother, Darlene. It investigates how her childhood memories contradict the evidential force that is her 'family album'. Her adolescent experiences are constructed around the trauma of witnessing domestic abuse between her parents. As a result, she remains detached from many of the family photographs present in the albums her mother created - they do not depict the childhood or domestic atmosphere she remembers. I aimed to expose the tensions and hidden traumas within Darlene's family album while trying to preserve a sense of my family's history. The photographs were produced in an attempt to further bond with my mother through getting to know my heritage. I constructed a safe environment in order to give her the space to explore these memories, while deconstructing the codes and conventions of photographed family celebrations to reveal a narrative that was concealed, until now.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Craig
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

This series of work aims to imprint a different perspective on sports imagery, attempting to deviate from the generic approach consisting of action shots. Whilst the conventional method captures the performance and energy of the game, they lack the ability to convey themes such as grace and commitment. Field Hockey has quite a personal connection and as a result I have been able to gain a better insight on how to express the movement and flow of the sport, whilst also creating unique and empowering images, that expose the physical strain and can reflect the time and effort needed to succeed.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bridgeen Coney
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Developments within technology have enabled photography to become accessible to the majority, allowing users to become photo literate as well as easily capturing a single image. Along with the ease of photographing in the digital age, there is also the ease of deleting the photographs, bringing into question the value of digital imagery. By using a range of both digital and printed, old and new photographs and generating them into the same physical format, I aim to encourage the viewers to consider the images within this project of equal value in the hopes that they contemplate all of their own photographs in the same manner.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Maguire
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My mother died during my childhood. I was loved as a child, but also experienced grief and was forced to grow up quickly. Now, as the mother of a young son, I feel a new layer of anguish. Having experienced the loss of my mother as a child, the profound attachment I have for my son is tinged with anxiety and fear as well as love and strength. Making this work has been a process of dealing with this past pain, reflecting on my resilience and my desire for a stable, innocent childhood for my son.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Siobhan Ferguson
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Achieving my own autobiographical view, observing the depths of the space bringing life to the Landscape, although designing a contemporary utopia that was monitored in my own by not in my emotional state. Rooted in self-reflection this interactive dialogue is a powerful instrument for critically examining as a process for better understanding the self, by turning my attention to the earth and the female body as core subjects. Observing different times during the day is essential for the atmosphere and mood of the picture. My most recent project was a psychology enquiry collecting memories that pinpoint places in the landscape where important moments happened evoking a sense of time and location through film and photography.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ileagh Kerr
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

My video work uses the sea as a metaphor for human emotions, reflecting their impermanence and mutability as well as our subjection to them. The water appears both transparent and opaque, subject to the light and space it moves through. This shifting quality renders each encounter new, as if seen for the first time. At times tranquil and at others agitated, the water hints at depths and obstacles beneath the surface. The work is constructed to create a sensory experience at a remove from everyday life and aims to facilitate a meditative state of mind.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Connie Murphy
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Neopharma looks at a futuristic world that is solely reliant on pharmaceutical drugs as a way to simplify life and live more efficiently. With the rise on dependancy in faster acting and stronger substances. Neopharma looks at the process in which the stimulants are created and tested and taken into there propaganda stage; paving the future as an utopian place with fictional objects and places becoming reality, but is is worth it at the cost of becoming too dependant and losing the ability as a society to support ourselves.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cliona O'Hanlon
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

"Kilcoo Eoghan Rua GAC" is a socio-political project based on an unromanticised view of a rural landscape. Relationships here are bound together through the small but strong Gaelic Athletic club and an identity clearly established. If you are not from here, you most certainly will find that you are indeed somewhere. This landscape is presented as a culture of ownership in which the people press themselves upon the land they maintain they possess and are clearly proud to do so from what the eye can see.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jenny Hanson
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Women have always been involved in the agricultural community. Some as a farmer's wife, and some as a farmer's daughter. However, it has not been until recently that women have emerged from the background and decided to take on the role as the lead farmer and business runner.Taking the aspect of nurturing from the domestic space and applying it to the raising of animals and harvesting of crops, women have excelled in this area of work and are constantly decreasing the gender gap which has previously created stereotypes within this industry.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Davis
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

In recent years Belfast has transformed from a city that was torn apart by 'The Troubles' to a bright and vibrant city. It is reported that in fact Belfast is the happiest city in the UK, with an amazing culture, it is also a very affordable city. In 'The Troubles' era the population dropped, until 2011 when it started to grow. The growth in economy and its popular social scene have strong connections to its history. This can be seen in this series of photographs. 'Growth in Belfast' has allowed my idea to be developed using collage, where two photographs are merged into one photomontage. These images show how Belfast is changing and evolving.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emer Agnew
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:18 EDT

Semiotics of Beauty was created to analyse my construction as a woman. Family photographs reveal subtle but significant indications of gender norms and expectations. These codes and products of femininity are combined in the photographs to obscure the identity of the person underneath. Women commonly face judgement when it comes to makeup, about how they look or should look. We're expected to look 'feminine'. But what does feminine look like? In addition, the effort and expertise necessary to do it right are invisible. Time spent fulfilling these expectations is unaccounted for; it is a hidden hair-and- makeup tax.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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