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Graduate Photography Online is Source's annual showcase for Photographers graduating from University and Art College based photography courses. The RSS Feed View provides a global summary overview of the entire submission for a given year.


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Amanda Gordon
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The images and sculptural artwork presented, explore the potential existence of the physical boundary between the real and unreal worlds when considering the screen of the smartphone device. This technology has resulted in our perception and projection of self, becoming increasingly complex, as our personalities exist in fragmented forms on both sides of the screen surface. Through the examination of these surfaces and hidden edges this work questions where the separation of these two worlds may physically occur and what, if anything, exists within these spaces. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bojian Xu
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Everyone has inner fears hidden from other people. Often intimate memories and thoughts are not shared. Some people consider that negative sentiments could only produce drawbacks to everyone. However, everything has two sides in this world; opposites exist simultaneously. Fear, for instance, could also produce positive effects intergrowing with it, or any negative moods can be an essential point during life. Based on personal experience, the inner fear transfers a kind of positive energy to encourage the individual on a certain degree. That is the power of duality, which increases the aesthetics of everything. This series explores this power, as in Yin and Yang, examines the negative emotions and increases a direct public face up to inner fears. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claudia Bigongiari
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

20 minutes represent a waiting, a condition to report a personal testimony of suspension. They are a portion of non defined space and time, ‘in between land', where the assumption of the pill let the day begins. This project became the documentation of these lands, a collection of waitings, the pills (collected as well every morning) a unit of measurement of time. Accumulating the pills has been as if it was an accumulation of memories. There is not a medical discourse but a question about the repetition and the suspension, photographing everything was related to the 20 minutes, make us understand how the spaces of our daily life are always the same, but also in continuous transformation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joss Williams
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

'There is no God, but don’t tell that to my servant, lest he murder me at night' - Voltaire. Humankind’s drug-like addiction to gold spans thousands of years. A three-dimensional substance, which until recent technological advances, had little practical use. A visual object, valued for its surface properties, yet measured by its physical weight. Value generated purely by human imagination as a symbol of power, desire and denial. It formed the basis of the imagined order of trade that has driven human civilisation. Like a photograph, gold is a material object whose power is immaterial. It is an illusion and trick. One does not see the object before them but are reflected away and lost in mental associations and preconceptions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lily Simmons
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Celebrating the lives of my family and friends has become a form of phototherapy for me. After spending 8 years struggling through mental illness, I have only just come to terms with the idea of the celebration of life. This project follows the lives of my closest friends and family as I record, through photography, their dreams, hobbies and life goals. The photographs represent how I see them, as strong people who are the constantly a reminder of the good things within my life. To them, a thank you. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pannaporn Saichaemjan
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The notion of being there encourages my photographs to work as a series to explore everything surrounding. Moreover, it not only a place or landscape but also can be an object that I found along the way which everything can combine to describe some places. Therefore, I desire to demonstrate the coherence of the landscape scene through an attribute of the photograph to record my observation and express experience between me and space, which establish a new environment in my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Qing Xu
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Life is a farewell journey. During the growth process, people integrate themselves into the unfamiliar new environment. Growth is a ritual of stripping away the past, including age, appearance, memory, but the trace of growing is left. The series described memories of my past and present. Exploring the photo collages, I tried plenty of materials to film. It is divided into past, present and future. I always think that people cannot decide their birth is ready to carry out a special farewell ceremony with the world. People are very fragile, and the traces left behind may be illusory. ‘I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight’ - Tagore, Fireflies Poem. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shaun Hines
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Opposed to the abstract world of dreams, the indistinct realm of the subconscious, photography’s innovators were motivated by a need for clarity & permanence, to capture & control fleeting moments. To conquer this anguished desire visionaries create a way to see, a way to be seen. However, the lens has created a paradox, it simultaneously seduces by way of revelation all the while harnessing transparency to conceal. Although microscopic environments can be inspected & distant worlds explored, hidden are the stories relating to the natural forces & organic and inorganic matter utilised within this extension to our vision. While looking through optical prosthesis we see through the history of materials & natural forces that create, destroy & recreate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shuqiao Zhang
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

This is a new attempt. In this series, I used panoramic photography to take a panoramic view of churches. In the photo, you can see the front, top and back of the church at the same time. That's what I want to express: I want you to look at things from a different angle. Maybe we will see different scenery from another angle. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stee Louw
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Nearby Strangers touches on the theme of intimacy and tells a story about how people live and interact in modern western societies. What is real intimacy in the age of social media and how is intimacy experienced and practiced in different environments? How does eye contact and proximity between strangers affect such levels of intimacy and what is the relationship between photography and storytelling? This project relies on photographic sequencing as a storytelling technique to tell a story about how strangers interact. It shows intimate moments unfolding on buses either between myself and my subjects or between strangers and by doing so revisits Henri Cartier-Bresson’s notion of the decisive moment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yafei Wang
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

It was believed different people will have different impression of the city. In this project I select the most famous places or festival images in these cities to use stack image editing technology to do multi exposure photography. Though these abstract photography works, I believe people will recall their own memory of these cities. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zara Pears
Brighton University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Night represents a time of cosmic rhythm and sleep a time of biological rhythm. The processes that belong to sleep are those of repetition and respiration, this is reflected in nature, in the rise and fall of the tides and in the return to day. Although we have markers of time to bring order to our material world, our experience of past, present and future in the dream state is not subject to external rules and reality. 'The Sleeping Self Does Not Appear' is a poetic exploration into our experience of time, space and subjectivity within the state of sleep and considers the inter relationship between the human body and the physical world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Broadhead
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The Sleeping Photographer explores a familial curiosity of my paternal origins. F. W. Broadhead, my third great-grandfather, was a Victorian artist and photographer active between 1869 and 1925. His practice was situated in the East Midlands town of Leicester, running a studio premises on Welford Road for many decades. In the 1880’s, F. W. Broadhead’s sole appointment as photographer to the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment overlapped with his status as photographer to His Grace the 5th Duke of Rutland. Apart from his portraits of royal visitors, Broadhead also created a survey of interiors and several other views of the castle and gardens that were published in a souvenir guide, used as illustrations in periodicals and exhibited. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alvaro Martinez Garcia
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

“In the depths of the sea, the pearl was born. Its high stone, the blue violet. In the mist, the drops of dew. In my memory, you.” García García stems from an array of archival belongings of my late grandfather Fermín, as well as from a lifetime admiration to his figure. The project was conceived as an attempt of correspondence between my present and his. It is a fight for remembrance, the one I strive for by celebrating him. It is also a realization of transience, of how important it is to have agency in our life as it happens. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Hoare
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The Worst Poem In The Universe is a journey through Australia and a response to the idea that it could be considered a lucky country. The word ‘luck’ is uniquely applicable to Australia because despite being a country with the highest median wealth per person in the world, it is also the most prolific gambling nation. These are just two of the many factors that give the country a distinct relationship with the word ‘luck’. The title of the project is a reference to a poem entitled ‘Our Future’, written by Gina Rinehart, the wealthiest person in Australia. Who, through her poem paints a fictitious picture of the state of the nation, which is drastically at odds with reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Graham
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

TBM explores the contradictions of a pursuit that has no answers and no ends. In 1993 an anonymous author buried a golden treasure, which has lain undiscovered in the landscape of France for more than 25 years. This unsolved mystery has obsessed treasure hunters ever since, and many continue to search, guided by allusive clues. Joining this pursuit, I follow other hunters’ failed searches across France. I am less interested in solving the puzzle than in various interpretations of the clues, the notion of treasure hunting itself, and where this leads those who seek definitive answers: the dreams & obsessions of individual searchers. Guided by the hunters’ experiences, I follow in their footsteps, fascinated by the precarious nature of pursuit and failure, and in turn, photography’s own slippery relationship to truth, searching, interpretation, fantasy and obsession. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jamie E. Murray
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

‘How do you get the butterfly, starts from there, that’s the transformation. Bottom line is how a man can change.’ Mikey, 2018 Folly came about through a series of conversations with individuals who have been incarcerated. Within these conversations the ex-prisoners spoke of what led them to punishment, how they navigated the prison environment, and their eventual transition from institution to freedom. The works produced are rumination on these private conversations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Macarena Costan
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Several years ago, a member of my family found an old box full of negatives. They were made in the 1920s-30s, and documented life in the south of Spain. I was particularly amazed by a number of portraits made of strong women with powerful poses and gazes. I have created a series of photographs inspired by the archive. I highlight women’s strengths, their control over repressive symbols and their self-determination, with the main intention of representing women through their own identity. The project is located in Carcabuey – where the archive was found – with the aesthetic of this still very traditional place serving as an improvisational stage for my imagination. In a sense, I am creating a temporary and symbolic experience that shows the present, but at the same time makes reference to the past. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Manon Ouimet
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

ALTERED is a body of photographic work that aims to encourage inclusion by displaying the honesty of physical alterations. It focuses on individuals who have unwillingly embarked on life-changing body alterations due to illness, violence and accidents. The intention is to illuminate people who often feel marginalised and contribute to conversations about equality and diversity. The work asks the viewer to explore themselves through the prism of others and to challenge or confirm their belief system regarding body image and its representation. The process of making these works also aims to encourage the sitters to increase their confidence and reclaim their identity, employing the practice of the ‘therapeutic gaze’ whereby the artistic process can take its participants on an emotional journey of self-discovery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ng Hui Hsien
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Myth is a series of unique photographic prints, made using found organic matter and improvisational darkroom techniques. It explores interconnectivity and is a meditation on the mysterious phenomenon that have formed the foundations of life. In a way, it is also a personal search for a sense of belonging. At the heart of my practice is an attempt to establish resonance between external and internal worlds. Walking in parks, woods, and nature reserves, I was curious about the characteristics of organic matter and the processes of disintegration and renewal that it undergoes. Reflecting on the cycleand origins of life, I brought these materials into the darkroom to construct a world that sits between the real and imagined. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Draper
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Palimpsest is a paean to nature. Waking to the dawn chorus in my tent, camped along the ancient Ridgeway path, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of the inter-connectness of everything. A feeling of both joy and anxiety, it was nevertheless extraordinarily optimistic. Humans are a mere part of nature, a story that will outlast our short spell on the planet. The Ridgeway is motif and metaphor. Words, recorded during my walks, were formed into the shape of the path, and combined with images and sounds. The path is a metaphor for human time, echoing with footsteps past and luring us into the future. Traces are left as palimpsests, both of us upon nature, and of nature upon us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samuel Fordham
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Due to some of the most divisive family immigration policies in the world, thousands of British families are forcibly separated by the Home Office. As a result, they must communicate with each other via ‘modern means of communication’, leading to the rise of what are now being referred to as ‘Skype Families’. C-R92/BY seeks to investigate how one maintains a relationship with a family member who has been physically and geographically removed from one’s life and is reduced to a two-dimensional image; what does it mean to take the irrefutably unique and transfer it into the infinitely replicable? C-R92/BY gives voice to the suffering of families who find themselves in such circumstances, including potentially his own, they are the unwilling players in a painful game of politics. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vinh Dao
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

A quarter of working-age Filipinos live and work overseas. Labeled as “OFW”s – Overseas Foreign Workers – by their country, they find themselves straddling two worlds: the country of their birth and their country of employment. For these ten million OFW’s, it is the push and pull of these worlds that embodies the spirit of their transnational identity. The Balikbayan Box – a care package, sent in large cardboard boxes to family members back home, which contain food, clothing, and other consumer goods from their newfound country – is one link that connects their two worlds. It is apt that the word “Balikbayan” in the Tagalog language translates to ‘return to country’. Return to Country is an ongoing project documenting the lives of OFW’s in the United Kingdom, and is inspired by the Balikbayan Box and how it represents this connection to home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Barrow
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The Wine Doors of Florence, are serving hatches that allowed producers to sell wine to the inhabitants of Florence direct from their cellars. They date from the Medici period and were in use right up to the early 1900's, a totally unique urban attribute to Florence and Tuscany. There are 167 documented remnants of these doors, where the passage of time has repurposed them as restaurant menu shelves, as door intercoms or letter boxes, as an evolving canvas for creative graffiti or simply ignored in the face of air-conditioner ducts and gas meter cupboards. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Simon
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Off-Season is a documentary look at British seaside resorts in the winter. Over the winter of 2018/19, I traveled around the entire coast of Great Britain, taking photographs, making ambient sound recordings and conversing with the people I met in the places that I stopped, in an attempt to capture their melancholic, liminal essence. I presented my findings in a number of different ways: as fictive stories, both printed and recorded; as a book, and via a project-specific website (www.off-season.co.uk). This forms a part of a larger documentary project - Circumference - which takes into account the whole journey in addition to just the seaside resorts themselves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabella Campbell
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

TEIFI is a long-term body of work that concerns the phenomena of the river Teifi, which Isabella lives beside in rural West Wales. The series aims to reflect the river’s filmic qualities and her relationship with it; photographing and walking through its surroundings day to day since June 2016. The work conceptually revolves around the idea of the "sensory plate of perception" through the lens. This opens up a philosophical enquiry into the phenomenology of transparency, perception and duration, which collectively form the Teifi phenomena. It’s been made sensitively in response to the environment and has become a series of painterly meditations, expressing the Teifi’s timeless environmental energies in order to convey the same experience Isabella had when making it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Justin Carey
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

This work, taken from the project Reaching Out Into The Dark, examines the experience of being alone in the modern urban environment, encompassing the spectrum of experience from solitude, an intentional seclusion that provides mental and emotional benefits, to loneliness which can be considered a negative deficit of social connection. These states are increasingly prevalent in developed societies as our lives, families and communities have changed, with resultant personal and societal consequences. Combining nocturnal imagery and portraits, creative writing, interviews and music, the work aims to tell the story of solitude and connect with the viewer emotionally, challenging them to consider the commonalities that bind us together in this shared experience and reach out to someone in some small way. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie-Jane Watson
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Taking her inspiration from children’s dreams, Katie-Jane Watson explores the way in which children experience the world, often through creative play. She photographs re-enactments of half remembered dream-like scenarios blending the familiar and the uncanny to create new narratives. Her work reflects the gap between reality and imagination, how fleeting memories mingle with strange landscapes to produce ambiguous and disparate fictions in our sub-conscious. Fascinated with our surreal and parallel dream lives, Katie-Jane celebrates the power of the imagination. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Wing
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

This body of work collectively rediscovers the airfields of Northern Ireland, the structures that stand the test of time offer us a chance to reflect the Second World War. This work does not depict the harrowing scenes of the front line but instead you are invited to view the wider perspective. The essential cogs that provided the fight for victory, the flying training camps, aircraft maintenance units but also the Royal Air Force Costal Command, that engaged with the German U-boat for the Battle of the Atlantic. We cannot physically preserve all of these sites but if we continue to record the story, the image, we can encourage the conversation between generations and help to preserve this legacy into heritage. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Newton
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Sarah Newton explores the consequences of our industrial and technological development. Notwithstanding the many benefits, impacts on our environment and the health of all living beings is now at the forefront of many agendas across the world. Out-Sight-In examines man-made debris washed up by the sea and explores facilities available for the disposal of what we no longer have a use for. Sarah’s experimentation with scanning illustrates the slow deterioration of plastics. Together with images revealing the inner world of waste management she aims to encourage behaviour change from ‘out of sight and out of mind’ to ‘in sight and in mind’, thus supporting actions needed to tackle this growing problem. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yasmin Crawford
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

One aspect of my investigation looks at neurological interoception in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis sufferers. ‘Interoception’ is considered to be the 8th sense, a link between bodily sensation and emotional reactions. In recent decades the idea of how the body processes emotions and bodily sensations has created the idea of the experienced phenomenologically lived body as the basis of consciousness. Limited computational and cognitive theories suggest that the study of interoception remains ‘enactive’. I explore ‘interoception’ by photographing brain scans of an M.E Sufferer and their brain responses when suffering post exertional malaise following a short period of exercise. I create imagery using digital and analogue photography to represent both the documented bodily and abstract emotional sensations experienced. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rita Rodner
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— MA/MFA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

‘On dichotomies’ is a visual reflection on the ubiquitous phenomenon of binary oppositions and a manifestation of the well known but often overlooked truth that there is or can be unity and harmony between seemingly conflicting entities. To convey the coexistence of opposites I decided to focus predominantly on the dichotomies intrinsic to the photographic medium which inspired the idea for this project. Through experiments with various alternative and conventional methods and apparatuses, I addressed common dichotomies such as virtual and physical, digital and analogue, geometric and organic, abstract and indexical or human and non-human. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anthony Prothero
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

This project Ipseity, forms part of an ongoing investigation into the personal archive belonging to my grandmother. It started two years ago, as a study of my grandmother’s cabinet of memorabilia. This study prompted further enquiry into the significance of the personal archive in relation to my own identity; this marks the beginning of my own familiar journey. Ipseity, which translates to Individual identity in Latin, is a collection of images both of personal photographs, as well as reworked material from my grandmother’s original archive dating back to1890. This collection is an amalgamation of my research into memory, post-memory, the family album and ultimately the connections we have to the past that shape who we are in the present. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Teresa Williams
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Inspired by colour and designs of the Weimar Bauhaus School and photomontages of the Dada period, Hub’s photomontage compositions have been created to celebrate a historically successful Music School in Northamptonshire. All of the elements within the images were photographed on site. Music making is at the heart of the work; with discovered archival material placing the past firmly alongside the present. This vibrant series entices the viewer’s curiosity and provides a contemporary insight into sensory connections between music and art / photography. In the exhibition space itself, images were placed on music stands, allowing viewers to walk between them thereby adding movement, enquiry and interactivity - as would be expected both within live music performances and the art gallery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Willis
Falmouth University - MA Photography (Flexible Learning)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The ‘Working Mother’ explores motherhood and the pressures of returning to work. The project reminds us that for many, initially, motherhood brings not only joy but also the loneliness and stresses which can be associated with postnatal depression. Shooting mostly at night, the photographs are of the women as they return or are about to go to work. The portraits capture the often, short amount of time between work, taking care of their children and finally, sleep. The work is very self-reflective and involves a lot of my own experiences and feelings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rose Sapey
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Most of my work is taken in the studio, under the still life genre and often the subject is a flower. Sometimes I shoot fruit instead. But always of nature. I am inspired and interested in nature and paintings. Flowers are so pure and powerful and a life of their own, I photograph them in a way which shows respect and appreciation for the subject. The studio is my blank canvas where my imagination and creativity are set free, this is where I can thrive in the freedom of the full control of the studio. Each shoot I carefully plan and focus on the lighting and colour of each image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bige Targit
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

This project is about individuality and how each of our unconscious minds work when observing the world around us. I believe it questions the way we read images, and their meaning to us depending on our cultural, social and political identities. Through my street photography of London and its people, I explore the potential that an image has, generating meaning when combined together with text. I decided to present the photographs as a manual interactive piece. I created a space where visitors could delve into their own understanding of the images by matching them with words. Having a manual experience of holding and feeling the photographs, it transforms the relationship we form with an image and what it signifies. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dani Brieva
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I consider myself an observer of our environment. I began by capturing people, objects and apparently banal scenes through a medium format analogue camera. In analysing the negatives, some talked to me, and this project was born. I continued to take photographs of the isolated, solitary people and objects who are becoming obsolete, unnoticed. Left behind and forgotten. This project honours them, those who are the foundations of who we are today. I speak about a world which forgets its values of time, patience and care, to reflect the importance of the past and where we come from. I decided to silver gelatine print these photographs; in its power and delicate process, it enhances the values I wish to commemorate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ioustini Drakoulakou
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Turquoise gemstone is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. Due to its changeable nature, myths and superstitions have been created around it since ancient times. “A belief of the southwestern Indians was that turquoise could be used to protect the wearer from harm, relieve him from worry and bring him happiness”(Duncan, 1968). Sometimes the outcome from several incidents that occurred over time, may lead to the re-evaluation of what once was considered to be important or crucial for one’s well-being. The space of this process opposes the binary thinking that defines good/bad. It is an indefinite space which, although is based on facts, rejects rationality and, under a constant questioning, allows the “negative” to transform into “positive” and vice versa. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lingrui Feng
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Either photography or resin, they are not the media for preservation but for “destruction”. Through this project, I discuss my sensation, memory, history’s authenticity. In my work, these photos are about personal sensation, cultures, politics, intimate relationship. I tried to recreate my memory space by putting image into resin. Each image in resin has different effect created by it randomly. Resin corrodes images’ quality, changes their colour, creates light effect on the photos. These series of modification are uncontrollable and they straightly simulate how our brain modifies memory as well as distorts the objects in our mind. And the question comes from here: everything based on memory becomes fragile and ambivalent. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michelle de Clercq
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

In April I began photographing areas in South Africa that had succumbed to environmental degradation. A mountain burnt by an uncontrollable blaze, a smouldering peatland, and a dying lagoon. In response to this, the processing of my colour films began to change. The series of photographs that followed this took on a more destructive nature. Little care was taken in how I processed and handled the film. Leaving the results completely unpredictable. Using slightly too little chemicals and not properly rinsing off all the chemicals. The remaining chemical stains are evident, meaning the negatives are left vulnerable to an inevitable process of degradation. They are fragile. In much the same way that the environment is, with the current climate crisis. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Wei Qiang
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

This photo is a gift to my six years love but lost. Me and my ex-boyfriend fall in love for six years but broke up reluctantly. In the one year after the separation, I kept struggling and cried so many times that I wanted to return to the happy days. However, my surface calm heart was already surging. What these photos want to express is my pain and struggle during this year. My inner self beats and tells me to quickly get out of the abyss of pain for countless times. Those faded memories even leave a brand, even if the pain also want to find that happy girl. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zhang Xinyue
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Plants represent the future. Ice represents the past. Life is always a circle and it goes from the past into the future. At the same time, the future is becoming the past day after day. In the end, there are always deaths waiting and memories remaining. These memories like strips, one by one, help us to get the final image of the person who was existed in this world with us from the darkness and unknown. All these beauty things will disappear. Flowers will wither. Ice will melt. But no one can deny they were existed in this world. Life is a circle. They just transformed the form into another beauty things. The starting point of this transformation is death. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yun Tian
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I was a military photojournalist; such background had equipped me with particular experience in taking photograph. For me, photography was to display a story rather than to present an emotion or even to raise questions. During my MA, I turned to panoramic photography, which has widened ratio and brought me the sense of liberation. Later on, I turned to manipulate my work with slit scan photography. Slit scan photography allowed me to express my frustration about not being able to understand the world thoroughly. It also let me present my reflection that, we as human beings are capable of understanding the world in a philosophical and beautiful way. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chrisia B
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

‘Envy’ is an exploration of my relationship with my surface. As a photographer, I often find myself in awe of the beauty of my subjects, how versatile their look is, how unique their face, how striking their eyes. Even though what I am photographing is not them but the characters that I specify for them to play, I become envious of them. I want to be them. When I see myself, I see all that is wrong with me. I place myself under a microscope and scrutinise my whole surface. This piece visualises how I can place myself with them despite my flaws. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosie Lonsdale
Goldsmiths University of London - MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

‘The Aquatic Lab’ is an installation consisting of films, projection, sound, light boxes and the smell of chlorine. ‘The Aquatic Lab’ developed from being a synchronised swimmer, for 15 years, and my love of light. The swimming pool became my laboratory, a space for experimentation. Every time I entered the water, I wanted to discover something new and my experience with a camera, underwater, changed both bodily and visually. I held my breath and searched for dancing light patterns found below the surface. I’m in awe of the way it transforms the mundane structure of a swimming pool into an unfamiliar space. The installation transports my findings and experience into a new cinematic space for viewers to be immersed in. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jo Kimmins
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

My images are a contemplation and a connection with something beyond the norm of everyday life. I search for the unnoticed in nature. These images cannot be deciphered with an explanatory narrative, instead create an aesthetic upheaval. ‘Cetacean’ is the documentation of a decomposing whale. The whale came into my life and gave me an endlessly changing canvas to photograph. I became impervious to the corporeal reality of the carcass and instead found great beauty in the beast. On each visit she never failed to show me something new and my camera gave me the power to solicit from her decaying cadaver underlying forms of a more magnificent transformation. The whale was resurrected into a language of visual poetry. More about life than death - sinews, skin and blubber are reborn as planetary landscapes with an inexplicable beauty of emotional resonances that find a new form within my photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amber Merry
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

‘Take A Shot’ is an exploration of the GPS enabled game, Geocaching. Creating ‘caches’, containing disposables cameras, the project is a collection of images based on curiosity, chance and the unknown. Hidden in the real world, the recreational activity allows individuals to hunt for objects containing all sorts of little treasures. Predominantly accessed through a mobile phone application, the work is a documentary study, researching this worldwide non-mainstream phenomenon; particularly focusing on, time, place and the secretive community built within. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jesper Houborg
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

“If you are a maid or a gardener you are still dependent on a master. That kind of mentality ruined us. For the last many years we have been colonised by our own. It’s our generation's challenge to change that” says Stanley, a young farmer from Harare. A country, known for decades of economic hardship and political oppression under Robert Mugabe’s 37 years of dictatorship, and one of the last countries in Africa to gain independence in 1980. 'We Are Still Here' is a visual investigation into the collective spirit - zeitgeist - of a young nation highly underreported due to a tightly closed media space. In July 2018, after Mugabe’s fall, a new government took over giving hope for change. This project is driven by the curiosity to understand the postcolonial legacy and identity by diving into the world of everyday life in urban parts of Zimbabwe. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Flo Prevot
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

La Pieuvre -the Octopus- is the name given by geologists to the coal deposits of Saint-Eloy-les-Mines, a village of central France. After the closing of the state-owned mines, the village's future is now solely dependent on a foreign owned mineral wool factory. The railway is closed, poverty and unemployment has been increasing, and the far right is awakening. Factory workers, farmers, lorry drivers, the unemployed and retired, NGO workers, ex-townies, but also more recently refugees…all learn to live together. Despite its remoteness, the village has never been more connected to global turmoil. Shot just before the yellow vests uprising, the project aims at looking for evidences of a violence to come, while enhancing the invisibility to which the local population had become accustomed to. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marella Oppenheim
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

For the past two years I have worked closely with the relatives of the disappeared linked to a German enclave, Colonia Dignidad, during the Pinochet regime in Chile. The challenge was to document the invisible, the aftermath of crimes within a given landscape. The aim of the work is to create an awareness of the crimes against humanity committed, but also to remind us that the crimes committed during the dictatorship should never be forgotten nor repeated. The work has been offered an exhibition at the Museo de Memoria y de Derechos Humanos in Santiago from April - July 2020, and the first dummy draft received the Photographer’s Gallery award at Fotofusion in 2019. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tobias Wilkinson
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online mode)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Seventy years after British troops liberated Belsen concentration camp and accepted the German Army surrender on Luneberg Heath, Britain’s last regiment left in Germany, The Queen’s Royal Hussars returns to the UK. British documentary photographer, Tobias Wilkinson documented the daily life of British tank soldiers in their barracks in Sennelager, Germany and their deployment for their final set of manoeuvres on the live firing ranges in Bergen Hohne in Lower Saxony, Germany. His work contrasts with the well-documented conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and tells the story of the life of an often forgotten part of Britain’s military history during its last days in the European Union. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Beatrice
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online mode)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

What does urban Christianity look like in the 21st century? While many older established churches across the UK are struggling for numbers, communities of faith are growing in surprising places, outside the confines of the conventional Sunday service. This project documents some of these unusual worship settings across Manchester and Salford, including a hipster coffee shop, council estate, supported accommodation, comedy club, the gay scene, Muslim-background believers and homeless outreach. These groups have been photographed in activity, enacting their faith in everyday, undramatic scenes. The resulting body of images demonstrates the diversity and vibrancy I see within contemporary Christianity and challenge the view that it is dying. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miguel Varela
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online mode)
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

A research and arts project to analyse the psychological impact of cancer-related images on Instagram. Patients and family were surveyed on a series of photographs previously analysed for content. The resulting plates reflect the images that we associate with cancer. For patients and their close ones, social media is a source of information and a window into an experience of illness that is not always representative of theirs. As we advance in the research of the causes of cancer and the opportunities to address them in the future, we must keep sight of the emotional well-being of patients today. Psychological support and social media campaigns aligned with the experience of patients are two ways towards a conscious portrayal of illness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sandro Georgi
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online mode)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I do long distances hikes in remote areas (Swedish Lapland for this project) and am photographing my interaction with the landscape in which I am a transient guest. I tell the story of what it can mean to walk alone for weeks while the act of walking helps me focus on the more poetical and emotional aspects of the journey. The perception of my surroundings changes throughout a hike, which is both a physical as well as a mental journey; at different stages, different elements of the landscape are important to me. Being my sole company for weeks with the exception of a few chance encounters with like-minded people, forces me to deal with and come to terms with myself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aaron Guy Leroux
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online mode)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I have been photographing protests in Hong Kong since the Umbrella Movement demonstrations of 2014. In my time there, it became obvious to me that Hong Kong and its struggle against China is a real testing ground for understanding modern political power. What are people left to do, when the status quo works in the service of oppression? What are citizens prepared to do to bring about the world in which they want to live? Hong Kong is going to answer many of these questions, and we would all do well to pay attention to the answers. This same fight will be taking place in our streets soon enough, and your government and your police will not necessarily be on your side. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Luke Watson
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online mode)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

An appropriation of objects which have played some role in conflicts ranging from WWI to the Siege of Sarajevo - part of the extensive collection at the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The objects were witnesses to a timeframe of events associated with war, designed to perform, protect or survive violent acts. They are symbol, artefact, evidence and memory in physical form. Their temporary modification into pinhole cameras has given them an unexpected new function, transitioning them from a passive object into an active tool. The object has the ability to record, survey and witness. Scenes depicted have tentative yet symbolic connections to the object/camera. The work references the repetitive and cyclical nature of conflict, the blurring of fact and fiction and the untold stories that go undocumented. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vera Hadzhiyska
University of Portsmouth - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Vera Hadzhiyska is a Bulgarian multi-disciplinary artist based in England. She works with photography, audio and video installations. Vera’s work explores past and present historic and political events in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Her latest series "With the Name of a Flower", investigates the forced name changes of the Bulgarian Muslim population in Bulgaria. Vera is interested in how these historical events have affected the cultural, religious and national identity of these people and their descendants. How memories have been preserved or purposefully omitted from family narratives, resulting in a shift of identity and sense of belonging of the younger generations. The project consists of a self-portrait series, video pieces, a sound installation and archival documents. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Heun Jung Kim
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Renown psychologist Sigmund Freud ’s theory on mourning and melancholia expounds on the human state of mind. Freud suggests that our state of mind recognizes distress during the loss of an object of our love and desire; therefore, we mourn to help us overcome our losses. If we take a very long time to overcome our losses, we often slip into the state of melancholy, which we can express in non verbal gestures as depicted in the series of work, ‘HeartBroken’, through the lens of a young man showing sorrow. The series reflects on how men generally mask depression when experiencing an underlying sadness that transforms into other more externalized symptoms due to prescriptive gender norms. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elena Helfrecht
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

‘Plexus’ is an exploration of a suppressed and unfamiliar past, entangled with numerous layers of personal and collective history, trauma, memory, and silence. In this work, I investigate the complex routes of my ancestors using my family house and archive. The fabrication of accounts through objects and spaces reveals bridges between the now and then. This photographic case study provides a familiar terrain to explore the influence of the family in the discovery of psychological and cultural processes within history. The creation of dream-like environments and symbols interlinks all that is remembered and simultaneously forgotten. Constructing a home and a sense of identity, spanning across four generations, provides grounds for a detailed investigation of postmemory, mental health, war and history. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ida Nissen
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Untitled (Illusion, Surface, Flatness) reflects the idea of a zone existing between transparency and opacity and propose seeing as a wider sensorial experience. Three colour prints, and a chain link curtain, invite the viewer to consider the relationship between illusion flatness and surface, emphasising the act of looking and obstruction. In opposition to the act of reading and interpreting images, when layers are deconstructed and revealed, the physical making of the images happens as several surfaces are overlaid creating various overlaps of enlargements, compressions and information. Considering the nature and materiality of photography and the dualities of digital and analogue, the work embeds ideas around labour, abstraction, alongside the agency of the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dana Ysol
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

This series shows photographs of rocks surrounding the stupa where relics of one Korean zen master are held. Resembling the universe, the rocks attempt to allude viewers to the presence of deep quietness which resides within, guiding towards inner dimensions of life. In 2009, one sleepless night, the Zen master who passed away a long time ago came to my awareness, and I burst into tears. He was well-known for asceticism, meditating rigorously. The awareness was that his strictness was not for his own enlightenment but for the people. The area surrounding the stupa contains mysteriously deep calmness of which I’ve attempted to photograph many times since then but failed. This series is a result of many attempts. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Besançon
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

“Still, Life" is a series of photographs of post-war playgrounds, built by Aldo Van Eyck. The series aims to bring to light their seemingly neglected existence as places, in contrast to the documentation of their social history. It also focuses on their overlooked, sculptural qualities - of urban character and open function, which intend to stimulate imaginative play. The playgrounds also incorporate the beneficial elements of risky play. The photographs are placed in hand distressed steel stanchion frames, putting them in the context of the contemporary and ever-changing city, filled with “non-places” - eliciting reflections upon the urban landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ieva Austinskaitė
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The series 'Sidewalk' is a response to the everyday environment created by documenting the intersection between human flow and the way that cities are built. The street becomes a studio for unpremeditated situations and juxtapositions observed and recorded photographically. The focus on the street scene as a tableau offers glimpses onto the choreographical nature of public space and the human condition in the city. Whether it’s the main street or a dead end, the sidewalk as a transitionary space in the city creates a space to look at the volatile nature of the metropolitan environment and to observe the human relationship to public spaces. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christel Pilkaer Thomsen
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

'Tracing Entities - Aftermath of War' is a collection of different segments from a greater body of work dealing with contemporary political problematics around identity, memory, and representation and how photography can represent and visualize these issues. In the first chapter, the presented work deals with trauma and healing from conflict and war - especially, the psychological complications that people who have been exposed to traumatic events are faced with and the problems they are encountering on their return back home. Through different strategies by working collaboratively and having conversations with the subjects involved in the project, through traditional analogue portraiture, documentary photography, and through abstract and alternative photographic processes Christel creates a liminal space shifting between figuration and abstraction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Giulia Parlato
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

'Diachronicles' is an examination of the historical space, regarded as a fictional container where an apparent collection of evidences opens up to the fantastic. In this space, the attempt to reconstruct the past falls into phantasmal gaps, where things are generated, buried, unearthed, and relocated. This nomadic nature of what has been left behind, reveals how the movement and misinterpretation of objects shape historiography. In the impossible search of academic legitimation, the viewer is invited into a world where the factual and the fake overlap. The work addresses the leading role archaeology and the museum play in a historical narrative. 'Diachronicles' digs into a parallel history, filled with poetic figures to encode, nonexistent artefacts and forgeries hidden in museums basements. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Rhys Thompson
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

'On Top' is a personal exploration of my own sense of place and position amongst men around me. My photographs are created from chance encounters with strangers and from long periods spent with friends. Attempting to find my place and position among these social groups and dynamics, I often use writing alongside my photographic work, to form a sense of precarity around the topic of masculine identity. I do this, using a roving eye, waiting and documenting moments in time that speak about contemporary Britain and the shifting ground of a state of uncertainty. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Loreal Prystaj
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The work here focuses on the human psyche and specifically on inherited trauma from normative gender roles existing in the domestic sphere. By revisiting my own home in American suburbia, I was reacquainted with motifs and household items used in life-long act by women to 'play house'. By erotically performing as a 'prop', I transform these once familiar spaces into a mise en scène, highlighting the connection between the environment and the internal states of women past and present. By aggressively and assertively impersonating or 'playing the house', I attempt to reclaim these estranged and alienating domestic spaces to free myself and the next generations from the restrictions disallowing women to feel liberated, in penance for their greatest gift – life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Wenqingao Reven Lei
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

This body of work presents a visual exploration of the ambiguity that lies between the spaces of reality and illusion. A key influence is Surrealist imagery as I attempt to create a sense of absurdity and fluidity of metamorphoses within my work. Significantly, this series also questions related issues, including the complex relations formed between humans and animals, death and dying, sustainability, anthropocene and the photography’s intense connection with our encounters and relationship with space and time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dawoon Kim
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

'Practice (Mirrored)' is a series of photographs capturing young women dancing, who were contacted through their individual YouTube Channels and dance classes in London. Each of them was invited in a rehearsal studio to choreograph a sequence of dance moves to a K-pop song of their choice. The images are made by my photographing their reflections in the mirror as they practice their choreography. By focusing on gesture, gaze and the representation of pop idol performance, my project explores how the dancing body is consumed as a spectacle in popular culture and how it triggers a mimetic desire. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Barreiro
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I am interested in the way in which labour and play affect social, cultural and psychological development. Though different, they are related sources of experiences, both for individuals and groups. From this perspective, the workplace and the playground constitute places for the construction of self-identity. However, when an activity becomes institutionalised, like in the case of labour, a structure of rules is defined. Consequently, the number of possible relationships between the subjects and objects involved decreases, and this function is somehow undermined, as individuals become repositories and drivers of the interests of powerful socio-economic agents. I attempt to articulate those concerns by staging images where familiar actions and conventional uses of objects and spaces are subverted. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Wong Yung Choon
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I have a partner who drives me insane. He has a full-time job but spends all his spare time making objects to irritate the hell out of me. Sometimes I just need a break after a long day at work, and I wish he would just leave me alone. :( . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mireille Chambre
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

'Welter' was made following the death of my partner, Leo, in December 2017. The work is a continuation of my thesis in which I considered the idea of clouds as feelings and a metaphor for grief. In turn I have begun to consider the idea of images as clouds that can take different forms, possessing the same mutable quality. By combining my late partner’s photos, appropriated images, artworks and text pieces, I explore grief in its various forms and attempt to embody a sense of both a personal and universal loss. This work is ongoing and perhaps can never settle in one form. Like clouds (and grief) it will constantly change, existing in one form for only a limited time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sara Marinangeli
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Leaving a Mark is a series about loss, memories, and images-marks. Loss is a deprivation. A lack of something, the absence creates a ‘blackness’ that signs us, traces its non-presence; Leaving a mark that we are not able to erase and that is impossible to hide completely or to heal. The work narrates an intimate story, in which real and unreal mix together. Giving new life to colours, feelings, fragments, flashes of memories, and experiences that are already part of our past but remain in the present through images-marks. My practice evolves through a series of family portraits, still lifes and landscapes. The body, as much as the landscape and still lifes, became the inscribed surface of events. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Clemson
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

My work explores the relationship between photographer and subject. ‘Most of the time we are great together’ 2019 comprised eight works I created during an endeavour to reinvent the frame as a supportive structure. I identified the pre-described square frame as a convention that could be improved to create a vessel that nurtures the image and built these objects to apply the therapeutic concept of ‘holding’ to my photographs. Some of them reference my body directly, taking their shape from my arms and hands, while others are more abstract. The stretching of the fabric images mirrors the complexity of relationships and the possibility for nurture and care to be present at the same time as tension. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yingying Shen
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

In this group of works I used the 'single frame narrative' approach to capture the conflicts. The presence in the double space. A game edited by myself, of absence and escaping from the situation. The conflict between intentional reproduction of impulse, life, meaningless illusions. Accepting and reconstructing what I see, hear or know, while imitation involves the attributes of objects (photographs are objects as well as images). Imagine people (self-portraits in images), hommes, simulacra, figures' lives in the tales. It tells as the replica's substitution and sympathies of photographs when it encounters the unaided eyes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yunqi Tang
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

How do you mind everyday life? How do you mind everyday objects? How do you mind food? This work explores how we see the food around us when it is overcooked, peeled or collaged. The game between real and surreal is always there. Mind it! . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Powell
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The Bishops Avenue was once ranked as the second most expensive street in Britain. Hidden amongst the extravagant wealth on this street is a ghost town. There are 66 dwellings on Bishops Avenue and 16 of them are completely abandoned. An investigation by the Guardian estimated the amount of abandoned real estate on the Bishops Avenue combined to £350,000,000 - equal to 120 empty bedrooms. These numbers are staggering in regards to the current housing crisis in London. Many of the derelict properties are owned by foreigners who chose not to live there. This project sought to bring light to this wanton abandonment - the haunted undertones inspired by the innate presence of these houses to those who pass by. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Letian Zhou
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

There is always the moment when you stare into the mirror and see yourself, yet we don’t recognize the image we see. There is a distance between what we see and what is broiling under the apparent calm surface, the unspeakable and the sense of loneliness that persists even amongst your closest peers. In this project I wished to utilize mirrors to reflect those moments of disconnection between the mind and the seemingly calm surface. I decided to incorporate mirrors as an element to build a deeper and personal connection with the individuals viewing the installation. The audience will see their own reflection while simultaneously seeing mine, and becomes the last element that completes the work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mathias Hartmann
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The works are inspired by sound and examine cultural details within the immediate environment. This exploration of audio-visual interaction and musical narratives leads to a reinterpretation of form. Sound finds expression in the pictorial space, refers beyond the represented. The works enable a viewing and listening experience. Several compositions are presented alongside the visual work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko
Royal College of Art - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

In late 2018, my partner and I got married. She is from Taiwan, I am from Russia but grew up in Paris, and we live in London. We are foreigners both to each other, and to the city we reside in. Throughout our relationship, and even more so now at the beginning of our marriage, we are hand in hand in a quest to find common ground; between ourselves, our families, our histories, and our adopted country, which is going through a turbulent time in its history. This series is part of an ongoing project documenting this quest, and the joys and frictions that come with it: a project for a lifetime together. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Garry Loughlin
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

On 9th September 1983 the Irish Government announced the expulsion of three Russians, two of which were diplomats working in the Russian Embassy. According to government officials the three were involved in “unacceptable activities”, it was later announced that they were in fact KGB agents. This was a first for Ireland, a country in a difficult situation trying to maintain its neutrality while working alongside NATO states in the EEC. It was in fact this neutrality that made Ireland an attractive base for such activities. The Clearing House mixes contemporary photography with archive materials in an attempt to construct a narrative tracing the activities of the expelled, whilst examining methods of espionage, disinformation and media speculation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Evans
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

These 8 images are of 4 photo-etchings and 4 copper plates. They were created from tightly-focussed digital images taken of the rock structure of the abandoned open-cast copper mine at Parys Mountain, Amlwch, Anglesey. They introduce us to what the miner saw and enable the viewer to cross the centuries. Further, working with copper plates produces a change in materiality from the digital and also creates an object which returns to the element of the mountain. The history of the industrial revolution in contained in the mountain with a boom time followed by depression, a fight for workers rights and a struggle of poverty and early death through disease and poor conditions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grzegorz Jaworski
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

‘18895’ is a prison number given to my great uncle at the time of his imprisonment in the Stutthof concentration camp. In January 1945, with Allied and Soviet armies closing in, desperate German authorities attempted to evacuate the camp, both to remove the eyewitnesses and to conceal the crimes that had been committed. The evacuation began on 25 January 1945 in the dead of winter, with blizzards and temperatures as low as –25 °C. Many prisoners died en route from exhaustion, cold and starvation. Anyone who was unable to keep up was shot dead on the spot. Every winter I follow his footsteps along the route of the tragic death march. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Janet Ruth Davies
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ touches on the cultural politics of being seen, the desire to hide and the perceptual relationship between the visible and invisible. The project began whilst traversing the mountains of Wales and Scotland to find and locate erratic boulders. These boulders migrated upon the glacial ice flow some 12,000 years ago. They are archives of complex imbrications, weathered guardians resting in the temporality of a landscape. The boulders reveal a fundamental asymmetry, of that which can be seen and is unseen. Female forms imprint onto other spaces, folding into a veiled reciprocity between body and place. Together, as a photographic register the materiality of the body and erratic remain indeterminate both open and hidden to the world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cynthia Maiwa Sitei
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

My project is about creating a conversation which engages with rural villages in Kenya about rape and defilement. It begins in a small village in Taita Taveta County called Wundanyi. Around 62,340 people reside in this village. 3 to 4 cases of rape and defilement are reported every month to the Police Station, these are cases which are considered old or cold cases as they were not reported immediately, furthermore, the police state that there are many cases of this nature that go unreported. The community choose to ignore these topics because of myths, taboo and often stigmatise, stereotype and ostracise survivors of rape. My project engages with such communities, to help create safe spaces for survivors to be heard. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Francesca Jones
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I met Gerald in 2014 and was drawn to his deep connection to his home, where he was born in 1933 and lived until his passing in early 2018. Gerald was the last surviving member of his immediate family, including several older siblings. Our shared passion in photography – combined with my curiosity about Gerald’s everyday life - meant that an enriching friendship developed. I used Gerald’s 1960s SLR to photograph him in his home, as well as focussing on the physical aspects of the building, the garden and the traces of his belongings, which acted as tangible conduits to the memories and emotions that Gerald relayed as anecdotes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jude Wall
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Captive birds that are kept seemingly open enclosures often have their wings clipped, pinioned or both in order to stop them flying away so that to the untrained eye they seem free, their desire to fly does not necessarily leave them, but over time they no longer try, they remain captive. The images are of a journey to re-discover the beauty in the everyday and in the liminal space in between. Reminiscent of dreams, transient movement and regaining freedom. There is a lingering sense of being trapped, representing the confinements of society largely by accepted traditions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jon Roberts
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

In his 1975 book The Experience of Landscape, Jay Appleton argued that we are attracted to landscapes that offer Prospect or Refuge, thereby serving our biological needs. This ‘prospect-refuge theory’ enabled Appleton to link those fundamental needs with the enjoyment we get from contemplating landscapes or their representation through symbolism in works of art. To mark the 70th anniversary of the Act of Parliament that brought the U.K. National Parks into being, I visited all 15 Parks in search of viewpoints rich in symbols of Prospect and Refuge. The bleakness or pastoral nature of many of the resulting panoramic images is an indicator of how few places of refuge there are in the man-altered landscapes of the U.K. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kelly Anne O'Brien
University of South Wales - MA Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

There was a just single moment of near contact with my father when I was aged 7; as his hand reached through the letterbox of my front door. He died 8 years after this brief encounter. A decade later I would learn of his death, from the mouth of my grandmother as we idled through the aisles of a supermarket. To reveal this immaterial man I meet with clairvoyants to trace an impression of my father. This work explores the notion of perspective and what arises in the absence of evidence for the creation of truth. All characters involved in this uncovering provide subjective, self-serving and often contradictory versions of the same narrative, resulting in a fractured and multifaceted story. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abbey Bratcher
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Phantom Parks investigates the illusion of wilderness in nature parks across Europe and North America. Through observing the constructed wild environment, as an oxymoron, the line between real and fake becomes twisted. In reality, these scenes and scenarios would never exist, as the climate or landscape is not native to the species; the great unspoiled wilderness is suddenly spoiled. Uneasy, and bewildered with contradictions, exhausted landscapes, and elusive creatures; the notion of wilderness is re-examined. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Voronov
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

In “We Became Everything” George Voronov attempts to photograph what a spiritual experience feels like. Spending time with young people in religious communities and on spiritual retreats throughout Ireland, Voronov found that all those photographed shared permutations of one core conviction. This was a belief in the existence of two worlds. Our material world as well as a second, mysterious spiritual world. The idea of photographing a link between these worlds, a nexus where the veil between them is thinnest, became a subject of fascination. These intersections take the form of fleeting revelations, subtle rifts in reality, and a feeling of connection to the divine. In such instances, the banal gives way to the sublime. They are metaphysical decisive moments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jacob Alexander Lange
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Strategies for Forgetting is an alternative representation of the family album, an expression of what is left behind when familial memory and family photography simultaneously fail us due to the impact of physical and psychological trauma. The concept is explored through the abstract photo-sculptural representations of the artist’s own damaged domestic photographs. These were discovered by chance in a photo album outside of his deceased father’s trailer house in rural Florida, 13 years after his father’s sudden and violent death. Weathered beyond recognition, these fragile images have been scanned, printed, and combined with concrete to create memorial objects of renewed agency and materiality, in counterpoint to their otherwise ephemeral nature. They also act as paradoxical monuments to the need to both remember and forget that trauma brings about. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shane Hynan
Ulster University - MFA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Beneath / Beofhód is an ongoing project examining the peat lands and degraded raised bogs of central rural Ireland. Peat extraction and turf-cutting have led to significant depletion of Irelands most characteristic landscape. Environmental concerns to reduce fossil fuel consumption have resulted in pressure to preserve peat bogs and cease peat extraction, heralding significant change for affected communities and the landscape. Beofhód is an Irish word which translates as 'life beneath the sod' and the various extractive processes depicted in the images act as a metaphor for an archaeology of a history that is preserved beneath. This forces a potentially uncomfortable negotiation with a resurfacing past whilst interrogating our position within an ecosystem we inhabit and form part of. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Smith
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Niamh Smith works with photography, text, light and sound to create an expressive, intimate language that communicates different narratives within her practice. Her work conceptualises photography as an act of prayer. A central focus of the work was concerned with Irish female sexuality and structures of control and the repercussions of such from the 1920's to present day. In collaboration with survivors, Smith traces the history of 'Fallen Women' who spent time in religious institutions known as ''Mother and Baby Homes'' to give birth, be cleansed of their sins, and commonly, put back into society without their child. The outcome is empathetic with a layered composite of the political, the social and the personal. These are shared intimate stories that raise uncomfortable and concealed truths about a country’s past. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Robb
Ulster University - MFA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Justices is an everyday scene in East Belfast. Through photographing text-based street level advertisements, mural proclamations and graffiti, Robb's work reflects on communication strategies of both the paramilitaries and the Police. Set in a timeframe of 21 years post the Good Friday Agreement. This work highlights the struggle of the Loyalist community and police authorities; both forces exert power over the other as influencers within the East Belfast community.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Terrence Phearse
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I grew up in the American South. Sunday church service at 11 a.m. was the backbone of my upbringing. It still is. Rain or shine, we were there. As I got older, the presence of homo-negativity coming out of the pulpit from many black churches began to mitigate some of those effects in the institution of church itself, not in my beliefs. I moved to Harlem since 2007 and have not found a new church home even with over 400 churches in a 3.626 km² area. Sunday at 11 is still one of the most segregated hours in America. There are still aspects in society that have not brought people of different backgrounds into the same pews. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Whelehan
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

My work explores new aesthetics in journalism and social documentary. I am interested in cycles of history that repeat themselves rather than having been extinguished over time. Recent homophobic assaults in London coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots for LGBTQ rights. This led to deeper examination of the term “phobia” and that which we fear. The bus has long been both a vehicle for public transport and a participant for social progress; a mobile symbol of liberty and equality. Yet, too often we choose to use it as a tool for division rather than unity. Using the #31 bus and its route where an assault on a lesbian couple occurred provided an opportunity to invite strangers and fellow passengers, particularly those whose appearance evoke an polemic response, to participate in challenging our fear of one another by asking the question: What are you afraid of? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Wo Xinyue
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I am very interested in photos in Google search engine, on the one hand, The search engine has a very complete and independent thinking system, such as a “couple" means a man and a woman, with happy and intimate contacts, and they live in the white background or a very western style room. People have become accustomed and fully accept such expressions, no matter how improper they are. On the other hand, it's interesting to bring the concept of couple into Google search engine. Love can't reach a simple standard, but the world that search engines believe is an idealistic one. Everything has a standard answer. In this work, I hold a somewhat neutral attitude, questioning the inertial thinking and idealism. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Hunter
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Kensington, known locally as “Kenny” is an inner city area of Liverpool in North West England. I relocated to the area from London in January 2019. This work explores the concept of local community in Kensington and the spaces and traditions that bring people together. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh Murfitt
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I am interested in the ethics surrounding museum collections. This project is about the staging of the Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum and the politics of their removal from the Acropolis site in Athens. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hazel Vint
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Kisumu Bus Station in Western Kenya, is more than a transport hub. It is a place of trade where East meets West. A British Colonial past has left behind the English language and Christian religion, whilst Kenya now imports its largest percentage of goods from China in the present. These 'hawker boards' show in condensed form the trade influences past and present, and contrast global branding with the local vernaculars. Adhi Kisuma means I am going to trade. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniela Conde Quinones
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

El Camino de Santiago has been for centuries a pilgrims way that many people had shown interest in. While working on this project I walked 71 miles in 5 days along the north side of Spain in Galicia where one of the many routes begins. The pilgrims' way has become more and more popular over time and not only religious individuals hike these paths but also people who are not spiritually inspired, I am one of those people, my experience was different from theirs. Even though I witnessed religious signs while walking, my involvement revealed landscapes and the environment to me in another way. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Dunsmore
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Dancing has long been an activity for sublimated courtship and flirtation. Ballroom classes can be a space for romantic couples and non-romantic couples to socialise in synchronicity. The release of endorphins is much larger during dance than in other types of exercise, dancing can allow you to transcend the limits of everyday stresses. This project explores the nuances of human interaction over time and the relationship between a close relative and not John with the boat. In an interview as part of the project, she describes her ideal of a couple: “It’s feeling warm and feeling safe. There is a safety element about it. Just being able to talk and to share things. It’s less physical and more about companionship”. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Anthony
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

When an earthquake killed 231 people and left 100,000 more homeless in the Belice Valley, Sicily in 1968, two towns were completely destroyed, creating yet more ruins on an island that, since the heyday of the Grand Tour, has always attracted visitors in search of the architecturally picturesque. Poggioreale became a ghost town overnight, abandoned and eventually rebuilt just two miles away, Gibellina, little more than a pile of rubble after the earthquake, was moved 20kms, and totally rebuilt for 50,000 people, by a charismatic mayor with a utopian dream, and contractors more interested in quantity than quality. Now, New Gibellina is inhabited by just 5,000 souls, and stands as another monumental Sicilian lesson in hubris. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Debbie Naylor
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

This project forms part of an ongoing exploration of the institutional interiors in the workplace. Devoid of people and focusing on the spaces themselves, the photographs of the rooms depicted ask us to consider how culture shapes space, and the environment in which we live our lives, suggesting differing systems of control exerted in our society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gaby Matias-Valencia
University of Westminster - MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The project is about myself an experience I lived in 2017. On the 23rd of August, I collapsed in a supermarket in London. After nine days, the Doctors diagnosed me with a teratoma. I woke up in a hospital with confusion and questioning myself all the time. Is it really my sister? Who is this doctor? Why they keep talking to me putting me notes?. Every minute, hour and days were a new one for me. The question was “Do I know who I am? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adaeze Ihebom
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Ezinma Okwonkwo 1900, Rev.Sister Mary Uzoamaka Okwonkwo 1930, Nneka Clara Okonkwo 1950, Maryann Ginika Okwonkwo 1960, Amuchechukwu Gloria Okwonkwo 1967, Alexandra Daberechi Okonkwo 1972, Adaure Augustina Okonkwo 1981. This is a series of self-portraits performed by me where I explore the identity of these women from various periods. The women are purely fictional characters, so I chose to give a name and a date to each of them to provide them with a sense of identity. The inspiration for the series was drawn from Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe which traces the evolution of family identity from pre-colonial, through colonial and post-colonial times. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Askins-Gast
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

My photography project is on the hyperreal space of an amusement park. I’m using photos not as proof of having gone somewhere, but for creating yet another constructed, imagined space within the photographs. Most of these photographs do not feature people because I am most familiar with amusement parks as a solitary experience. A universal feature of amusement parks is waiting in queues. The line can be beneficial for experiencing the park, by building up suspense for the rides, and spacing out the excitement over the day. Of course the enduring quality of the ride is not necessarily fear, but the enjoyment of something extraordinary. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Irem Turkkan
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

What is existence? The feeling keeps you going. The art makes you feel immortal. The autumn leaves you walked on. The memories catch you when you're the weakest. Also, the memories you always remember happily. The solitude that keeps you thinking constantly. The uprising to the past. The belief. Lost faith. The feeling of the wind touches your skin. The landscape you see the first time. The nature that makes you feel connected with your presence. The journeys you learned things in a hard way. And the missing future that will make you wonder all the time. Imaginary memories is an ongoing project about journeys in search of lost things like the self, the soul, reality and memories.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lala Phan
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

By presenting working class Londoners the project London: North-South-East-West seeks to celebrate London as a multinational city and a melting pot of cultures. With nearly half of the population born overseas, the city is not only home to Britons but also millions of old and newcomers. The moment one walks into the street, one is faced with various languages, skin colors, religions and histories. Shot during a period of uncertainty about the future of Britain’s relationship to the world, the project reveals the origins of the capital’s citizens and the identity of London itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mengchen Jiang
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

‘Chance Encounter’ is the English interpretation of a Chinese idiom - 萍水相逢. It describes the duckweed floating on the surface of water, drifting in random directions, moved by waves or wind, with patches of duckweed gathering together at some point. The metaphor of this idiom is that strangers meet by chance and are unlikely to have the opportunity to know each other. It is all about the precise moment that they have met. When an encounter with a drop of water stretches the surface, it makes a distortion. Some changes take place for a short time and then fade away in the ripples. The encounters might attract attention, but only last for seconds and later ceases to exist. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mengyuan Zhang
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

The Perfect family 完美家庭 有和睦的家庭,就有幸福的家庭。Harmony brings happiness to families. 无论我们在生活中遇到任何事情, 都要记住家和万事兴。Please remember, we should keep in mind that a harmonious family brings prosperity. 兄弟要齐心,姐妹要关心,儿女要孝心。Brothers, sisters as well as the kids, be united, be caring, be filial. 整个社会的安宁有序以家庭和睦为基础。A harmonious family is the solid foundation of a peaceful society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mogens Kjoeller
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

Beautification, simplification and selection is the nature of an image. This project uses the photographic medium in its original analogue form to question the perception of images. Images are deconstructed with a blade, yielding slightly disorienting one-off prints. These confront the viewer with the implications of fragments, manipulation and exclusions and challenges the truth. Never have humans been exposed to as much information as we are today. Alternative facts and fake news are prevalent in information sources and yet many without judgement accept these and selectively choose the information that confirm their individual points of view. This is the Post-truth era where we no longer seek the truth behind facts but choose selected fragments to support our pre-conceived beliefs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pedro Mendes
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

In the Shadow of Colossus explores areas where land has been altered from its natural state to a synthetic beauty, due to the presence of uninhabited dams. Mixing mountains with concrete structures holding back billions of litres of water invites us to walk through dangerous paths. These reservoirs can act as metaphors for other parts of the world where oppressive human development creates perceptual confusion. A water current becomes slow rather than fast, its noise is replaced by the volts of energy going through the thick cables, the noise of wind pressure against the barrier and vegetation growing in between the concrete fences. It becomes a dramatic beautiful scene. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samantha Johnston
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I am on set, pacing back and forth. Excitement and tension swirl within. Only when I am convinced it is a feeling I cannot shake, am I then dragged to the present to meet the frame. My congregation of objects find their existence, allowing for a brief moment of euphoria before it all returns to the meaningless. I press the shutter. In my practice I play with the cinematic mise-en-scène. Stripped of plot and language, each scene invites viewer’s projections. There is no hidden thought or invention that clears things up, everything is part of a process that can never end. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Temi Olarinoye
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I am a Muslim that prays for my spiritual and emotional need. I am the girl that loves to dress comfortably as need arises. Call it provocative if you want. I do it for me. I have spent years thinking the way I dressed or partied made it impossible to be Muslim, telling myself I needed to stop wearing revealing clothes and drinking. I became miserable trying to please others. I was either seen as a Saint with the Veil or the Sinner with her legs out. I am not me without my religion and my clothes. I have come to accept and love myself because no one will do it better than I can. This is Temiyemi Karimat Olarinoye. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Xiaochun Zhang
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

I am interested in the psychological arena. This project was started by facing myself in the mirror. One day in the morning, I tried to talk to myself and question the anxiety and negative emotion in the inner world. There is a case talking about the smoking people: I want to quit smoking and proclaim this to be my last cigarette, and I believe it is my last cigarette, so the strategy also breaks down. The temporary escaping creates a comfort zone, but never solve the problem. It also increases anxiety in the inner world. I worked with multiple formats to create an anxious atmosphere by the critical word “temporary escaping”. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zak Dimitrov
University of Westminster - MA Photography Arts
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:42:11 EDT

A picture of a lover is stolen like a layer of skin. Having been on over 100 dates since I moved to London, I decided to reconnect with my former lovers. We spoke about our time together, why things unraveled and how life has been. A melancholic journey, the project empowered me to come out to my parents after a decade. The work combines portraits of the men I once desired, stills from LGBT films with typewritten quotes from my partner at the time and relics I have saved. Branches of a Tree in Winter touches upon nostalgia and retrospect, lost love and times forever gone, but it is also hopeful. After all, these men agreed to collaborate, expecting nothing in return. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abbie Platt
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Statistics state that 40% of UK marriages will end in divorce with the impact of psychological trauma often affecting families with long-term effects. For some, mental healing can be found in a quiet, meditative space. The landscape can provide an escape for tranquillity - a place to pause and to be still. For many this operates as a form of therapy, which can offer time to reflect on fragile memories, regaining a more accepting perspective of normality. What remains are these landscapes that stand as a testament to our relationship with nature. This work explores the mental healing process and the importance that it held for me after my parents’ divorce, through a visual dialogue between people, place and memories. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Dempsey
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Goodnight God Bless, a phrase often heard in hushed tones. It is these four words, that resonate memories of my beloved Grandfather. Goodnight God Bless is an ongoing body of work which surrounds the themes of religion, motherhood, grief and gender. The project tells the story of how the majority of the men in my family have passed away, and how my cousin has just recently given birth to the first male baby in four generations. I was brought up by a very strong matriarchal family myself, so this project sets to document how my family are now bringing up this new little boy in the very same way. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Poole
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The passing of time is something that we all must come to terms with. Change is experienced throughout life and we have to adjust and adapt, accepting a loss of control over the things that we cannot change. We learn to let go, a luxury that comes with ageing. This work deals with loss; loss of time, loss of a home and loss of the past. Quiet moments are captured through visual note making, echoing the sense of quiet reflection associated with this period of life. Text is used in dialogue with images to express a sense of acceptance. This work touches on the importance of stillness in an ever-changing world; to appreciate life’s simplicities and to let go. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Spears
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Charlcombe valley lies on the edge of the Roman city of Bath, far from the well-maintained historical city centre; a bridge between the rural and suburban. Reaching out into the Somerset farmlands, this is a shared landscape, a place for walkers and wildlife alike. I walk in the valley every day to gain a sense of calm and clarity. It is a place to think and breathe. However, it is also a place that exists as an unmaintained shortcut, holding evidence of a conflicting relationship with the environment. These images aim to reveal the intricacies of this overlooked, marginal space and reflect upon the wider struggle between caring and indifference, an imbalance that is yet to be resolved. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Archie Wells
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

During 2018 alone, 285 people lost their lives to knife crime across the UK. This figure is the highest number recorded since the Home Office Homicide Index began in 1946. Over the past year I have been researching and documenting the knife crime epidemic across the country, uncovering its root causes, whilst simultaneously capturing the long-term impact it can bear upon communities. The images serve as a reminder that such violence can occur anywhere. The methodical recording of locations shows, despite what many of us are conditioned to think, that geographical boundaries cease to exist. By meeting with those personally affected by knife crime, this body of work also serves as a platform for personal experiences to be shared. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Catia Cordeiro
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Arriving in Britain from the Caribbean, on ships bigger than anything they had previously seen, the generations after world war II came to serve and rebuild ‘The Motherland’. They grew up hearing stories of a ‘better’ place, only to arrive and receive a shock that made them question their beliefs in humanity; walls littered with derogatory signs: no dogs, no blacks. Seventy years later, this generation is still dreaming, hoping for changes in equality and human values. Hoping for an identity that will not be taken away from them by a government that gave an opportunity. This work focuses on the Solidarity and Resilience of a community group, who represent all those in the same boat, whose voices need hearing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danny Ovens
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In the words of Ibn Battuta, travelling ‘leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Street Life is a psycho-geographical project exploring my curiosity when travelling and exploring. By paying specific attention to alleyways and back streets, I aim to find similarities in the places I visit, taking aspects from each to manufacture my very own maze of streets that interlink and blur into a new fictional place. It’s easy to find yourself ‘lost’ when fully immersing oneself in the myriad of streets presented in this series, which encourages others to take a closer look and be just as inquisitive – because, after all, photography is not just about capturing the perfect moment, it’s about capturing the imagination too. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Diego Maeso
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This work is about my identity as non-binary and my relationship and contradictions with my family. It explores this through old and new self-portraits mixed with my family archive and portraits of my parents and other relatives. The project makes use of different styles and formats of photography. I don't fit in a singular category, the same way I don't fit in the dichotomy of gender. Photography is the opportunity to know me better, to tell my story, and my story is not linear, sometimes it is a blurred memory in black and white and other times is a colourful and vivid celebration of who I am. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Francesca McColl
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Wild Women focuses on a community of intrepid women who brave the winter waters of England’s rivers and lakes. Wild Swimming has been part of our cultural history since the middle ages, when it was believed to have had healing powers and figured in early medical and scientific research. Today, wild swimming attracts a diverse range of participants, with women being central to this community. Feelings of vulnerability during these swims are surpassed by the shared joy and exhilaration experienced while swimming in these groups. Women offer support, laughter and empowerment, showing strength and beauty in the cold months of Winter. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Freddy George
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In the early 1970s in the heart of Moscow, while the Soviet Union was at its strongest, scientists began developing The Newcomer believing that it would change the face of the battlefield. Since then it has been dormant. That changed on 3 March 2018, when The Newcomer arrived in a provincial sleeping English city. Unbeknown to one of the residents he was to be the target of The Newcomer (Novichok) and its deadly ways. Using found imagery, together with my own images, this work plays on the theatricality of a modern day attempted assassination. Combining what is false, with cinematic truth, it creates something which concerns reality however implausible. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Clifford
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

‘The magical quality of the Icelandic landscape provides a platform for creativity and visual language across a broad spectrum of the arts. The countries extreme geological contrasts create a surreal sense of place; The Land of Fire & Ice, Light and Dark. Icelandic diaries was created upon reflection of the natural geography and aesthetic languages of the region. My interests lie within zine culture and the dissemination of art. The project explores print media and self-publishing as an outlet for the circulation of my photography and artistic expression’ . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Foster
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Addiction is not a choice. Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. Over an estimated half a million people in the UK have alcohol dependency, and are in need of specialist treatment. Less than one-fifth receive help.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Serenity’ aims to confront the harmful stereotypes of addicts and rehabilitation. Documenting all-male Christian-run rehabilitation centre Yeldall Manor, and the day to day lives of its residents, this work becomes a photographic representation of the realities of addiction and recovery within rehab. Rehabilitation is not the prison which so many perceive it, instead it is a sanctuary. An isolated community, keeping those at their most vulnerable safe from the outside world while they recover. This work allowed me to not only show the person behind the illness, but to finally give a voice to those within their journey of recovery. The unseen, misunderstood and ongoing battle of addiction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lily Miles
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Prostitution is the world’s oldest profession. Over 70,000 people perform sexual services in the UK, (88% being women) but it is currently a criminal offence to solicit sex work. The series ‘Pink to Make the Boys Wink’ is a portrayal of a group of women who have chosen to work at City Sauna in Sheffield. Run by a mother and daughter, the massage parlour provides sexual services to men who desire intimacy with a woman. Without judgement or condemnation, the photographs observe the lives and friendships of these women – and what it means to work in a Brothel. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liz Watts
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The Somerset Levels cover some 170,000 acres, much of which lies only 3-4 metres above sea level. The area is characterized by its geometric network of drainage ditches and rhymes, built by the Dutch in the 17th century to reclaim this land from the sea. Its tidal nature and elevation, however, make it increasingly susceptible to flooding. Climate change indicators are that rising sea levels, storms, and extremes of drought and flood will ensure its eventual return to the sea. Derelict buildings, makeshift structures and worked peatbogs, evidence man’s continuous, but temporary, inhabitation of this vulnerable region. This work aims to explore the fragility of a threatened landscape and man’s ultimate inability to control the devastating impacts of climate change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

23rd June 2016, the start of one of the biggest political divides in UK history. 51.9% of the UK voted to leave the EU. With over 75% of the town’s population voting leave, Boston, Lincolnshire was branded ‘the most Pro-Brexit, and divided, town in the UK’. With immigration levels having risen to over 10.6% in Boston within the last 10 years. ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ is a project reacting to the current outcomes of Brexit and a nation divided by its idealisms. It takes a look into different areas of the UK with opposing arguments about the ‘perfect’ nation. An exploration of opinions through interviews and portraits, this project shines a non-bias view onto those affected by the decision to leave. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marie-Lisette Cropp
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Garstig is a term in German used to describe the disobedience of, often girls, who behave against the norm or in a commonly perceived ‘nasty’ way. Within the UK food industry, female chefs only make up 18%. Women still get labelled as cooks, where a chef is seen as a male role. Behind closed doors, these women still get pushed around and harassed, an issue that needs to be brought to light within society.This work highlights not only their strength, but celebrates female chefs sharing their stories and experiences. Through contemporary visual matter, Garstig celebrates the food itself, but most importantly the new wave of women pushing back to pursue this male dominated career. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Evans
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photographic Practices
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I’m fascinated by the mystery of photography and its combination of reality and stage. Inspired by film noir, the notion of chiaroscuro and a certain photographic and cinematographic tradition - Gregory Crewdson, David Lynch-, this project aims to photograph dreams; these other states of mind in which we enter each and every night, and produce images. Can we think of dreams as reality? Is photography reality? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Raquel Mendonça
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photographic Practices
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This photographic series focuses on the notion of “beauty standard” and the idea that Women have always been expected to adhere to societal norms when they present their faces in public. Make-up has always been the tool that women have been encouraged to use to hide their supposed imperfections, hence hiding their own natural beauty. In the present world, which is an online world, women are supposed to present themselves in a specific manner. When opening Instagram, for example, women are “bombarded” with influencers with flawless skin and makeup tutorials. Tutorials are showing how to hide supposed imperfections, as scaring, acne, wrinkles and facial hair; instead of showing how to use those imperfections as part of their own natural beauty. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Afaf Yehia
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photographic Practices
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

"Messages from the Shadows" is an investigation of the political situation in contemporary Egypt. The hopes and dreams of the Egyptian Arab Spring, the establishment of a democratic system in a country marked by decades of Military dictatorship, are being mercilessly and violently repressed by the new Military regime. I have meet some of the many victims and gathered stories of people and families that have been affected by incarceration, torture, capital punishment, extrajudicial killings, forced disappearance. These images and voices are coming from the shadows. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Greg Williams
Birmingham City University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Greg Williams finds photographic meaning in documenting people and place, with an interest in photobook publication, editorial audiences and curation. These images are from a project exploring Sunday League Football in Birmingham. The photographs capture the charm of grass roots football through composed portraits of the players themselves alongside more quiet observations from the touchline. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sammie Masters-Hopkins
Birmingham City University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In working with the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/ research/activity/bifor/index.aspx) this body of work aims to visually study a location designed for environmental research and combine that with the exploration of environmental politics. Through the development of the project, I aim to consider how an artist might begin to translate these explorations into a visual medium. How do we experience our natural surroundings? How does this translate to the secondary experience of it through the imagery? By using a variety of photographic formats, I hope to begin developing an understanding of how an art practice can lead to social and political change. Can it effectively aid the understanding of our current climate crisis? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Boaz
Birmingham City University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This body of work ‘Our Father’ is a reflective and contemplative documentary series, consisting of portraiture, still life and visual observation. The series is based on the monks and nuns of monastic communities within Britain that are still active today. It seeks to explore the themes of spirituality, faith, peace and human connection in a way that is visually both poetic and creative. It is a small insight into monastic life and the lives of the monks and nuns who have devoted their whole life to seeking God, expressing their faith in a simple but deep way through their choice of lifestyle. It is an ongoing series with a vision of documenting many monastic communities throughout Britain. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Godfrey Pitt
Birmingham City University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Following on from his work on football fans at the match, Godfrey Pitt explores the relationships football fans have with their club and the objects that represent their devotion. Combining simple portraits with images of their treasured memorabilia, he creates a complex representation of fans of the three football clubs covered by BHBN Hospital radio where he volunteers. The Midlands is rightly proud of its multicultural heritage and the demographic of the fans photographed represents that diversity. Women and Sikhs, children and people with disabilities, Proud Baggies supporters from the LGBTQ+ community and pensioners; all come together in the love, passion and frustration of being a lifelong football supporter. The work challenges stereotypes and shows another side of football fandom. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Connor Gordon
Birmingham City University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My photographic works are consistently underpinned by the methodical technical principals of good light and clean imagery. Though the subjects vary, my approach to storytelling remains steadfast in portraying situations and people as though they have been created to exist as a still. My style is predominantly commercialised, shooting situations with a distinct motive to envision. I began creating simple imagery made exciting through technique to build a well rooted understanding of how to make an image. Then over time, working into more elaborate and complex photographic scenes. Behind the scenes photography has become something of a personal joy not found within my portfolio, capturing the reality of an image which is not often seen by those absent from set. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nyima Jarju
Birmingham City University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I’m a fashion and beauty photographer born and raised in Spain, but currently based in Birmingham, UK. I am a female black African photographer who explores social, political and cultural issues through photography. My latest work explores the way this society attributes beauty to race and how it has set our society’s beauty standards, which leads to people who are of darker skin tones being underrepresented. My work explores the lack of diversity and representation of black culture in the media, and the effects that it has on colourism. I have focused on photographing Afrocentric features, with the purpose of showing my audience, the beauty in dark skin. My photographs are statements and declarations of cultural pride and identity.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marta Garcia
Birmingham City University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The Scream of Nature is a project inspired by plastic pollution. But mainly what is explored in this project is the paradox between environmental degradation and human well-being. While the worlds ecosystem is in danger, we can watch most population prospering. When looking to plastic pollution, Marta interprets this phenomenon as a form of asphyxiation. Gaia the earth goddess, is used as a model inspiration to interpret both planet and human kind in a story that recreates this interpretation. While promoting awareness about plastic pollution Marta also recreates some contra sense between environmental issues and human development. Marta also collaborated with JUST WATER one of the pioneers in packaging production considering sustainability. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Beck
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Coming from a generation where alternate realities are made increasingly believable, I am interested in the digital image and how its perception shapes reality. The slippage between visual fact and fiction, where reality and falsehood share the same stage, is a platform for my temporal practice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Rogers
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work represents the relationship between the ‘beauty’ of nature and the man-made landscape. I am interested in the ways in which even the smallest natural elements create a significant, contrasting impact against the uncompromising backdrop of our urban environment, and how even in this modern, technological era, we still possess a desire to connect to the natural world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katrina Carlin
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My intention is to evoke values and social constructs of society's portrayal of the idealised traditions of the madonna and its critique of womanhood. Exploring themes of the unconventional mother figure through performative and still life imagery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophia Lewis-Fry
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work challenges the meaning of photography in a climate where the boundaries between areas of practice are collapsing in the digital realm. Constructing abstract compositions, I turn away from representation to self-referentiality in order to explore the potential of the photographic medium. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosie Greene
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Taken from measurements of my own body, I assemble basic forms as substitute. I perform with them for the camera in a studio that also acts as white cube. The ‘furniture’ never leaves the space in which it is built, displayed and documented. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elise Wootten
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Somewhat Confusing reflects my interest in the nature of photography, the visual and physical flatness of the print and the perspective determined by the lens. I embrace these characteristics as a way to create illusion. Taking advantage of photography’s seeming veracity, the work fluctuates between sculpture and image. The viewer is invited to uncover the subject’s visual potential and experience mystery within its space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emilie Poiret-Brown
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I challenge the distinctions between photography and painting. By experimenting with cameraless processes, I aim to discover what photography might mean for me. While painting is valued on the artist’s personal expression and interaction, it is this value that I am bringing within photography. My action takes place simultaneously, in a similar way to conventional painting. I am treating the light-sensitive surface more as a canvas; I am making, not taking a photograph. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emilia Wong
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My practice challenges the viewers idea of perception and reality through the use of ‘the stage’ as well as exploring the behaviour of materiality . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Oakley
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work oscillates between visceral experience and its performative documentation - a process of examination and critique of self. I explore the limits of my body within a defined space and its ability to create something from nothing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Arash Fada'ee
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My practice explores both digital and analogue mediums. Engaging in portraiture and landscape, I focus on the connection between people and place. In this body of work, I explore the urban space, and the notions that come with it, through the documentation of the ‘urban’ space I often find myself capturing subjects that are overlooked at, engaging with banal subjects which are otherwise dismissed on a daily basis. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Shortman
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work explores how visual language can be communicated using surface, colour and texture within and of the photograph. The inclusion of the body exploits theatricality and personal privacy. My approach is to introduce emotional triggers thus creating a fictional, immersive experience for the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellen Stewart
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My practice focuses on the everyday banality of the home, aiming to deliberately confuse and question our own associations to our private space. Using the constraints of my childhood house, I play with ‘making strange’ the seemingly mundane in order to explore the tension between how we look at the everyday and the epic. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Henry
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

‘The face of the earth reflected in human form’ explores the intimate connection between the human body and earths surfaces; revealing similarities in texture, form and composition. The exceptional beauty of our surroundings is unveiled; at the same time the stresses and forces we and our environment are subjected to are depicted. The scenes created are embedded in nature to encourage a realisation that we are all made up of carbon atoms and therefore part of the same continual circle of life. Bodies are bare, vulnerable and dispossessed of material necessities in the face of the Earth and its natural elements; resonating with the fabric of our existence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Poppy Gooch
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Hemsted Forest is a collection of man-made woodland, which has been shaped and tamed by individuals. This project aims to explore how decisions impact on the way the environment develops and how nature takes back control. “…If you go into the landscape you should only leave footprints and take photographs…” Richard Long. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Heather McGuinness
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In 2017 it was announced by conservation charity Buglife, that the River Waveney, located on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, was one of the most polluted rivers in Britain. This pollution has been caused by agricultural activities such as the harvest of sugar beet on the surrounding land and the use of pesticides. For decades these harsh chemicals have spread to the water which has caused the area seen a decline in aquatic fish, birds and insects such as bees. Today, the water of the River Waveney is both beneficial to the local economy yet destructive to the ecosystem. Ruined River explores the tensions that can be found in between the water and the land in this traditionally picturesque area.  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Goldsmith
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

'Mármaro', a project focusing on the Greek Parthenon Sculptures, is intended to bring a new light to these historic artefacts. By producing abstract images of these sculptures, the project explores the ideas of provenance and changing meanings over time. 'Mármaro' comments on the social and political arguments surrounding the sculptures in the present day, including the debate concerning colonialism. I am committed to bringing a new sympathetic aesthetic to these ancient and familiar works. By using digital photography, I am aiming to explore the time-worn surfaces of these sculptures, enhanced by the decision to crop my photographs so they become an abstract work of art. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shannon Kenny
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

‘What the Living Do’ explores processes of loss and the impact it has on us. The series concentrates on concepts of rebirth showing how we can often gain from loss by determining how different cultures and practices contribute to how we mourn our dead. The materials that are involved in the grieving process are central to this series. Exploring how these things are at the heart of our rites of passage. The work gives an insight into the industry of end of life services and the people and processes behind these ceremonies. The images show how life comes to an end not only when the body stops breathing but when we have grieved enough to let go. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erin Hanlon
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This body of work critiques sexist ideals that objectify and hyper-sexualise the feminine body. Through studying femininity and the form of the body, treating it as a sculptural piece and contorting its form, this work presents feminine bodies as unsexualised objects. Questioning the normalisation of objectification when feminine bodies are sexualised, as when the sexual element has been removed, these figures are perceived as distorted, abstract or odd. Society commoditises women and benefits us with value when we are perceived as the 'correct' level of sexual by the patriarchal eye. The feminine body is multifarious; she can contort and become much more than the eye is trained to expect that she is capable of being viewed as. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Pothecary
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

A construction of sculptures representing the human form as a shell or vessel. We inhabit theses bodies for the durations of our life but when we come to die, our bodies remain leaving them behind. Each body is an allusion, fabricated and molded though sculptured impressions of the form made from elements such as water, earth, fire and wax. The materials are used convey a link to the earth as well as the notion towards the process of decay. What is left is scenes that resembles the imprint of the corpse as a form of evidences and residue. Wax is used to act as a preservative that immortalises these bodies parts, freezing them in a state of place and time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Griffiths
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Originally, I was hoping to explore the theme of happiness. However, I found that when asking peers, a vast majority suffered from mental health issues. Once I began to take portraiture shots, I realised that I wanted to show how strong and beautiful my subjects were, and to show that despite suffering from a mental illness, they were able to grow and blossom as strong and capable individuals. This is where the relation to flowers connects. Flowers are beautiful; they may wilt, they may be cut down by others and after the hardships of the elements they are still able to regrow and flourish. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Taylor
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

For this project, I decided that I wanted to capture the different paths of North Wales. With living in North Wales, I was able to visit a range of different areas where I would be able to capture an array of views and photograph all of the different landscapes which were there. For some pictures, I wanted to capture some of the seascape views which North Wales has to offer because some of the views which have been captured include paths in them which is why I decided to capture these images. For me, Landscape images are something which are important to me because I am able to get lost in the views and area which I am in. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gergely Peter
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Hello, my name is Gergely Peter Sos, founder and editor of Tyresmokers. I am a graphic designer and photographer, who has got huge passion into cars and modifications. Automotive industry is the area where I would like to work as photographer or I would start my own business with creating a brand new magazine. My photographs can be find on Facebook, Instagram and a special website. These images are exclusive and professional quality photographs from car events and individual cars. I used to ask car owners to take photographs from their vehicles in a selected location. I am already making a magazine design as a final piece of work for the exhibition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Wilson
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

‘Big Game Big Players’ is a photo journalistic collection of images following the University of Chester Men’s Rugby Union team throughout the 2018/19 season. Documenting the lives of the players both on and off the pitch the series captures all angles of a University lifestyle not normally seen or understood by outsiders. The work rate and effort that the players put in on a weekly basis is often eclipsed by media reports of drinking and antisocial behaviour which I have not witnessed throughout my time at university. Rugby takes up most of the players lives and the dedication shown by each and every one of them I thought needed showing in a clearer light than media sources are allowing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Boon
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Up until 1970 Stoke on Trent produced seventy-five percent of the Pottery made in the UK. The city was full of working factories employing thousands of skilled workers to meet the demands of the world for pottery and fine china. Today only a handful of factories remain within the city, with very few workers being employed. This decline in industry along with the closures of coal mines and steel works has led to a surplus population in an area which cannot sustain them, giving Stoke on Trent one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. My work investigates the effect of the demise in industry has had on the City from a cultural, and economic view point. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Fildes
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The Uncanny is a word describing a sense of dread. It arouses horror when something is unfamiliar but has a sense of familiarly about it. This is a key feature in my work. By playing around with the human form, something so familiar to us, we begin to feel this sense of dread It is this which shaped this series of work. The idea of burnt photographs is a strange concept. It begs the question of why someone would burn these photographs, then project them on a body. It is like the human form is replacing another in the photo, as though the creator didn’t like the original so is manipulating it so someone else can take their place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My project focusses on empowering young women towards self-accepting, and feeling positive about themselves by capturing their unique interests and passions through portraiture. I believe that this age group (17 to 25) have many pressures to deal with, whether it’s managing our further education, working and finding careers, whilst also finding the time to socialise, keep healthy and enjoy ourselves. This project aims to prove that beauty purely comes from within, allowing self-love and self-acceptance in what we love investing our time doing outside of the pressure zone. I photographed these young women where they feel most confident and feel empowered by what they love doing, from a competitive sport to simply wandering their favourite city. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Boyle
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

One Year In Wales is a documentary photography project looking at the remnants and aftermath of the mining industry in Wales, decades after the industry has all but disappeared; specifically looking at places and communities and the impact that the demise of the industry had. The mining industry was an important part of the heritage of Wales; shaping a nation and the people, something that I was hoping to capture within this project. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Dabbs
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In this project I have worked closely with a local youth theatre company based in Cheshire, that’s aiming to help build young people’s confidence and self esteem through performance and the arts. During the past year I have been visiting the company’s different groups which vary in age range and location. In this series I aim to show the valuable effect this group has the on the young people involved by helping develop their interests, find confidence in themselves as well as build friendships and create experience. Through my documentary work I created a body of poetic yet true-to-life images that are working both as a stand alone exhibition and also in promotional material for the company. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicole Quirk
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My project ‘Interactions’ is about exploring the places I grew up in and how I now interact with these places now that I am no longer a child. Revisiting places from previous walks of life and looking at them through the lens of a camera can change your perspective. I have been inspired by documentary photographers such as Daido Moriyama as well as architectural photographers such as Daniel Hewitt. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruth O'Connor
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In this project I decided to explore different trends in fashion and photography. Fashion photography is something I am very interested in and I wanted to see where different fashion styles would take me in my photography. I have investigated a wide range of ideas, sometimes working in collaboration with fashion students on a client basis to photograph their work. This has led me into themes ranging from body image, to double denim and even ocean themed images using a projector. Being able to navigate these different ideas has made for some of my favourite images. Exploring fashion portraiture has been an interesting process, the shoots being diverse, letting me be more creative in my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Viktoria Eva
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My project is about the representation of all the sports that I have played since I was young. I’ve always been passionate about sport whether it was dance, volleyball or ski, but cricket was the sport that has introduced me to sports photography. In the world of high technology, digital cameras have the option of high shutter speed. For me, sport photography is about capturing unexpected moments whether it is a sad or a happy kind of moment. I have heard that the difference between winning and losing is all in the details. In my sport photography practice my aim is to show these small action details that are so fast and sudden sometimes we cannot even notice them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ed Huddleston
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The work I have been undertaking throughout my time at Chester has been focused on the idea of identity in the domestic space. Focusing on the people who surround me and the space in which they inhabit has been my main subject matter throughout my photography study. The images I have produced give a small insight into the social and demographical identities of the people depicted. The subjects photographed all have a significant impact on my life and in some way the work is autobiographical. I use the images to make a statement about my own relationship with the idea of “Home “and how this can warp and mould to your surroundings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liam Richards
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The Vanity of Plastic explores the ever-growing problem caused by the everyday use of plastic. The work operates as a study into the most common types of plastic that constitute regularly used items such as drinking bottles and shopping bags. A total of 19 pieces of plastic are portrayed, representing the number of years that nearly half the plastic in existence has been produced. Influenced by Vanitas still life paintings, the work adopts the message of possessions remaining on earth after their owners are not. With just 35% of Europe’s plastic being recycled, the work operates as a wake-up call and encourages a more responsible attitude towards the use of plastic, before the problem becomes something too big to control. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Jones
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

A Place of Familiarity explores the developing relationship between my grandparents and I. Throughout this project, I have engaged with my grandparents’ past and the role personal photography has played in order to document this. Whilst analysing family photographs, I focused my research on their home and the importance they have within our family. As a way to unite the past with the present, this body of work combines existing images made as keepsakes for personal albums with new photographs I created in their homes. This process has enabled me to create a visual response to my relationship with my grandparents and to unpick notions of identity and familial roles. I see the fragmentation and re-assemblage of images in A Place of Familiarity as a way to encourage viewers to reflect on the photograph as both object and memory. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Bywater
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Middle of Nowhere documents the transitional landscape found between suburban housing estates. The images follow a journey of the surrounding borders and into the green space, exploring an interaction between suburbia and wilderness. As a resident in the nearby housing estate, this allowed for time to return and contemplate the space over a number of months. The impulse to make images of this space was driven by an interest in the mundane suburbia transitioning into the liminal landscape, unable to be built upon. This notion is accentuated in the contrast of imagery displayed in the series. The work does not aim to favour one landscape over another, but rather considers the tension and partnership between the two. The series of photobooks offer several narratives of the land that together form a holistic experience to the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Bruce
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

MHz (megahertz) looks at the relationship between objects and their history. By focusing on left behind objects, this body of work comments on how things made by once seemingly stable industries experience decline, producing objects to be left as remains in storage or to rust and degrade outside. Individually each object may appear unrelated, but when isolated in images and then brought together in a sequence, they become connected through a narrative that is suggested by an individual’s interpretation and lived experience. The title is a reference to some of the objects photographed, but its definition of one million cycles per second aims to highlight the theme of how quickly common industry standards can change and be discarded. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Milo Lethorn
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In the last decade, British universities have exponentially expanded their recruitment targets and the increasing number of students given residence in the towns and cities that host these institutions is proving greatly impactful. Agencies set up to cater to the growing student demographic amass profits while those businesses unbound to the institution struggle; this mutating of the local social, economic and cultural ecologies in newly studentdominated areas is part of a process known as studentification. Navigating lines of industry, neoliberalism and gentrification, Manifesto for a Studentopia attempts to frame an anonymous case study of construction. The tension felt between 'town and gown' is responded to via a fictionalised narrative in which studentification and the seemingly innocuous proliferation of student-accommodation sites is positioned as an initiative underwritten by a lucrative contemporary infrastructure. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niall O'Connor
Coventry University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Some Kind of Spaceman seeks to question the normalcy of self-identity and the subversion of gender. This body of work depicts a fiction narrative of a seemingly lonely life form that has travelled to Earth from a distant planet – a metaphor for those who feel distant from their surrounding whilst being who they are. Through a starry vision of fashion offering a new gaze into normality, the retro-sci-fi fantasy and futuristic daydream of Some Kind of Spaceman is a nostalgic longing for the 1970s and the influences that continue to impact blurring the lines of gender and identity today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Kirwan
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My take on The Female Gaze is based around the model/female subject, and her ever-shifting and very much reflective viewpoint. The origin of her gaze following the order of visual consumption , in some cases this is the status quo. In other instances it is a new emerging form of consumption. The work is made through the camera lens. I would like for the work to be considered dreamy and hyper-feminine. To me, The Female gaze is emotional and intimate. It seeks out empathy. It is technical yet under-developed. It is only now being given a chance to emerge. It needs time to refine itself. It is honest, and is feminine and unashamed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gemma Harris
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work explores the issue of man-made toxins that destroy, mutate and invade our environmental and biological systems; such as, chemicals, plastics, synthetic material and Petroleum based oils. I create darkroom camera-less images using light, and chance as well as image manipulation through photoshop. The chemicals almost create a metamorphosis within, the images replicating the differences in human genetics. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sean O'Donnell
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work investigates the liminality of spaces that lie on the fringes of cities and towns within contemporary Ireland. I want to explore what makes these places in particular liminal in context to more recent historical events in Ireland which saw a drastic decline within its economy. In the current day there appears to be an economic revival which is leaving these peripheral spaces in a state of liminality while the central locals are being modernised. I utilise lens based media to question how these outer boundaries came to be in this state of despair and what the future holds for these areas within our modern transforming landscape. These now impersonal relics of past and present on the periphery form a sort of hybrid non-place which exist alongside one another due to austere conditions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aoife Claffey
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work explores human sensory perception and architectural provisional spaces. I connect them to allow the viewer to recognise and interpret a familiar place. Experiences of loss, nostalgia and forgotten pasts are suggested through my use of transparent layers of imagery that are transformed unexpectedly. These photographs focus on the old Cork Airport Terminal that closed in 2006. The loss of this place itself and the loss of identity in places like this creates some kind of memorial and triumph of travel as a commodity, rather than a personal journey. This is a reaction to our modern world. I aim to create ambiguous expanded photographs for the viewer to recall the peripheral by putting my photographs in layers of glass. I focus on spaces that are in the midst of current, perpetual transformation, a non-space. This can be an indication of possible displacement. This can occur when one is confronted with the reality of reflecting on what once was. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Swanton
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work delves into repercussions that occur within toxic relationships. They fixate primarily on the feelings of loss of self-worth, self-image and also the idea of becoming a possession. My work is laden with dark humour, as paradoxically, humour has been used as a way to cope with even the most heart breaking of circumstances. Performance and staged photography helps me to bring intangible emotions into a visible form. Referencing both the subconscious mind and the oddity behind the everyday and ordinary objects. My work steers towards both surrealism and absurdism, searching through dream symbolism and idioms bringing form to ambiguous emotions. By moving through such territories, I construct scenes that obscure the line between imagination and memory. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Padraic Barrett
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work is a response to the archetypal male and patriarchal traditions in Irish society today. By placing the naked male figure in a recognisable Irish landscape I allude to the fragility and vulnerability of the traditional place men have occupied in Ireland. I have merged performance and photography to focus on the attitude of the male figure in motion; progressing and regressing. The incessant actions of the performative body signifies a ceaseless search for the threshold between reflection and transformation. Identification with shamanistic rituals gives me the scope to take on the role of the performer as messenger. This engagement allows me to investigate how we can rebalance the place of human beings within the natural world while recognising our true political and societal functions in society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gary Byrne
Technology University Dublin - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This project contemplates ‘Brexit’ and its implications for the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. Focusing on ports, seascapes and spaces around the south-east coast of England and Ireland, these photographs present a man-altered landscape and the crumbling sea walls and cliffs that delineate the borders of each island. A blurring of documentary evidence and fictional narrative takes place to show an imagined future - a dark, dreary and dystopian landscape. This work is a conceptual take on the many transformations being wrought by the separation of these islands from Europe, as the UK begins its political and legal separation from the EU. The title refers to the measurement of the shortest distance between the mainland of Europe and the English coast. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shane Caldwell
Technology University Dublin - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Flight Study looks at the human desire to fly. The act of flying is a kind of performance that intrigues and captivates an audience. This manifests in the subcultures which have emerged from aviation such as the plane spotters and those who build and fly remote-controlled planes. These are two prominent and long-standing hobbies in Dublin, with plane spotting taking place on the Old Airport Road and model flying in the Phoenix Park. By examining the performance of flight through the construction of small paper planes, I also interrogate my own memory and fascination with the phenomenon of flight. Construction becomes a recurring theme throughout the project, emphasising that flight has only been achieved through centuries of experimentation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hugh Quigley
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

With a negotiated access over 18 months, Laws of the Leash documents the national hare coursing finals in Clonmel, County Tipperary and the different experiences of the 3 species involved. Some 10,000 people gather over the weekend to watch and bet on 64 pairs of greyhounds as they race after captured wild hares. Although often surrounded by controversy, coursing operates through family traditions which can span centuries. Strong ties to rural identity and communities, a majority support in the Dáil, and an estimated worth of €16m to the local economy all contribute to Ireland being one of only 3 countries in the EU where coursing is yet to be outlawed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Seán E. Daly
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Using the natural resources from his home landscape, Daly has established a body of work which is both self-reflexive and tied to traditional materials and processes. The positioning of the body within handmade sculptural structures resonates comfort, wisdom, and a depth of knowledge to the place which exists around it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jennifer Shortt
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This project is presented as stills and video, taking elements from 1920’s silent cinema. I am exploring surrealism in photography by creating illusion. The narrative surrounds the notion of satirical humour having comedic elements. The male character is represented as a mannequin. I have used the characterisation of the female as a powerful, dominant force having full control over her life, creating her own private world. The delusional female character has created and duplicated her perfect man. Her power is exaggerated for effect and attention. The juxtaposition of the modern characters in a period setting reflects the past and how times have changed with regards to the relationship between men and women in society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Seán D. Daly
IADT Dun Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Cast is a body of work which uses moving image, sound, and still images. These media are combined as a method of surveying changes in the landscape following human interference in the Information Age. Through exposing the darkened landscape, Cast makes use of artificial lighting to discuss the impact of man-made technologies on the landscape. The digitally produced images use black space as a method of accentuating the finer details hidden throughout the ever-changing landscape. While there is no physical presence of mankind in the images, the emergent light is representative of the evolution of both man and new technologies. The geological surfaces in the images represent the earth’s cycle, the passage of time and human life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Agata Moreno
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My photography is my shadow, I might have an argument with it but by now I know that I cannot just leave it behind, but I need to walk ahead of it. My journey started in Barcelona, where I was born, and brought me to Edinburgh but even I do not know where it is going to take me. I use photography as a medium to show the idiosyncrasy of each person. I have always been an observer since I was a child. To take a portrait means to see their life journey on their face, their eyes, their wrinkles form through facial expressions connected to their emotions. Portraits mean finding stillness in the movement and movement in the stillness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nadine Rosebud
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I am a fashion photographer; mostly taking images with models from different ethnicities and cultural or spiritual inspired styling. I love working with new people and trying new things, though I like to include my own style in my work. I think low key, heavy but soft shadows, help empathise the beautiful and unique features in us. This series is inspired by the occult practice of tarot card reading. The series is introduced by ‘The Reader’ who will be followed by a few tarot cards I have chosen to portrait. I will be exploring other mysteries and traditions and combine them with fashion photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Susan Hunter
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The work I produced is based on a theme of “Motherhood”, the idea behind this project was to capture some images of “Real Mothers” in “Real Situations” in a constructed, staged way. When I first approached this project, I had some ideas of my own based on my own experiences as a Mother, however what I found was that people were not to willing to tell my story but wanted to tell their own story and things that affect them as a Mother, so this changed the project slightly and I had to adapt my ideas. This project was about showing the realities of motherhood and all the challenges they face at different stages of the relationship with their children. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lesley Smallman
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I am a documentary photographer with a passion to go where ever I feel there is a visual story to tell. I have recently had the opportunity to photograph inside some of Scotland more notorious prisons. I have met people who have overcome their addictions and who have been incarcerated, some of them, for long periods of their lives. Creating these images has given me a new insight into life and the labours that people overcome even when they feel lost. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gavin Smart
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Gavin originally trained as a musician at London’s Guildhall School of Music, before moving to Paris as an artisan baker. His photography is as diverse as his background, bringing together many creative elements. Gavin’s work has been widely exhibited, in the Royal Scottish Academy of Art, the Royal Ulster Academy of Art, the Royal West Academy of Art and the 5 & 33 Gallery in Amsterdam. He was awarded runner-up in European Professional Photographer of the Year 2019, MPA Student Photographer of the Year 2018, BIPP Student Photographer of the Year 2017, and finalist in the 2018 AOP Awards. His portfolio, Advertising for the Arts, is a series of promotional posters and character portraits taken in support of Edinburgh’s vibrant theatre scene. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andy Mather
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I am a freelance commercial photographer based in Biggar, a village on the outskirts of Edinburgh. I aim to consistently produce narrative driven photography with integrity and professionalism. The work submitted for my BA in Professional Photography is based on issues in contemporary society including child abuse and self-mutilation. As a father, the subject matter of the work I have produced resonates on a more personal level. It has inspired me to continue building a body of work that raises public awareness of the challenges faced by young people. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Diana Sosnowska
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Another Weeping Woman (About the Ridiculous Ache of Desire) is an ongoing project that investigates the female role within our society, inquiring the realms of feminism and gender equality. The project focuses on four specific characters which are heroines depicted in ancient Greek Tragedy: Medea, Alcestis, Phaedra and Helen. In Euripides’ tragedy the female role is being analyzed and portrayed as troubled and evil but, most importantly, is being the center of the tragic attention. The images are a personal interpretation of the tragic characters as a collective of carefully staged self-portraits, whose aesthetics have been informed by the literary evidence, taken in a range of locations that includes Italy, Spain and Scotland. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ben Sharp
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

As a queer individual, I've always been fascinated by 'lad' culture. Growing up I always struggled to obtain and sustain close friendships with straight men; I never could fully comprehend why men weren't allowed to be intimate with one another without them being gay – a term deemed to be negative. Whilst our society is widely more acceptant, traditional 'toxic' elements of masculinity can still prohibit men in forming intimate interpersonal bonds with one another; this formed the basis of my series, ‘no homo bro’. The series documents the lives of four straight male friends of mine over several months. Composing them intimately the work begins to question why visual language of male intimacy is read homoerotically and thus assumed homosexual. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Huitson
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Colours of Light works at an intersection between photography and installation. Exploring colour and form, and their convergence with materials through light. Experimentations led to examining the reading of an image, when the spectrum of light reflects, passes through and touches onto a surface. Using chromogenic prints to oscillate between a sensory experience and one that challenges the way we perceive the world around us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Charles
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

By using algorithms to facilitate random occurrences, We didn't think. You'd like this. is a project which aims to explore the boundaries of a situation with curiosity and accidents at the forefront. In the world of Web 2.0 we have been almost forced to dismiss curiosity, being faced with affirmation of our own opinions and beliefs through targeted content and situations responding to our own behaviour. I want to break away from this, attempting to get back in touch with chance, and being drawn by presence and senses rather than the looping of information. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Silje Løvstad
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The Darkest of Winter’s Light explores the internal human condition for people living in Sauda, a town 200 square miles in size, and on the Western edges of Norway. Positioned in the northern hemisphere, my birthplace experiences prolonged dark winters, evoking a sense of melancholy and the macabre. Aiming my camera at a familiar yet alien world, Uncle Per is featured centrally in my project. Having lived in the same house his entire life, my images seek to reveal a way of life for Norwegians as the seasonal light and darkness descends. It began with the search for what it means to be northern. And it ended up being the story of Uncle Per, that becomes my story and yours. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Craig Lyon
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Industrial Vistas is an exploration into landscapes created through industrial processes. In a country where the make-up of the land is increasingly manufactured, these vistas are as much a part of ‘nature’ as rolling pasture, or managed forestry, which fall under the umbrella of the 'quintessentially English' landscape. With elements of natural growth present within these constructed geologies, it indicates how nature attempts to heal the scars of industry and revitalise these forever changing landscapes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maia Pavey
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

'Chez Moi, De Loin', roughly translated into 'at my place, distantly' explores the dark history of my Grandparent's house which was used as an infirmary by the Nazi's during the German Occupation in the Second World War. Having this prior knowledge when entering the house, I imagine the rooms how they were, who was in them, what they did and if certain marks on the wall were made by my family, a resident before or by the Germans. There are layers upon layers of patterned wallpaper, providing a backdrop for the proudly placed objects in the many rooms and there is an illusion of the home. With the changing shadows, simultaneously concealing and revealing, I find evidence of a past almost lost and unrelated to the present time inside this building. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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William Thomas
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Axiom (noun) - A statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true. In our current digital age, it is hard to ignore the rapid growth of new-technologies. In an increasingly complex world, it can be difficult to discern reality from fiction. This work aims to explore and highlight the intricacies of this new dynamic, and what it means for our relationship with the world around us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Melissa Fraser
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

10,428.6 weeks takes on a critical view of the fashion industry & its environmental impact. The work explores fast fashion and creates questions surrounding the enormous current trends circling the elimination of single-use plastic. It looks to explore how consumers aren't as concerned with the disposal of garments as they are with plastic waste. Fashion 'is currently the second most polluting industry after oil' (Teather, 2018). Due to the way in which our garments are made and disposed of. A classic white polyester t-shirt will take up to 200 years (10,428.6 weeks) to decompose in landfill (Fashion Revolution, 2018). The work explores this through a series of beautiful yet peculiar images. The masked characters aim to reveal the current situation where beauty is concerning damage. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Norris
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Toxic Masculinity refers to a negative and sometimes harmful attitude commonly associated with men, such as the need to repress or hide emotions during stressful situations and or to act in an aggressive and dominant way. 'The new Age of Innocence' is an investigation in to the vulnerability in masculinity. It's aim is to highlight a man's femininity and the relationship with his body in order to show a contrast of how other people perceive a shirtless man and how sensitive he actually is about himself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Macaulay
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

A cultural critique of the dissociation of ourselves as a species, that Thing over there poetically calls for a reconstruction of how we have previously thought of us, the environment, and this coexistence. We are no longer able to exist ignorantly to the burden we impart on the earth and so must alter not only our physical actions but emphasise, with great gravity, the importance of our innate emotional experiences. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Magnus Beiermann
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This image series looks at male identity, masculinity, heritage and culture. Following Pavandeep Josan, a young Sikh man during his first year away from home. These images represent the modern ideas around becoming a man, shown trough the documentation of the everyday wrapping of the turban that all Sikh men wear. Not only does it document the ritualistic wrapping but is also the struggles of the early stages of manhood, resulting in him finding a more complete version of himself. With this series I want to question the male ideas of modern society and the roles we impose on young men, as well as having my viewer question these roles. To find a truer version of self. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Catie Close
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

An attempt to bottle the sense of euphoria the natural world can invoke in us. Interludes where time is suspended and we exist only in the present; like feeling the dry warmth of the sun when the wind calms to an absolute still, or getting lost in the shimmering surface of water. La Vague was created in those moments of fundamental joy, preserving, but never quite replicating the experience of being there. This work was shot on medium format slide film on an unscripted adventure around the French coast. Keeping the sea on my right, the landscape served as my navigational reference point. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Gardner
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Theatre of Hysteria is a body of work that seeks to explore the medical mistreatment, and manipulation of the female psyche under 19th century psychiatry. As well as the diagnosis of hysteria in relation to societal oppression, and gender hierarchy. Drawing connections between neurologist Jean Martin-Charcot's transformation of patient into performer (1862-93), particularly in the case of Augustine, with notions of the circus. The viewer is invited to consider the relationship between signifiers of authority, and the abuse of power. Theatre of Hysteria examines how prescriptions to treat hysteria, such as Silas Weir Mitchel's 'The Rest Cure' (1860), drove patients - who were typically female - further into insanity. Enforcing that they remain dependant on, and malleable under, patriarchal society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Hejsak
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

'When you wade into this dark fluid, a kind of milk without nurture, you disappear' (Roni Horn, 2013. This series reflects on our relationship with nature and particularly that of water, exploring the parallels that can be drawn between the element and our own subconscious. Water has a myriad of symbols; from purity and life, to metamorphosis and transformation. Water is a nourishing entity, we come from water; yet it is more than life giving, it is also life taking. What happens when water becomes what we fear, when water becomes black? These images create a space in which we can get lost within it’s very vastness and what is has to offer us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jacinta Moore
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Contemporary Art
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

As a multidisciplinary art maker, I employ photography stills and moving imagery together with post production software to create visuals of landscape and seascape, features and textures. In my current series ‘Elementa Terrae’, I provoke the relationship between the landscape, time and motion. The series presents a combination of stills and video in a monochromatic format, encompassing combinations of familiar, yet often presupposed natural elements. Presenting enquiries of the landscape that surrounds me, I aim to reveal my candid relationship with nature and the Irish landscape. With the varying visual arrangements, the work aims to showcase real-time and gain audience awareness. Presentations of true to life motion and amorphous forms, anticipate to subtly abate and evoke awareness of earth’s pace. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hugh Murphy
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Contemporary Art
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

DISPLACED NATION, a collection of work by Hugh Murphy, addresses the plight of refugees but also our reaction to their arrival on our shores. They are faceless, powerless, and living just a few streets away. The queue of refugees seems endless and anonymous. The only monuments to their plight are the orange lifejackets abandoned on the beaches of Europe. Asking people to be photographed wearing the lifejacket is to ask them to imagine what it must be like to take part in the journey from their homeland, to seek refuge and safety in Western Europe. The work is inspired by the photographs that document the mutability of refugees in camps and the inflatables as they traverse the uncertain seas. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stephanie Deegan
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Contemporary Art
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My body of work focuses on people’s obsessions with their mobile phones. Anywhere you go you are never too far from someone using their phone to talk, text or use the internet. A pocket-sized device that controls our every move. Although its main purpose is to bring us together when we are apart it is in fact separating us from the people we are with and isolating us from our surroundings. I feel it has taken life out of living. With my practice I am hoping to highlight our dependency on technology, showing people how much time they spend on their phones. Make an effort to look up from your phone and see the world before it passes you by. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Wesley Williams
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - BA (Hons) Contemporary Art
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work focuses on using humor to poke fun at social media and the process of taking selfies. Our obsession with curating an alter ego on virtual media. With phones being like an extension of ourselves I want to show how this generation falsely depict an image to appear more interesting online. It’s with the use of photography that this imagery comes full circle from the idea that it is showcasing. Self-portraiture used to be a thing of beauty that would be constructed over many sittings in an artists studio, so from past to present we see it takes a snapshot in order to achieve what could take weeks of work. The medium of photography should not be misused. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yana Andonova
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Black Mountain is a photographic project exploring Montenegro and the relationship of its mountainous geography to the country's past, present and future. In such a complex region as the Western Balkans are - a crossroads of the East and the West, encompassing a rich multitude of ethnic groups, cultures and religions, and with a history brimming with conflicts and even fairly recent wars - its mountain areas have forever been a natural border, a barrier to outside influences. The project is documenting Montenegro in an in-between state - as it moves from being a place that is far away from ‘civilised’ Europe, towards integration and the European Union, posing questions of the future of Europe's last untouched, unexplored places. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martyna Maz
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Out Beyond is a co-creation between nature and a man; a marriage between subject, medium and metaphor; an intimate reflection on the inner experiences of human emotions. By focusing the attention on the water, the essence of life, I focus on the internal landscape that is the basis of humanity. Much like the flow of water is unique to its place of occurrence, emotions are personal to those who feel them. They can sweep us off our feet, like a strong current, or ebb and flow gradually, like the tides of the vast body of water. This natural compass allows us to connect to ourselves, and as we do, we connect to the core of life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erin Brown
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This collaborative project explores various themes associated with motherhood through a series of environmental portraits and interviews with women, some mothers, some not. The primary aim of which was to provide an accessible platform for women to share their experiences of choice, pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, expectation and adoption, as well as issues concerning mental health, post-natal depression, alienation, and trauma. Through an on-going podcast, a newspaper-format publication, and a film, I hope this body of work resonates with other women and raises awareness, amongst men and women alike, of individuality and specificity within differing experiences of motherhood. Subsequently, I hope it highlights the importance of open discussion and peer support in attempting to overcome hardship. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Mercer
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Gathered is a photographic exploration into Scotland's rich food culture and history. Through this body of work, I wanted to document the people who produce some of the country’s more iconic foods and how its diverse landscape lends itself to producing foods of such high quality. My aim was to gain an understanding of the work that goes into creating and sourcing these foods by looking at the people behind them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Keri Hannah
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

‘Pretty Hurts’ is a constructed-imagery photo-series that follows the character Stacey through her everyday rituals - it seeks to explore society’s ever-increasing obsession with beauty, consumerism and outward appearances. Stacey is a caricature of the several facets concerned with body image expectations, and the stereotypes placed upon women. She is impressionable, pressured and naive. Largely inspired by housewife handbooks from the 1960s, ‘Pretty Hurts’ is styled in a way that is relatable, yet not instantly recognisable - it is an amalgamation of eras which is intended to prompt the question: has the subordinate treatment of women really improved throughout the decades? Personal preference and taste may change, but the inherent pressure and desire to be aesthetically pleasing remains. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Izzy Leach
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Seven Ages - In the play "As You Like It", Shakespeare surmises that a man's life can be split into seven archetypal ages; "the Infant", "the Schoolboy", "the Lover", "the Soldier", "the Justice", "the Pantaloon" and "Old Age". This series contemplates these archetypes and reframes them through large format photography. The images take their cue from Renaissance art and feature entirely female protagonists captured in their homes; shedding an alternative light on the traditionally male roles recorded throughout history. Each subject is connected to each other by their location in rural Dumfries and Galloway on the south-west coast of Scotland. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hester Davey
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Scotland’s landscape. Scotland at the cutting edge of new energy generation technologies, but also a historically beautiful landscape. Focusing on all aspects of power production. Exploring industrial age sources and structures, that are soon to disappear. Examining spaces in flux; environments that are waiting for, or have been given, a new purpose and landscapes in development, about to start generating power. Flat horizons, where Inverkip power station hummed, to the hills of Kype Muir wind farm. The project also focuses on landscapes that continue to generate. Exploring technologies that harness the natural power that has shaped the Scottish landscape for millions of years. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dylan Moore
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work explores the nuances of individual and collective identity through constructed imagery and facilitated performance. ‘Closet Monsters’ manifests the horror of queer otherness as a portraiture series of imagined characters. The monstrous connotation of queerness is celebrated as a fundamental aspect of queer culture; an affinity through which we imagine and construct identities which challenge the monopolization of beauty and tastefulness by cis-hetero society. ‘Proscenium’ explores the performance of portraiture through a shared creative process. A simple portrait is contrasted with more performative images in which the participant is encouraged to work intuitively, using their belongings and bodies, to hide their face. These triptychs are intended to capture the nuances of the individual through their interpretation of this process. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruby Pluhar
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Ella is an ongoing exploration in to the softness yet radicality of female friendship. Ella’s hair is the beacon throughout, a symbol of stability she provides to me within the turbulence of life. She’s the constant in the rapidly changing experiences we go through together. Over the course of our ten years, we’ve kept one another grounded as everything else around us has been in flux. The landscape becomes an extension of Ella, and it's immense presence is symbolic of it's profound role in our companionship. I’m never present within the images, but this is symbolic of how we’re rarely living alongside one another. My essence is revealed to the viewer in the poetic dialogue of form, colour and light. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kathryn Scott
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

What does it mean to be simultaneously proud to be from a place and horrified by what it is? How does someone create their own national identity? This body of work explores the concept of America and its standing in popular culture as well as delving into personal relationships with place. “Everybody has their own America, and then they have pieces of a fantasy America that they think is out there but they can’t see…So the fantasy corners of America…you’ve pieced them together from scenes in movies and music and lines from books. And you live in your dream America that you’ve custom-made from art and schmaltz and emotions just as much as you live in your real one.” Andy Warhol . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Mullican
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

While I am walking, looking and living, they have stopped growing, natural things we pass by, but never consider not living, feeling they have a soul, they are more than what you see there, the dye seeps into what I wear. It leaves its mark on me, wrapping myself up in the color from places I have been and become closer to where I walk eventually the colors will disappear. Here for a moment, gone in the next, returning to their first start, their memory lingers the sun reclaims everything. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Craig Stewart
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Becoming-Animal is the study on the relationship between humans and animals, it is a tool to create a better understanding of what it means to be human. In my photographic work, the key elements are to confuse and create conflict in the viewer, through the use of playful constructed imagery, in combination with documentations of the animal form. The changing of one body into another can be accomplished through the destruction of form, texture and movement of the body. The continuation of form is apparent throughout, creating links between species through manipulation, and restriction of the visible anatomy. Certain forms are interpreted differently by the viewer, creating a visual representation of Metamorphosis. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Linden Kingston
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Wildēornes investigates themes of rewilding and the increasingly fragmented relationship humans have with nature, exploring what we have lost physically in landscape and culturally in modern life, and suggests small adjustments to accommodate ecological living in the Anthropocene – the current epoch where humans have become the dominant force on nature. This work is made up of four stories, each existing in three parts: printed photographs, zines and the story told in person. The title Wildēornes comes from the old English word meaning ‘land inhabited only by wild animals’ – referencing folklore and traditional storytelling as well as the idea of a truly wild place, untouched by man. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sean Campbell
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I am a photographer and artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Through my lens-based practice I seek to interrogate the inherent symbiosis between landscape and mythology - personal, cultural, political. Rituals, including those of the analogue photographic process, the invocations of moving image, incantations of atomic words and the power of uncanny objects form the interlocking parts of this inquiry into the physical and psychic structures that surround us. As we hurtle through the Anthropocene, many of the dominant cultural myths are exposed as flawed, inaccurate, incomplete. How do we write the collective story of our times while desperately writing our own narrative? This project, a HERALD! in vibrant ends is driven by these propositions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louise Connor
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work lies somewhere between portraiture and still life, with a playful reliance on chance and opportunity. Opening dialogue around aestheticised experiences of the everyday, I like to document coincidences and happy accidents, slippages and tipping points, feeding on the intimacy that emanates from attention to detail. Seeking out patterns and repetition in shape or situation, motion or emotion, I arrange my images to form loose constellations of meaning, fostering tender provocations and pleasurable confusion. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sofie Adelsparre
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

‘Fool’s Island’ is an investigation into how we live our lives and what we choose to assign value in relation to our mortality. In a search for the shared human experience of trying to balance the domesticated and the wild this photographic essay portrays the tension of living on this spectrum as seen both through the eyes of the individual and the political choices of the group. It is a look at the animal living in our homes between our furniture. That animal being a pet we have tamed, the unwelcome wild creeping in through the cracks in the floor or the untamed in ourselves. A journey to examine not ‘the meaning of life’ but what gives life meaning. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Miller
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

On an imaginary line along Earth's surface known as ‘The Agonic Line’ there are sites where a freely suspended magnetic needle indicates true north. I made a pilgrimage to as many of these points as possible to study, record and experiment with magnetism in its truest form - a live, invisible and often volatile force that exists despite us. By harnessing its power and employing it as a medium, we interrupt its natural design with fascinating results. My recent work is, in itself, a collection of polarities: liquid and solid, organic and geometric, light and shadow, movement and stasis. Presented in abstract forms, the work creates reflective moments that explore the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Miriam Fodge
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

There is another side to insomnia that is not terror. I am interested in the process of being awake, when the mind wanders, especially during the small hours of the morning. Time becomes a bubble that almost has its own sound and invokes a feeling of somnolence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Mae Gruncell
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I have been revisiting locations that I explored during my childhood, this has brought up memories and feelings of nostalgia. I have found the process quite calming, the tranquillity and silence of the night allowed for deeper thought. I took these images at night because I like the aesthetic of dark and light playing together within the scene, only revealing snippets. Just like the snippets of recollecting the memories from my childhood. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lewis Godwin-Cox
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Fade is a project about waste, made up of temporary prints documenting food waste. Just like the food we throw out the images will eventually fade to blank. This is juxtaposed against the plastic we use to wrap food in everyday life, plastics that struggle to breakdown. Everyday humanity gets closer to extinction. In order to survive we much change to be more sustainable. Otherwise we too will fade. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olly Salter
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Every year, four million people in the UK end up in A & E as the result of an accident, the National Accident Helpline warns. This project looks at the use and addiction to mobile technology; how people are more distracted by their phones, rather than concentrating on what they are doing at a specific moment in time, they become encapsulated in their own little digital world as they walk down the street. Becoming aware of what an addictive technology this is, the consequences of it, and being guilty of this distraction myself, I was drawn towards investigating this phenomenon through my work . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edward Brereton
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The idea of making the future better for ourselves is a narrow and flawed concept. The methods and technologies we have created that intend to help progress us are the same creations that in-peed us. The notion that we should improve our lives and not the Earth's is a selfish endeavour, in time all the Humans will be no more. Gone like the Dodo. So why should we bother thinking about our own future when we will be gone long before the Planet? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shannon Lentle
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My ideology is that we are most capable of divulging and exploring even our most concealed thoughts, whilst admiring the simplicities of life. I was driven to capture this imagery as it allowed me time to disconnect from my surroundings, to become engrossed in the flow of the ink, to engage with my own thoughts. This project is an invitation of introspection for the audience too, a moment in which they can unapologetically connect with their thoughts and feelings. There is a transient nature to our thought process, so with this take a moment, so that your thoughts can be less fleeting. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maia Harris-Jordan
University of Gloucestershire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Photography, for me, is an exploration, a quest to capture abstract in the familiar. I want to hold my ideas, throw varying mediums at them and mould them, like clay into something wonderful and thought provoking. Testing the boundaries of the human form, my passion falls on creating strong imagery that demands to be deciphered by the viewer. This is something that has always interested me; the versatility in subjectivity. Thus, my project explores the dehumanisation of a subject through the adaptation of style and identity, each item of clothing pre-owned, pre-loved and since rejected as identity adapts . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jeanne Glace Ordaz
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Astrology created the 12 constellations, known as the zodiac signs. They are used to reflect the characteristics of personality, associating them an animal, object, flowers, colours, and gemstones. The origin of the zodiacs formed during one pre-Greek tradition, in Mesopotamia, an ancient region that corresponds to most of Iraq today. The 12, aims to create the signs in human form, in the theme of fashion, using an exotic style of clothing and make up. It displays the zodiac houses with their associated colours, tribal lines and digital features. Each character is portrayed as a sort of oracle. As farmers would use the stars as a calendar like the Ancient Egyptians and travellers would use them as their compass for direction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Iryna Baklan
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Rooted in the unspectacular but day-to-day creating of space, Common-or-Garden is an exploration of Dublin’s suburbia through its front gardens. Some decorate their front lawn to their personal liking, yet at the same time facing it outwards to be looked at. Others decide to insulate themselves from the public view, dwelling behind groomed hedges. The garden becomes an extension of the residents’ identity, serving as a first impression for the passer-by. Facing the world beyond the front gate, garden ornaments are cherished sculptures who bear witness to the every day. The domesticated landscapes with their infrastructures, functional elements, and individual peculiarities become reflective of our society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carol Cummins
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In Irish Folklore, there are many stories about creatures who can transform themselves from seals to humans. Once ashore, the “Selkies” were said to dance and sing along the coastline. Selkies represent a wild, untamed beauty. There is a spiritual freedom, mystery and gratification of magically being able to travel between worlds of the sea and land. Parallels can be drawn between the Selkies journey and the Irish peoples strong dependence on and relationship with the unpredictable sea. This work explores the Selkies journey as she travels between land and sea. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Seán Moore
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Fashion is more about the art of perception and 'grasping' an underlying concept. It is not the brand worn, but its dissection and acceptance by an audience that is of importance. As an intangible asset, the value of fashion is based on consumer perception. This work Alinea, showcases the modern and cutting edge work of fashion designers, artists and creatives based in Ireland. Alinea challenges the value that we have placed on tangible assets asking: Why do we invest so much in known commercial brands and labels, while we continue ignore the untamed, raw talent of new, local, designers and artists? With an ever growing diverse talent pool within Ireland, Alinea works as a showcase providing these talents with an otherwise unreachable audience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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David Uzell
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

No Code is a hyper-surreal/sci-fi, photographic vision set in the ever-transient, autonomous urban cityscape of Dublin, Ireland, in 2019. The conceptual narrative analyses the tangible moods which permeate a disaffected, societal consciousness & recontextualizes these growing anxieties, resultant from a failing, corrupt system of “hyper-normalised” power structures. No Code, is a “photo-graphic novel”, offering a seamless, and interactive journey through an increasingly hyper-surreal, urban landscape. The project also comes accompanied with an in-built, genre-splicing soundtrack (utilising QR technology). This project promotes positive, progressive, societal development & engagement; and aspires for something better, when a failing system has become increasingly stagnant of “vision”; and hostile toward any real, positive, affecting change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ailbe Collins
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

No Crisis Here is a social commentary on the housing crisis in Ireland that, arguably, has been in place for over 100 years (cf. Dublin InQuirer). In October 2018, a cross-party motion in the Dáil supported the declaration of a national emergency in regards to housing and homelessness by a majority. However, the government was not obliged to act on this motion. Exploring the current state of the Irish housing and rental markets, Ailbe highlights the lack of governmental support and the structural issues that effect the most vulnerable people in Irish society. His work questions the common understanding of the term homelessness and brings into focus the mental as well as financial struggle of those living in emergency accommodation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leia Mocan
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work is not intended to look beautiful, to be defined as a decorative object, to please the eye. Here, aesthetics performs a different function, it acts as a form of mass communication, a channel through which an effect is transmitted. My practice represents a platform to address the environmental agenda in a conceptual context, promoted throughout all the production cycles: concept, development, project execution & presentation. These bodies of work which are created entirely out of recycled elements aim to promote our planet’s natural resources, creating environmental awareness, in the hope of impacting the consumer behavior. Through these objects, we may learn to honor and preserve humanity’s life support system which unfortunately, is taken for granted in our culture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Belinda Laghaney
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Belinda’s photographic practice plays the role of a visual diary, with its main focus being to find resolve for current and previous issues that she has experienced in her life. Photography is where Belinda finds she can freely express her emotions as well as better understand her reality. Examples of what she portrays within her work include mental health, loss, identity and relationships which she visualises through varying different formats including self-portraiture and narrative. Belinda also has a keen interest in shooting and experimenting on film as the unreliability and potentially imperfect results give her a feeling of sentimentality towards her work as well as a sense of fragility. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Chloe Christian specialises in documentary landscape photography typically photographing locations based on a personal and historical connection. She has also started practicing in event and editorial photography. Over the last few projects her home town and surrounding areas has become a key subject to her photographic practice which allows her to really connect with the images she makes. Chloe’s current project focuses on a woodlands she stumbled across a few years back with a large amount of history. Through a focus on what is left from one of the key women who once lived and worked on the Ynysymaengwyn Estate these images have a sadness to them as nature takes over the old broken walls and remaining memories of Ann Owen on the estate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Jack Miller photographs 'Environmental Magnetism', the force that attracts a person to places and objects - in doing so utilising varied approaches that engage with all manner of subjects. Rural Vandal - The objective of Rural Vandal was to upset the traditional approach to landscape photography by having the photographer vandalise the landscape humorously. TRIG - Is an exploration of landscape through the framework of trig-points and sightlines. Using the totemic attraction of trigs to look at how the environment is explored, mapped, and understood. Contour - Explores an environment through the framework of contours, a natural formation differing from man-made trigs. The project explores Inisheer, capturing the spirit of the island whilst engaging in the 'mapping' process we undertake when exploring new environments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martha Rose Jones
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Martha Jones specialises in landscape and documentary photography. Some of her work involves working alongside artists and documenting the process they go through to make their specific artwork. She often works within natural landscapes and her Welsh heritage is an important source of inspiration for her work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Stacey Walmsley is a documentary photographer whose work explores the theme of childhood and motherhood. Stacey’s ongoing photographs are generated from both traditional and modern narratives. Stacey captures sensitive and intimate moments with her daughter from her own perspective as a mother. Stacey’s work conveys this by telling a story and creating a visual metaphor. A sense of ‘touch’ is the essence to Stacey’s pictures. Within Stacey’s photographs, moments become transformed through recollections evoking personal experiences and memories in others. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Steven Fratson (b. 1991) is a photographer based in Herefordshire, UK. His photography stems from a documentary approach, exploring cultural and societal conversations through overlooked people, places and “ignored” narratives. His most recent series have taken a more oblique darkroom-based form, treating each singular image as its very own story and larger part of a more poetic (rather than standard reportage or focused narrative) whole - a culmination of evocation and intrigue. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tim Bartlett
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Tim Bartlett is primarily a portraiture and documentary photographer whose work focuses on presenting narratives through thoughtful and evocative composition. Sensitivity is a prominent theme throughout his work, exploring his very own relationship with Bethany within the project, ‘True Love’. Touching on the essence of his relationship and their emotional bond between one-another. The second body of work in this exhibition, ‘Close House’, is a portraiture project involving the youth centre based in Hereford. A place that aims to break the cycle of negative experience and behaviour that young people face. This is a film-based project that involves a series of individual portraits that explore a sense of self, giving light to the separate narratives of those who are often overlooked. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Pritchard
Hereford College of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I focus mainly on small moments and details of everyday things in my interactions with people, and have a great love of portraiture. This project, entitled ‘here/ there’, is a consideration of being between home environments; those being, for me, the family home in Pembrokeshire and my student house in Hereford. As graduation drew near the prospect of a permanent home that I could make for myself became something I truly started to look forward to, so the concept of what a home actually looks and feels like was something I wanted to consider. It was my personal preference to shoot 35mm film, but I also feel this evokes the family photo album and makes the work more accessible. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lotte Varcoe
University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The NDSM is Amsterdam's former shipping wharf. Today it's an up and coming hot spot for bars, restaurants and local businesses. This cultural haven is home to students living in container housing and has made its name by being one of the city's legal paint spots where graffiti artists come together to paint freely. Just a 14 minute ferry ride north from Amsterdam's central station, the industrial site serves as a communal venue for individuals to create and inspire. I see great importance for places like the NDSM to exist within our society as they implement a vital sense of community which I feel is lacking in modern culture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robert Adcock
University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I don't photograph the world I photograph the aura radiating from it, as a camera is a mechanical device devoid of feelings it takes my intervention to create artwork which reveals emotion. I am predominantly a marine photographer, but what brought me here? The inspirational work of Ansel Adams and Jonathan Chritchley have taught me a great deal, most importantly since I was young being near the sea has heightened my emotions. I reminisce of wonderful family holidays, I recall the coast drawing an impetuous teenager with a new driving licence hours from home simply to stare out to sea while attempting to decipher the turmoil of teenage emotions within. Without realising it, the sea had become a therapist for my adolescent, door slamming, rule defying, angst. Now emotions and the sea are central to my picture production. My pictures capture the emotion, the viewer takes it away with them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eureka Hyman
University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This project was created to portray how human behavior changes the environment, the effect that war has on us and on the environment short and long term. Trains use to be the primary transport at affordable prices and how technology has opened new channels and opportunities for the railways. Overpopulation has become a concern because it has an impact on farm land which could lead to a shortage of food and our water sources are also slowly drying up. The more Urbanization extends the more we run at risk for deforestation, which can then lead to the next problem called dry-land etc. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fiona Biltcliffe
University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I'm a Camera Toting, Gin Queen, who's a Claret Mad (Football), Dalmatian Loving, Music Buff with a serious addiction to travel and coffee. I've always admired good storytelling; images are no different. My forte is a fusion of Environmental Portraiture, Editorial and Documentary Photography with the selection of works chosen, capable of depicting either a single entity or being considered within a wider body of work. Images need to tell a tale, evoke an emotion, make you explore the context of who the subject is, aspires to be, why they are different or in the situations they find themselves in. It’s not about judging, it's about understanding and accepting who we are. Why? Because we all see and interpret differently. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ivanka Zagorska
University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I am a documentary and fine art photographer, specializing in portraiture, social and environmental issues. My photography is a reflection of myself, searching for significant meaning within a subject to narrate compelling storytelling. 'Revival' is a documentary memoir influenced by the tragic loss of my mother due to cancer in 2017. However, this photographic series is not concerned with the severe consequences of the disease. Instead, the work entails a narrative of the positive outcome of the battle with cancer, indistinguishable from the sense of unity, provoking an awareness that would otherwise go unnoticed. Beauty, feminism and symbolism manifest through black and white intimate portraits of the young cancer survivor Loralie, being the primary focus of the work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Evan Skuthorpe
University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In homage to the 'golden days' of pre-digital holiday 'snaps', where eager tourists flocked to popular destinations, this body of analogue photography documents the nature of tourists and the tourist environment, with London, an ever-popular tourist destination, as the backdrop. Set against a wider narrative of the interchangeable nature of tourists and tourist destinations the world over, this work questions how 'the tourist' behaves, what interactions take place with 'the local' and what the 'tourist landscape' looks like. It also critically asks questions around the use of analogue in contemporary street photography and whether analogue as a medium lends an authenticity to the work, given the projects theme of pre-digital 'golden days' of holiday 'snaps' . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Bedford
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Muldoon’s Picnic is an abstract observation of a Lancashire town in the aftermath of the post industrial revolution. Although the images in this project have been created in the town Rochdale, the project aims to create the feeling that the town depicted could be anywhere in the region of Lancashire. Facing such issues has lead these towns to become disillusioned to their prosperous past in the cotton industry. From an observational stand point I have attempted to use photographic abstractions to draw attention to the issues present while also making subtle connections to the remnants of past industry and prosperity in Lancashire towns. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Richards
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Addressing social constructs of how we see others, while simultaneously analysing how we see ourselves in relation to others within the era of social media. We assume to know people from voyeuristically viewing their lives through photographs online and form a fake perception of the individual. Thus, my decision to photograph young homosexual men sourced online, attempting to see and capture the real person behind the profile not just the online persona. Working within their domestic, as it is a space we create for ourselves to feel safe, free from the judgement of others. Where is, the line drawn between authentic self and performance? Or are we always to varying degrees performing in the era of social media? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Booth
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Depicting sexual assault, the intention of the project is to bring to light the effects of objectifying women. Social psychology concluded that sexualization affects the way we perceive other people, it strips them of certain human attributes, such as a moral sense or the capacity to responsibly plan ones actions (Cogoni, Carnaghi, Silani, 2018). Therefore, it is not surprising to learn an estimated 3.4 Million women in the UK have experienced sexual assault over the age of 16 (Office for National Statistics, 2017). The items shown are targeted at women as a ‘super-cute’ way to defend themselves against assailants. A sickly sweet saviour. The hyper feminization of the products exposes the deep rooted ideology of womanhood in Westernized society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marlena Sierota
University of Huddersfield - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

As the media relentlessly portray immigrants as damaging to the UK, I am using the visual language of documentary photography to depict the complex circumstances that immigrants face. Although most of them often feel displaced, discriminated against, or unwanted, they are trying to establish a home in their newly adopted country of residence. Welcome Home celebrates the diversity of humanity, their lives, families, dreams and worries. This project aims at questioning people’s opinions about racism and the judgement of the foreign born, while conveying the message about the positive impact of immigration working in the UK. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The pieces I have collated are an abstract construction, based upon the idea of how memories can be visualised in our minds. My concept is that while we retain some aspects of our memories clearly, we lose minute details over time. The work itself expresses this degradation and gives thought to what has been forgotten. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

York Minster is a major tourist attraction for those visiting the medieval city of York in North Yorkshire; it is one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe. From around the city it can be seen from multiple viewpoints, ranging from the surrounding streets to the city wall. This body of work aims to document how the Minster has an effect on the residents and tourists of York; showing details up close and landscape views from a distance, the images document what York Minster looks like from the multiple locations around the city. It is viewed by 2 million people a year so by creating this body of work it records what the monument looks like in the 21st century. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caitlin Hall
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The Leading Lady is a body of work exploring the representation of the female gender in contemporary visual culture through the female gaze in a series of film stills. these film stills use the photographic tableau and constructed cinematic conventions the female protagonists. It challenges western ideologies of women and film representation reinforcing this through technique while also exploring the mould and identity of the contemporary female protagonist. playing off the viewers preconceived notions about gender, the work invites the audience to challenge their knowledge of the female gender and follow the leading lady. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Griffiths
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

An approximation is anything that is similar but not exactly equal to something else. An Approximation is an amalgamation of everything that Thomas has researched and explored. It’s a visual representation of how machines understand depth within images. Allowing Thomas to ask us as humans, the following questions: Are these visual recordings photographic? With cameras understanding the depth data within an image does this now change our understanding of machine readable photography? Does this help prove that a digital image was taken in the first place? The main question to consider is are these approximations of photographs? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

For millennia we have been treading across the land and, as we go, we leave marks behind. Signs left by our ancestors dot the landscape, forming part of a story of our old lives and how we lived as a nation before we were living in anything more than huts. Now we disrespect the land that supports us and has done for so long simply because we can. Their stone circles will be joined by our power stations as they sink into the earth again. Our knowledge has given us everything and cost us our world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Aherne
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The maximum waiting time for non-urgent NHS referrals is 18 weeks, but often, patients have to wait longer. In a survey I conducted regarding the availability of mental health support, over a quarter of those who actively sought professional help had to wait for longer than the maximum waiting time, including myself. 18 Weeks was created as a week by week exploration into my fluctuating mental health whilst waiting overtime for cognitive behavioural therapy on the National Health Service, exposing the implications mental illnesses can have on both one's mental and physical health whilst left vulnerable. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Connor Dowd
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In this photographic exploration of Catholic Guilt Connor questions the hypocrisy between cathartic and gluttonous vices in comparison to the spiritual ponderance which is consequential to both his religious education and recent traumatic events. This relationship is documented through a juxtaposition of religious iconography and in-camera techniques that emphasise the visual distortion of the subject. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adam French
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Adam French is exploring narrative through photographs that echo the inner workings of the photographer himself. Using traditional and alternative photographic technique to expose himself to the process as much as possible, the print becomes a materialistic and empathetic document. Influenced by the work of Julia Margaret Cameron and Eric Antoine, users of wet plate collodion processes. Adam has tried to capture emotion and feelings through symbolism and signs embedded within the print itself. Viewers are invited to create their own narrative within the work, there is no set answer to what the work fully is; everyone's personal perception of the work is different. That is the photographer's intent with the work, see what you want though the photographer's eyes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Phoebe Ball
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Punks and Pollution is an 11 - part photographic response to the detrimental and possibly irreversible effect climate change and fast fashion is having on the environment and society. Ball approaches this by taking fashion editorial type photographs in a non-typical manner. She sources domestic materials from the street and through general consumption, combining these with second hand clothing to create raw DIY (Do It Yourself) looks to photograph on a model, inspired by 1970s punk styling. This styling response includes aspects such as, safety pins, chains, heavy eye make – up and layering of materials – for example: plastic. This photographic approach is rationalised by the contradictions that lie within Ball’s photographic practice and the fashion industry. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Allinson
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In the Shadows of the Fells is an environmental documentary project that explores the roles of individuals who play a part in maintaining and conserving the rural landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. This project hopes to enlighten viewers on the environmental impacts these people make and to reveal more about their relationship with the landscape, the iconic landscape wouldn’t be what it is today without them and many are unaware of this. 84% of tourists believe the special quality of the Dales is its ‘natural beauty, scenery and views’. Whilst many tourists are aware of the occupations I explored it is easy to forget the bigger picture and the positive impacts that these individuals make to the seemingly idyllic landscapes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aarya Sharma
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Aarya Sharma's work is based on women and food. It highlights the love hate relationship that as a female, she has with food, which is formed based on nothing but the certain examples set by society about the female body through the years. Her work aims to reflect on how 'you become what you eat' becomes the centre of it all. Her inspiration was drawn from the real life, from the fact that every other female she met in the past few months limited their diet or had certain kinds of food because they wanted to attain a certain body shape which also did take a toll on their health. She wanted to make my work as colourful as possible so that they catch attention as well as make people think. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellie Walmsley
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Ellie Walmsley is a visual artist who works in the fields of photography and graphic design. Her practice centres around the notions of the playful and absurd and she is fascinated with pushing the boundaries of good and bad taste. Her inspiration comes from advertisements of the 1950's, 60's and 70's and she is a firm believer in the power of humour and satire. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Ansell
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Maria Ansell's work investigates narratives surrounding people, places and objects. For Maria's final year at university she has worked on two series: 'Women who' is an investigation in to relationships with key female figures in her life where she reflects on her idea of self and womanhood and how both have been shaped before she was conscious of the implications of her gender. 'Metal Men' is an exploration in to the toy soldier and war gaming industry, looking at people within the community and the human compulsion to play and collect whilst confronting some of the stigmas associated with the hobby. Maria's interest stems from her families long running involvement in the games industry and manufacturing of metal miniatures. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Wright
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Anna Wright's work documents the landscapes of new build suburbia and examines the social and environmental effects that it has. Over the past year, Anna has documented the suburbs of the North West, focusing on areas populated with new build houses, examining the environment both socially and ethically. Her work questions the effects of occupying green space and looks at both sides of saving or utilising green spaces after growing up in an area similar to those that she photographs. By questioning her idea of normal, Anna hopes to open up a conversation about living and growing up in an inorganic town and the effect that has on the ideology of the next generation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Carmen Hyden
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Carmen Hyden's project 'Half way there' investigates themes of perspective, isolation and the various intersections of people and the environment. Carmen's aim for her last year at university was to visually communicate her experience through vast landscapes, allowing her emotions to feel evident in the use of ambiguous, poetic and minimal images. She found this quote by Maurice Mzerleau-Ponty in the book 'The world of perception', he describes a subject as 'a being who can only get the truth go things because its body is, as it were, embedded in those things'. She realised that the best way to learn about a place is to explore it while using photography as a medium to further understand and observe her surroundings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josie Lamb
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Josie Rebecca Lamb's practice predominantly centres around themes of identity; 'To Be A Man' is an exploration of the modern concepts of manhood and aims to capture the vulnerabilities and sensitivities of modern day masculinity. Her project captures the complexities of the male identity, and strips away macho stereotypes to discover a more up to date vision of modern masculinity, which is more accepting of diverse body types, sexualities and ethnicities. Josie hopes to break down the stigma surrounding male mental health and encourage this conversation to help men understand that they shouldn't have to fit into a set of rigid norms in order to be seen as 'man enough'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Makepeace
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Molly Makepeace's project, 'changing places', explores the gentrification and urban regeneration currently happening in Manchester. Specifically looking at New Islington and Clayton, two neighbouring areas of the city experiencing different effects of a changing city. New Islington being built up and undergoing complete change, whereas Clayton has not yet seen the same effects, so far. Molly's interest in this project, and the majority of her work, stems from her interest in documentary and architectural photography, as well as her interest in political and social issues. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Christina Diakou
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Christina Diakou's series 'Three Generations' is an exploration of the three Generations of Immigrants within her family. Her Grandparents migrated to England from Cyprus during the 1960's in search for a better life. Representing how the three generations within her family have had varied experiences of living in England as immigrants. Focusing on how they have adapted to life in England and kept their Greek Cypriot culture due to them being a part of the Greek Cypriot Community in Liverpool. Christina's imagery celebrates the sacrifices that her Grandparents made and how with uncertainty they embraced a new culture and adapted to their surroundings regardless of the sense of displacement that they have experienced at times throughout their journey. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Foster
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Hannah Foster's practice centres around incorporating her love of theatre and cinema into her images. Hannah treats her images as a stage and another way to tell story's. Her current project 'Spilt Milk', is about her exploration into the idea that traditional femininity is a construction. Hannah began by exploring the history of Female Hysteria and how the stereotype of the over emotional female has followed women throughout history. Then through creating images that allow the viewer to form their own narratives, Hannah reveals femininity for what it truly is, a performance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Richards
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Series 'Six' by Molly Richards is one that approaches photography from a meditative angle. It stands to provide viewers with an invitation to distance themselves from reality and focus on the self and their surrounding environment, something that is rarely achieved within our technological era. The notion of process heavily influences 'Six', with it being prominent within both the meditative and photographic practice. Molly has been working closely with process to explore meditative spaces and convey how awareness, focus and time are key in inspiring enlightenment. As a result, the self will progress, like the print which transforms also. This is present within the darkroom, where ritual and focus mimic the meditative routine that stands heavy within the space. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Bailey
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

'A Family Away From Home' documents a group of skaters who gather at Manchester's Urbis park every day, repeating the same skateboard tricks over and over. As this project progressed, Megan's photography became less about the wider skate subculture and more about the specific characters who inhabit this location. She integrated herself into this friendship group to build trust and hear their stories, so she could truly capture the essence of their personalities in her portraiture. This work aims to explore Urbis as a place of belonging, and to visually represent this new world they have created for themselves where they can escape the troubles of their reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabelle O'leary
De Montfort University Leicester - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My photos document the expectation of a birthday from youth culture perspective but also how I would want my birthday to be celebrated every year. This year the subject of change has influenced my life and changed my perspective of birthdays overall. Loosing family members and friendship groups birthdays from the past aren’t the same as they used to be. These images I have created an expression of my emotion towards a birthday having props of Barbie dolls to represent fake friends and alcohol to indicate celebration of the day. These images I have created helped me come to terms with what I have lost helping me express my emotions and frustration of birthdays creating my perfect ideal birthday for myself throughout my photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Valente
De Montfort University Leicester - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work is a series of portraits of women who are care free, following the themes of playfulness, happiness, confidence and having a positive mental health. This project is based on my own personal journey improving my mental health and being proud of who I am. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leah-Marie Thompson
De Montfort University Leicester - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

All women are beautiful in their own unique way, I love to see how they develop in front of the camera into someone that is comfortable within themselves and the clothing they wear . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Hamblin-Warren
De Montfort University Leicester - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

As a woman we are expected to be feminine, whether we choose to be or not. However, in more modern times, both with women and men embracing gender fluidity, femininity have less of the traditional meaning that it had before. By being embraced by both men and women, femininity has now become more subjective to the individual. Which leaves people wondering, what is femininity to you? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natasha James
De Montfort University Leicester - BA (Hons) Photography and Video
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Everywhere I look I see images of women that have been edited so much that they become unrealistic. When when we see these images every day, we start to accept them as normal. Women are constantly comparing themselves to unattainable standards of beauty because we are widely misrepresented in the media. I have created this series to celebrate real women. I asked every woman who sat for me to wear no make-up and I haven’t retouched their skin at all. I want this series to show that there is beauty in our uniqueness and to document the diversity of humanity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tracy Thomas
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My photographic interest is in documenting social and cause related stories, seeking alternative ways in which this can be achieved through exploration of ideas and research. Much of my work is presented through photo books and multimedia. My current project is titled the Non-Selfie. The inspiration being the use of social media amongst young people, with the particular focus on the selfie where filters are used to present an unrealistic representation of the individual. For young people, reliance on technology can render the physical portrait obsolete. My project moves away from disposable imagery, stripping this back by using a large format camera. This slower interaction results in a physical product which is hand printed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Potts
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The images produced in this series aim to hit the audience with vibrant colours and a range of textures. I enjoy capturing the ordinary in extraordinary ways, where the photography and postproduction are of equal importance. The project I am currently working on does not have a title, but instead demonstrates technique and aims to be bold. The inspiration for this project comes from the desire to make the audience look closer, observe the details, and wonder how these moments were created. Moving forward, I would like to continue creating visually stimulating images for the advertising sector. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Bell
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

For this series I chose to develop previous projects as I enjoyed the interesting textures and shapes that smoke creates in its interaction with the still life. Experimentation, especially with the lighting, was a huge part of the process when producing and perfecting these images as smoke can be extremely unpredictable. I believe that the unpredictability is one of the most interesting features of smoke. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dawn Gilfillan
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My personal work is currently centred around a beach in the north-east of England that used to be one of the Durham coastlines black beaches - a dump for mining waste until the 1980s. The beach is gradually recovering and sloughing off the layers of waste, but it still remains a very strange and alien landscape, with orange iron-ore pools, rockfalls, a tall grass savannah, and many interesting colours and textures that you would not expect to find on a beach. My main focus here is not the sea, but what is there where the sea meets the land, and I have been working in digital medium format in order to capture every tiny detail. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Ennion
The Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Being interested in environmental sustainability, I naturally see my role as a photographer overlapping with that of an environmentalist. I want to show the effects that man is having on the planet. Having made many childhood trips to The Lake District, I always had a vision of the perfect natural landscape. As a result, I naively assumed this was the case further afield. Now I am more emotionally invested and concerned with the social landscape. This project is about the effects of deforestation and was first devised after a chance visit to Slaley Forest in Northumberland. It left me in shock after witnessing a landscape that had been manipulated by man-kind in the pursuit of progress. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kayleigh Chalcraft
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

‘Solitary’ is a series of landscape photographs which depict someone or something’s journey through a fictional dystopian world. The photographs are purposely overexposed - bleak looking with muted colours to suggest something has happened, but what exactly is up to the viewer to decide. The series explores being other and the fear of loneliness and isolation. I wanted the atmosphere in my photographs to feel empty and cold to represent these feelings. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Jeffries
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My work is looking at how nature can be a positive influence on mental health. As someone who has autism, managing my mental health is vital for my day to day life. These images convey the feeling of peace that people can find on Dartmoor. This body of work is ongoing as it is a journey as I learn to be more open about my diagnosis and become more adept at managing my mental and physical wellbeing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Klara Ferm
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

“Life/Death: the paradigm is reduced to a simple click, the one separating the initial pose from the final print” ​ - Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, pp.92 When my grandfather died, I was 2240 kilometers away. He had been ill for some years and whilst I understood he was passing away; I could not grasp that he was now gone. On my return home to Stockholm, his absence would become evident. Six months later a second relative passed away suddenly in an accident. I have mourned them through photography, processing their deaths with each image. In the Void of Absence ​ explores the relationship between life and death and its inherent absences. As domestic object disappears beneath the shroud, inhabited space is abandoned to emptiness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Candice Jewell
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

“Gender reality is performative which means, quite simply, that it is real only to the extent that it is performed.” (Judith Butler, 1988, ‘Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory’) Sequester takes its inspiration from the feminist movement. In a bid to challenge gender constructions, the artist's body is abstracted and concealed. Both gender and identity are hidden, with only form and object providing interpretive clues. Sequester seeks to point out that gender and identity are not necessary and entwined with this is judgement, isolation, and indignity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laurence Coath
Plymouth College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

MY WORK IS A COLLECTION OF DIGITAL AND HANDMADE COLLAGES, MY WORK TOUCHES ON SUBJECTS SUCH AS POLITICS, CLIMATE CHANGE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND VEGANISM. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Barnes
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Sea meets Land explores time through examination of the effects of where the sea connects with the land. The perpetual battle between these two elements forms a damaging relationship, which at times can be minimal but also volatile. With influences stemming from Land Art, there is a delicacy present within the execution of the work. Combining interaction with documentation, both natural and artificial structures are represented in this consideration of the protection of our island. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sasha O'Shaughnessy
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Illumination was inspired by the growing debates from environmental theorists such as Gaston and Kyba who highlight the clearly visible changes in the night sky due to accumulated pollution. I have photographed atmospheric skies, which become a canvas that light pollution is projected onto. I highlight the manner in which images of harsh and dangerous pollution have, ironically, come to be seen as sights of great beauty. It’s continuation of a wider body of work that emphasise different aspects of how mankind is disrupting and altering natural environments to present images that invite the audience to acknowledge, think about and perhaps address the way we accept corruption of nature and environment as a norm. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Callum Hartley
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The Showroom is a space which is designed in attempt of universality; its dimensions are devised for the most favourable configuration. Composed to be the optimal accommodation for the perfect orchestration of commercially available home furnishings. The space plays into an expectation of a bedroom, perhaps like the projected expectation found in modernity’s history of home furnishings commercial material or the showroom. The camera strives to scrutinise this space to reveal its artificiality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caitlin Reid
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

A camera represents the world as flat, through the output of a photograph and compresses the space of the image. In this project I will be questioning the medium of photography through the flatness of the photographic surface. So, I have explored the concept of ‘surface tension’, that creates a discomfort and uncertainty to make us question the photographic materiality. Therefore, photographs develop their own material presence as a physical surface. These abstract photographs are stripped back to the natural elements of water and air and most basic form to provide a minimalistic perspective. The movement within the photographs, presents these textures that mimic paint strokes to recreate the feeling of staring out into the ocean. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mikaila De La Cruz
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Domestic interiors inevitably reflect the personality, class, and taste of the people who live within them. It is easy to make these assumptions based on the choices and arrangements of objects on show. Also reflected here, is a collective set of aspirations that are promoted by advertisements, store setups, interior magazines, and social media. The interiors of these houses have been constructed by the owners ideal interior presentation, and yet each house imitates each other by repetitive furnished objects and layout, creating this ‘ideal’ image of a home that is subjectively viewed. Through focusing on the corners of these environments from a variety of homes these complex associations become condensed by the photographic frame. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Convery-Moroney
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Site Studies is an ongoing visual study which deals with the spaces of built up residential areas within Portsmouth. Using Portsea Island as a Metaphor for Britain’s expansive pressure for the development of vertical expansion due to its limited horizontal periphery and increasingly dense population. Focusing on the architecture of the time where rapid erection of residential developments were necessary to cope with and cater for the basic human needs; in rehoming the devastated population during a time where the optimist of Socialism reigned. This project seeks to explore and pay homage to the surviving architectural embodiments of the postwar social housing motives, studying the remarkable spaces created from this movement in isolation of who and how it is lived. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexandra Boaru
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I no longer desire to be human, I wish I could metamorphose into a plant. I don’t want to bloom flowers or grow leaves, nor do I want to harvest fruits. I want to do photosynthesis, be self-sufficient. Exploring a speculative metamorphosis this installation piece describes a burning desire of rejecting any human attributes and inhabit the vegetal virtues. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrei Rodeanu
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Stop, Look, and Breathe! Doină is where the lyricism intersects the woe in visual representation of the unknown. How grief and loss are performed, digested into a scripted funeral, how we process and interpret death. Where our emotions and thoughts are lost in uncertainty, shaping them into something of our own. Silence and sound, a singular voice resonates the invisible. A performance lamenting for the loss of life, underscoring the tension oppressed onto the audience. One must leave the world of existence. One must dribble their sorrow. One must live! . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fan Wang
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My project mainly explores the connection between objects and objects and has some symbolic meaning. The combination of these objects gave me a vague impression of not knowing a country, collecting objects to reflect culture and showing the most intuitive feelings of a country. Every object has its own symbolic meaning. I try to combine the collected objects so that the combinations between the objects form a specific expression. This expression reflects my understanding of British culture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Best
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In Junko Theresa Mikuriyas History of Light, she states: the invention of photography is only the material manifestation of that which has always existed. This idea of drawing with light is something that occurred (however abstract or aspirationally) before the various apparatus and technologies which have been invented to achieve it. And it’s to these ideas that Material Manifestations most directly refers: to something beyond the accepted confines of photographic processes. The works are transformations of analogue chemigrams into three dimensional photographic objects using 3D editing software and printing. When considering the proliferation of image editing and enhancement techniques widely used and accepted these works represent an extreme but logical end point for the impact of technology on the medium. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oliver Whitehead
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

‘B Is For Bedroom’ considers where developments in technology are taking surveillance tactics. Using new technology we are able to get a better insight into the spaces considered most private. Modern day surveillance is becoming ever more invasive, blurring the boundaries between public and private. People are able to see more than they were able to see before. B Is For Bedroom repurposes people’s private space as a performance area; perfectly individualised in their stage. The backstage area now becomes the front, the invisible becomes visible. Visibility is a trap . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Parsons
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Focusing upon the relationship an employee will have with their job role, Working Title explores the customer service mask enforced upon workers within the retail sector, in order to become their employer’s ideal brand identity. The mask they wear is numb to rude customers and automatically up-sells an item, as if their true self would be interested. They know the latest offers instore and how to process your refund, but the moment they clock out the mask is removed until their next shift. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bernadette Fahy
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Through considers the notions of trace and memory in relation to the external. Portraying my childhood home as it is but also simultaneously how it was. Showing the extent that time plays on what I know and how this affects the external itself. The series intends to depict the attachment that memories can make to the material and how this alters the way we view the subject. Whereby this over time can be covered and concealed, yet still has pertinence to resist and remain underneath like a fragment of what once was. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ceri Davies
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In 17th Century Dutch still life paintings, fruits and vegetables often represented the briefness of life, as they naturally ripen and perish relatively quickly. In the 21st Century, it has become the norm in food production and retail to manipulate the ripening, in order to present perfect and conveniently ready specimens of produce which are wrapped in seductive, 'protective' plastic to further appeal to the discerning consumer. How has society come to rely upon plastic so heavily? Plastic pollution is one of our planets’ main environmental issues; over 8 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean each year, polluting our waterways and causing harm to our wildlife. Manufactures and business urgently need to act in reducing unnecessary plastic waste such as over-packaging of fruits and vegetables. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leah Hammond-Clay
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Unlike childhood friendships, the ones we make at university are very particular and often temporary. We become close in a short amount of time and then once the course ends, we're pulled apart, unsure where the future will take us. The photograph allows the viewer to see a glimpse of how others might see us caught in a moment, behaving naturally and being our authentic self. For a Friend explores this transience of time spent together through a collection of unposed snapshots that capture different aspects of Karina's everyday life. The series aims not only to preserve different moments of our lives together but also act as an honest record of our friendship. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Webster
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” Henry David Thoreau said. “This or That?” explores how we see and read the world, yet ignore it so much. Exploring how we see every day, overlooked objects and food. The work connects the unconnected through visual associations and connections. Thereby tricking the mind and tickling the eye. On closer inspection, the images reveal more than what is expected. Showing that everyone makes assumptions before looking properly and details of life are ignored. Drawing on art movements and practices such as Surrealism, Pop art, Dada. “This or That?” aims to celebrate the everyday and what it means to take a step back and notice the little things in life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany Willows
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

“I wear make up for myself.” Many women report that they feel more confident with make up on. Faces are sculpted to conceal imperfections and enhance features. Identities are constructed through the purchase and application of particular brands of cosmetics. Each image in ‘Untitled’ represents a selection from the contents of one woman’s make up bag. Still life conventions used in advertising are referenced, however there is an imperfect aspect to the work. The products are carefully arranged in a delicate balance that are unstable and cannot last long and are photographed before they topple. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Callum Bithell
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Catharsis is the form of creation through destructive means, not destroying objects but rather looking at the act of destruction. The nature of production is thinking about art not in terms of space, not in terms of objects, but in terms of an event. Catharsis communicates repressed emotions through a performance of mark making, layer lifting and distressing materials. Acting on emotion rather than a fixed method that reveals the organic surface. Displaying the ever-changing nuances of the environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Mann
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Killer characteristics was created to represent the females of horror and bring them into the light as I feel they are under-appreciated and that there aren't enough female leads in the film world. Killer characteristics is a body of images that looks into the female horror characters and strips them back to the basics, asking questions like; what drove them down this path? Do they react from past traumas or just from their own needs to kill and prey on the weak? It focuses on the back stories from characters such as Annabelle, Valek and Laura, from the films ‘Annabelle’, ‘The Nun’ and ‘Under the Skin’ and the differences in their characters to show that not all horrific females look the same. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chelsea Walton
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

We only ever document the good memories in the family album but never the candid and the everyday. with love questions and explores ideas around family dynamics and provides insights regarding the lives of the women in the Walton/Harkin family from the present extending back nearly 5 generations. with love unpeels the raw emotions and feelings within a single moment, similar to a snapshot. From an outside view look in, are we able to understand the relationship within a family dynamic after so much heartbreak? Are we ready to look past the rose-tinted glasses that the family album supports and dig deeper into the hardships and secrets behind the photos? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Gross
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Wealth and power have a certain look. In today’s society, corporate buildings are materialised in steel, iron and glass, in order to build structures that are taller, lighter, and impressive. Architectural style expresses power, authority and prosperity. With a shortage of land, densification maximises land value while at the same time more power and wealth are created within the city. The selection of buildings represented in Capitalist Crystalline are powerful places where the construction of the glass encourages passersby to see within the belly of the building, which shows the inside of the generated capitalism. To capture the heights of the glass towers, a mirror was used to reflect the image of these buildings, to suggest how they might see and admire themselves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Telfer
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The Rendering Gaze is video instillation exploring time, distortion and narrative structure. Through the boundaries between the familiar and the unknown presence. To investigate what we as viewers gravitate towards and how it can be manipulated. This obscuring the mundane aspects to reality via blurring to create abstraction through multimedia. Using this to exploit movement and forcing us to reconsider what forms we are witnessing. By formatting new meaning and to render our gaze into immersing within the recorded sounds and images, but divided outsider to the frame. Challenging the everyday depiction of an image and fabricating the surface to analyse the possibilities of elevated layering. To suggest a possible alternative world that is reminiscent of a past memory. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hollie Cornish
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

At the age of sixteen I was on the verge of death, due to extreme malnutrition caused by anorexia. The initial solution from an ill-equipped GP was a Geriatric ward due to the lack of proper provision for such illnesses. Visiting limitations caused extreme isolation and loneliness for both parents. The collective trauma from this period was never discussed and was a rarely revisited, unspoken time. The neutral space of the studio is used to explore the experiences from this period using the camera as a vessel to capture emotions. This process has allowed a greater level of understanding to be had for my parents in this situation and how hard they fought without recognition or real thanks. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Colley
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Both my parents are civil servants within the MoD and have been for decades. Their comments and the ideas cemented within the writings of the Marxist theorist and philosopher, Guy Debord were foundational to the work. Debord’s notion of the performance is fundamental to his philosophies. To illustrate this, I repetitively performed with common forms of office equipment, isolated within the white cube. Abstracting myself and the objects, presenting obscure reimagining’s of their functions, humanising the technology and evoking a theatre of psychology. Through images, video, sound and my parents archive, I’ve attempted to explore my own anxieties surrounding Debord’s ideologies, whilst also presenting personal reservations surrounding the stresses, predictability and banality, unavoidable when working within an administrative office environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Cockburn
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Alzheimer's is the leading cause of death in the UK, and the most overlooked, with only £90 being spent per patient each year. 'In One Ear (Out The Other)' is an empathetic look at Alzheimer's disease, exploring what it is like living with the illness first-hand and in the family. This project contains dramatized photographs of 'scenes' from my father's everyday life since being diagnosed - providing a perspective of the illness that goes beyond the scientific. By using techniques like fragmentation, repetition and pairing I create illusions of memory loss and misplacement, but also of association and familiarity. I want those who see this work to experience, as well as they can, what a person living with Alzheimer's experiences. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Brandon Dare
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Another Man’s Boundary, is a photographic exploration of the border separating Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; its troubled past, complex present and – in the wake of Brexit – its uncertain future. Imagery from official military archives and from the personal archives of British soldiers deployed in Northern Ireland themselves, are combined with photographs of the contemporary landscape and the people who inhabit it. Both the physical liminal space of the border itself, and the liminal status of its future are visually explored; black and white is mixed with colour, as archive imagery is mixed with contemporary, blending past and present – a past which could become future, should the politicians leading Brexit let it so. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lewis Brown
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This body of work looks at the father and son relationship through the exploration of my father’s working life as a welder and engineer, as he nears retirement. Basing this enquiry on the scientific principle of covalent bonds primarily used to join metal structures in welding. Underpinned by the theories of Franz Kafka expressed in his novel Letter to My Father the work looks at the strained relations between father and son. This work aims to compare and contrast the causes and effects of the father, son relationship, as well as the analysing the small fragments of shared interest and likeness which culminate to form a relationship of this kind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Keenan
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The continuing project Helium-4 uses performance and self-portraiture to deconstruct the myth of masculinity, binary sexuality and gender roles. The title Helium-4 derives from an element that at the right temperature and pressure can exist as two solids, a liquid and a gas, this is an analogy of fluid sexuality and is rooted in the photographer’s personal experience. This particular element of the work focuses on the male body alongside objects that are often linked to gender stereotypes. These objects add an unsettling tone to the images, giving a quiet aggression to the series. With this project he inverts his own male gaze, first to understand, then to re-frame masculinity to keep pace with an evolving worldview. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liam Webb
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Mother, Mother is the retracing and reconstruction of Dyfed-Powys Police 1983 operation Seal Bay. Operation Seal Bay is the true story of one of the largest and most complex drug smuggling conspiracies seen in Britain. Building a cavern out of fibreglass under an inaccessible cove in North Pembrokeshire the smugglers hoped to move cannabis into the UK. The head of the ring was Danish film star Soeren Berg-Arnback. Mother, Mother incorporates and references cinematic lighting, forensic photography, and late photography. Mother, Mother presents itself as a crime story through a complex mix of photographs, text, and objects forcing the viewer to navigate moments ranging from the vapid to the substantial, and to decipher clues as if at a real crime scene. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mogan Selvakannu
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

22 rubber seeds were introduced to Malaysia by British colonists in 1877. These seeds commenced the British Empire’s dominance in rubber industry and the biggest migration of Indians into the Malay Peninsula. The British system of commodifying rubber endures in postcolonial Malaysia while the Indian migrants remained in the country and adopted a form of imposed identity influenced by socio-cultural systems of British colonies and ancestral heritage. ‘Skeletons of Empire’ visually portrays the outcome of commodifying rubber in Malaysia by the British Empire. It investigates the colonial systems which made rubber an industrial commodity in Malaysia. The work also explores the Indian community that remained in Malaysia as a result of British colonisation, illustrating the enduring remnants of British Imperialism. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patrick Wassmann
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Striving to Meet Reality is a project contemplating the concept of reality. Truth and reality have always been a controversial topic within photography, probably because a photograph is thought to resemble and mimic reality more than any other form of art and communication. The aim of this project is to make viewers aware that reality is not a uniform entity and to inspire them into molding their reality based on their own reflections. This project takes place in the showrooms of IKEA. These spaces act like a perfect metaphor for reality and in the same it serves as a baseline for the idea of home and family. This baseline becomes important as the project in the future moves to new countries and cultures. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Downham
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I have been photographing allotments for a long time. These pictures are based in one place, my mother’s allotment. My family through the generations have kept and tended allotments, and photographed them. Both are born out of endeavour. I chose to continue these connections as these pictures also depict memory, loss and renewal. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Forder
University of Suffolk - BA (Hons) Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

We neglect our beautiful coastlines during the Winter months. This project showcases our British piers, amusement parks and arcades all during the Out of Season period. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oonagh McAteer
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Inspired by my unfolding family history, with all its Lies, Façades and Secret Babies. In a country where incarcerating unmarried mothers and removing their babies was rife until the last institution closed in 1996. This work questions the validity of the family tree and the secrets they hold. The series uses images taken mostly at traditional religious celebrations and exists both as a photobook, and an installation where tactile objects are displayed on a light box. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Raymond Evans
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Male isolation is a growing problem, in a large part due to the idea of the ‘Man Box’, the rigid set of expectations that society defines what a ‘real man’ should be and what he believes. He should be powerful and dominating, fearless and in control, strong and emotionless. These expectations are taught to males – mostly unconsciously – and then reinforced by society from an early age. The accelerated pace of change in today’s society has left many males overwhelmed and ill-equipped to cope, using isolation to hide vulnerable emotions or to connect with others. As such, men question the relevance of isolated males in society today. There is often an illusion of togetherness that needs to be addressed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Teresa Lyle
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Ocean’s Oath uses an artistic and youth-oriented approach to challenging Brexit. The work simplifies the seriousness of this action in the form of a comic book, enhancing the perception of watered-down truths in today’s political world. Political climate relies on blame culture to avoid responsibilities when things go wrong. Injustices become the norm in society, as a result, it has become the role of artists to shake political platforms, encouraging others to rise up against the status quo. The Northern Irish government collapsed at the time we needed leadership and advocacy the most. It has been the voice of the European Union that has called attention to the importance of the peace process and the complexity of the border issues. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicola Devlin
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The absence of grief explores the experience of looking at a paternal death from an obligated yet detached perspective. This work explores two experiences, one of anger which is represented through the family album and one seeking a resolve, by looking at elements of the paternal figures life to gather an understanding as to who they were as a person and what could have influenced them to be the way they were. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Esdale
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Family memories are marked through the traces left behind when all that remains of the sentimental object is its dust outline. An absence is created when the cherished object is removed and the dust that covered its surroundings leaves a mark on the surface. The dust a metaphor for the love and compassion we have towards these objects, as we would let them sit and gather dust rather than letting go of them. These images depict the evidence of holding onto memories through documenting the traces with care and questioning the visceral fear of these objects disappearing. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Ellen Taylor
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

As a child, my environment was very safe, ordered and even restricted. That instilled a curiosity that inspires me to use my photographic practice to explore the way other people live, by inhabiting their space. I am using risky actions to test my true identity through a performative, humorous approach; conceptually questioning the gaze of self-identity in a manner that is comic and fun. I am challenging the social norms of privacy and personal space, capturing characteristics through the use of body language, temporarily occupying a strangers’ identity. This question’s the idea of pushing boundaries by displaying myself in clothing from unknown individuals’ washing lines, navigating my space, by intruding on their spaces. This final series seeks to start a conversation, inspiring others to investigate their own self-identity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nathaniel Valdevieso
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This project explores the idea of human nature in relation to how a certain group of people satisfy the need for connection, vulnerability, and belonging. These longings are woven into the very fabric of life: the desire to know and be known fully. Life of Grace revolves around a small community in Belfast. This is a narrative about the simplicity of our longings along with the complexity of human beings to relate with each other. This has been a challenging journey as a photographer because ultimately, it is neither a documentary piece nor an attempt to represent a group of people. Rather, it is a picture of men and women that have a place or a family to belong in. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shannen Woods
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In Christian legend it is believed that the first carnation bloomed when the Virgin Mary wept at the crucifixion of her son, her tears fell to the earth. Carnations sprang forth from each spot where the Virgin Marys tears stained the earth. This legend led to the theory that carnation earned its name from incarnation. Using the meaning of the flowers and the process of phototherapy this work explores the loss and grief of the death of my sister. By photographing portraits of carnations, I am searching for her and to feel her presence. Each carnation representing each year that she is missed but also how beautiful and delicate, she was born sleeping. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ciaran O'Neill
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

O’Neill explores visual familiarities as it relates to key natural environments on this earth and beyond, exclusively photographing from within his living space. Through an assortment of available household materials and objects, he creates his own versions of the outside world from the inside urban environment. Visually transporting viewers to an entirely fabricated interpretation of the universe, forcing them to question both its authenticity as well as its validity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Williams
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

My photographic installation uses the feeling of touch to make a sensory recreation of lost history, through the medium of a family album. Family albums are often kept in perfect condition and the images remain behind a protective layer of plastic, stored out of sight, quietly preserving a moment in time. My work reverses that tradition by taking images from the safety of their album and repurposing them to create items commonly found in the home. Having never met or known some of the family in the photographs, I force them into existence through my installation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ayshe Kelleher
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

A Bridge Between is a reflective journey on the notion of home and the ongoing search for belonging in unfamiliar places, but also, the familiar. These images are to serve as a memory of time and place, allowing the images to make connections so therefore creating a narrative. This work tries to find connections between places. For some home can be an elusive concept, it can be a place you wish to get to or even a place that your longing to escape from. It can be a constant search to reach the unreachable ideal. This is a journey of self-discovery and it is up to the viewer to build bridges between them and to create their own narrative. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mary Scott
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I am a London based fine art photographer specialising in the 19th-century Cyanotype process. My practice is almost entirely camera-less, creating photograms from objects and movements in nature. My family home by the sea inspires my work, which focuses on nostalgia, nature and a sense of belonging. My latest project 'The Siren' is composed of a series of large prints (99x70cm), made by walking directly into the sea with cyanotype coated paper, allowing a physical wave to make its imprint. Shown alongside a personal poem about the sense of loss experienced when leaving the sea, the project depicts the emotions one might feel when they have to leave something they love behind; despite its attempts of luring you back. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ethan Bucher
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Born into a world of uncertainty and then subsequently scrutinised for it, those labelled Generation Z are on the cusp of adulthood, independence and responsibility. Inspired initially by my own poignant fear of death and the enigmatic relationship between 'growing up' and 'growing old', 'The Language Of Adolescents' explores, documents and celebrates a group of young adults' transition from childhood to adulthood, a time filled with ambiguity, anxiety and immaturity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tamara Ribeiro Ferrari
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I am in love with the sea. I always have been, for as long as I can think. I feel drawn to it, inexplicably so. I am concerned with the relationship between the mother and the daughter, I dip into my memories and I am connecting these to my mother and the sea, which she has named me after. The portraits are intimate glimpses of her body, a place which signalises home to me. My mother is my island and my stormy sea. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Loui Short
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The project is a visual reiteration of my debut EP which was released online earlier this year. The video offers an intimate view of my private life as an artist, that depicts a period of self-reflection and an understanding of reality. The diaristic combination of photography and film introduces the sense of immediacy, alongside the close relationships I have between my subjects and mediums. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Francesca Brooks
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

'A Disposable Life' is a body of work representing the destruction of Earth due to issues like plastic consumption. In particular, single-use plastic bags which take a thousand years to decompose, meaning all single-use plastic bags ever made are still around today. People still use single-use plastic bags without a thought of where the bag will end up. It is estimated that 4 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide annually and only 1% of the bags are returned for recycling. A 120mm lens with the Phase One camera was used to capture three potential endings due to plastic. The suffocation of the human race, the world's nature and the Earth as a whole. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amanda Denny
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I often wonder over chance happenings, unlikely connections and how things make their way onto the shelves of our lives; leaving the barest of traces or settling there. I am entranced by them and how they can change the journeys we are on. My photobook 'Bitter Revenge', is driven by two narratives, 100 years apart. It explores notions of memory, truth and closure through the imbrication of time, incorporating archival documents, advertising, still lifes and poetry. It also addresses our mental resilience, moving through the world as a woman, how we are viewed and treated, our emotions and the complex relationship this has on our physical presence. The images presented here are from 'Imbricated Time: Culmination and Closure', the final act. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ida Susanne Aspaas Olsen
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Last February, I walked the roads in the small town of San Giorgio del Sannio in Italy. It was a sunny but muted day. No longer a real winter, not yet spring. I could only spot two shy teenagers on a bench next to an empty tennis court, and groups of men with crooked backs. I got the sense that it was a lot like my own hometown, a place poorly made for the vulnerable and restless young. I had been here before. It was a Déjà Vu, perhaps, a parallel world to my own still existing. Mine more often filled with snow, this one with humid air and louder conversations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sorin Bogdan
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

The project was created over 4 days in the Apuseni Mountains in Romania. It has been done with the help of local campaigners Tică Darie and Sorin Jurca and aims to show the extent of environmental and social damage that has been done as a direct result of copper mining in Roșia Montană area. Campaigners are aware of the economic importance of mining since there is archaeological and metallurgical evidence of gold mining in the 'Golden Quadrilateral' of Transylvania since the late Stone Age. However, they are opposing the use of cyanide and are highlighting the damage that has been done at Roșia Poieni to raise awareness about the irreparable impact against the environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Iris Papasava
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

In the case of Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus's homeland, Ithaca, is an important symbol because it represents the desire for home. Many of us are able to relate to this desire to return to our homeland. But a homeland can be many things. I am homesick for that 'inner' Ithaka, that place where my soul is understandable. 'Ithaka' is a 35mm film work and the aim of it is the use of photography as a therapy in the family environment and how this brings up the issue of construction of self-identity. This work is a tool for self-exploration and self-discovery and it helps me to express my authenticity and testify my personal truth. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annalisa Burello
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Impermanence, a tryptic of decreasing out-of-focus images, and Enlightenment, a single image of a luminous sphere and its 'reflection', stand metaphorically for different states of our inner reality: the turbulent state of consciousness of the ordinary person, which can be steadied through the practice of meditation, juxtaposed against the veteran meditator's enlightened mind who experiences inner calm and unity with the cosmos. These images aim at instantiating a contemplative state in the viewer about spiritual matters. They also wish to bring attention to the spiritual discourse in contemporary photographic practices. They are the result of an agnostic's investigations about the relationship between creativity and spirituality, the nature of consciousness, meditative practices, and the neurology of the left and right hemispheres. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Pietro Panza
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

I am an artist mainly working with photography. Influenced by Walter Benjamin's writings, the Conceptual art movement of the 60s and 70s and the postmodern critique of representation, my practice is focused on questioning the contemporary condition. The series analyses concepts such as photography's ontological status (On A Certain Blindness in Photography, 2018 and Cose Fuori Posto, 2016 - ongoing) or the role played by photography in the construction of memory (Far-away Portraits, 2017 - ongoing and The Emptiness of Form, 2016-2019). In my latest work, Postcards on Postcard Holder 2019, I reflect on the current meaning of art and its role in contemporary society. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Goda Norkute
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

'30 inch Dark Brown / Black Thick Dreamy Silky Virgin Hair JUST REDUCED FROM $1450, make me an offer!' 'Harvest' is a series exploring ones' complex relationship with hair as an object of desire separate from the body as well as commercialised commodity accustomed to being sold at a global scale. Coming from non-hairdressing background yet being surrounded by this object in a day to day life at work, this setting has awakened feelings of envy, fascination as well as revulsion. This led to creating a series of photographs in juxtaposition with found ads of women selling their hair online and a somewhat neurotic yet humorous written personal confession about the attraction to this material. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Kopaskie
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

Around the time we were expected to start thinking about our Final Projects, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While most of the symptoms attached to it such as impulsivity felt right to me, the part about lacking a strong sense of self surprised me. I always thought I had a decent understanding of who I was. From a young age, books and cinema have deeply inspired my creativity. My first impulse when finding a location for self-portraiture is to convey a character and to create an ambiguous scene. As I reflect on this process, I have realized self-portraiture has become a mindful therapeutic practice and a way I communicate about myself to myself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Godfrey-Harris
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

This series was created over 6 months during training sessions at Islington Boxing Club and was initially conceived out of a curiosity into the brutal and visceral nature of boxing. IBC nurtures some of the nations best amateur boxers and is a cornerstone of the community, acting as a space of freedom and expression for its young people. An intense hyper-masculinity fills the gym every evening, however, what I unexpectedly came to observe was tenderness and compassion amongst the boxers and their coaches. A co-existing strength and vulnerability often concealed from the outside world was revealed. The moments of care, stillness and composure captured in the project are of equal importance in the success of a boxer as their fierce performance in the ring. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sofia Topchishvili
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2019
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 11:21:06 EDT

'Don't call me Vodka' is an on-going project that depicts the real lives of people that live in the Russian Federation. Growing up in Russia, communist morality and ethics are still very present in our societies. People in Russia do not live they survive. People are afraid of saying their family names - the atmosphere of slavery and totalitarian power is still empowering. These 35mm film documentations are the dystopian reality of Russian retrospective. The assignment took place in the province in the town called Saratov, the aim and the initial proposal of the project was to photograph real people and their everyday struggles. Multiple interviews were conducted with different people coming from different social backgrounds. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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