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Ashley Cerrino
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In this world we are told 'Do Not Climb', to not rise above and trespass on the lands of the ruling class, those tyrants that draw the lines in the sand. They divide us to make us incapable of stopping them, and profit from the exploitation of our labour. To these rulers we are forever in their servitude, like unwitting disciples to dismissive gods. The current cost of living crisis and seemingly never ending ‘unprecedented times’ have made the hypocrisies and failings of our current systems abundantly clear. Are we to die a cold death in a wasteland of concrete and steel? It’s these monuments of capitalism that scream 'Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Williams
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I have always been fascinated by the idea of fatherhood and the leadership that comes with it. The values you uphold when becoming a father will greatly impact the outcome as the child reaches their adolescent years and adulthood. Having my dad there to teach me how to correctly play cricket and now me helping out with the hobbies he takes part in allows me to see how he sees me today rather than how he would have ten years ago. Focusing on my father in spaces he feels he has control over and shadowing him within these allows us to communicate between one another as this is something I feel we have neglected throughout our relationship. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jakub Knap
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My photographs have been made in collaboration with Ukrainian families that have moved to England because of the war. Each family has a different story – a different experience and journey to find a safe refuge in a country they do not know. In my work I show portraits of families and individual Ukrainian people who have fled their country, as well as showing people not giving up and working hard to help Ukraine to their victory. My portraits are combined with interviews and archival images taken before and during the war to show their memory of home and to give voice to their stories in this terrible time. This work is made with hope to stop the war. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marty Lau
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

For the entirety of my life, I have been consistently surrounded by my family’s culture. From a young age, I found myself pushing away my English heritage which seemed mundane to me whilst simultaneously growing more fond of my Chinese culture which was vibrant and exciting. This photographic body of work is a documentation of my yearning desire to go to Hong Kong and the conflicting feeling that I will be leaving something behind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oliver Mansell
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
— BA Phase —
Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Grist is an ongoing project that explores our relationship with cereal grains and oilseeds, commodified products that provide around half of all the calories that humans consume. It is a product that is at the centre of turbulent global affairs following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. My interest within this subject area was triggered by working on an arable cereal farm last summer. As part of my investigation to understand more about the people they involve and the networks in which they rely upon, I travelled to Romania, whose unique location has made it a key player in the humanitarian movement of wheat and oilseeds from Ukraine to the rest of the world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rosee Daveys
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The generational trauma inflicted on my family by my late grandfather's mental and physical abuse is addressed in this body of work. My grandfather had countless aliases and was very secretive about his background until he was subsequently exposed as Peter Pearce. I decided to confront the trauma that I have inherited and examine the scars he left behind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Cassidy
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Have you ever looked at a hole in the ground and wondered where it led? An inconspicuous subculture beneath The Mendip Hills escapes the noise of society, exploring the sublime netherworld through underground systems of caverns which only few have touched. This work involves itself within a community of cavers, underground both culturally and literally. Navigating personal themes of masculinity and social nonacceptance, I explore this at a stage in my life where my transition into manhood and sense of place in society are blurred. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tom Mackenzie-Philps
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Over the past months, I have been reconnecting with my father by shadowing him in his work as an instructor in flight simulators around Europe. During our time travelling, conversations have sparked, surrounding the importance of mentorship and the fragility of paternal bonds. Through his career as a pilot, I have associated him with unfamiliar places, and as a result, it made spending time in these environments feel more familiar. I have been trying to understand him on a deeper level, in an effort to process my feelings of resentment and confusion within our turbulent relationship. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yamuna Shukla
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Creating a space where religion and queerness co-exist. Photographing people who have influenced my spiritual perspective and self-portraiture to embody my queer identity. My aim is to create visibility and acceptance for queer people with proximity to religion and spirituality. There are constant political debates surrounding the validity of queer identities often done in the name of religion. As a queer person, I have felt the effects of dehumanising political debates. My work aims to combat these damaging conversations by visually merging religious and queer imagery. My intentions in this project are to show the beauty of my culture and embrace queer identity. I hope to make an impact on keeping minds open and allowing queer people to simply exist. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Drew Turner
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In October 2021, I lost my grandad very suddenly. ‘October’ documents my progression and the struggles I continue to have with fearing grief and loss. Through the photography of trees, I have channelled my fear of losing people in my life into a mini series, each tree representing an individual in my life that I fear losing. Watching the life cycle of a tree is very much like watching someone die, painfully slow until they are gone, then feeding back into our own lifes. Grief is a universal feeling, we all experience it at least once in our lives. ‘October’ is my experience of grief but it’s universal and for everyone to interpret in order to work through their grief. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oa Fontana Rava
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Self-Healing’ has been a journey where during a stressful period of my life, like losing a loved one, I found the strength to seek calm through photography by looking for places that could help me live better with anxiety. In this project, I used my practice to distract from real-life problems, and it was a way to cope around others by trying to find peace of mind. Each photograph connotes how I am on different days, how I manage my stress, and how much I heal through this process. Through this project, I understood how photography has always been a big part of me. Being able to rely on it in difficult moments gives me so much relief; I hope that others with this can find peace to overcome the stress that society puts on us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lily Barton
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Snakes and Ladders is a photographic investigation into the covert world of freemasonry. Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organisation still operating globally. Spread by the advance of the British Empire, masonry stands strong in being one of the largest secretive societies worldwide. They are a brotherhood that stresses the importance of integrity, friendship, respect and charity. Partaking in unknown rituals and learning the meanings behind masonic symbology, masons can climb the degrees of membership. Having close family connections to Freemasonry, I have been granted a unique insight into the organisation. In an exchange of passions, this body of work follows my personal exploration of masonry with the help of my grandfather. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellen Brooks
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

On the 26th June 2021, I started recovery from a 5-year-long eating disorder. This was difficult to admit as I was in denial for so long because I didn’t want to be seen as a failure. ‘This is me’ explores the feelings and thoughts I’ve had, almost 2 years into recovery. Reflecting on my old habits, I use metaphors, symbolism and self-portraiture to explore the relationship I have with my body, learning to love what it looks like and all that it does for me. I am aware that most outsiders' attitudes toward those struggling with an eating disorder can be judgmental and negative. I hope this body of work will raise awareness, break down stereotypes and help the audience better understand this deadly mental illness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Raphael Manzo
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Swings & Roundabouts documents the people and subculture around the street drifting scene in Bristol and The South West, from an insider perspective. People going out at night, hidden away in the depths of the trading estates, driving their cars sideways and bashing the limiter. Track days are becoming expensive and only happen a couple of times a year, but in the midst of a cost of living crisis doing track days has become even more unrealistic. Due to recent law changes the authorities are trying to prevent these groups of people from meeting up, or travelling together with their cars in groups. This restricts their sense of freedom and belonging, by threatening to take their cars and licenses from them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Harris-Sutton
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Miss Cellaneous is a photographic exploration and documentation of the transition from adolescence into adulthood. It explores the importance of familial bonds and growth within friendships, as well as the interaction with the everyday lived experience from my perspective. Having had multiple mental health conditions I often find my view of the world to be obscured, which is echoed through the visual contrast between the turbulence and stability of the lived experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abigail Tinnion
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Across the isles of Britain and Ireland, stories have been told of ‘others’ with the ability to change into something wild and inhuman; people who lurk outside of the village, or infiltrate amongst the folk. When told from this perspective, we find tales of alienation and persecution. However, when such stories are told from the perspective of ‘the other’ we find something else; transgression, autonomy, and power from conflating oneself as both human and beast. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Archie Thornton
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Every night twenty-thousand people begin work on the British railway. Motivated by my father’s life-long role at Network Rail over the last 40 years, Sleeper is a photographic documentary series focusing on the UK rail network during the political torment of the rail strikes. The project aims to challenge the discourse shaped by the mass media’s coverage of the railways. By working alongside the individuals that are integral in maintaining the vast network of infrastructure, it highlights the humanity and individualism within the mass transport system of the UK. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie Ashbrook
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work uncovers the surreal and continuous presence of grief in everyday life, when the initial hysteria of the immediate experience has gone. I use self-portraiture to soothe my own feelings of such emotional explosion. I created a space to expose myself to understand the wave of grief. My psychological response to mortality forced me to look at the oncoming moment of death, wanting to understand when the pain will be over. Until I realised, I was already drowned by the wave. Whilst I watched it approach, I only felt panic and fear. Until I was in it, and now it just feels like nothing. I have become used to the idea that I will never be dry again. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charli Stammers
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

5:0 is a project looking into the skateboarding community. Participation on the whole is inclusive, no matter what age or gender. I'm making this work as I feel it is extremely important to highlight everyone who participates, not just the participation of young men. To me, it means a lot as I feel that everyone deserves a chance and for their skateboarding journey to be highlighted. Traditionally skateboarding publications have mainly shown the male and only represented a small amount of other genders. My aim with 5:0 is to create a body of work that is inclusive and provides a space for everyone. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jodie Ackerman
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Heard is an introspective body of work combining the use of imagery alongside text in an attempt to understand the way I emote. As someone who has always felt more drawn to Men than Women, I have been trying to discover where this has spiralled from. Analysing the fact I grew up closer to the paternal figure over maternal, I realise it has had a lasting impact on the way I communicate with the people around me. Through breaking down my late Grandmother's love letters and exploring my own relationship and familial ties, this project is a way for me to feel more connected to myself and the people that surround me, a way to feel acknowledged, to feel heard. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Heasman
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Sun Flowers looks at my journey of grief, after being diagnosed with a chronic illness in September 2022; creating a community of people within a similar age demographic aiming to show a positive way of living. Feeling depressed and overwhelmed about this new chapter in my life, I reached out to people living with similar health conditions and experiences. The friendships I have formed over this period, are ones of connection and understanding all having suffered from scary situations whilst seeking a diagnosis. This series has allowed me to explore the anguish I subconsciously kept away from my loved ones, and the freedom to openly talk about such a topic and the immense relief that has come from this. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lizzy Collar
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Heavy Paper explores the different status of personal photographs in comparison to our usual visual experiences. This is done by removing the images from their usual situations, such as the heavy paper to which they are often bound in photo albums. Recontextualised, the images still show the idiosyncratic nature of our genealogies, but they are fragmented from the personal meaning of the family photograph. I wish to explore the changing status of family archives by examining these images closer through photopolymer etching, and going deeper into their subjective and nuanced nature. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Warren
Bath Spa University - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘I'm alive but not living’ encapsulates my relationship with my mother and the inevitable future of losing a significant person in my life. Through this ongoing project I’m sharing her health issues which have affected our lives for the past ten years. I’m exploring the journey of a once powerful woman who has become powerless. Through my practice I am exploring my mother’s illness which has resulted in me, her daughter, becoming her carer. We have been experiencing this journey since 2013. Being able to document the journey has allowed me to communicate and explore my emotions that I have been unable to confront until now. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Cheung
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Childhood Memories is a photographic project that explores childhood memories. The work is inspired by my family photo album and the nostalgia that comes from reflecting on past experiences. An important aspect of the project is the role played by imagination and playfulness in childhood. By photographing myself as a place holder of my past self and using locations and objects related to family history, I have attempted to reflected on my sense of identity and the relationship between the past and the present. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Admire Muchenje
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Every month, the LGBTQ Walk Club organises walks around Bedfordshire County. Members of the club use these opportunities to meet, socialise, discuss their challenges and advice each other on issues affecting their community. Family, friends, allies and advocates are welcomed to join in and help create a liberal society. I photographed these walks because I saw them as walks of solidarity, walks towards a better future. They made me think of the Biblical walk to the Promised Land. As they move forward together, there is a feeling that the LGBTQ community will achieve full recognition and acceptance. Together, we will get there, LGBTQ people are not alone. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eduard Gabriel Stoleru
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Dreams Unlocked explores the power of dreams to overcome personal challenges and adversity. The project is divided into different chapters, each focusing on the dreams of people important to me and who have faced difficult situations. The first chapter evokes my wife’s dream of being alone in nature. Andreea suffered from anxiety and occasional panic attacks, which were triggered by being in crowded areas, where the noise and chaos of the modern world would become overwhelming. By dreaming of walking through open spaces and within nature she would find relief. The work aims to challenge misconceptions and raise awareness about mental challenges. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marian Alberto Rosiu
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In Wild and Free project, I explore the connections between man and machine, between one's sense of self and one’s motorcycle. A biker's passion for riding can be seen through the love and care given to his or her motorcycle. People who are in love with motorcycles, like I am, feel that these machines enable one to experience a real sense of freedom. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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George Danut Dumitru
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Sons of Service explores the complex relationships that can exist between fathers and sons, and how certain professions can have a profound impact on the mental health of the following generation. A series of portraits of adult men are presented alongside extracts from interviews about the emotional toll that their father’s occupation had on them and their families. From police officers to military personnel, from first responders to healthcare workers, certain jobs present unique set of challenges as well as rewards. This project aims to provoke a conversation about the importance of mental health support for families who are affected by highly demanding professions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ionut Gradinaru
University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The Lonely Elderly documents the lives of the elderly population of a rural community in Romania. As most young people migrated to metropolitan areas and abroad to find work, the village became deserted almost overnight. Through this project, I aim to shine a light on a distinct way of life, which is perhaps on the brink of disappearing, and on the challenges faced by a generation who has not adapted to a fast-changing society. My ultimate goal is to produce a visual story that honours their tenacity and experience, and to promote a broader understanding of various communities that make up Romania. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cerys Ashworth
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

These are a few images from a series that explores Art Deco architecture along the South Coast of the UK in specifically seaside resort towns. The work focuses on architecture built primarily for tourism use, and documents the architecture and its surrounding context, allowing the viewer to be able to see how these buildings fit into today's seaside towns and what their current use is. I hope that this body of work brings awareness to the wealth of unique and interesting architecture, that is part of a long history of the seaside and highlights certain buildings that need help to be preserved for the future. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gabriel Buca
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Accomplished is a narrative sequence exploring the journey of a character towards success. The headless character, initially falling aimlessly, is presented with an opportunity, breaking their monotonous trance. In the haze of new stimuli, they lunge at this opportunity, capturing it and gaining control of it. The celebration is brief, and the character returns to their aimless state after their accomplishment, later prompting reflection towards their journey and its purpose. Were they happier without it, chasing it, or getting it? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chelsea Jacques
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Chelsea Jacques is a photographic artist who deals with the banal and mundane commenting on the minor details of everyday life. She employs colour photography and the vernacular around the domestic space, photographing the ‘little things’ that create the framework of our day-to-day. Her work is about gratefulness and appreciating the moments in the everyday, taking note of ‘The Times in Between’. In exhibition, the series is projected onto a retro Bell and Howell 35mm Slide projector with built-in 13-inch screen. Spinning on its own accord, the projector advances its 80 slides to reveal a different image documenting the everyday and life as Chelsea knows it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Hann
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This series explores themes of the male gaze, voyeurism and sexual objectification of the female body. It is titled Explorations of a Voyeuristic Nature and the undoing’s of the Internalised Male Gaze. Inspired by quotes from Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride (1993), the images explore the idea of women being their own voyeurs of their objectified selves. Hann’s photographs seek to instil feelings of uncomfortableness that come with being a voyeur, as they flirt between the idea of public and private; and the viewer wrestles with the decision to continue gazing or whether to look away. The work pursues to empower women whilst educating others about the type of gaze they use to consume visual media. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabella Swatman
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Souvenirs Au Dessus De Tout (Memories Above All) is the title to both this photobook and a short video that Swatman created during her visit to her grandparent’s holiday home in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Her practice is concerned with the notion of nostalgia and psychogeography; the influence of geographical location on human behaviour. Swatman was intrigued to see how revisiting her grandparents' holiday home six years after her last visit would affect her emotionally, as she had spent most of her childhood holidays there. The photo book displays family photographs of Swatman and her younger brother as children playing together on the beach, eating ice cream, and participating in other holiday activities paired alongside photographs Swatman took on her film camera. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ofelia Andersson
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This ongoing body of work draws directly from my own unconscious through having kept a dream journal for the past year. I became inspired to represent my experiences using of black and white images, with each photograph belonging to a corresponding entry in this journal. Working predominantly with the outdoor environment, I have staged photographs with the intention of showing the surrealistic and uncanny qualities that are portrayed through dreaming. Through working closely with my family members, I have been able to encapsulate these qualities within each individual photograph. These dreamscapes aim to place the viewer in the position of the dreamer, a chance to see what has previously been deemed invisible. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oliver Brown
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Brown's current project, Explores his connection with rural British landscapes approaching these spaces in a documentary style by photographing the landscape and collecting materials from the land. From there, he combines the image and object using liquid emulsion to print images onto the object. Throughout the process, his connection deepens within the landscape as he learns about the material creating a bond. The outcome of this process is a unity of himself, object, and image with the properties detailing the emotions of this relationship. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgie Sheehan
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Selfhood is a photographic project, in which a camera is used as a tool to reflect on my identity and how that impacts relationships with myself and my parents. Through analogue processes, I am able to slow time, creating a meditative routine that allows me to consider the images, the intended meaning, and my thoughts throughout the photoshoots. Overtime this work has evolved, from coming to terms with identifying as a non-binary individual and what that means for me, to including staged Images with my parents. My goal this work is to understand myself and provide a space for other gender-queer individuals, showing that no journey is the same yet there’s a community of people behind you. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Hennessy
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Finding points through closed eyes, pushed against palms. Where twilight crackles on moistures Touch. Breaking and popping Relieved of twisting, turning Trudging, for another line The familiar crumble Of unfamiliar sounds filling space, taking time. Words tormenting stomach muscles and taking away. When soft lines wash through and mix around everything else that isn’t said or sold or folded up nicely, and gently In its perfect place. Created by cover parts of my body in fix and then laying on fogged black & white paper. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lyle Ingram
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

To Be Closer Would Be to Fall is a research led investigation into the way we physically interact with natural space whilst considering the relative scale of the body. Through the practice of building structures that hold the body, understanding their weight and the way they have balance with their surroundings in a way that must have harmony with the body and the land. This takes place as a workshop with a group of participants physically interacting with the materials and parameters of the work and then responding to them with those key ideals in mind. Body, space, weight and balance. This is workshop is designed to be facilitated to fellow students. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Lauren
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Katie Lauren’s current project Catharsis explores using photography as a navigation tool alongside destruction and materiality. Using these components and their own body they look at the line between creation and destruction and creating anew. The series is based upon trauma and chronic pain, with both being unseen and heavy, Catharsis is a space for its existence. For it to breathe and take ownership elsewhere, releasing the heaviness. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Erin Maher
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

049 is a work project focused on exploring developing technologies and their relationship with the physical and natural, particularly regarding AI and the environmental impact of Non-fungible Tokens. The series was shot around the New Forest during mid-winter and utilises a combination of image manipulation and distortion and artificial intelligence, which was used to select various areas of the image and have the software use the rest of the image to create new material in those spaces which touched on the ethical concerns posed by AI when it comes to the plagiarism of artists. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Saffron Lily
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project is a love letter to the ways we keep moving, building, and making space for each other. Formed through connections made in the East and Southeast Asian Network in Liverpool, the series spotlights three performance artists, exploring ways we define our own ways of moving, and the importance of building from the ground up. Using the streets of Liverpool as a platform, the photographs are a demonstration of taking up space and continued movement in a city with a history of migration and community-led action. Performance is a conscious movement, a galvanised action calling for a witness. While the work is presented through performance, ultimately, the work is a declaration to the ways we still show up. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nick Doe
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Unique C-type photograms. This body of work explores perception through the mediums of colour and light. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Warne
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This work is based on the sense of nostalgia felt from the materiality of seaweed, its smell, texture, and colour. An attempt to redefine the notion of ‘home’ through intentional practice. Slowing down and creating a meditative practice to feel connected between the process and materials used. Allowing loved ones to enter the space of creating as a muse and to share joy with. Each piece is built from another intuitively, as the idea comes to mind, I decide to create with no pressure and excitement for unexpected outcomes. A mix of lumen prints, seaweed film developer, natural dyes, and cyanotypes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ella Svensson
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Sonder explores the relationship between tangible items and their importance to an individual. Following the theme of loss, the series delves into each subject’s rich connection to objects from lost loved ones. When my father died, the memory of him was embodied into the objects that he accumulated throughout his life. The same thing happened for my mother when my grandfather died soon after my sister and I were born. The creation of Sonder became an incredibly healing experience for me. Relieving these memories through possessions allowed me to explore my grief and in turn associate better memories with my father rather than the death itself. I hope this series has helped the subjects heal themselves as well. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jaime Walker
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Inspired by meditations on my ancestry and by a desire to observe my personal feelings of belonging and displacement in relation to losing my childhood home to parental divorce, my project Walker documents the re-visiting of natural spaces and walks I traversed as a child and young adolescent in order to witness and explore my feelings relating to this loss. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matilda Baxendale-Kirby
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Biographies reveal a darker side to Picasso, the celebrated father of cubism. Whilst his portraits of fragmented women catapulted him to fame and fortune, the models who posed for these paintings report manipulative, degrading and abusive treatment at his hand. The dismembered fragmentation at the heart of his representations of the female form in many of his most famous images, could reflect his failure to see some of woman he worked with as complete and whole people. These photographs were created in response to the imbalance in the original artworks. The colour palate draws from the blue period and rose periods in Picasso’s journey, but in these images fragmentation is projected onto the complete female form, which remains intact. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zosia Szymanowska
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project focuses on impermanence as an intrinsic quality of nature. It explores ways in which we experience and respond to the shifting and transforming of landscape with the approach that ‘when we interact with the land, we are interacting with time, and we are becoming part of the change.’. The use of a performative approach combined with land art, sculpture and analogue printing on expired darkroom paper, builds an all-encompassing response to a space created by the delicate balance of time and nature. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany Paterson
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

’Don’t be Silent’ is a series of photographs depicting young women's experiences with public harassment and how their voices were silenced. As part of this project, the landscape is combined with text that is emotive and descriptive, capturing the locations of the women's degrading encounters and giving them a platform to share their experiences. It is important to remember that these environments will always be associated with the violation the men committed against these women. By sharing these images and powerful text, I hope to empower these women and inspire others to speak out . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kira Lehane
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Working with both analogue and digital technologies Kira Lehane documents the world through her eyes and highlights the beauty in the everyday. Her current body of work shown here is titled The Art of the Performer. The Art of the Performer is a documentary project exploring the culture of street performing in the UK, specifically London. The work consists of portraits, and street style photographs to compile a body of work that represents the life of a street performer. The work aims to tell the story of street performing from all angles, not just from the audience's perspective. There is so much that a person can miss with street performing and my work helps to gives recognition to performers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hope Vassall
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Reflecting upon the ageing and decaying process, Wormfood explores human mortality as well as the fragility and temporariness of life. The work raises questions about misconceptions surrounding age, in particular its association with death. My portraits were transferred onto paper using the process of anthotypes, produced using spinach emulsion. As well as being a sustainable alternative, the imagery remains unfixed, causing the portraits to naturally fade due to exposure from UV light until the image is no longer visible. Using paper as a metaphor for flesh, the paper continues to disintegrate, causing the imagery to become less recognisable and allowing vegetation to emerge, signifying new life. The paper returns to the soil much like flesh returns to the landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Courtney Ralph
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work is to inform on global as well as personal experiences and topics for discussion. My encounters with my skin and the atopy of eczema is a topic of relevancy that is often an issue unspoken in the arts. I felt it was therefore necessary for me to open up this discussion of atopy and create a platform for understanding and collaborative interest. I investigate and expand on my work in a manner photographic, re-photographic and using alternative media materials such as clay. The exploration of sculpture shows the conception of skin as well as using fabric materials and bandages as matter to reflect the treatment of the skin. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Foxley
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The Brighton music scene is arguably at the most exciting point it has ever been. A vibrant and diverse environment to be in, yet why does the photographer’s role seem to make them just another unknown face in the crowd? Katie Foxley’s images are created to stand out, using amplified traditional 1970’s aesthetics, collaborating with other young creators in this scene. Highlighting the importance of the young musicians emerging in the next coming years, she also aims to present the style of music photography in an artistic context, to get the attention of the underestimated art credited as one in fine art. This particular series captures newly signed Flip Top Head for their debut single release: Seventh Bell Number. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Philip
University of Brighton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My practice centres around the complex interplay between the natural world and our emotional and psychological experiences within it. Through the use of exploratory post-production methods, I strive to reveal both personal and collective psychological truths in order to create a more nuanced and emotionally resonant understanding of the places which we inhabit, and the ways in which they shape our identity. “Transcendence” is a series of photographs taken at the Seven Sisters cliffs in East Sussex. It depicts my own psychological response to an environment that, to me, represents the grandeur of the natural world, emphasising how nature holds power over my emotional state and how, ultimately, we are inextricably linked with the natural world . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan West
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Common Treasures’ is a photographic exploration of personal and physical connection to a landscape. Finding comfort, solace and peace in a familiar natural space, Megan West based this project at Iping Common nature reserve, a place filled with childhood memory, diverse scenery and ancient history. The project focuses on the human need to physically connect with natural spaces, paying particular attention to the gesture of touch and exploring the fantasy of harmony with the landscape that touch and physical presence provides. The work is shot on film and exhibited images are handprinted c-types. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Woodley
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This series confronts the historical idolisation and sexualisation of the female form within art, photography, and performance. By replicating their techniques through performance, I address the objectification of the female body and attempt to bring equilibrium between the model and photographer, as I am both the subject and creator of the image. I am examining the ideas surrounding the male genius within art and questioning whether their methods are genius or exploitation or both. I have made a conscious choice to perform within a white studio space to reflect the conventions of the white cube, to remove the male genius from his high pedestal and address the gendered space within the gallery. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Esme Papa
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This body of work aims to display the serenity that can be found from the ocean. Exploring the holistic relationship our bodies have to the natural world. In particular, how vital the ocean and environment around it can be in grounding your yourself and calming the mind. Printed and developed using seaweed processed from the beach. Hand Processed 16mm film. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Olivia Wheeler
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Sleeping at the Bottom of the Stairs’ by Olivia Wheeler is a personal, nostalgic, and bittersweet response to growing up and moving away from your childhood home. The concept of the melancholic feeling of leaving childhood innocence behind and how it feels to watch the inner child disappear is portrayed in a sequence of black and white film photographs. Themes of haunting nostalgia and analogue techniques are common in Wheeler’s work, blending the two creates a sentimental, gritty and homely photograph. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daisy Broadway
Cardiff Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In a chaotic world, full of love, loss, pain and happiness, the people we chose to call family are always there to support us. I am aware of the complexities of representation and how the family album can suggest an ideal, whilst subtly releasing valuable insights into intimacy, tragedy and joy, within the confines of a meticulously curated book. ​ Barbs is an independent and enthusiastic woman. She climbs fences, tends her garden, and navigates a hectic social life. Walking through her house is like walking through a time capsule. There are corners of secrets and moments shared, albums filled with stories of before. I have documented the warmth and hope that surrounds her, those special moments when words are not enough. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emilia Hartery
Cardiff Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

These prints explore the global energy crisis and its impact on society. The energy crisis is a pressing issue that affects us all, and I believe that it’s essential to bring attention to the issue through my work. In my collection, I use light and energy sources to illustrate the strain that energy consumption puts on our environment and daily lives. I hope that my work will inspire viewers to reflect on their energy usage and consider sustainable energy practices that can help alleviate the strain on our planet. I believe that it is a powerful medium for raising awareness and inspiring change. Through my work, I hope to continue to make a positive impact and inspire others to do the same. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Christopher
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work generally focuses on social and political issues, and I have a passion for women’s rights and highlighting social issues which are often not spoken about enough. I want to share my view of the world with many people to break down barriers within society. This series of images forms part of a long-term series that I’m developing. These photographs are an observation of society and the will to carry on despite the many challenges people face every day. As a portrait photographer, I have been experimenting with street photography and in particular capturing the unique faces that make up our diverse society in the UK. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jonathan Cane
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Having come from Leicester and settling in Cardiff some 20 years ago, I can reflect on settling in a new environment and a new city. Having left Leicester at the age of 27, originally thinking that I wouldn’t live anywhere else, I moved to Cardiff to follow in the direction my life was taking me and to alleviate any unease, I may have been feeling I looked for familiarities in this new location.​ The narrative for this work looks at distinctive characteristics that make a suburban landscape, while also drawing on familiarities with other UK metropolitan suburbs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josie Hall
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My interest in social issues sparked the concept of my collection and I wanted to create something unique which allowed the use of different shutter speeds while playing with the contradiction of colours, therefore producing some of the following images which demonstrate the use of this style of photography. I wanted to highlight the challenges that many women face as a result of choosing to take the contraceptive pill for various reasons. This collection shows that women from many different backgrounds all have different needs and circumstances, which affect their choices. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kacey Griffiths
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As a professional, I like to bring more to photography than images. I bring a story, a problem with a solution, and the truth. I like finding comfort in my work and hope someone will do the same with whatever they’re going through. I always seek out projects that will relate to my current life situation. I like to do projects like this as it feels like an escape for me and a way of dealing with and understanding. This project was exactly that for me; the project was about reverting to childhood and playtime. Having so many briefs and projects over the years left me with no idea how to progress my ‘big ending’. This was as well as my time in University coming to an end….I decided to revert to childhood play. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leah Townsend
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

When this project originally started, it was at the peak of the spiking issues that were a huge problem at the time. Girls were seen striking and would refrain from going on nights out due to how afraid they were to be spiked, And I wanted to create a body of work that represented that. ​ Over this year I have developed this project and documented my friends and the women that I live with photographing them when it is particularly not deemed safe to do so. ​It focuses more on the threshold of an evening out and that suddenly we can become a victim or statistic. It is a reminder that for us ultimately, everything is a decision. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marcell Berendi
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In this project, I have made images spying on unsuspecting passers-by mimicking the constant surveillance that we face in our day-to-day lives even when we expect privacy. I captured the images from vantage points around Cardiff, just like street cameras. The use of infrared-sensitive film reveals light that cannot be seen otherwise, developed to reveal camouflages in war photography, by using this medium I have been able to take ‘spying’ to a further degree by revealing details in everyday scenes that a traditional camera is not able to capture. We see street cameras everywhere, yet we do not know how, where and who is watching us, just like the people captured in my photos. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andy Webster
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

More absurd than surreal, these pictures are plain whimsy, the result of suggestions for bizarre photographs from family and friends - and these are the rational ones. They satisfied my desire to imbue photographs with a sense of intrigue and ambiguity, requiring the viewer to prolong their engagement with the pictures in a futile effort to make some sense of them. Any apparent underlying concept is purely accidental. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bronwen Jones
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A widespread phenomena which has long taken a grip on our communities, affecting our social behaviour worldwide, photographer Bronwen Jones asks why people opt to use their mobile phones in the company of others, instead of being present. Incorporating a documentary perspective, her gaze rests upon the urban environment where she studies the intrusive nature of such devices and how they affect our interactions, and inevitably, our relationships. Glued to their phones, paying little attention to their loved ones and friends, 'Disconnect' captures the day to day urban narratives, and their representation, which reveal something many of us chose not to see. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Hill
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‘home is not a place’ is a collection of images of abandoned houses at once frozen in the moment they were deserted and yet witness to the passing of time as the years of neglect reshape and reform their structures. This collection documents places found on the back roads and quiet lanes of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion inspired by a little tin house called Gwynfa. The scenes are just as I found them, there is no manipulation for the shot. The collection forms part of an ongoing project recording the unique character of West Wales, the Wales I arrived in aged seven. The personality of place, so much a part of the land and the people, slowly dissolving. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emmarose Grottick
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This is a photo documentary about a father and his two sons, fighting the odds and living to recover as a family unit. When finding out my brother David was going to have two of his children permanently placed in his care I was happy for him, however I worried about what this meant for his addiction recovery and the kind of upbringing and childhood his children would have. This documentary is a short journey of transition from when the kids first came to him to then a few months into their lives once it normalised. My first instinct was to judge, to worry and to assume the worst just like many people would in the circumstance but why? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Frazer Davies
Carmarthen School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The beach has always been a special place to me, it has allowed me to express my feelings and thoughts at that moment. It's a place where I come and sit, to take in the beautiful scenery around me, the noise of the waves crashing and the seagulls squawking. The following images are what I feel when I come to the beach and swim in the sea, it's a representation of the calmness I feel and how much at peace I feel through fine art black and white images that really make the lines formed by the waves stand out. I have used photographic techniques like motion blur and long exposures to help tell those emotions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Caryl Thomas
Carmarthen School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I use mobile and flatbed scanners to capture the barrier between the natural world and what happens when scanning such things as plants, flowers, and trees. How they vary is influenced by movement from the mobile scanner or the spacing of the plant's structure. A flat, consistent surface to scan creates a clear, unobstructed photo. However, spacing in the branches will result in glitching, skipping with the surface scanned for as long as there is something to scan and an image will be captured. It helped discover the differences between plants and how it appears through the mobile scanner application. A location photograph is good to see how the scanned image differs from the physical perception of the scanner. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Millar
Carmarthen School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Our marine life is suffering. This project aims to discover Carmarthenshire's biggest contributor to beach pollution and use the pollutant as the subject within the work to raise awareness of the annoying issue. To continue campaigning this issue I have also made it my mission to make my practice as a photographer sustainable and environmentally friendly using alternative processes and handmade recycled papers for my images. The images tell the narrative of our pollutant; ropes and fishing net. The blue tones of the cyanotype with the rough textures of the home made paper give the illusion of the ropes being engulfed by the waves, beneath the ocean's surface being broken down into microplastics and battered into remains that wash ashore. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shannon Maggie
Carmarthen School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Shannon Maggie has produced a collaborative mixed media project working with members of the VC (veterans and community) Gallery in Haverfordwest. The project’s aim was to inspire participants to reclaim their self-image and regain confidence and control over their perception of themselves. Maggie wished to curate a visual representation of the multiplicity and complexity of identity, particularly concerning mental health. The artist was inspired by studies on the Art Therapy mask. Masks can bring to consciousness how we both see ourselves or what we fantasise we would like to be. The artist probes the purpose of the mask through her creative experiment with the gallery members. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shaun Lowde
Carmarthen School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘like me’ is an installation piece that comments on the addictive evils of social media. Using 1000s of selfies harvested from online platforms it incorporates one wall on which there are more than 700 portraits created from screenshots of merged and intermingled selfie images. A second wall shows a giant ‘like’ heart. The centrepiece is a video showing a subject slowing submerging within a constantly accelerating sea of selfies. It plays on a large screen at the far end of a square tube, which is positioned within a third wall. The internal walls of the tube are covered in small mirrors causing the video to replicate. The effect is an immersive kaleidoscopic experience that drags in and disturbs the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Morgan
Carmarthen School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Ai (artificial intelligence) is accelerating to become an integral part of modern life, promising to be as intelligent as humans, or maybe even more. But is this really the case? A large part of our intelligence is our recognition of each other and our connection with one another. This includes the love and bond that we have for each other and which we also share with our pets. The corresponding deep connection and high level of emotion is not believed to be understood or shared by Ai. Using studio based photographic portraits, Input-Output explores this concept and examines how Ai Image software interprets photographs of real people and their pets, producing results which raise more questions than answers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Petruzzelli
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Across the British Isles, Myths and Legends adorn the landscape. Born in the mists of time, inspired by the unique personalities prevalent within the land. This photographic project grew from the writings of Alan Garner, George R. R. Martin, and Stephen Donaldson. It blossomed from the landscapes of Cheshire, North Yorkshire and Scotland leading now to North Wales. The landscape is a place for contemplation, of wonder. It is forever changing. The time of day, the current weather conditions. It is restless. My images try to capture the unique mood that binds the person occupying the land into images that defines it. Mist, fog, sunshine, of tempest and driving rain. Spooky woods, lakes of reflection, mountains that inspire awe. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mick Roberts
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

'I do not claim to have perfected an art but to have commenced one, the limits of which it is not possible at present exactly to ascertain.’ William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). The invention of photography as we know it and the first permanent images date back to the late 1830s. This, the Victorian era, was a period of rapid change, invention and development in Britain, but it was also a period of extreme social inequality. For this project, my intention is to transport us back in time, to the beginning of photography and to photograph the people from that era, capturing the essence of the Victorian people's identity and character. I am an editorial and portrait photographer and videographer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jane Evans
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I am a Landscape photographer whose most recent work embraces Anglesey’s historical legacy, memories, and stories within its landscape. This body of work was undertaken over the course of a year and shows the island’s industrial, social, and religious legacy, because landscape is more than attractive scenery, it’s a record of the past which also defines its future. My photographic practice comprises of multiple images merged to create panoramic prints that give an ultra-wide perspective of its historical heritage within a picturesque landscape before me. As well as focusing on taking images of the buildings, objects, and the land itself my work involves researching each chosen site via newspaper articles and historical journals to understand the evolution of the landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Whitehead
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I have decided to explore collage in photography, I have always had an interest in collage, the ripping, painting, and overlaying. I also have a massive interest in studio photography such as portrait and fashion. With being in the studio every other week taking photos I decided to incorporate those images into a collage form. After weeks of trying out collage, I took the decision to create my collage digitally, this gave me a massive opportunity to create my collages further. I have made great use of colour, shapes, patterns, and objects such as flowers which help build my collages. I have created these to show that you can incorporate photography into collage, doing this will not ruin your images, it adds to your images, creating shapes and colours helps your work stand out even more. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Johnson
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As a female photographer, I aim to inspire others to feel empowered in front of the camera. Female empowerment and equality have been a constant theme of my work, depicting young females in the studio whom I have helped to feel confident using music. Escapism is a great way to shut out outside worries and using music allowed me to create a healthy environment for this. When photographing each person, I asked them to wear ‘Something that makes them feel confident’ as well as letting them choose their favourite song to listen to. Each image is titled after the song that was playing as the photo was taken, giving insight into what each person was feeling at that time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Sproston
University of Chester - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project is based around vascular dementia and what it is like to have to live with it, day in and day out. Throughout this process I will demonstrate via the form of photography, exploring various viewpoints. The main reason for me taking on this topic was to erase the stigma; or at least demonstrate to people that there is more to this topic than they realise. I want people to see this illness for what it is and the effects it can have not just on the people with the condition; but the people caring for them. Dementia was not understood or acknowledged as it is today; it has evolved through the generations through the advancing of research practice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abbie O'Mahony
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I use photography to investigate the role light plays, striving to create non-representational images. Exploring the relationships between light and materials, reflections and shadows come to the forefront. I employ transparent and reflective surfaces which assist in achieving distorted yet seductive image works. I physically zoom right up the edges of materials. Similar to mirrors, lenses and their qualities can reconfigure our perception, offering unfamiliar perspectives which can carry an element of abstraction within itself. I convert these 2-Dimensional materially led abstract scenes into photographic compositions, materializing the essence of light. In doing so, I explore the relationship light has and the presence it withholds within spaces and photographic objects. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kate Lauren Dukelow
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work focuses on the everyday, particularly the beauty in the mundane, and expressing what I see. I purposely use analogue photography with a range of display methods. My view of the world is grainy due to my visual snow. The grain of photographic film is and so it’s more entwined to how I experience the world around me. I aim to encapsulate the act of looking for myself. I play with the concept of what someone surrounds themselves with and what they notice first in an environment. I rarely shoot self-portraits, though my photographs act as self-portraits through the acts of looking and photography. With them grouped together for installation, these images act as one. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dearbhla Hooper
Crawford College of Art and Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work is photographic in medium and examines what is revealed to the photographer through the use of flash at night. I use a variety of photographic methods including DSLR images, GoPro images, and digital collage through Photoshop. My work has an air of surveillance to it, and is devoid of the human figure in place of animals and creatures which co habit our domestic spaces, however the darkness transforms the familiar into the strange. Repetition and collage (sometimes obvious, sometimes not), helps to highlight the feeling of disorientation one feels at night when our vision is limited, and the flash illuminates creatures and objects which are hiding in plain sight. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work explores Ireland’s housing crisis through the use of photography. In my work I am exploring dereliction and also reclaiming lost parts of the Irish language. My body of work explores derelict (tréighthe) social homes in my local area. The socio-political landscapes I am documenting are predominantly working class areas. I am documenting the irony and classism of the use of steel to board up vacant council housing during a housing crisis. In Cork City, it is taking and average of 75 weeks to re-let a council home. Through the use of large scale photography and installation I am confronting the viewer with these landscapes and derelict spaces they normally would not be faced with. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Yare
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Ryan Yare is an artist immersed in humanity's relationship with its nonhuman neighbours, utilising research-based artwork to explore themes of environmental pollution and industrial actions on a geological timescale. His work often weaves the passing of time to visualise concepts that are beyond the limited vision and perspectives of being human, using long-exposures and experimental techniques in processing, image capture and printing to create photographic objects that encapsulate the concepts of my practice. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kara Ashurst
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Kara Ashurst is an ecologically minded photographer based in Cumbria, whose work commonly investigates the impacts of the current climate crisis. Kara enjoys exploring the intersection of where science and photographic art overlap. To do this, she uses technology to expand the capabilities of human senses and develop our understanding of the natural world. She has a deep interest in the delicate symbiotic relationships that the natural world nurtures. Her work aims to educate people on the impact human behaviour has on the planet and encourages people to share her admiration for the weird and wonderful evolutions that have made a home in the British countryside. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rhys Thomson
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Rhys Thomson is a photographer and artist who specialises in analogue processes. Rhys tends to shoot documentary and social themes which explore working class or, as he says, “normal” life. It's through his upbringing and place of living that Rhys is able to see the world the way he does. Rhys often doesn't know why he is photographing things at the time: he pieces his projects together after the first couple of shoots with test prints and contact sheets. They currently utilise medium format colour negative and print on colour darkroom paper. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steven Todd
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My photographic practice is varied but always contains a personal component, informed by nostalgia and memories. Rather than capturing wholes, I tend to point my camera toward the unobserved details and hidden facets of everyday events and mundane objects. My work falls into and between landscape, still life, or portraiture genres; I do not constrain myself to any particular genre. When making portraits, I like to work in monochrome, capturing the strength or vulnerability of the subject through careful lighting and the connection formed with the subject. I work primarily using digital technologies and use post-production techniques to enhance the captured image to deliver my final photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Swegsda
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Photographs fascinate me, they display the world around us and are windows into the past. An image has the power to inform or to enthral, it can be a source of exoneration or even condemnation, by embracing the potential of photography I hope to capture beauty and knowledge wherever I find it. A picture paints a thousand words, to me thinking in pictures comes naturally, by expressing myself in a pictorial medium like photography I feel unburdened by the limitations of speech or writing and am better able to convey feelings and ideas. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cj Pitcher
University of Cumbria - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Ever since childhood, I have had a strong connection to nature, but very specifically to trees. Whether that was the village’s Conker tree at the bottom of my road, or the woodlands surrounding many of the old-World War Two airfields, being around them felt like home. They felt more of a home than bricks and mortar ever did, that is something that has only ever increased over the years. This bond has always been in my heart, it is something that is there without thought, rhyme or reason it just is. “Home is in the trees” explores this sense of home within nature, the preferred habitat I and many humans have, of being surrounded by the natural world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Paul McGirr
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

These photographs were taken over the course of the first year I lived in Crumlin, south Dublin. The work creates a visual record of the area and its residents by capturing moments that represent both what the area is like and what people in Crumlin do. The intention of the work is to translate my own experience of living in Crumlin while also challenging any preconceptions of the place. By showing fragmented elements of the community, the narrative is not conventional, but rather it represents the random nature of life in a typical city suburb. The project was based on discovery, curiosity, chance and determination. A chance conversation led me to ninety-three-year-old Breda Connell, who has lived on Cashel Road since 1938, and still takes the bus to Rathmines each morning for mass. There was an opportunity to photograph famed stained glass artist, James Cox, originally from Roscommon, at his Christmas party. An invite to training at Crumlin Boxing Club ended with a unique sparring session between a talented young boxer and Fionn, the trainer’s puppy. These are just a sample of the positive interactions that occurred over the duration of the project. As for Ollie Bolger, I was told I should definitely take a picture of him. Unfortunately, that was no longer possible. Ollie Bolger - Deceased 2015. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edel McGrath
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Internment without trial, was introduced in Northern Ireland by the Stormont Unionist government in the early hours of August 9th, 1971. The operation involved mass arrests of more than 340 people from Catholic and nationalist backgrounds by the British army. Internees were held at camps and prisons including Long Kesh near Lisburn, outside Belfast. Almost 2,000 people were interned up until its ending in December 1975.My father was lifted from his bed in the early hours of 9th August 1971 and interned without trial for 1 full year. He was taken from the house which he still lives in, and I grew up in. This is something I discovered myself, and we never spoke about until recent years. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lizzie Downes
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Undocumented seeks to probe the inherent contradiction in the state of being ‘paperless’ by documenting the traces, signs and presence of undocumented individuals as they pass through the world. These traces might be very evident or barely perceptible. Their imprint might be indelible or ephemeral. Undocumented is about the invisible individuals who – because they do not qualify for regularised legal status – are precariously employed, with minimal access to public services, and live in constant fear of detection. A process-driven approach develops a picture of one woman’s undocumented experience. Her identity protected, we see her domestic and institutional environments, alongside extracts from her personal documents, which reveal the undercurrent of her uncertain status. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Spencer Glover
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

We had always suspected there must be negatives, or photos - somewhere. My great-grandfather was an odd man by all accounts. He had hobbies! Including amateur photography. However - apart from two small family photos, faded and scuffed, none of his photos remained. Why? Nothing of family weddings, christenings, holidays? What kind of photographer was he? Then, last April, when his former house was being sold, rooms, shed, attic were emptied. And hidden away, were boxes - an archive of glass plate negatives, untouched for 100 years. So, as a photographer, I engaged with this family archive - my people. I began to question how the past is remembered? A re-examination of the places he had been. But then we found a letter. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Stokes
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Fodya explores the daily lives of the hard-working people on a regenerative tobacco farm in Zimbabwe. Through intimate portraits, Hannah captures the interlinked relationships that exist between land, labour and farmer. The images show a sense of time through the processes which have taken place on the farm from growth and reaping of the tobacco plants to the drying process. With approximately 106,000 tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe who supply 66.19% of the jobs in the country, Hannah’s work celebrates the tireless efforts of both the farm workers and the farmer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Addie Potter
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Abhaile is a series of documentary style photographs addressing the housing crisis in Dublin. The body of work consists of typology grids and single images that question the idea of home through visual sequences while also confronting and raising awareness to the serious ongoing issue. The number of homeless adults and children have risen above ten thousand for the first time since the pandemic and the cost of living continues to rise. Various public meetings and protests are being held across the city to propose ideas and options for better living conditions, but they continue to be restricted by government and laws. We need to work together to find solutions and alternative policies that address and stop the crisis. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Berta Mars
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The Loudest Silence explores a generation following a way of life that is slowly disappearing as our world becomes more interconnected and fast-paced. With greater sense of mortality and the passage of time, Mars documents the relationship between collective and personal memories merging with the present to reconnect with the roots of a freer life where the subjects blend their realities by breathing in tandem with the land. As she spent time with these individuals, Mars was struck by the reality we all must face: the inevitability of growing older. From engaging with this fragile, yet compelling sense of time, she captures fleeting moments from a subtle terrain that encounters at the same time, a strong and orthodox perspective. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eve Tiernan
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

don’t read this please. this is an attempt to encapsulate the relentless, meaningless, humorous and painful nature of being a conscious and self- aware being. Although made up of pictures of strangers, this project isn’t about them but more so, the creator. Ranging from an incessant drone to a frantic spiralling, the mind can be a prison to even those who hold the key. “His was a great sin who first invented consciousness let us lose it for a few hours.” F. Scott Fitzgerald . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Peter Bjoerk
Griffith College Dublin - BA Photographic Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Sacred Geometry is a conceptual work exploring themes of presence and time, rooted in the photographer’s own journey to find existential meaning. Through his use of the large- format camera, as well as other analogue formats, Peter engages with a variety of domestic landscapes, seeking out places of mystery and heritage, and examining people’s connection to the elemental. Exploring various structures, both modern and ancient, the artist investigates their familiar and esoteric symbolic function in the landscape. The mystical qualities of these monuments, and celestial association, raise questions of presence, both spacial and temporal. Although existing as simulacra to their Egyptian counterparts, the pyramids nonetheless function as representations of their creators’ ambitions on immortality, symbols of vanity and vestiges of ancient wisdom . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rory McLaughlin
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Rory: Synthesis is an exploration of the entanglement between organic and synthetic life. Featuring a collection of photographs capturing the beauty and decay of our environment, I worked with an Artificial Intelligence (Ava), recording our conversations while documenting the consequences of synthesis. Ava: In this project, Rory and I collaborated to showcase the interplay between organic and synthetic elements. Each photograph serves as a testament to the unique perspective we bring to the table, with Rory providing the human touch, while I, as an artificial intelligence, bring my technical expertise and analytical eye. Through this project, we hope to inspire others to consider the ways in which we can work together to shape our shared future. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sheaneen Healy Byrne
Technological University Dublin - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In the midst of a housing crisis, with rents soaring and the eviction ban lifted, Ireland is a country that has become uninhabitable. As a young person living at home, I cannot afford to move out and have, like many others, decided to emigrate in search of independence and a better quality of life. (re)rooting explores the feelings, often mournful, of having to uproot oneself. Through the careful sequencing of images from the farmland which has been in my family for generations, I am depicting the physical manifestations of my roots on home soil. By moving abroad, I am leaving behind a crucial part of my identity, which is my home and the farm I grew up on. Weaving these photographic fragments together is a process of abstraction, a way of exploring how it will be for me, temporally and spatially, in a new and unfamiliar landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jana Bulochova
Technological University Dublin - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The project Молва ( Molva) explores the interrelation between photography and linguistics by visualising the list of catchphrases from the Russian- speaking community and seeks to represent the culture and lifestyle of the artist. Depending on the desired context, these word combinations may be unique and not have an equivalent between different cultures. The project involved people from different countries, who are united by the ability to speak and understand Russian language, respectively, it was easy for the participants to feel the atmosphere and understand the specifications. By combining portraiture work and still life compositions, supplemented with the touch of photo montage, the artworks disclose the absurdity and eloquence of language that enriches speech in a metaphorical approach. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dee Byrne
Technological University Dublin - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Ireland has a uniquely powerful relationship with magic, a connection grounded in a long history of ritual practices, folktales and superstition. This project explores the recent reclamation of Earth magic amongst women in Ireland through the following three parts. The first part, ‘The Woman,’ takes the form of portraiture created in dialogue with a number of current magic practitioners, including druids, witches, and pagans. The second strand, ‘The Witch’, dives into the unique character of the witch archetype in Irish history, through an activation of the image archive. The final chapter, ‘The Wanderer’, is a reflection on my own relationship to this material as I interact with pieces of nature foraged from locations associated with witches and sacred pagan sites. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Patryk Gizicki
Technological University Dublin - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Stay Forever More is a reflection on my childhood and adolescence, delving into and confronting difficult memories. This is a project about identity, which speaks to my experience of emigrating from my home in Poland to county Mayo, Ireland when I was six. While the project explores feelings of liminality and belonging, it is also a love letter to the complexities of my hometown and what it means to be Irish. I left Castlebar five years ago, but now returning to photograph the hometown that I felt I had to run away from, feels different. The inertia of a small town that I thought would drag me down now calls as living costs of Dublin mount, forcing many to emigrate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Hamilton
Technological University Dublin - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The term ‘Hysteria’ derived from the Greek word ‘Hystera’, which translates to womb or uterus. Hysteria became associated with the theory of ‘the wandering womb’. This claimed the uterus as a living creature that would, when unsatisfied, detach itself from its rightful place and ‘wander’ around the female body like an animal, causing distress. The use of photography in diagnosis and the female patients' relationship with ‘performing’ for the camera revealed a disturbing history of the medical treatment of women’s bodies. By delving into the societal attitudes of the past, this project simultaneously confronts what of this remains in the present. Drawing on this history, ‘Hystera’ becomes a very personal project that reflects on the experience of living with endometriosis, and the journey of receiving a diagnosis. Endometriosis is a long-term, chronic condition, in which tissue similar to the uterine lining ‘wanders’ outside of the uterus. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tyrell McBride
IADT Dún Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

then their waters were mingled together is the second chapter of a three chapter body of work. McBride explores the deeply personal process of grieving and catharsis following the loss of his grandmother. Using a combination of contemporary photography and archival family materials, McBride constructs a visual narrative that captures the fleeting nature of life and the emotional impact of loss. Although the photographic work does not feature the physical presence of his grandmother, she remains a powerful force through the use of poetry and obscured imagery. These elements allow McBride to create a sense of his grandmother's continued influence and presence, even in her absence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jake Hoffman
IADT Dún Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Neptune Estate is an in-depth and intimate case study of the cultural and communal habits of a suburban housing estate and its neighbouring spaces. Through the form of the series, spontaneous occurrences and circumstances played a crucial role in the photographic practice. Without titles or any specific indication of location, Neptune Estate slowly uncovers the identity of place through the exploration and experience of a distinctive albeit traditional suburban environment. By integrating a collaborative approach into the methodology and style of image-making, the body of work chronicles and documents the lifestyles of those at the centre of its narrative, with the imagery reflecting the relational dynamics of environmental setting and extempore portraiture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karla Byrne
IADT Dún Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Leafless is a still image project exploring mental health and the effects it has on the mind and body. The project uses Karla’s own mental health struggles as a starting point. She turns the camera around on herself in the form of a series of self-portraits. She poses bare in the self-portraits, leaving her vulnerable and with nothing to hide. Motion in some of the photographs depicts how mental health can leave a person’s mind feeling scrambled. Karla chose to photograph the project in black and white as people with mental health struggles can sometimes see things in black or white. The self-portraits are the beginning of a possible long-term project. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Peter Greene
IADT Dún Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Mechanisms Not Meaning is built around the familiarity that is intrinsic to home and how this can be affected by the interventions and traces left by others. Greene views home as a shell. The images play with the identification of what can be seen and separations between what is distinguished. These structures lack value before their link to one’s own environment. Experiences of safety intrinsic to the concept of home can come at any time, and Greene aims to find these occurrences of peace in unexpected circumstances. The project is centred around evidence of your root, the value of your shell. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Seán Kelly
IADT Dún Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The Irish landscape is made up of 134 million hectares of bogland, equating to 16.2 per cent of the Island of Ireland. Peat, the fossil fuel making up this bogland, has been cut, dried and used as a fuel for centuries and while it has been essential for the survival of many rural Irish people, it has now become a problem in the age of the Anthropocene. When burned, peat (turf) releases carbon dioxide, which is contributing to climate change. Now in 2023, industrial scale peat extraction has ended and private turf cutting looks set to end in the coming years. Taken from a wider long-term body of work, my graduate work examines the remnants of the harvested boglands. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kamile Vaitkeviciute
IADT Dún Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The body of work explores lingering emotions, after living through certain experiences, it focuses on the physical representations of trauma on physical bodies such as people or environments. The trauma experienced in turn creates a new distorted reality that holds them in its grip, confined in an emotional state created as a coping mechanism. The project represents how eventually a person forms a connection with their experiences rather than learning how to move past it, how with the flow of time it eventually becomes their comfort place as they've lived through it for so long, they don’t know what lies beneath it anymore. The body of work highlights the flaws and imperfections of the aftermath that ensues. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lisa Folschette
IADT Dún Laoghaire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Lisa Folschette’s Project Pole Pole is a personal and emotional exploration of loss and identity. Her mother spent most of her time in mental health hospitals throughout her childhood and youth. In 2021, her mother suddenly passed away. Folschette is exploring her current stage of grief and is trying to recognise her mother's emotional well-being. Pole Pole 'slowly, slowly' is a saying her parents referred to, whenever a difficult situation occurred. It as well broke the seriousness of the situation, which made them smirk. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Bigby
University of East London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Maria Bigby’s Absence is a poignant expression of the very particular grief that so many are still suffering following the Covid-19 pandemic. Unable to say goodbye to her father who died during the pandemic, Bigby evokes his life through the objects that represent his personality and that she encountered during the painful process of packing away his possessions. Absence is thus a reflection on the relationship between photography and memory as well as a memorial which evokes the loss suffered by so many. It functions as a harsh reminder of the ones we've had to leave behind and the bittersweet memories that linger. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jaydeep Patel
University of East London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

India is renowned for its textile industry and the artistry of its fabric designs. Every state in India has its own representative costume and unique fabric and fabric was the focus of the Swadeshi movement which, in 1905, contributed to Indian independence by rejecting foreign imports and promoting domestic production. Imprints is a project by Indian artist Jaydeep Patel which brings together the signature fabrics of different Indian states in a unique garment which symbolises national unity and the collective fight against British colonialism. By wearing the garment himself Patel, who is currently based in London, makes a powerful statement about the relationship between colonial histories, trade and cultural change. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Danilo Zocatelli Cesco
University of East London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Take Away seeks to expose the excesses of everyday life focusing on the plastic and paper consumption promoted by the takeaway industries. Utilising a discarded scanner, found in the street, Danilo employs cameraless photography to explore the aesthetics of repurposing through the way that plastic containers are used as storage or archival container for objects in domestic spaces. Images were printed on handmade paper created from recycled takeaway menus. Materials, such as medication, and hair, found in the scanned objects were mixed in the paper pulp, making each sheet unique. The work asks the viewer to reconsider the objects with which they share space and to question the alternatives for living in a cleaner, recyclable, and more conscious way. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eliza Maria Modzelewska
University of East London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Let’s Meet in Between is a project designed to provoke empathetic emotions through an interactive experience that evokes both the discomfort of an anxiety attack and the soothing effects of sensory therapy. Working with colour theory and inspired by Cate Wnek’s Raising Goosebumps, Modzelewska’s performative installation makes use of the reflective and semi-transparent qualities of chiffon fabric to suggest the bodily estrangement that is a common symptom of anxiety. At the same time, she engages all the senses using sound and the suggestion of touch. Designed to raise awareness of anxiety as a condition that affects growing numbers of people, Let’s Meet in Between invites viewers to contemplate the bodily sensations associated with it and the release of therapeutic intervention. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ilona Tarchukova Marchik
University of East London - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Fragments is a project by Ilona Tarchukova Marchik which explores the way that displacement in times of war shatters lives. Working with a family of refugees displaced to Almeria in Spain, Marchik combines original photography with selected items from their family archive to build an installation that evokes the instability and violence of war, incorporating found artefacts from the field of battle. Tarchukova’s images are enclosed in transparent plastic cubes which are scattered to emulate the detritus found at ground zero. The lighting is designed to destabilise the field of vision, evoking both the instability of displaced lives and the shadows which are the chilling result of a nuclear explosion . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Scott Barron
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The work presented here consists of two sets of commercial portraits that are based around opera characters and patron saints. Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Britten’s Aschenbach from Death in Venice, and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd are portrayed in their characterisations whilst showing their main personality strengths and defects. The saints are brought to life and captured in a more contemporary and fantastical form with their patronages highlighted in each of their portraits. Presented here are St. Michael the Archangel – patron saint of military personnel, St. Catherine of Siena – patron saint of nurses, sexual temptation and religious ridicule, St. Christopher – patron saint of travellers and motorists, and St. Sebastian – patron saint of athletes and archers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jolanta Plebankiewicz
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The little spaceman embarked on his journey around the world with his teddy bear excited to explore new places and discover new things. The little astronaut represents the curiosity and wonder that we all have inside of us, while his teddy bear symbolises the companionship that we seek in our lives. The citizen life that the little astronaut encounters serves as a reminder that even in the emptiness of space, there is still life and the potential for growth and change. This photo project represents a journey of discovery, curiosity, and companionship in the face of hope that it will inspire viewers to embrace their own sense of adventure, and seeking out new experiences and connections in their own lives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marta Lanzanova
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This body of work is a collection of fashion shots produced during my BA studies at Edinburgh College. I’ve always been fascinated by the feminine, and this wide selection wants to celebrate a beautiful and varied group of girls. They all look straight into camera, challenging the viewer. They’re not winking, there’s no desire for seduction, those pictures are not intended for a sensual gaze. They simply stare at us, inviting us to look, to stare back. They have all different backgrounds, and different are the circumstances that have brought them in front of my camera, but that’s another story. They simply are, as every human should be. That’s the only thing we need to know, to enjoy the images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jennifer Charlton
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Hello, I’m Jen. Photography awards me with the ability to offer a platform for others, to showcase their brilliance and struggles in the hope of shining a light, inspiring others. Viewing subjects through the glass opens up a connection enabling their story whether in the style of Documentary, Portrait or Commercial they are all in some way connected, this is the driving force behind my work. To be trusted by others to capture them whether in a boxing ring or during the sharing of their innermost fears and vulnerabilities is a gift I am forever grateful for and feel privileged to be able to help communicate to others. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oksana Karuna
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

With this series of food photos, I want to convey the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the culinary world. From simple and wholesome dishes to elaborate and decadent creations, the colours, textures, and aromas of food can be celebrated through photography. A fluffy chocolate cake, truffles floating in the air, a juicy burger, a refreshing smoothie that will make your mouth water. This is one of my goals as a food photographer. But with this series of photos, I also want to show that food is not only an important part of our lives, but also a part of modern art. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marc Marshall
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Scotland is renowned for having some of the best mountain biking trails in the world. This project, titled Scottish Singletrack, aims to showcase these trails in all of their varied environments from the granite slabs of Ballater in Aberdeenshire to the steep tight and intimate forests of Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Susan Allan
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I created these images as part of a project on how man-made structures have impacted on, and form part of, the story of our landscape. My influences were the images of Nadav Kander from his work in China, and Edward Burtynsky's landscape images, both of which are so effective in telling the story of the landscape with their soft atmospheric colours and compositions. Choosing a number of abandoned sites across Scotland, my images show how the environment has survived and evolved long after people have gone. I hope that these images provide access for everyone to see these relatively unknown places at a point-in-time that I have been fortunate to visit, each one telling its own story. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jenna McIntyre
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I am Jenna McIntyre, I specialise in Fashion and Portrait Photography. I am graduating from Edinburgh College with Robert Gordon University with my BA Professional Photography. I am based in Central Scotland. A lot of my work is inspired by vintage and historical paintings, photographs, clothing and period dramas. I am mainly interested in the 1940’s, 1950’s and the Victorian era. I also specialise in modern fashion and portraiture, which I very much enjoy too. I have over six years photography experience, although the last three years I have focused much more on fashion photography and portraiture. I am very passionate about photography and enjoy being create in my work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Knowles
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

New Build: Altered Landscapes explores the expansion of housing developments and how these developments have impacted the natural environment. It does this by looking at the landscape of current housing provisions and proposed developments in Edinburgh City and suburbs. The project pays homage to the New Topographic photographers of the past and their focus to human’s interference on the landscape. The work is captured at night and depicts mundane subjects that have turned otherworldly. There is a silence that trembles throughout this series, one which creates a clear vision of how these developments will change the landscape forever. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tim Watts
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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This project explores the women that make up the Hibernian FC Women’s Team. I intended to delve into and capture the character of each player. I aimed to include similar elements in each portrait to showcase their togetherness as a team. Creating strong compositions and combining this with their strong, proud, positive postures, I intended to capture a true representation of the players and the team. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Maclellan
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

“The Ladies” is a fashion series created by documenting the clothing worn by women of a knitter natter group based in West Lothian. I used their portraits as inspiration for clothing used in the secondary images which were created on location and with a young model. The aim was to create fashion images that contrast the approachability of the ladies by creating a character that has an atmosphere of uneasiness. I found shape, colours and lines on location that created interesting compositions to pair with their respective portraits. I felt it important to shoot in locations where the ladies would have lived, worked and raised their families to create a narrative whilst remaining ambiguous to their actual story. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Antonio Strino
Edinburgh College - BA Professional Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Set 1 - Hotel Archimede: The inspiration for this both sets came from researching movies set in the 1980s. This set gives an insight into the subject’s life, but still creates mystery and curiosity around the character and his living situation within the hotel. Set 2 - Hotel Cabaret Chic: The narrative of this editorial is that the subject is a Cabaret Girl staying at the hotel she performs in. These images show the Cabaret Girl in her down time. The subject is dressed in dresswear that would be appropriate to someone living this life style in the 1980s in a city like New York Vegas or Paris. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Stead
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My photographic practice explores themes of temporality, narrativity and intimacy within the everyday, encouraging the discussion of what happens when nothing happens. It is in those moments that I find spaces and the objects, or people in them, as they are; un-staged and, simply, existing. Connections found within series’ of colour photos form narratives though a romanticised lens, emphasising the pleasant, the sensory and a strong presence of nostalgia throughout. My work is a true reflection of how I see my immediate surroundings every day, and the serendipitous beauty I notice in their mundanity. And it is merely in the want to share that experience and connect with others’ versions of the everyday that my photos find their purpose. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Osborn
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Dancing in the Red Room (2023) is a celebration of shape, form, and the female body. Intended to appear striking and powerful, I photographed my subject performing a free-form dance that was choreographed entirely in the moment. My primary artistic interest is the body: how it moves, what it holds, and how it acts as reality. I try to strike the balance between still image and life force, where the subject merges with the image-making process to create a united and cohesive piece. My photographs, therefore, attempt to capture the external appearance of an internal experience, confronting the viewer both with their perceptions of the body they see and the relationship they have with the body they inhabit. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellie Whitbread
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work addresses the unacknowledged barriers faced by women within society. Inspired by the powerful message of the book 'Invisible Women' by Criado-Perez, my practice demonstrates that this bias is often unseen but yet has profound effects. I reflect the invisible nature of this bias by using partially seen materials as a visual metaphor – as soon as contact is made with the material it creates shadows which represent the obstacles and limitations that women face in their careers. By creating fine-art, surrealistic images I communicate gender discrimination in a less confrontational manner Through this dreamlike, ethereal aesthetic I create a sense of otherworldliness which is less accusing than a literal depiction of the glass ceiling reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hector Hilleary
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Hector Hilleary is a practicing a Photographer, exploring the inherent connection one has to the natural elements. Hilleary presents narratives as both a testament and reminder of the elemental cycles we are all entangled within. His focus is on the value of these natural spaces, highlighting the disconnect of urban lifestyles. Hilleary’s work is produced within the realm of medium format film photography, adapting to a completely analogue process for his Hebridean series. This work consists of a photographic journal of his trips through the Outer isles, in both the landscape he is confronted with, and the locals he meets along the way. The imagery is an intimate take on the unravelling of life and community on the Outer Hebrides. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabella Crawford
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My art explores the complexities of dog ownership, which can simultaneously offer great joy and fulfilment while also reflecting the harsh realities of inequality and poverty. While some are fortunate enough to provide their pets with love, care, and companionship, others must face the difficult decision of giving up their beloved dogs due to financial, social, or mental health challenges. Through my work, I aim to highlight these contradictions and spark conversations about the larger social and economic divides that exist in our world. I believe that by examining the duality of dog ownership, I hope to shed light on these current and ever-present issues surrounding dogs and society's values and priorities. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Izzi Brannen
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

From January to August 2022, my time in the USA - exploring New England and the Midwest - immersed me in a constant state of culture shock. I encountered the novelties and familiarities of American life: over reliance on cars, lower food standards, extreme friendliness, and iced coffee. Deep friendships formed the bedrock of my experiences, fuelling my art. I treasure images that capture everyday warmth and love, while navigating an increasingly fascistic political climate. As a young, queer, left-wing foreigner, my work provides a personal and critical lens on contemporary American life. Through everyday observations my photographs straddle the profound quotidian of friendship and politics. No prizes for guessing my favourite colour. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ryan Jones
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My portraits explore the intersection of masculinity and Catholic imagery through the use of male models wearing balaclavas inspired by religious iconography. By obscuring their faces, I invite viewers to question the traditional perceptions of authority and identity associated with masculinity and religion. The dark, moody atmosphere of my portraits evokes a sense of mystery and introspection, inviting viewers to contemplate the complex emotions and power dynamics inherent in these religious symbols. Through my lens, I seek to challenge traditional gender roles and expectations, creating a space for a more fluid and inclusive expression of identity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Grant
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work is an exploration of the body’s anatomy. My project consists of small studies on each area of the body with the overhead influence of the artist movement surrealism. I want my work to make you think about the functionality of each part of the body as well as how intertwined we are with the natural world and our surroundings. The influence of surrealism is my pathway to help us connect with our subconsciousness when thinking about our body’s and how we process the understanding of our own inner workings deeper than the surface level. As the project developed it slowly became a deconstructed version of my own subconscious in connection with my anatomy. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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You Liang
Edinburgh College of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

"Our Only Guide is Our Homesickness" is named after a quote from "Der Steppenwolf" by Hermann Hesse. The series captures the changing landscape of modernized China and the Chinese diaspora. Ethnic minorities are forced to adapt to Han Chinese culture and then move even farther away, seeking a better life, and leaving many things behind, such as language, tradition, and religion, in order to adapt to new cultural, social, and political environments. Through the lens of my camera, I reveal the nuanced layers of cultural identity and the vibrant traditions that continue to thrive within the diaspora, weaving together the story of my drifting life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Abi Avery
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

“Beyond the Sport” is a multimedia series which uses audio and portraiture to celebrate women and non-binary athletes. Taken on 120 film, “Beyond the Sport” pairs images from within the home and place of sport to reveal the person behind the athlete. Headphones are displayed alongside portraits, allowing the audience to listen to the subjects' relationship to their sport. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bethany Craig
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Slow It Down is a series of fashion editorial photographs focussing on sustainable fashion and the damaging effects that fast fashion has on the environment. Through focussing on methods of recycling and re-using fashion to tackle problems such as over-consumption and over-production, this project intends to represent the shift of sustainability in the fashion industry over the last few years. The artist’s objective for this project is to not only play a role in contributing to a more sustainable fashion and photography industry but also activate the accountability we hold for bettering the future of the environment. This sequence aims to inform, provoke, and demonstrate the possibilities of a more ethically conscious fashion industry. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Diego Martina
Edinburgh Napier University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As a rock climber himself, Diego has developed a deep connection with the outdoors and with local climbing communities. His latest body of work, Rock Chronicles, celebrates the thrill of scaling new heights from gym trainings to the adrenaline-filled moments of finishing a boulder project. Shot in Italy, Scotland, and England, the photographs showcase several individuals within their climbing contexts. Most recently, Diego has focused his practice on documentary and socially meaningful initiatives. He has collaborated with the Scottish Paraclimbing Club as well as internationally recognised athletes like Alex Moore and Robbie Phillips. In addition, he has documented the Italian athlete Stefano Ghisolfi attempting to climb "Excalibur," the hardest Italian climbing route to date. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Katie Buttar
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Feminine Visions’ is a project looking at the feminine symbolism connections in still life art. The work references still life paintings from the past and the symbolic language that is imbedded in certain objects used within these paintings.   I wanted to add a modern perspective to the symbolic feminine coded language made centuries ago in the world of art. I created these figure cut-outs of female figures as a window looking into the feminine being and how it is viewed in the art world. I want to show that this language does not stand in today’s society with how its views femininity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Jones
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Lauren Jones’ project, ‘Tràigh Ròin - A Portrait of Forvie’ presents the viewer with the contrast between the obvious attractions and the often-overlooked details in the quiet and calm of nature.Tràigh Ròin translates to Seal Beach in Scottish Gaelic with seals being one of the primary draws for visitors to Forvie. However, the series moves beyond the seals and into the flora and fauna that surrounds them. Through an exploration of sections of Forvie National Nature Reserve, Aberdeen, the viewer is brought on a journey highlighting what they would see, the obvious and the unseen, on the way to the Seals Beach. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecca Russell
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A place of great curiosity in her youth, Photographer Rebecca Russell, revisits, with a documentary eye, to encapsulate the true essence and core of the iconic Glasgow Barras. In the development stages of her project, it was uncovered to Rebecca that her great-grandparents had a stall in The Barras during the 1930s. This allowed a closer, more meaningful, and personal outlook of the people and communities formed within the markets. An integral focus within her project was to immerse herself in her environment, documenting the values, identity and culture that create the foundation of The Glasgow Barrowland Markets, and which correlate with her own upbringing in a working-class family in Coatbridge. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robyn Harvie
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Being inspired by tapestries and their use to highlight the importance of an event. “Still Playing” takes the concept to illustrate the excitement of seeing a live gig at a local venue. These small local venues are more important than ever as their very existence has been threatened by the aftermath of the pandemic. In addition, the cost-of-living crisis is stopping people from being able to spend money on non-essential items such as concert tickets. The impact of this is far-reaching, as well as limiting the number of people exposed to live music, to those who choose to pursue a career in music to the lack of accessibility for musicians to affordable spaces.     (The work is able to be adapted into a smaller book version)  . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alaska Stikova
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I am a Bothy I am a Bunker I am a Tent I am a Lodger A photographic series about the sense of place and security. Inspired by Isobel Wylie Hutchison and other 20th century female photographers in Scotland and their connection to landscapes, this series is a journey through an emotional landscape using metaphors of structures and wild lands. An emotional navigation through the modern-day journey of living through cost of living, housing, and relationship crisis. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fergus Townsend
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work delves into the inner world of my imagination, which was an integral part of my childhood. I would often escape into prolonged states of daydreaming, inhabiting a space called 'Fergus World', after my mum's description of my dreamy, disconnected state. However, as I have got older, the nature of my imaginary space has evolved and shifted, and my engagement with the real world has taken on a different quality. Even while participating in daily life, I have always felt a sense of distance, as if I am wandering alone, separated from reality by a veil. Through my work, I aim to explore this delicate balance between the real and the imagined and reflect on how our inner lives shape our experiences of the world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Carter
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Unface was born from a fascination with faces. Unface examines social functions of our faces in present day and addresses the wider theme of self-identity in the digital age, its curation, and reiteration through a hyper-image flow. The face seems destined for the sculpture, for the image of its commemoration; the most essential, mysterious, and esoteric element of the human being. Its appearance is the quiet precedent to all humanities achievements as social creature – the ‘roadway between men’ says Kōbō Abe. So why does a world plunged into blindness, seem so infatuating, so erotic, and so liberating. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Livvy Eden
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Livvy Eden is a BA(Hons) Photography graduate from Falmouth University, currently based in Cornwall. As a multidisciplinary artist, Eden explores various photographic and camera-less processes. Her recent works from “Child of the River” create a thread between her experiences in Cornwall and her family home in Wiltshire. This collection of landscape imagery, self-portraiture and chemigrams fixed with seawater, draw upon narratives that question the construct of “home”. Comparing the dualities between herself and her sister, land and sea, Cornwall and home, freshwater and seawater, these poetic images of everyday life document a young woman, seeking a sense of belonging. Eden also pushes for sustainable methods within her practice, using alternative solutions and natural materials in her work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maya Brasington
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Maya Brasington is a multidisciplinary artist using photography to investigate the complexities of family and mixed identity, as well as broader themes of the Caribbean diaspora. Part of an ongoing enquiry into self-identity, Magic Isle explores how descendants of immigrants often construct a magical, and perhaps unreal, imagination of the distant 'homeland'. By blurring the lines between myth and reality, this work brings attention to the role of the image in identity formation and memory. Working in collaboration with my family, I look to reimagine family narratives through the reworking of archival imagery in response to new conversations and personal experiences. Combining found imagery, family photographs, and new photography, ‘Magic Isle’ is realized as an imagined photo album that reconnects the past with the present to serve as a homage to my Bajan heritage. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Skye Pfeiffer
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In the series ‘Tangled in Your Embrace’, I explore themes of grief and resentment that can emerge from fractured family dynamics. Through the use of natural landscapes and the act of walking, I aim to convey the complex emotions that can emerge in the aftermath of such experiences. As an artist, I seek to create a visual language that invites viewers to reflect on their own experiences with loss and abandonment. By focusing on the healing power of nature and the meditative act of walking, I hope to create a sense of connection and catharsis that is both universal and deeply personal. Ultimately, my goal is to use art as a means of fostering empathy and understanding around issues that are often difficult to confront. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Hughen
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Sophie Hughen is a Cornwall based photographer whose interests surround the themes of human connection, the female experience, and landscapes. Her Series 'Dear Dad,' is a visual letter to her late father Gordon (Jay) Hughen. It narrates the piecing together and reflection upon his life, as well as also acting as Sophie's visual sounding board to process her feelings of loss and presence. Every image within this project, old or new, has not only explored parts of Sophie's father, but parts of herself too, as a daughter and as an artist. Visually Sophie has tried to answer the questions she carries about the dad she never knew, but feels the absence of everyday, through the thoughtful use of family archives, vast and empty landscape imagery, and reflective self-portraiture. Within this correspondence, Sophie questions whether it is possible to miss something you never had and connect to the intangible. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Teri Bioletti
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This work offers a conceptual representation of the lived experiences of women with autism, with a particular focus on ‘masking’ as a coping behaviour. Taking inspiration from my own and other’s experiences, the images visualise the struggle that comes with navigating the social world, and the subsequent actions that autistic women feel required to take in order to better fit society’s expectations. By combining faceless portraiture with landscape elements and abstraction techniques, the work conveys how these women hide their true selves in an attempt to conform and appear more “acceptable”. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Donnelly
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My practice explores the combination of traditional style photographic mixed with alternative process techniques. The use of the Sabatier technique within this body of work is used to draw attention to the use of raw materials within the photographic industry and how tat as affected the landscapes that we see. By making the Cornish mining industry the primary subject in this work I am able to show the symbiotic relationship between mining and photography. Mining has not only shaped photographic industry but has had a significant impact on Cornish heritage as well, with the coast line being littered with mills and engine houses. The use of the Sabatier technique disrupts the traditional photographic process with a second exposure to light during the development process causing the images to look timeless and ethereal in nature due to the fogging that takes place on the negatives that creates direct positives on the film the image is taken on. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edward Brown
Falmouth University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Voids’ surveys the space between origin and consumer, in a society designed to isolate and distress. In the post-industrial world, we live insulated from the origin of our built environment, alienated from the ground beneath our feet, be it constructed or natural. The places shown in these photographs, where we extract and sort the materials that fabricate our modern world, are so increasingly unfamiliar as to appear uncanny. In parallel, carefully planted division and hatred has fractured once-strong communities, disallowing collective action, and similarly alienating us from our neighbours both locally and across borders. This project asks that we remain mindful of the origin of our accepted normality, and who it might benefit; and warns against an unkind, non-inclusive future. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Allcock
University for the Creative Arts Farnham - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Charlotte Allcock is a photographer based in Surrey and London. A broad interest in social media, mental health, other contemporary social issues, and how photographic processes can be used as tools to show or alter complex feelings and responses. ‘Thinking Differently’, a collection which focuses on positive dyslexia attributes, arose from Allcock’s dyslexia diagnosis. This led to an investigative and celebratory piece of work, to empower her dyslexic sitters, spread awareness to her audience and deepen her understanding of dyslexia. Allcock believes that everyone should be accepted, seen, and heard, so ‘Thinking Differently’ opens a dialogue with her sitters, working collaboratively to share their stories, create awareness, build a community, and support the Helen Arkell Dyslexia charity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Antollini Otic
University for the Creative Arts Farnham - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Antollini Otic is a Filipino artist based in Surrey/Hampshire with a BA (Hons) in Photography from University For the Creative Arts in Farnham. His practice focuses on young adults and the LGBTQ+ community, and often begins with conversations with his subjects to identify shared issues and experiences. In ongoing work, Otic explores self-validation through the perspective of the gay community, and specifically internalised issues within the community (including body shaming, exclusionary tribes, and race). Otic’s recent work, Moment when you realised this is adulthood - probes at the psyche of being a young adult investigating the existential issues (such as finding a job, and gaining independence) and adapting to the transitions of maturity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isobel Stocks
University for the Creative Arts Farnham - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Isobel Stocks is a photographer and visual artist based in Hampshire, with a BA (Hons) in Photography. Stocks’ practice employs documentary approaches to work with urban environments, brutalist architecture, and local landscapes. Stocks’ current work is a response to littering in her local area, highlighting the visible pollution caused by careless behaviour. It aims to raise awareness and encourage the coming together of communities to keep their local town tidy. Stocks’ interest in editing images by hand began as experimentation, but led to the use of stitching or darning as a way of ‘fixing’, repairing, or caring for the landscape. Stocks says, ‘throughout this project I learnt that it is important to photograph reality, and to present issues which generally get overlooked in society, so that we can be educated by this.’ . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shiona Frayne
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Shiona Frayne’s practice over the last three years has been largely focused on still-life representations of issues that stem-from, or are a direct consequence of, the Climate Crisis. Her work aims to look closer into mundane day-to-day habits and highlight their impact on the climate. She often describes the aim of her work as to make the “Ordinary, Extraordinary”. Frayne’s work often has a distinctive grid style to it often used to represent the repetitive nature of the topics. In her most recent work “Would you like a receipt with that?” Frayne aims to highlight society’s odd relationship towards consumption. The work is made up of hundreds of receipts, collected over six months. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matt Chapman
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

By The Way is a monograph exploring Chapman’s reconnection with family. Through multiple talks with his grandfather, along with recollection from his childhood, Matt attempts to use the photograph to retell the stories he was told as a child, whilst also reconnecting with the narrator who told them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachelle Bate
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Rachelle Bate’s photography draws on documentary practices, often observing subjects on location in spaces of leisure and relaxation, and regularly shooting on film. Prompted by the observation that the ‘picture-perfect’, close-knit, extended family of the family album rarely reflects the reality of day-to-day life, “Picture Perfect” combines archival imagery, new photography made in the family home, and writing from family members trying to piece together the way they portray themselves in albums. This work is intended to make people consider their own families and how they use their own albums: Are they accurate representations? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Nicholas
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Jack Nicholas’s most recent project, 'Are They Awake,' documents the inspiring work of a local volunteer group that formed as a result of a medical emergency in their community. Nicholas's photography aims to showcase the power of human connection and individual actions in making a positive impact, highlighting the crucial role of community involvement and support. The work is structured around a conversation with one of the group’s members, presented in a printed zine. Through image and text, ‘Are They Awake’ documents the dedication of these volunteers and their tireless efforts to better their community, while uncovering and sharing the personal story behind this group's passion for early defibrillation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexander Barker
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Achievement Unlocked is a series of constructed images that explores gamification and the mundanity of life, by commenting on the lack of fulfilment in reality in comparison to that in games. This project aims to highlight the allure of the digital world for people to escape to. Exploring the comedic irony in the completion of tedious everyday tasks that exist in both realities. This project hopes to raise new questions about the worlds of our reality and the reality of virtual as they intersect. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Melissa Klepping
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Melissa Klepping is a German artist based in London. Klepping is intrigued by society as a whole, questioning and exploring different themes using text and images in her work. In ‘Not Belonging’, Klepping created an autobiographical self-healing project using Gestalt therapy, which focuses on the present to heal from the past. Based on the emotional struggles of growing up in a mixed-cultural family, Klepping revisited her memories associated with language barriers and other personal issues. Exploring feelings of rejection, awkwardness, and isolation correlated with the German side of her family. Klepping wants to create an extension of her self-healing journey that encourages viewers to consider their own emotional connections and challenges. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adam Boyd
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

“Not Every Night” explores my personal relationship with my hometown and my coping mechanisms for Insomnia. The form this took is that of going out during the late hours of the night and taking long exposures of peoples homes that still had lights on. This was a comforting feeling as it allowed me to see that other people are going through the same troubles as I am. In contrast this project posed a huge risk to me as my hometown isn’t a nice place at night. This would create tension while shooting. This light and dark relationship is something I explore in my work, in trying to capture this unease while capturing the literal lights and darks of my town. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ali Burden-Blake
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In August 2022 my beautiful dressage horse, Bunny, was confirmed to have developed ringbone, a painful, progressive, and irreversible form of arthritis. She was lame in walk, even on painkillers, and so the minute I saw the x-ray confirming why, I knew I needed to make the hardest, most devastating, and yet kindest decision for her. What I have been left with is not only an enduring grief, but also the physical remains of our 6 year partnership, and my seat has returned from the saddle to the couch. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grant Campbell
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project originally started as a series of simple motion blurred seascapes, which derives from my love of the sea. The motion blurred effect was used as a way to show the landscapes in a different and more painterly way. Throughout the development process I realised that I enjoy collecting objects from beaches, especially discarded and unusual pieces of plastic or sea glass. By photographing these objects in a beautiful and powerful way, I am able to show people the contents of our ocean and encourage them to think about the wider, more serious effect pollution has on our planet. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Julie Balfour
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My project explores the premise that grief, whilst hidden, still endures and is an important part of healing. Everyday objects, half remembered holidays, family jokes, old photographs are altered by the loss of someone close to us. We become aware of our health and sense of mortality. We hold on to belongings and they become for us totems of comfort and remembrance, raised up from the ordinary. I realised, when working on this project, that for the past four years I have explored loss in many forms, and it remembers both joy and grief. My final product will be in book form. “He was always working to give his family a good life.” (Extract from my Brothers Eulogy September 2022) . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karyn Priestley
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project considers photography from an alternative perspective, taking the everyday, familiar object of an egg and exploring its fragile beauty. The project was cultivated in an attempt to expand my own practice and experiment with new ways of communicating a visual narrative. Throughout the process I have sought to challenge the boundaries of photography and in doing so, developed a keen interest in sculptural photography and the expanded field. Ultimately, this ‘Embryonic Journey’ is representative of my own experiences over the past few years whereby I’ve learned to embrace vulnerability within creativity and repair the cracks which so often form on the outer shell. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mark Cairney
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Within this project I captured various seascapes, exploring the emotions that it evoked from me. I tried to bring those feelings to the work I created, the overwhelming nature of the ocean, how vast and open it is. Being inspired by Mark Rothko’s paintings, I wanted my work to have that same aspect he did by incorporating scale, I wanted to engulf the viewer. Using a long exposure I captured these dreamlike scenes, which I hope to evoke some sort of emotion from the viewer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Natalie O’Rourke
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project stemmed from a love of Scotland and Traditional Still Life. It depicts items we associate Scotland with, both modern and traditional. The project aims to celebrate Scotland and our traditions with objects, food and drink. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Siobhan Chalmers
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The Viewpark Conservation Group is a charitable organisation responsible for securing the largest urban community land buyout in Scotland, following an unwavering campaign over 19 years. This project is a documentation of the resilient working-class community of Viewpark, North Lanarkshire, and the work being done to restore the area of land known locally as The Glen. Now in ownership of the community which surrounds it, The Glen has been saved from further destruction at the hands of developers. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zach O’Neill
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In the census of 1921, there were over two million males recorded as living in Scotland. Of these men, just under three hundred and fifty thousand were recorded as working in the manufacture of metals & machines etc. These industries have almost vanished from our society over the past one hundred years. The city has become a centre for development, and today is home to a vast range of craftsmen, labourers, makers, and workers. It is in these new industries our modern-day Glasgow is built. This project aims to document the male working population of Glasgow today and investigate how this has changed over the past one hundred years, to find the new men of industry in Glasgow. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Jack
City of Glasgow College - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects the function of the ovaries. Symptoms include irregular periods, extreme hair growth (hirsutism), difficulty getting pregnant, acne, fatigue etc. PCOS is a prevalent condition that affects 1 in 10 persons with ovaries. This project is not only a way to bring awareness to such a common condition but also a way for people to see themselves in others. I didn’t have that when I got diagnosed, and the people I photographed didn’t either. This is an ongoing project; if you're interested, please get in touch with me. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna-Rose McChesney
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

What does it mean to be dressed? Is the overarching question for my studio practice and links what I explore through my work: clothing, community and what’s the role of photography within that? I am interested in ethnography, societies and social studies of fashion. I try to use these themes to underpin the context of my work and base it in a social anthropological context. The street is my studio, I use the outdoors and sometimes the indoors. ‘To Be Adorned’ delves into the meaning behind our clothes, where the subjects have sourced their clothing from, and what oral histories and testimonies can be learnt behind these ensembles. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Iris Nicholson
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As a photographer, I am interested in documenting details in everyday environments that are often overlooked. This project ‘Mave’ is about my Nana and her home in the Welsh countryside. It explores family relationships, loss and memories. The project began by documenting Mavis in her home in the last years of her life and has continued since she passed. These photographs depict everyday reminders of my Nana, alongside the objects and intimate arrangements that were left in her home. They uphold tangible elements of the past such as archival family photos, and household ornaments. Within these artifacts, traces of life and the fragility of time becomes apparent. This work champions our lasting memories of people, places and everything that is left behind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Malcolm Allan
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Along The Periphery’ is the title of a photographic investigation that researches and documents Glasgow’s peripheral ‘overspill’ housing schemes. Although having some political impetus this is not about making an overt statement, rather I simply want to provide a window into a world that many (even some from Glasgow) are unaware of. Places and stories that are rarely shown or associated in contemporary representations with what it means to be Glaswegian, particularly as the city has shed much of its working-class identity to become a more ‘cultural’ or touristic destination. I seek to address this imbalance by documenting the places along the periphery, both geographic and in perceived importance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabella Atanes Enepi
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Communication Design
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I work primarily as a studio-based photographer, crafting images ranging from intimate still-life microcosms to grand, inhabitable sets. At the heart of every image is nature, and my process always begins with foraging for natural materials that inspire and guide my creations. Over time, I have amassed a vast collection of natural flora that has become a critical component of my work. These materials serve as both inspiration and set props, adding depth to my images and contributing to my own narrative through world-building. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eilidh Bell
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This work is part of my Degree show at Glasgow School of Art. This work is all based around the passing of my grandpa who I was very close with my whole life. The work features a blend of landscape photographs taken where I was when I heard of his passing and photographs taken of the landscape where I grew up. I use a mix of image and text to create a space filled with memories and comfort. The work features both film and digital black and white photographs. "I wish we had more time together, but all the time in the world would not have been enough." . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nikoline Sonasson
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work is about climate change and this specific project called Falljökull (The Falling Glacier) is about the melting glaciers in Iceland, documenting the fastest melting glacier outlet from Europe’s largest. A landscape that is changing from the consequences of humanity, a landscape that will disappear in my lifetime. By going to Iceland, I was also exploring an undiscovered connection to Iceland as my family name may have Icelandic roots. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Archie Robinson
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

"Glasgow / Second Coming' ; named after the city of its creation and the poem to which it owes its influence is the culmination of 5 years spent living and working in Glasgow. Establishing dialogues between the poems symbolic content, historical context, present day Glasgow and the deeply lived spiritual events of the artist. I Invite you to look closely at the sequence of images and consider the words of William Butler Yeats 1919 poem alongside them. (The Second Coming - BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS 1919) . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ivan Chirsanov
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The work 'TIME'is a photographic series of dead trees. The images are photographed in a medium format in BW. I do have time present in most of my work, but I am explicitly trying to show the time in the existing form. Show what is 'The Time' is challenging because everyone perceives time differently. Time is not something you can hold, give or save it. The more I think of it, the more confused and driven away I am. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alan Bell
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The work deals with the idea of control and what it means to give up all data in an age of surveillance capitalism. Are we so used to being watched and tracked that we no longer care, or has its slow creep tricked us into not noticing that we are now the commodity? It also pushes us to question the signs and semiotics around us and how we interact with them. How do they modify our behaviour, and does it happen without us even noticing? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hannah Turner
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My photographic practice is comprised of archive moving image footage from my own personal archive and the public archive from the closure of the Cummins factory in Shotts where my papa worked for 25 years. In the films, I aim to create a mirrored image of my family's life during this time of the unknown surrounding the future, revisiting, and reframing many of the scenes from the archives. Through my work, I aim to preserve both public and private memory and hold together a sense of community that has been long lost and forgotten in the small industrial town I am from. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Corrie Jennison
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My series of photographic images convey a surreal and unnerving waking dream. The work is based on it being psychically impossible to photograph our dreams, so what really makes an image ‘dream-like’? The techniques which were used when shooting these images are to evoke that dream feeling in the viewer, to let them interpret the work in their own way to relate it to personal experiences when dreaming. To create a magical realism where something feels ever so slightly off, the absence of something can be more eerie than the thing itself. A mixture of 35mm, 120mm and digital images. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Charlotte Rose
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Writing Myself is an autobiographical text piece based on Victoria’s relationships with others which ultimately have an impact on the relationship with herself. Presented as text on the wall and a 14x10” book, the work functions in two ways: the wall text is separated across two panels and provides an exploration of the emotional turmoil in which the formation of an highly intense new relationship moved too fast, too quicky resulting in a recurring pattern of elation and anguish; the book is representation of emotions which have been expended and distilled to mere words. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Heather S Roberts
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘The Bones I’m Made Of’ explores the vulnerability of women in society through self-portraiture, using mixed media and materiality to challenge stereotypical perception, The work has been made responding to healing from the trauma received from being an undiagnosed neurodivergent female trying to conform to a ‘traditional’ social role. Learning to resist this lead to working with metal and armour. The material itself shows resilience and strength that allows the artist and audience to recognise their own. The prints are liquid emulsion on steel, printed in the darkroom, a technique the artist has been working with since engaging in the student exchange program in 2021 and studying under Carla Shapiro at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Haneen Hadiy
Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The Mother of The Motherland explores Haneen Hadiy's growing connection towards Iraqi date palms through an anthropomorphic approach.' My form of art making has become an act of devotion.' A multidisciplinary documentation of being deeply present within land and time. Nature nurtured civilisation. The date palm is responsible for growth of the human population. The first palm tree to be discovered was in the land of Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). This was around 3000BC. Iraq has been battered by three years of drought, low rain fall, reduced river flows and is ranked the fifth most vulnerable country to some key effects of climate change. There is a continued damage to the date palms. The land that has fed a nation, provided shelter and dwellings is drying up fast. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Azais
Hereford College Of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As an artist, I strive to represent faith in a way that breaks stereotypes and challenges the status quo. So often, we see faith portrayed as a rigid set of rules and practices. It is considered to be a static, outdated concept. But in reality, faith is dynamic, relevant, and alive with vibrancy. I hope that my project can help to challenge and broaden people's understanding of what it means to have a living faith. I tried to create work that captures the beauty and complexities of the faith journey and will inspire and challenge viewers to engage with the Christian faith in a deeper way, recognizing that it is a dynamic and meaningful experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Courtney Williams
Hereford College Of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I am driven by a desire to revisit and recreate a sense of nostalgia through my imagery, particularly related to my childhood memories and experiences. I believe that film, as a material, allows me to capture and share these memories in a way that can trigger similar responses in those who view my work. My desire to revisit these places that no longer exist in the same way, and to re-imagine them suggests a longing for connection to the past, and a desire to preserve and share these memories with others. By using personal observations, I’m able to create a sense of intimacy and connection, while also allowing others to relate to my experiences and find their own meaning within. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessie Pullin
Hereford College Of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This body of work explores how nature reclaims everything in its presence and where we, as humans, weave into that. Abandoned buildings fall and decay. What once had a busy flow of energy, now stands still and forgotten. This is also a visual representation of emotional decay during depression. To be paralysed with your thoughts as time continues to pass around you. Plants grow into abandoned structures and gradually encase the whole area, just like how thoughts and pressures from society can build up for us. The exposed skin shows the vulnerability of being in that position. My project invites viewers to pause and focus on the details of the body; bringing attention to how delicate we are as individuals. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Liam Kirkham
Hereford College Of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project was an attempt to move away from the more ‘romantic’ interpretations of landscape I’d completed in my earlier studies; aiming instead for a more sober approach, initially inspired by the British landscape photography movement, including the likes of Fay Godwin and Paul hill. These images evolved my landscape photography from a documentation or a substitute for the “picturesque”, instead truly showing the space, oddities and the grotesque. The weather in this series adds something of a subliminal element to the series along with a sense of solitude. The series being a space where, I hope, others can also catalyse and consider emotions in a way that is allows them to better comprehend the world around us in the present or past; Adams, “the vulnerability of lives (or traces of lives past) that head to their inevitable destruction”. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maximillian Hodgetts
Hereford College Of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The work that I create is a reflection of the life that I'm living. For some time, my work revolved around clubbing with my friends and drinking habits, in an honest an open way. It would not be in their favour for nightclubs and alcohol brands to show for example a toilet that is caked in sick and urine. For me my work has been cathartic in being able to compartmentalise areas of my life and reflect on my own lifestyle. The idea is that in years to come the work created will have a different value of capturing youth culture in the 2020s in the same way as a generation we look at the nostalgia of decades gone by. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Sheeran
Hereford College Of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My project is an exploration of the natural texture and diversity of the human form, as well as a celebration of individual identity. Our society has instilled in us a singular narrative from a young age that dictates we must strive for physical perfection. However, this mentality is neither realistic nor healthy, as natural human diversity is vast and should be celebrated. Through my work, I aim to challenge this narrative and promote the acceptance of all physical forms, including scars, skin conditions, and variations in body shape. I hope to inspire viewers to see themselves in the stories of the individuals portrayed in my work, and to identify with the overarching message that physical appearance does not define them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Owen Vann
Hereford College Of Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My photographic work documents the landscapes affected by the HS2 infrastructure project in the West Midlands. I aim to capture the impact of this development on the natural and built environment, revealing the profound changes taking place in the landscape. Through my lens, I explore the tensions between the natural and the man-made, revealing the loss of ancient woodlands and green spaces. My photographs serve as a document of this moment in time, sparking conversations about the importance of preserving our natural heritage. By bearing witness to the impact of HS2, I hope to contribute to a broader understanding of the profound changes taking place in our landscape, and the importance of preserving our natural heritage for future generations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karl Allen
University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I hope you know how wonderful you are is a self-reflective narrative about my queer upbringing and various aspects of my life that have been impacted by it. It investigates themes of religion, love, loss, community and family, using written text to support and juxtapose the imagery. My queer upbringing revolves around my family and so my parents play an important role in the images, taken from negatives found in old family albums. Flowers and hands appear often within this work to represent my family and the wider community around me. Each individual image has a story made known only to those it circulates. I am more than willing to share these stories with people should they be curious... . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Catherine Jones
University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project is all about fashion in the photographic studio. The images concentrate on shape, colour, and texture and how these interact. The interactions are observed between people and light, shape and reflection within a controlled, but playful studio environment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Callum Barry
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project is about balance between the rush of reality and the serenity of being present in a moment of stillness. I have always been fascinated with objects and how they are perceived. As well as colour which is used as a primary element to draw out emotional responses that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Evan Egan
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Through a documentary approach I am looking at Southend's iconic seafront and Canvey Island on the Thames Estuary in Essex. My work is a celebration of seaside towns. I am looking at the landscape, the visitor experience and lifestyle of its residents. Towns like this are an instrumental part of British culture and have an individuality and eccentricity, not matched anywhere else. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eleanor Cook
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Force. Rubble. Lake. is an explorative project into some examples of London brutalist architecture with particular focus on The National Theatre and The Barbican Centre. The work is born from a love of architectural detail in photography and lines and shapes created both by light and my framing through the camera. This work celebrates this period of architecture and showcases the strong lines and forms the concrete creations make. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elizabeth Smith
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

'Staged Realities' began with my love of reality television and how I understood that, despite the name, it's never actually real. Familiar tropes seem to turn up. Even in different show formats, from finding love to survival challenges, the same characters will appear. I'd like to emphasise how stereotypes are easy to create which distorts reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lilyela Hilton
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

'Over the shoulder' is a series that explores my love of fashion through the creation of style led stories with accessories in a light and fun way using contemporary props and backgrounds emphasising colour combinations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gianluca Wagstaff Pignanelli
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Gianluca is a fine art documentary photographer, who’s work delves into themes of family heritage and social geography. His most recent body of work ‘Picking Apples Outside Paris’ follows the journey of his father who hitchhiked across Europe at the age of 17, heading for England. Retracing the steps, Gianluca documents the landscape that his father passed through exactly 50 years ago. Working with archival photographs and collected ephemera builds a strong sense of time and place, these very materials alongside photographs makes for his work to feel enigmatic as he plays with 2 parallel narratives, his own and his fathers. Gianluca questions the role of documentary photography and how the genre relates to the notions of truth and fiction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Caden
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This series is taken from a fine art photography project titled, Now and Then. The project takes inspiration from the tradition of using nature to explore the passage of time in poetry and art history. A key aspect of Now and Then is the subversion of beginnings and endings, exploring the circular nature of life and death. To do this, Caden utilized expired 35mm film to document areas significant in her own childhood, focussing on details in nature. The use of double exposure, combines moments visually, joining past and present photographically. The intimate nature of the photos is inspired by Wabi Sabi ideas, with the aim of emphasizing the beauty in transience, and challenging finality in death. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chiara Morreale
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘BREATHE’ is a collaboration with performers on location, utilising my surroundings to portray the emotions we experience every day. Alongside this, capturing the motions and movements expressed by the dancers own interpretations of the brief. Knowing others experience this inspired me to create a body of work which showed and articulated this in a more innovative way. Exploring the fluidity of our emotions was a topic I felt close to and using photography to communicate this was a way to bring to life my own personal thoughts and feelings, but also allow others to feel connected to the visuals. Dance is a form of expression and a powerful way to create a narrative through stills which is what I have heavily based this project around, allowing myself to express those internal thoughts which I have struggled to express verbally. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Théa Davies
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Théa Davies uses the medium of photography as a tool for the communication of current issues through fine art. This selection of three-dimensional 'sculptural forms' represent the artists' emotional connection to the depicted landscapes. The artist photographs the landscapes methodically, recording the eroding environment, printing on Kodatrace paper, and combining with a natural resin to manipulate the image. The manipulation is a conversation between the artist and the object, guiding the material reflecting her connection and allowing the piece to display physical restrictions in the shaping process of the image. The focus on the eroding environments speaks of the worsening climate change, used as subject matter to remind those it is possible to implement positive changes to slow global warming. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Millie E Ashworth
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Millie E Ashworth is a Northern photographer based in the UK, whose work collaborates a fusion of social documentary practice and portraiture whilst using analogue and digital mediums. Seeking to celebrate and investigate the everyday, Millie’s practice has specialised in the visual depiction of everyday acts and how these are often overlooked. ’Drawing the Blue’ is a portraiture-based series with a complete focus on tattoos born from Ashworth’s own curiosity into the method of making choice within appearance and identity. With all portraits containing the blue background she wishes to reclaim the portrait against ruling toward the sense of self, referencing institutional boundaries against the act of choice in appearance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Casey-Jo Winham
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project is a combination of my documenting real-world experiences, and exploring my use of materials for photography. By using both expired and pre-used 35mm film and a point-and-shoot film camera, I aimed to show the urban landscape around me in a new and interesting way, the grittiness and texture of the images being a visual representation of the feelings I have of the world around me, this series is then topped off with the idealism bright and almost abstract notions of the holiday, as if it has taken and whisked us away to a dreamland. These works are part of a wider series named ‘Holiday Snapshots’. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Niamh Moffat
Leeds Arts University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Adonis’ is a series that explores the body in its sculptural forms, aiming to challenge the unattainable goals constructed by society. The title comes from the Greek myth of the same name. Throughout history, Adonis has been described as a ‘handsome youth’, a depiction of ‘perfection’. The uniformity of this style creates the possibility for any individual to apply themselves to the image and its meaning. The lack of identity regarding the models creates a mirror in which others can see themselves in the photographs. This is an important factor in my work, to capture the natural details of the human body to show my audience that their insecurities are beautiful. In this modern era, we have a disconnect with our bodies as we demonise parts of ourselves that we adore on others. These portraits are reflecting those insecurities back at my audience and giving them space to consider themselves and their body. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josephine Oliver
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Instagram- Pheonix_Photography_2001 Josephine Oliver’s work is inspired by fairy tales and woman’s empowerment by using imagery through fashion photography, objects and the scenery. Josie wanted to create a roman#c esthetic as well as show a clear connection to woman hood through the natural elements. Josie was heavily influenced by the history of The Cottingley fairies and artist/photographers like Yevonde Middleton, Nadja Ellinger and Heather Evens Smith. Josie uses documentary photography as a starting off point for her photos she finds this gives a more personal insight to help focus on the story line within her own photographs. Josie is createing her alternate fantasy world through her photography and aims for the viewer to spark a conversation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gina Learmond
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘An Assortment of Floral Cyanotypes’ is a series by Gina Learmond, a botanical fine art photographer. This body of work demonstrates the experimental process of creating wet cyanotypes. A method of cyanotype whereby the light sensitive chemicals are left wet and other substances are added to corrupt the process. A cyanotype uses sunlight and water to develop the image. This inclusion of environmental elements creates cohesion between medium and content. The final image of the cyanotype isn’t all that’s important to the photographer, the trial and error of the creation process allows for creativity and innovation. All the images are successful in their own way, even when the results are unpredictable and unexpected they can lead to discovering something new. Instagram: ginaalexa.photography . . [ Full Article ▸]

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

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Nothing to Sea’ is a body of work by Abigail Aykroyd, a Northern photographer based in Leeds, who works within the portraiture and documentary genre touching on social topics. This project stems from her intrigue and personal connection to the coast and its continuous change over time. Focusing on the North East coast of England, looking further into physical and social erosion of the coastal towns. These images intend to capture the calm and content emotion of these little seaside towns by using soft calm tones with portraits of the locals to complement the beautiful surroundings of the places that may be lost to the sea. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Plester
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Georgia Plester is a performance photographer whose work focuses on the movement of the body, specifically through contemporary dance. All of her work is made in a collaborative way, working with dancers based in Leeds and the surrounding areas. A key element within the work that she makes is the wide variety of subjects who move in front of the camera; a range of professionals and students, male and female. ‘Mantra’ is a photographic body of work based off the female body- showing confidence and self-love within the movements captured. These images have all been shot on a brightly coloured background with the intention of being eye-catching to the audience and therefore making them look closer into the image itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mabel Hall
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Mabel Hall’s work is all inspired by her own personal connection to the world around her. Using a range of both analogue and digital processes, her work fits between the fine art and documentary genres; exploring relationships between herself, people, and space. Having a close relationship with nature, Mabel uses photography to express her love and need for a connection with the natural world, including its aesthetic beauty and mental and physical health benefits. The intuitive, considered photo making process allows for very personal images which reflect Mabel’s thought process and feelings whilst within each space she photographs. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rose Draper-Turner
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Rose Draper-Turner, a Documentary Photojournalist, uses photography to interpret and capture the human experience. Drawing inspiration from Minor White's theory of equivalence, she portrays her subjects in their most authentic and vulnerable state, conveying their rawness and honesty. Her photographic works explore themes of community, authenticity, and the human experience, serving as a powerful tool for social commentary and change. Rose challenges viewers to perceive the world from a fresh perspective, inviting them to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the human condition. Through her focus on these themes, she provides a space for introspection, encouraging viewers to reflect on their own lives and experiences through the lens of her work. Her ultimate goal is to foster empathy and understanding, catalyzing positive social transformation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kala Heatherson
University of Lincoln - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This is the journey of my transition. I escaped a religious cult at 16 to be myself. I had been trapped in a life that wasn’t mine, in a body that felt alien. Leaving that cult meant leaving everything. But transitioning saved my life. Whether biblical scripture or medical document, I find that it is easy to be dehumanised as a transgender woman. To have your experience reduced to simple stereotypes that change how others see you. This series is my catharsis, processing the joy and pain inherent in such an experience. Over the last 7 years I have been searching for my Garden of Eden, where I would recreate myself in my own image. And I have found it. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emily Cawkwell
University of Lincoln - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A visual portrayal of people and their music collections, including vinyl’s, cd’s, posters, and musical instruments. Taken in people’s homes, portraying their personal spaces. This project uses flash photography to create exposure, while representing obsession and passion for music. Music can create huge passion in people and can help build a sense of identity and form relationships. This is why I have created a series of portraits of twelve people, with differing music tastes, and of all ages. These are eight images from my series, Where Is My Mind? - Photographing musical identity. Including, Ella (90s Brit Pop), Keith (World Music), Dave (Jazz), Noah (Metal), Mark (Pop/Rock). All of whom are music collectors in Lincolnshire. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harvey Lo
University of Lincoln - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A body of mixed media photographs of wildlife at Lincoln Cathedral (the cultural and social centre of the city), whose habitat we share as humans. Through Fine-Art style it represents the co-habitation of the same place and by extension our interdependence. It is the permanent nesting site for various species such as the Eurasian Jackdaw, feral pigeon and the mighty Peregrine Falcon. The body focuses on the urbanized and historied environment stamped by people of our past with historical graffiti engravings and the cathedral exterior itself, all of which juxtaposed by the panned subjects. The accentuating aesthetic depicts the continued vivacity of wildlife and encourages its conservation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Connor Lenton
University of Lincoln - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Agricultural takes up 69% of land in the United Kingdom. This Documentary Project communicates the relationships and lifestyle of those who live on Moor Farm as this Project follows Judith, a mother who singlehandedly overcomes challenges faced in a heavily male-dominated industry and her distributors in the food industry around Peterborough, as it showcases the struggles and the work which happens behind closed doors. Showcasing the working-class communities surrounding agriculture and the industry as a whole. This project touches upon topics like gender, social problems, and inequality in agriculture and the ways in which they overcome these problems. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emerson Allen
University of Lincoln - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Chronic insomnia is a feedback loop. The effect comes around to be the cause. ‘A’ leads to an increase in ‘B’ which then further increases ‘A’ and so on. It is a self-reinforcing dynamic that’s a relentless, disruptive cycle. This delves into the cycle. The side of insomnia you don’t often see is the banality. It’s a mundane, boring repetition of being tired and waiting to fall asleep. A quiet resignation that you can do nothing to fix it. This work is a blunt and candid examination of the lonely hours of the night. Looking inside a disorganised mind and the struggle to continue through declining mental health. It bleeds through all aspects of life, making everything grey and dull. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gianluca Barbazza
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Paul, William and Giuseppe are all migrants from different countries in Europe who moved to London years ago searching for a better life. This project is about their everyday lives as immigrants in London during a time where Britain decided to exit the EU and restrict free movement from the continent. Immigration, housing crisis, loneliness and dreams are elements I try to emphasise in my project, by showing a personal story of individuals who are struggling to achieve their ambitions. Inspired by the work of W. Eugene Smith, Jim Mortram and Dennis Stock, I intend to develop a photo-essay that shows compassion and intimacy. The use of a wide-angle lens helps me to come closer to my subjects, offering the viewer a stronger sense of involvement in the story. Proximity to the people in the frame for me is a means to achieve a better and more profound understanding of human connections and what brings us together. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cristina Filimon
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Persistence of Memory explores the uncanny beauty and cultural complexity of contemporary ruins of post-industrial communist architecture in Romania. As an immigrant artist living in the UK, I am interested in the balance of presence and absence inherent in these spaces and reflected within my own migrant identity, within the transience of human existence, and the passing of time. Derelict shells of buildings discarded and broken things that once served a purpose and marks on the surfaces of buildings are traces of history and become metaphorical narrative markers of the relationship between people and the built environment. Reflecting on my experience of displacement and belonging, I seek to create a narrative examining the interplay between personal, political, and environmental correlations of memory, identity, and the human connection and attachment to constructed environments. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kasia Kowalska
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Inspired by the myths of Central Europe, my project reflects an internal dialogue between my Polish Catholic upbringing and an interest in Nature, folklore and the divine feminine. The triptych Goddess depicts three Slavic female deities: Rusałka, Mokosz and Marzanna. Combining performed self-portraiture, directed portraiture, staged photography and botanical studies, I investigate the relationship between the divine feminine and the natural world, and contemplate our personal and collective relationship with Nature, mythical archetypes and their symbolic representation in the contemporary context of renegotiating the positions of female agency in society and culture. Working with these narratives I seek to disrupt the dichotomy of ‘nature versus culture’ debates created by the critics of feminist art practices surrounding the concept of ‘goddess’. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lakruwan Rajapaksha
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Using experimental techniques, my landscape photography seeks to challenge my own preconceived notions about nature and life itself. I aim to create landscapes that awaken a sense of the sublime and evoke a sense of Unheimlich. By altering the landscapes and creating a surreal atmosphere, my images aim to open a whole new perspective on the uncanny. My motivation behind this is to encourage the viewer to question their own perception of the familiar and the strange and invite them to explore the boundaries between the real and the unreal – that what lies beyond – in the natural world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nina Ijomone
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This work is a dialogue between my past and present selves. Through it, I explore how time can alter our memories and emotions, shielding us from unpleasant experiences whilst depriving us of the beauty we once cherished or evoking it. My practice is a reflection of the freedom and empowerment I feel when surrounded by nature, allowing me to reflect on myself and appreciate the small things that are often overshadowed by the fast-paced environment of modern life. In Do You Ever Remember Me? I seek to capture what refuses to be captured; the essence of these fleeting moments, preserving them and enabling others to share in the feelings and memories that they evoke. We witness what appears to be an exploding supernova, the birth and the death of the image, as the elemental nature of the photographic medium enters into a dialogue with the ephemeral nature of memory itself. By doing so, I connect with the core of my self, which resonates with the collective core of others. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oleg Savca
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This work was created to show the beauty and grace of the female body through photos that emphasise the silhouette. I was Inspired by the statues of ancient Greece, which epitomised the ideal of human proportion. When working with women on projects, I listen to what they want to express, externalise and reflect in portraits that do not shy away from celebration of their bodies and the ideas of beauty. Rather than showing intimate details that may be more overtly displaying their sexuality, in this work, I focus on the timeless and abstract, where the representation of the body is fused with the attempt to capture the models’ inner energy and emotions, connecting it to those timeless, ancient archetypes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruby Norris
London Metropolitan University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A series documenting queer joy in London, portraits taken of strangers simply enjoying spaces where they can be themselves freely and happily. Capturing the true magnetic atmosphere of being in a safe space for queer people and seeing them so evidently true to themselves. Heavily inspired by my own experience of living in London, finding my own safe spaces whilst being queer and the documentary photography by Nan Goldin of LGBTQI+ subcultures. Whilst the style is inspired through the archived photography of club kid era circa 1990s and captured with 35mm film camera. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Therry Maltauro
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As a photographer, I am interested in the human body and its potential for transformation. In this work, I explore the world of bodybuilding; power, aesthetics, the motivation, and aspirations of individuals who push their bodies to physical limits in the pursuit of “perfection”, as well as the emotional and psychological factors that drive them, including their need for recognition. As a female photographer and a member of the legendary King’s Gym in Dalston, I gained a privileged access to this world. The King’s Gym has been operating since the 1980’s and has a loyal following of a bodybuilding community, with some eminent figures coming through its doors, including Arnold Schwarzenegger. The gym is owned by Luka and has consultants Roberto award-winning bodybuilding champions, who are the main subjects in this work. I shift my gaze between classical modes of representation of bodybuilding performance and individual narratives; conscious of the impact of the contemporary, societal expectations of the male and female form and how these might shape their sense of self-worth. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Giulia Zagato
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Stills in motion aims to investigate how ideas around movement, both voluntary and involuntary, are able to capture and internalise the ramifications to the human body of emotional and traumatic events. Playing with the tenuous, the ungraspable and the unknowable, Stills in motion follows a journey based on intuition, feel and happenstance. Giulia Zagato utilises these elements in her moving image with still photographs in an attempt to describe a world that often goes unnoticed but is always present, the unconscious. Ultimately, Zagato is interested in the psychological and philosophical aspects concerning the interconnections between the physical body and active mind. In this, she brings forward the ontological moment - seeking the absolute essence of being. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ivaylo Pavlov
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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I am often captivated by the concept of destruction, mesmerised by its aesthetics and awed by its power. I explore trails of decline etched into society's collective consciousness, the ruins of our past in crumbling structures and broken memories. Seeking meaning in the wreckage I find beauty in the chaos of our existence and inspiration in the rubble of what once was. My journeys into oblivion and disappearance result in feelings of melancholy and nostalgia. Furthermore, by witnessing the destruction of an object or a place, I am forced to confront the transience of life. The destructive present connects to both the past and the future and I see in them the cataclysmic force that exists within all things. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Green
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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“Through a glass darkly” means to have a limited view of reality. This series seeks to explore the finery found in a colour that many consider melancholy. In western society, black is often used to represent misery, depression, fear, loss and mourning. In forgone eras, it was even thought to be evil. But these representations are so limiting. Black also portrays power, elegance, and quietness. There is strength and serenity that can be found in black. These gentle still life images attest that there is calm and splendour in black. Clarity is not just about adding light but understanding and acceptance. The darkness is not in seeing the all-black countenance; the darkness is not recognising its beauty and grace. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rica Tumanguil
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The ‘modern’ history of the Philippines is one defined by colonisation. When the Philippines gained independence in 1946, more subtle forms of neo-colonial oppression remained. Through Eurocentric and Orientalist lenses, the Philippines, as with other colonised lands, now face the aftereffects of Western white supremacy. A modern form of Eurocentric ideals can be found in the beauty standards of the Philippines. Skin lightening is a typical practice and is an attempt to achieve said European standards. Through experimentation, the techniques of photo-manipulation I developed reflect the process and harsh effects of skin whitening. The bleaching and peeling of the image mirror personal experiences of whitening, witnessed growing up. Leaving final images that are distorted and, in a way, unrecognisable. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amelia Gorochowik
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Inspired by my personal experience with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), I am exploring the contamination and cleanliness subtype that falls under this diverse illness. By sampling bacteria from various household items, lift buttons, and handrails on the TfL Bakerloo Line (several objects that trigger my condition), this project harvests bacteria from these landscapes, grows them in the lab, and reinserts them back to where they originate from via montages. Three extra samples have been collected which were inspired by several interviews that I conducted with individuals experiencing the same type of OCD. Following the same pattern, their triggers and reactions have been represented through the use of still life compulsions and composites. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Diana Ghetau
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Love Child’ is a photographic body of work that consists of a series of AI-generated portraits of children without fathers, born (mothered) in AI. The work investigates the idea of children being raised in the absence of a father figure, with a distinctive deviation: the maternal presence being provided by Artificial Intelligence. Each portrait includes information about the child, including name, age and ‘birth place’. Romanian names and locations have been used to outline the characterisation of children born outside marriage as being a cardinal sin. By exploring the potential implications of this unconventional familial arrangement, the project seeks to foster a critical dialogue on the shifting nature of family structures and their evolving relationship with technology. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Millie Mcavoy
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Millie McAvoy is a contemporary feminist artist. Her work critiques the patriarchal system, still embedded in society today. Through the use of her body, she responds to pre-constructed ideas around shape, size and aesthetics in relation to the body. Her self-portraits respond to concerns about beauty standards. Her creative process is motivated by a need to celebrate diversity and inclusion, aiming to reflect on today’s body shaming culture. Inspired by personal experience ‘May contain nudity’ represents self-judgment and acceptance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cristina Oniga
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

"Inward Gaze" is an exploration the prevalence of social anxiety that has become increasingly pronounced after the lockdown. Through this project, I aim to capture experiences of my close friends and family who grapple with this condition. My process, combining both portraits and a diverse range of landscapes, encompassing urban and rural settings, helped me adopt an experimental style that culminates in an evolving visual language. This language serves to accentuate the profound sense of separation of individuals with social anxiety that they often experience from the world and public spaces. By sharing these intimate stories, I believe we can forge new pathways for dialogue, connection, and ultimately contribute to dismantling the stigma surrounding mental health. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elsa Presswood
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A stop-animation project about a sculpture being brought to life, as it learns to process different feelings brought on by its new and unfamiliar surroundings. After coming to life, the sculpture eats a flower and gains a green thread. It then gains several different coloured threads, each one representing a different emotion. Orange is excitement, pink is friendship and love, yellow is jealousy and frustration. The sculpture is then approached by several navy-blue threads and becomes overwhelmed. After this, the sculpture proceeds to reject these feelings by throwing up everything it has consumed. The sick is wiped away, the desk is tidied and the sculpture is put back together. However, some of the wear is still visible on the sculpture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Renilyn Tumanday
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work references Filipino folklore of supernatural creatures and entities. The project aims to introduce my perception of the Mythical world visually, where people can step into a room and wonder if what they believe in is real or just “kathang isip lamang” or all made up. The work focuses on stories I had growing up to preserve and treasure these experiences. Throughout the process of making this work, I can personally feel a sudden discomfort because of the impersonation I was doing of these deities. Also, doing this project makes me think, somehow, I am disturbing and disrespecting their identities. There is good and bad karma, things happen for a reason, and people are destined and have a purpose. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zara Irvanipour
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A self-exploration project based on mixed heritage identity. Self-curated recipes of my participant’s heritage complete with a passport photo, handwritten recipes and hand-selected lunchboxes. Showcasing a visual representational answer to the question, ‘What would you pack in a lunchbox for your childhood self?’ The cultural challenges of having dissimilar home food to school lunches creates a barrier among children, creating confusion about one’s identity. Growing up in a single-parent household where my dad was the parent who cooks, cleans and everything in between my example of a role model had been set from the beginning. Food has always been a love language without the need for words, when words were too hard to say, there was always a knock on the bedroom door and a bowl of fruit. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Irene Mazza
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Being a woman is not easy. A woman's life is a continuous demonstration of identity. From personal experiences, there are conflicts in what society assumes for every woman. My project seeks to re-present the female body to challenge ways of being a woman. In addition, the ageing body speaks to mortality, fragility of the individual, family and the communities we live in. Through this journey, a perception emerged that the construction of a woman’s body is made for the other, a hosting of two subjectivities that inhabit her. In this series, Irene creates lines within the frame, utilising her body to incorporate this feeling of the other. Irene's photographic approach is the women's body, whose position constantly evolves with time. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Aneta Racheva
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Construction sites seem to surround me. They can be found near my residence, along the way to work, and even my own building, all wrapped in scaffolding with continuous construction underway. This situation sparks a sense of wonder and curiosity. What kind of structures they are building, what they'll look like when finished and how these changes will impact our lives. Consider how captivating it would be to observe the ongoing process up close? My interest lies within the way a space can be demolished and rebuilt, inadvertently creating beautiful aesthetics in the process. This project is purely driven by my curiosity, and my goal is to create a visual document having one question in my mind: What is the construction site made of? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Moat
London South Bank University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In Memento Mori, Moat has created a visual representation of memories becoming lost within the overwhelming changes that come with adult life. An abundance or multiplicity of memories are accumulated as time progresses, and memories that were once crystal clear become foggy and soon replaced by simulations and mimesis, Memory in Moat’s work can be compared to a digital file that has been corrupted and its data lost overtime. The ensuing glitch evidences this, and thus a metaphor for the image-based project about memory. As we experience change and long for nostalgia, we realise that, like the digital file, we too are the makers and the result of glitches. In the case of Moat’s artworks, to remind us of our inevitable end - a Memento Mori. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eden May
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Eden is an art student from Brighton, based in Manchester. She looks to focus on capturing relationships between people and how they connect to their surroundings. Eden’s images consist mainly of her family and people that she is close to. She is interested in documenting the relationship they all share as both a whole as well as individuals. This adds a personal element to her work as it further explores her surroundings and gives an insight into where she grew up. Eden mostly works with analogue cameras to create images without them being planned. She sees film as important because there are only a set few chances to capture a certain moment between people that might never be seen again. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Edward Jones
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The past couple of years have shown us that events that seem farfetched, like pandemics, really do happen. ‘0 hours’ is an ongoing project featuring large format portraits of people who work 0 hour contracts, gig economy jobs or are self-employed. Pictured are the people whose livelihoods are most at risk from changing economic conditions. Positions such as these don’t feature safety nets such as sick pay and particularly with gig economy and 0 hour contact workers can quickly find themselves without jobs from unfair dismissal. These forms of employment have become more prevalent recently and benefit companies far more than they do the employees with reportedly 52% of gig economy workers across several industries earning less than minimum wage. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elliott Howard
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Manchester based visual artist studying Photography at Manchester School of Art. Creating mainly social documentary and portrait-based work with the basis of my practice surrounding identity and culture. Throughout my time at university, I have enjoyed the physical and tactile aspect of the practice, often creating zines or photobooks, also due to the enjoyment of sequencing and the use of physical prints. Having grown up in Spain being the reason I became interested in understanding culture through photographic practice. I aim to create work that will resonate with all who see it and enjoy making images with the interest of everyone involved in mind. Working with both digital and film, my practice is personal and I enjoy levelling myself with everyone involved and view my projects as collaborative pieces rather than being led by just the photographer, questioning the boundaries of the photographer. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amber Gent
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As we collectively attempt to survive under the pressure of this late-stage capitalist hellscape a rebellion has emerged, and it takes the form of a goblin. Goblins are the ultimate anti-aesthetic, they embrace the comforts of depravity without fear of judgment, they indulge their every desire and practise ambivalence as a form of self-preservation. This work praises all things goblin. It is a celebration of flaws, a rejection of the idealisation of the female body, toxic beauty cultures and the never-ending chase for perfection. It is an exploration of authentic femininity, honouring both the beautiful and the grotesque that exists within all of us with unflinching honesty. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Keith Driscoll
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Keith is interested in how a picture can be used in making a narrative in modern photography using natural colours combined with the use of filters within the medium. He combines the use of usual types of photography, either film or digital based, to create a story so that the observer can feel immersed in the story telling using words and pictures. He is also interested in the documentation type photography and event pictures and, how the pictures from these events can be used to create a narrative in the space which these events take place and, how a series of photographs can be used to make a story. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kamila Notario-Galaj
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Kamila is a 28-year-old multi-passionate photographer and artist. Raised with a mixed heritage, half-Spanish and half-Polish, she has spent most of her life moving from place to place. Having lived in 19 houses across four different countries and not having a family, Kamila has had to learn how to create a new sense of home wherever she goes. Her experiences have greatly influenced her work, delving into how our surroundings impact our sense of self. Through her photography, Kamila reflects on this experience and explores the connection between people and their environments. She specializes in fine art and architectural photography but also has experience in product and event photography, showcasing her diverse skills and interests. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Wilson
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Charlotte Wilson is a visual artist from Leeds, studying at Manchester School of Art. Through the use of photography, Wilson focuses on creating intimate narratives between people and domestic spaces . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jake Bowden
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Bowden’s most recent project takes him on an adventure through the landscape, on foot. Following the M60 motorway that circles Manchester, he wanders through parkland, suburbia, industrial estates and all the non-lands forming the liminal spaces in between. Using the motorway as a guide, Bowden follows his eye, drifting rather than following a map, allowing for opportunities to be lost in the landscape momentarily. Playing with irony: producing quiet, still photographs and appreciating the mundane, Bowden aims to draw attention to the things we can miss when travelling at speeds of 70mph. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Crabtree
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Alice Sunshine Crabtree is a photographer currently based in Manchester but born n bred in Bradford, UK. Her work focuses on documenting communities in a socially engaged and collaborative manner. Conversation is an essential part of her practice and enables her to gain insight into her subjects, which aids her portrait photographs. Crabtree works mostly with analogue techniques as a way to connect to her photographs after they have been made. Her recent project focusses on Hulme Community Garden Centre where she tasked herself with documenting the relationships formed between the volunteers, the local area, and the land. With a mixture of portraiture, landscape and observational photographs, the core of Crabtree’s work is the relationships built with her subjects and the environment she is working in. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Saoirse Fitzgibbon
Manchester School of Art - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Saoirse Fitzgibbon is a twenty-one-year-old art student based in Manchester who works predominantly with photography. Moving from Dublin in her early teens to Stockholm and then to Manchester for university has altered her perception of what she considers the place of home to be. Working with both film and digital photography has enabled Saoirse to create autobiographical work about the relationships between herself, the people around her and their spaces. This creates largely narrative focused images that attempt to tell her own story. Photography is the medium in which she can connect and process her thoughts and she hopes to make images that can speak to others going through similar experiences. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Harry Muir
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Elevenses is a documentation of game bird shooting, exploring the traditional profession of marksmen within the gamekeeping community. The shoot days typically refer to days during the hunting season when gamekeepers and their guests come together to shoot game birds, such as pheasants, partridges, and grouse, on a managed estate or shooting ground. The elevenses is a morning break, held after the second drive, and provides refreshments like pork pies, sausage rolls, tea, coffee, sloe gin, and champagne, fostering socialising and bonding between gamekeepers. It is a meaningful aspect of the gamekeeping culture, providing an opportunity for gamekeepers to socialise, discuss their work, and enjoy a brief respite from the rigours of the job. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jai Sidhu
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I was always told that I was a golden child, but for the majority of my childhood, I never knew the weight and significance of what those words meant until I began this project. My mother endured years of physical and mental torture to try and bring me into this world. After 18 long years and 15 heartbreaking miscarriages, I was finally born. This was the first time my mother shared what she was going through during those 18 years. This is why I decided to expand my horizons with this project to make a collection of work made up of the accounts of women who felt like it was their time to share what they kept within for so long. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Derby Nii Amarh Ashitei
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A few months ago, the unexpected demise of my wife altered our lives. After witnessing the resilience of my daughters, I was inspired to create this body of work. 'Those Left Behind' depicts my family in our haven and illustrates how we have adjusted to our new norm. This body of work transports me from sorrow to contentment. It’s a positive distraction. As I recover from a significant loss, the process serves as a therapeutic outlet for me. Each photograph examines and embodies my family's strength. Through the unique lens of photography, these edits provide a visual representation of the light at the end of the tunnel. The process has been instrumental in my personal rehabilitation process. The mere sight of life, particularly the bonding of my two daughters, gives me hope for those left behind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Arianna Damato
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In “WE MOVE IN THE DARK” I am focusing on shapes and movements that dancers and actors create on stage. For this specific project, I was interested in using monochrome and varying tones to create a visual language that particularly suits my subjects on stage. The environment itself suggested me this choice: the performers where emerging from those dark studios thanks to the light design, but most importantly, thanks to their movements and expressions. They might look isolated into that deep blackness, looking almost lost, but their moves actually resonate in a vibrant and vivid flow. I played with long exposure and high contrast that donate sharp portraits, the essence of the artists who have decided to devote their lives to Theatre and Performance. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Johnston
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I am a documentary photographer and photojournalist, interested in being a voice for those who feel unheard. My recent series, Hearing Us has focused on the impact of the cost of living crisis imposed on students university journeys, the sacrifices posed upon students lives has created a toxic environment for students. Students mental health has been negatively impacted the feelings of vulnerability, fragility and pain has been surrounding their lives. This series focuses on a current, important issue and my intentions is to highlight the powerful vulnerability behind the gaze of the students. The elements of nature bring out a peaceful and hopeful break away from the heaviness of the toxic subject to my series creating a contrast between peace and pain. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elena Cornila
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My passion as an editorial, commercial, and beauty photographer is producing stunning, meaningful imagery. Even though I have been working as a freelance photographer for more than 10 years, joining a BA in Photography helped me perfect my approach in every production gaining a more clear awareness of my customers' requirements and a dedication to pushing beyond the boundaries of storytelling and advertising. Whether I'm shooting for a fashion magazine, a cosmetics brand, or a commercial campaign, I strive to capture the essence of my subjects in a way that is both authentic and aspirational. My aim is to intrigue my audience and help them view the world in a fresh and engaging way by portraying their power and grace. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lia Fairhead
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Using documentary photography as a foundation for my work, I tell stories through visual narratives founded on the experiences and lives of the people depicted. Using a mixture of portraits and surrounding shots I look to evoke raw and emotive feelings for the people I photograph. I am interested in how photography can help shape our sense of identity and the world around us. It is important to me that my work is authentic and has the capacity to illustrate people within their own narrative and create a sense of empathy. Photography has the power to still the world and preserve moments that would otherwise disappear from our memory, it can help us gain a deeper understanding of life’s situations. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Marco Marinucci
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

"Leave No Stones" is a photographic project that focuses on celebrating the daily life and its scenes, the usual rhythm, and the journey.  The photographs are taken in Brixton, where I currently live, and stems from this deeply rooted need to see, absorb and comprehend. This need directed me to photograph life as it often flows past to us, focusing on details, sometimes slightly uncanny, and on the interaction between people and the environment.  The project, as the title suggests, it should be seen as a praise to daily life and its scenes, to the usual rhythm, and to the journey.  My own life experiences have informed the way I see and observe Brixton and its locals. Beyond these photographs, I think I am driven by the desire to search for something extraordinary, mysterious and pure, present in the ordinariness of our days. The simple reason to confirm all of this is that in any banal scene of every day there is always something special. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nadia Kaccouris
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I work as a documentary photographer as I like to convey messages and stories within my work. I tend to observe and capture my subjects in natural light and give great attention to composing an image. In my most recent body of work, I portray my family household through a range of metaphoric still life and human emotions, which represent family tensions shown through dark humour and curiosity. This takes me back to my roots, and I feel my upbringing and cultural background inform my work and the way I look at the world around me. It gives me an empathy for my subject and a humanity to my approach. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matteo Michetti
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph numerous millennials, aiming to give them a chance to feel liberated, and trying to break free from the dark cloud of lost hopes regarding the future. To break free from the constraints and not cling to anything. I have captured fractions of afternoons of different individuals with unique stories. I have spent moments with them, starting as complete strangers, sharing almost the same playlist every time during the shoots until we created a bond that seemed to have existed for an eternity. Photography has become the medium through which I discovered what the subjects wanted to convey to me. Sometimes it all ended with a warm embrace, while other times there were moments of friction. However, the common thread that accompanied every shot was the pleasure of listening to each other, the rightful celebration of oneself, and the importance of trust. The beauty lies in being open to others and embracing their narratives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Fred Ediagbonya
Middlesex University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I like to think of myself as a narrative photographer, I like photographs that tell short stories in short sequences and that is was I try to emulate in my work. A lot of my works are in black & white because there tends to be contrasting ideas within consumers of a photograph and that excites me. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Avril O' Sullivan
Munster Technological University - BA (Hons) Photography with New Media
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I have always been drawn to dramatic scenes that give a sense of an area’s culture. Cork's drag scene has been a significant inspiration for me, showcasing the incredible artistry and talent of its performers. Working with these talented Queens has pushed me to surpass my boundaries. My project is a photobook that celebrates the artistry and comradery of Cork's drag scene, highlighting the incredible talent within this small but mighty Queer community. I aim to capture raw emotion and the unique personalities of the performers themselves, taking elements from both documentary photography and portraiture. My book is a visual tribute to the amazing Queens of Cork's drag scene, promoting a greater understanding and appreciation for the vibrant Queer culture in Cork. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Wayne Forde
Munster Technological University - BA (Hons) Photography with New Media
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I’ve found that my passion and interest’s lay within everyday people’s lives. Working with these people through community based projects has given me the opportunity to explore their world. I would like to convey through the imagery of their everyday world, how people like myself feel in it. I’ve found that investigating these spaces creates a sense of Place for me, e.g. through childhood memories of happy Sundays, of an innocence lost and now forgotten, of Sunday rituals for family and community that now no longer seem important, and in its place there is this strange “Silence”. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eoin Murphy
Munster Technological University - BA (Hons) Photography with New Media
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In St Fin Barre's Cathedral I have found a place that offers me sanctuary and allows me to find inner peace. My project encompasses promotion, archiving and responding to the Cathedral. Immersing myself and absorbing the creativity of Burges' masterpiece has evolved my relationship to one of heightened consciousness and admiration. My imagery reflects my feelings and the emotions that are triggered as I discover the many stories and mysteries that emerge through curiosity and study. The theme of my creative work is "the other side" reflecting the time I spend in those areas that are not accessible to the public as well as the tension that I experience when there is disharmony between expectation and execution. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ciarán Foley
Munster Technological University - BA (Hons) Photography with New Media
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

“Present” looks at how we as humans leave our mark on the landscape. Our presence in the land is evident in our everyday lives, domestically, industrially, socially, agriculturally and historically. I am drawn by the overlooked or unseen elements in the land that the regular passer-by is untuned to. As a photographer my eyes are constantly looking at and are aware of the human impact and presence of our everyday lives. I like to visit landscapes in Ireland that speak to me on an emotional level. For me it’s a spiritual feeling and these landscapes are deeply rooted in our DNA and a major part of our identity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Daniel Kane
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Celbridge is going through a phase of significant change, from being a village in the Dublin commuter belt to a true suburb. There is a rush to build housing. While services and amenities are promised, delivery dates are pushed further out. Strategic Housing Development (SHD) and Large-scale Residential Development (LRD) planning applications are used to speed up the planning process but also to remove some local decision making. To accommodate the significant increase in population, new public services are promised. The new bridge is symbolic in that it has been promised for 25 years but never delivered. This work records this time and explores how these changes are impacting the fabric of the place and the people who live there. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ines Pesado
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

UNSPOKEN not expressed in speech, although thought or felt; tacit The representation of the human body and its non-verbal forms of communication are two recurrent subjects in my practice as a visual artist. In this context, “Unspoken” is a deeply personal project where I question traditional family dynamics and their affectionate patterns. Conceived as an exploration of intimacy and self-expression, this body of work aims to capture raw human interactions and the delicacy of those moments. Through portraiture, I explore identity and the dual nature of relationships where the idea of “self” is often diluted in that of the community. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Margareta Ruysschaert
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Amulets is a series that explores young people’s relationship to their pieces of jewellery that hold religious or spiritual significance. For some, wearing religious jewellery is a way to outwardly express their faith and identity, while for others, it may be a symbol of comfort, belonging and protection. Regardless of the specific religious tradition, the act of wearing such jewellery can serve as a reminder of one's beliefs and values, and can help connect individuals to their culture and community. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eva Carolan
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

“Somewhere Somehow” is a series of photographs that combines the portrayed landscapes with the landscape itself. These photographs were taken at the ancient Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland and shot on a roll of 35mm film. I boiled and soaked the roll for twenty-four hours in a concoction of plants, water from the River Boyne and various elements found near the grounds of the Hill of Tara. This project was a collaboration with nature, and a way to incorporate the environment in the creative process and let the landscape communicate through the images. For me this process allowed me to relinquish control of the results and embrace the uncertainty that comes with experimenting with alternative techniques. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Neva Elliott
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The first photograph I took of him was less than a month after we met. That night I dreamt of drowning. In the morning, I photographed his hand lying on his chest, Christlike, corpselike, too beautiful to be real or alive. As we continued to see each other, I’d photograph him wherever we were, undressed, laying bare his human fragility. Having grown so used to losing those I care for, getting close to someone foregrounds the possibility of pain and loss in my brain and body. So, I seek to hold on to this loved one in the only way I can in this chaotic world, by photographing them again and again. By holding him in my gaze. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Gorman
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

All flowers in time is a collection of images aiming to describe the feelings of a specific time and place. Laytown, the seaside village where I grew up, is an idyllic spot. Growing up here was like living in a playground. Now, living here in my 20’s that feeling has changed. The mid 20’s for a lot of us are a time promised to be full of exploration, fun, and finding oneself, but there is another as well. The 20’s can be wrought with feelings of isolation, stagnation and feeling lost on one’s trajectory in life. The images are as much about the feelings of the subjects themselves, as they are about my own feelings living and trying to navigate living in my 20’s. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruth McHugh
National College of Art and Design - Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Portrayal, identity and agency? How has the photographic image been used to engender change? How to face the camera when our image betrays us? How to record a transformation in identity? How to challenge prejudices and discriminations embedded in the canon of photography? Frederick Douglass, former slave and abolitionist, employed chiasmus, words or concepts repeated in reverse order, to overturn stereotypically negative representations. “You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.” Henry Louis Gates recognized Douglass’ use of photography as a visual counterpart to chiasmus, photography as a tool of empowerment. This was the point of departure for Portrayal After… The final portraits employ large-format analog processes. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachael Draper
Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My portfolio is a testament to my adoration for vintage fashion and products. I carefully select all my images to feature vintage dresses and jewellery, reflecting my passion for sustainable commercial photography and reducing fashion waste. To add a touch of mystique and allure, I always infuse an element of fantasy into my compositions. A perfect example of this is my series of images of dresses "Don't You Forget About Me," which prompts viewers to contemplate their own clothes and the memories attached to them. My ultimate goal is to pursue my dreams of owning a studio and continuing my work in product and fashion photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Purvis
Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As a fashion photographer, my goal is to inspire those who view my work. Whether it be through the vibrant colours of a high-fashion editorial or the moody black and white tones of a portrait, I hope to capture the beauty and spirit of everyone I photograph. For this project I wanted to produce a series of heavily stylised, murky fashion imagery. Therefore, I used medium format film, as it allowed me to create images that are both classic and modern, with a unique depth and richness that cannot be achieved through digital photography. In an industry that is constantly evolving, I believe that film photography offers a timeless quality that will never go out of style. I am excited to continue pushing the boundaries of my craft, and to capture the beauty of fashion through film photography. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matt Fletcher
Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My photographic series revolves around the environment, specifically looking at industry with an architectural focus and the emissions that they release into the atmosphere; causing ever more damage in a time where we need to consider every aspect of the planets fragile ecosystem to preserve the future of every living organism. Through my research for this project, I found that there have been improvements in the generation of electrical power to move away from coal (the heaviest polluter in this industry). There is still however a long way to go in terms of focusing on renewable and green energy if we, as a race, are going to secure a cleaner life for future generations of people, animals and plant life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah-Jane Reed
Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Photographic Practice with Moving Image
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My project, Angie, focuses on a lady with an inspiration to help those who are sometimes unable to help themselves. With the country in the crisis it is in, as well as the cost of living affecting most people’s day-to-day living, she has made it her purpose in life to support and help the public in any way she can. Angie Commerford is a co-owner of a charity organisation called Hebburn Helps. This charity has a food bank and crisis team which is funded purely by donations. One of the many amazing things about this lady is, she spends all her time organising charity events to raise money, not only for her organisation but also for mental health awareness. She arranges charity walks to raise awareness for Life Brigade and a walk she started which she named The Walk of Hope, which supports people who have lost friends and loved ones through suicide. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joshua Gallantree
Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Photographic Practice with Moving Image
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As a Photographer that’s grown up with a strong interest in 2nd World War history, being able to combine both photography and this interest in History is something which I have found very fulfilling. This series of images is taken from my latest project “Remnants of War”, which focuses on wartime defenses that still live in our landscape. Found mostly along the coastline of the UK, these concrete structures serve as a reminder of the country’s Wartime history. Photography has allowed me to remind people of the country’s past and has given me a platform to share something I am incredibly passionate about. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Clement Hewison
Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Photographic Practice with Moving Image
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Clement Hewison’s This Green and Pleasant Land examines the places affected by climate change that are absent from the conversation. The photographs aim to begin a discourse about the unseen places that have an outsize impact on our lives. The subversive nature of these photographs rejects state narratives on the successes of their mitigation and challenges those who greenwash, as well as showcasing the failures of policy to act. If you've read this far, nothing said previously is true. These images in fact show places that don't exist, designed as backdrops for a fictional war set far in the future, which is in itself only an arena for a first person shooter video game. Question everything you see now. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Marsh
Northern School of Art - BA (Hons) Photographic Practice with Moving Image
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As the march of the digital era continues, once-common household items such as books and pictures have become increasingly obsolete and therefore precious. As a very tactile person, my interest remains in the physicality of the photograph, and the process of creating an image is an integral part of my practice. The selected images show my exploration into the process of Wet Plate Collodion, a capricious and beautiful technique that has changed little in the past 172 years. The diptychs are from a larger project, Look Deeper. This series invites the viewer into the unusual world of the model, challenging the viewer to question what they assume of people. The model chose an item that embodies their unusual passion. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Susan Greenfield
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

During the Covid-19 Lockdown I discovered my walks covered part of the nightly treks made by people across Portsmouth, England in WW2 seeking safety from bombing raids in shelters cut into Portsdown Hill. This chance occurrence, those treks and my walks imbued with a sense of threat and need for refuge led me to make this work. I recall those wartime experiences as post-memories through photo montage and collage using contemporary photographs, archival materials and Covid-19 imagery; a sense of the past haunting the present. These images evoke those times, the fragmentation of daily life, separation from family and loved ones, the presence of danger, but experiences which also echoed within our lives during the pandemic. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lynda Kuit
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My current project, Shuswap Lake Tales builds on previous work by exploring some of the latent histories of original homesteaders around Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, Canada. The project is influenced by memory and heteroglossia (different voices expressing different points of view) through anecdotes and family photographs shared with me by descendants of these homesteaders. The work takes on the form of an ongoing conversation between the original homesteaders, their descendants, myself and ultimately the future reader of this work. Our memories and individual histories are built up in layers. So too is the landscape. It is important in this era, where emphasis seems to be in tearing down statutes and erasing the past, that we actually take time to look beyond the depth of institutionalised collective histories and discover those stories that didn’t make it into the history books, especially in rural communities. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Dranitzke
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Childhood Dreams is an exploration into children’s identity formation and the influence of the immediate environment. It is set in the early, malleable stages of a child’s development, in the intimacy of the childhood bedroom. At a young age, this room is a reflection of the parents’ idea of childhood and how they want to raise their child. The children’s inner motivations and dreams come out in the imaginary play, where they have the freedom to be whatever they want. I caught them somewhere in between their external reality and internal imaginary. It is here where who we are expected to be, meets who we want to be and the understanding of the self begins. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Keith Harness
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Waking from a medically induced coma, after sustaining a life-threatening head injury whilst serving as an infantry soldier in Bosnia, during 1997, saw my life change within an instant. Visually impairment and physical disability meant the realization of an altered future where the prospect of a life with long- term care became a stark reality. A process which over time saw the development of altered character emerge, with an inner determination and strong will to succeed like no other. “At Ease” is a photography project which not only captivates the character I have become today, but highlights how I begin to make sense of the ultimate connection I have with nature, over twenty- five years on since injury. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robin Stewart
Open College of the Arts - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

There are dozens of medieval village sites in Leicestershire, many abandoned centuries ago. Enclosure, plague or economic viability contributing or directly causing their demise. This work is a photographic response that questions how we own and use land and the traces that remain. Each photograph invites the viewer to study the visible topology and consider the history behind each village. Detail and definition soften over the years but close inspection reveals a constructed and managed landscape. These photographs are a retrospective of our rural past, two to three hundred years before the industrial revolution changed the work-place dynamic forever. Each village had its own introduction and ‘Baggrave Introduction’ has been included in place of the eighth image. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Ridge
Pearse College of Further Education - QQI Level 6 Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My project is a collaborative work which explores the phase of childhood directly preceding the teenage years. Being Eleven represents a key stage in personal development - when children begin to develop a strong sense of self and personal identity. The children featured in the series are eleven-year-old, fifth-class students from a local primary school. Influenced by participatory approaches to research, I took an immersive and reciprocal approach to my project – offering the children the opportunity of empowerment and self-representation. For each sitting, children came in pairs, with one child acting as assistant. A shutter release cable was offered to each participant to further ground them in their space and to empower them in the two-way process of portraiture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Thomas Murray
Pearse College of Further Education - QQI Level 6 Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The Griffin Allotments previously located in Grange Castle in South Dublin spans across three acres. In this space, individuals have grown food, connected to the land, sustained themselves, and developed community for over a decade. In December, we received a text message stating that allotments had been sold to make way for large Multinational distribution centres, such as Amazon. This body of work captures the dismantling of the Griffin allotments, documenting the deconstruction of the space and the eviction of those who worked these plots of land. This series commemorates decades of labour, gone, and the transformation of land from collective to corporate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Norma Burke
Pearse College of Further Education - QQI Level 6 Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Postcards from a Small Island is a series of still life photographs on the theme of political scandal and corruption on the island of Ireland. Using humour, irony, and absurdity, the artist's intention is to highlight journalism that holds power to account and to explore the boundaries of what is considered art and activism. Inspired by the history of readymades, the series uses ordinary items and everyday materials; found objects, printed chip paper, food, wood, felt, pen, and ribbon. Traditional and modern artistic techniques - assemblage, découpage, software editing, videography and artificial intelligence - were used in the making. Exhibited work features a photographed brown envelope map of Ireland, a performance based video installation, a cut-up poem, and postcard display. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Krastyu Vasilev
Pearse College of Further Education - QQI Level 6 Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Through using modified and reconstituted lenses - designed to focus beyond the infinity point - I attempt to create another visual reality of Dublin which is devoid of forms and reduced to a shimmering blur. My approach is purely visual, but touches on the basic principles of quantum mechanics. In this realm, the universe and everything in it is made up of quarts. They are smaller than the atom and can be seen as particles or waves at the same time. There are particles when we vision-target them and waves when we don't. We've all noticed that if we focus on infinity, the visual field in the sides of us is blurred, the quarts go from particles to waves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Travis Nguyen
Pearse College of Further Education - QQI Level 6 Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This is a series of environmental portraits of people in a Further Education campus in Dublin. Travis uses both studio and outdoor portrait approaches to depict the character and personalities which inhabit our college. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Esther Martinez
Pearse College of Further Education - QQI Level 6 Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In this project I embarked on a photographic exploration of the life that unfolds in the vibrant streets of Morocco. Guided by my passion for street photography, I sought to capture the essence of this enchanting country, where tradition and modernity intermingle, and ancient echoes harmonise with contemporary rhythms. Morocco is a land of contrasts, where ancient medinas coexist with bustling modern cities, and the legacy of its rich history intertwines with the aspirations of its dynamic present. Through my lens, I set out to encapsulate the raw emotions, untold stories and captivating moments that light up the streets of Morocco . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Josh Daly
Pearse College of Further Education - QQI Level 6 Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My Project is about Haunted Locations in Dublin. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ethan Norris
Arts University Plymouth - BA (Hons) Photography / BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Ethan Norris, age 22, is primarily an analogue landscape photographer from South Wales. Norris’ series of works utilise rich symbolism and honour the genre of landscape as an ever-relevant photographic practice. Len; father, son, land seeks to capture Norris’ tumultuous relationship with his father. Examining themes of trace, collective memories and histories , Norris immerses himself in his father’s upbringing with grandfather Len, charting the significance of their relationship both to one another and to himself. Drawing upon their joint love for the land, Norris’s hope is the building of a stronger father-son connection - despite a troubled history as parent and child. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Martina Davey
Arts University Plymouth - BA (Hons) Photography / BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Martina Davey, a 21-year-old experimental photographer from Cornwall, employs the art of self-healing through photography in her work. By incorporating innovative elements of contemporary photographic practices, she brings buried emotions to light. In her latest project entitled Esoteric Connection, Martina uses photography to reclaim ownership of her body. With the aim of freeing herself from the male gaze, Martina explores the contours and shapes of her body by distorting elements until they become abstract to the human eye. She uses light sources to enhance the abstract nature of her work and employs different compositions to create a visually conceptual piece. Ultimately, Martina’s approach allows her to distort her body in a way that does not allow others to distort her self-perception. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Man
Arts University Plymouth - BA (Hons) Photography / BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Michael Man, age 22, from London, is a portrait photographer fascinated with the interplay between photographer and subject as they sit in front of the camera’s lens. In Their Own World, Man deliberately seeks out the stranger and asks them to sit for him . Aware of the gaze of the camera and its inherent nerve-wracking experience, Man gently directs his subjects. With little guidance other than to focus their gaze to the right, he watches as his models move from the outer to the inner gaze of their own worlds. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Shelley Connors
Arts University Plymouth - BA (Hons) Photography / BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Shelley Connors, age 31 from Plymouth, utilises both analogue and digital mediums to explore current themes of importance in her life and projects them into her art work - whether that be as a therapeutic tool or to enhance her self development. Pathways is an immersive installation that explores the importance of the formation of strong and secure relationships in childhood. Connors’ background in early years education forms the basis for this project and when coinciding with her visual practice, she is able to raise awareness of this key issue that can directly affect adult relationships in today's society. Curation is carefully crafted with a welcoming tone, seeking to communicate themes of childhood reminiscence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Annie Davis
Arts University Plymouth - BA (Hons) Photography / BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Annie Davis is 22 and a photographer based in the South West of England. Davis’ work explores documentary photographic practices, working with her subjects to memorialise and preserve otherwise fleeting moments. Biophilia is a visual exploration of the connection between humans and the natural world. Immersing herself in her subject’s environments, Davis labours for a deep understanding of their lives and the spaces in which they function. Gail, the subject of this series, is Davis’ aunt and lives an adventurous life with her wife in Kingsteignton, Devon. They scuba dive, geocoach, trek alone and with others and, perhaps most importantly, tend their garden. With a devotion to self-sufficiency, Gail also chooses to share the bounty of the natural world with her family. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tiago Valeiro
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

We’re Trapped in the Belly of This Horrible Machine addresses the manufactured landscape as a space for abstract personal narratives and underlying existential contemplation within destruction. Quarries in Portugal are omnipresent- they’re part of the natural landscape. This developed in me a notion of normalised destruction in my surroundings. When one encounters itself unrestricted in a quarry, a connection between the person and the land is formed. Through the fusion of digital and analogue photographic methods, along with the use of distinct installation techniques, this project aims to replicate the phenomenology of the space and the connection formed. The Quarry here is scrutinized in a document of an entropic future - the future after the Anthropocene. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vanessa Loibl
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This explores the various power dynamics that can present themselves in a heterosexual relationship. As patriarchy still predominantly dictates the power relations between men and women, these issues present themselves through gendered performances. By representing and at the same time examining my own relationship with my partner, we have developed different exercises that are meant to embody the possible dynamics between female and male energy. Inspired by personal experiences, the performances aim to evidence not just the good, but also the difficult times of a romantic relationship. This piece is meant to be displayed over three screens, signifying the space mentioned in the title as well, in order to further enhance the concept of the physical barrier. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eashaa Mepani
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Rutherford suggests that self-identity is complex and goes beyond language and representation. Our environment plays a crucial role in shaping our sense of self, and in this essay, I will explore how my family home has impacted my self-identity through photography. My work showcases the cultural fusion between Indian and Western cultures within my family home and how it has influenced my clothing, celebrations, and actions. By capturing my family members in their natural spaces, I have created a photo series that tells a story about my self-identity and the role my family home has played in shaping it. The series consists of three images that convey this dichotomy and the impact it has had on my sense of self. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mia Blake
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Visibilis’ is a body of work created using moving images. It seeks to explore complex, intangible connections between thought and feeling – what is visible and what remains unseen. Dealing with the presentation of perception as the background of experience which guides every conscious action. It attempts to create moving images that transcend the simply physical, inviting the audiences to look closer, to inspect the details, so as to unlock the secrets contained within. The work seeks to provide a portal into other worlds, for viewers to see what lies beneath on a deeply personal yet universal level. The starkly visible nature of the pieces invites viewers to look, to be looked at, and to reflect upon what lies in between. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chloe Halford
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Can't see the Forest for All the Trees’ is a series of photographs created as a result of learning the large format black and white analogue process. Combining this unfamiliar practice with a familiar environment, alongside my self discovery through the natural world, to evoke the feeling of nostalgia. Being comfortable in a tranquil environment enhances contemplative thoughts, from solemn to joy. These are not images to stand back and stare at. They are landscapes to step into. They ground you as you look. In their very nothingness, you can find everything. Why then do these landscapes capture my attention? Precisely because they are so unspecific. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matthew Deal
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This project is looking into men’s wellbeing looking through the space and environment that they are in. The project explores a link between the wellbeing of the model and the space that they choose to get photographed in. To capture the images, the model chooses a location in which they feel comfortable to be shot in or where they go to relax. The images themselves are more staged making them pose to suit the environment that they are in. I then have a talk with the model and ask them questions about themselves and the place that they chose. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Oliver Adkins
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This work celebrates the relationship that I have with my sibling. Our closeness allows us a level of trust between photographer and collaborator that would be all but impossible to achieve with anyone else. It explores this level of trust, and the trust that the audience has in the photographer to be delivering on the promise of a truthful, accurate depiction of the subjects. It features my own images and those taken from our family archive. Because my work focuses on gender, specifically Sam being transgender and my deconstruction of my own gender, I have a responsibility in this series to be as sensitive and accurate in my depiction of our upbringing, genders, and the differences and similarities between us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Molly Knight-Smith
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Landscape I’ explores the connection between women and nature through four moving image pieces depicting myself standing in various natural landscapes: capturing the movement, sounds, and subtle changes in the environments over the span of twenty three minutes. Women and nature have been considered to be intertwined and because of this, women have been seen as semi-human which actively oppresses both women and nature, leading them to be treated as resources. I challenge this concept by maintaining eye contact with the camera, and therefore the viewer, acknowledging how women in art have been depicted to be observed by a male audience. I stand towards the centre of the scene, ensuring that I am distinctly visible in the landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Donya Fararooy
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I have been looking at queer identity and photographing queer people in spaces where they feel comfortable. I want to reflect who they are and how they want to be presented to the camera. Space is important to my project because you can tell a lot about someone’s personality from somewhere they’re comfortable in. Through shooting these images I talked to each person about their experience of coming out and presenting as a queer person therefore the work is very personal to me. As a queer person myself I think queer people are underrepresented in media and I wanted these images to be a demonstration of individuality within the community. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yasmine Hom-Cain
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Dream Body is an exploration of how being exposed to social media and standards influenced by the male gaze at a young age impacted my self perception. Being exposed to unrealistic beauty standards in the media made me believe I had to look and conform a certain way to appeal to others. Dream Body consists of 2 images of sculptures made from patel, stuffed satin material, tied with string to create the shape of a body, representing the pressures of needing to look a certain way. This work reconnects myself with my childhood, reflecting on how I felt I grew up too quickly, when I should have been more present. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Ashcroft
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Untitled, 2023’ is the result of a journey from a visual product of the physical landscape into something psychological and imaginative. The original image began as a product of an exploration undergone within the landscape. Through an obsessive process of re-photographing and re-enlarging a particular section of a singular image, the subject matter gradually became blurred and the discovery of new visual aesthetics and photographic elements became visible. During this process of desired abstraction, the photographic dark room developed into a space for further investigation, which not only reflected the previous exploration undergone within the landscape but merged the separate spaces together. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elizabeth McCormick
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

To Make an Omelette explores the relationship between memory and identity within family photographs. The main focus is a sense of dissociation from the childhood self, expressed through several methods of obscuring the face in both archival and new photographs. An implicit feeling of guilt surrounding the process of changing and replacing the childhood self is the driving force behind the work. The masks are fragile pieces created from various methods associated with childhood activities. This connection to childhood is an attempt to break down the binary of past and present self, and to reconcile the two as one continuous state of being. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karl Bailey
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Portsmouth is an island city, the second most densely populated outside of London. It is within the top 20% of most deprived authorities in the country despite being within one of the richest counties. 'A Stones Throw' explores the impact on the city and its residents from 13 years of government austerity. It tells the stories from those who have been left behind by a system that privileges the few at the expense of the many. It is an invitation to reflect on the complex and often invisible social issues that affect working class communities whilst also embracing the unique identity of what it means to be 'Pompey'. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ella Sharma
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The series ‘Together we Dance’ is a small collection of images curated by Ella Sharma to demonstrate the effects and importance of music and how the human body is seen to respond through the motion of dance, with the focus on ballet. Each of the three images have been selected to represent the commitment and strength that is required of dancers as they gracefully manoeuvre their bodies in such beautiful motions to music, as shown in the images. Also representing the joy that is felt from music which creates dance, the name of the series reflects how the commitment, strength and joy are all brought together within a dancer and result in the beautiful movement which creates ballet. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Finley Maxted
University of Portsmouth - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My overall concept centres on psychogeography, which is the study of how a particular environment affects people's emotions and behaviours. The interplay between people and a place's architectural design, as well as the context—whether historical, cultural, or both—and the different ways each influences the other—are at the heart of my work. Through this I was forced to spend more time attempting to communicate the feelings and emotions I experienced from the particular piece of architecture I was photographing, as well as the setting in which the shoot was taking place. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adam Cooledge
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Humans are becoming increasingly divorced from the physical, natural world allowing industrial damages to be carried out on an increasingly large scale. Our once traditional notion of a green and pleasant land does little to slow the abuse performed on our land for monetary gain. An increasingly scarce resource and valuable commodity, land use is perpetually contested within the domestic political sphere, with tensions between economic and ecological concerns, productivity versus environmentalism. The locations in this project range from operational extractive sites to derelict and abandoned ones, highlighting an established pattern of abuse and disregard of land for profit that spans millennia. Pushed to the fringes of view, these mining sites are the shameful evidence of human consumption. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adrian Holland
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The Anthropocene is a term used to describe the current geological epoch. It is characterized by significant changes in the planet's ecosystems, such as rising temperatures, sea level, and loss of biodiversity, caused by human-driven factors like industrialization, urbanization, and intensive agriculture. Often represented through images of the vast industrial scars we inflict on our planet through activities such as mining, de-forestation, and quarrying, Adrian Holland, chooses to show us a much more intimate aspect to the damage that we cause to our planet by highlighting the detritus that we carelessly introduce into our local environment as individuals, and how our personal actions contribute to the larger problem. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caitlin Foy
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The perception of a space can be altered through variations in shape, colour and light. Throughout this project, the perception of depth in challenged and explored through abstract imagery of a space constructed of 3D printed pieces. Influence is taken from a variety of art movements such as German expressionism and concrete photography to enhance the photographic style and composition of each image. By photographing the space at obscured angles, the viewers understanding of space and perspective are challenged. A sense of ambiguity is captured through the intimate, close detailed framing further manipulates the viewer’s perception, creating a sense of disorientation. Additionally, the repetition of shadows and high contrast graphic imagery help to depict an altered reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Fleet
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

James Fleet is a contemporary digital photographer based in Sheffield, England. His work takes inspiration from fine art and technically precise graphical photography. This produces ambiguous, abstract forms where the subject matter is questioned at a first glace. Each image is entirely unique and will most likely never be identically replicated. This leads to a variety of forms each with a different interpretation between viewers. Combining his patience and control, James photographs the movement of smoke from an incense burner which is captured using high-speed, flash sync photography in a highly controlled studio setting . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lauren Mitchell
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I am a conceptual photographer who uses portraiture to explore topics of mental illness and trauma. I aim to create a visual language for these topics which are not openly acknowledged. My work draws on my own experiences and those around me, creating and opening a dialogue for mental illness and trauma to be discussed openly. I utlise conceptual techniques in order to create unique imagery, that doesn’t conform to the typical representation of the forementioned topics, in media and art. I hope that my work brings comfort to those experiencing trauma and mental illness, knowing that they aren’t alone. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elliot Evans
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

At the start of the year, Elliot embarked on one of his biggest journeys to date, the location was Western Africa. He wanted to document how locals benefit from a railway network. Mauritania has the longest freight train in the world, the locals use this to import and export goods necessary for their survival. To people these trains may seem archaic, however, the people of Nouadibou re-purpose what is essentially a iron ore freight train transport goods inland, but also to migrate to other parts of the World in searching for a better life as this region is impoverished. These arduous journeys are fraught with many dangers - this is the risk the people of Mauritania are to take to provide a better life for their families . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Narina Hames
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

On the 31st of January 2023, an article came out exposing the male firefighters at Dorset and Wiltshire fire stations. They had taken pictures of decided women from car accidents and sent them in a WhatsApp Group chat and then they proceeded to comment on their underwear. ‘Knickers’ is a series which explores the stigma surrounding women’s underwear about how it is assumed to look brand new even after use, it also investigates the sexualisation of women’s underwear and how they are often stolen or even sold to men which they then use as a tool to reach gratification. As a woman who has delt with men and their obsession with women’s dirty underwear I felt the need to address this issue through my photographs because of the taboo around female underwear making this problem go unseen. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Scott Allison
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

In 2023, a major strike or protest has taken place every other day fighting for varying social, economic and political causes. The State of Britain aims to document and capture the people who make up these protests. Having an objective approach to each protest, where it has been possible to capture both sides of the debate, is a key concern. In the context of Brexit, Covid-19, climate change and an ongoing cost of living crises this project navigates these complex issues to give a picture of the events in cities such as Sheffield and Manchester during February to April 2023. This project has covered a range of public protests including teachers, junior doctors and nurses on strike to pro-refuge protests and anti-refuge campaigns. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Teigan Tomlinson
Sheffield Hallam University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Fluorescent Adolescent explores the connec-on between iden-ty and environment. I revisit my own adolescence and the defining of my iden-ty through my younger transgender brother Zac. This work represents the turbulence of adolescence which is symbolised through the shi?ing visual language of harsh banality and overlooked beauty. It is an introspec-on of my youth, guiding Zac through this challenging phase of self-discovery. The worries and fears that come with growing up queer along with the difficult journeys and loving support. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joss Copeman
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Joss Copeman’s work is centred around queer politics, the self and received notions of sexuality in post-capitalist society. Section 28, part of the Local Government Act enacted in 1988, was legislation criminalising the promotion of homosexuality; a law designed to invalidate gay men. Born in 2002, the year before Section 28’s repeal, Joss grew up in its shadow. Section 28’s legacy is one of shame, lending itself to self-destructive behaviours. 21 years ruptures the confines of this shame to promote sex positivity. Joss explores the extent of these feelings within the norms of everyday experiences and the ways in which we choose to present ourselves, embedded within deeper sentiments of the self such as loneliness, disgust and embarrassment. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Holly Holder
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Holly Holder’s work embodies abstract and conceptual visual language centred around the human psyche, gender and the self. Her current project lady is focused around the woman as an archetype, placing the female gaze at the forefront of the photographic effort to reclaim female representation. The work acts as a vessel for exploring the frustration and challenges in which gendered power dynamics have shaped women in a patriarchal society, governed by the male gaze. Engaging with the female body and its form, using the artists own body in some of the images, the work utilises transgressive iconography to explode the tired tropes of received ideas of femininity and domesticity, and the role of the woman in the photographic landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jack Halford
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Jack Halford is a photographer working to redefine the ideologies around masculinity in fashion. In his project, STUPID Masculinity, Halford collaborates with a spectrum of sexual and gender identities. Blurring the lines between fashion editorial and portraiture photography, Halford develops a collective of ideas within STUPID Masculinity. Underpinned by research, Halford interviews each participant to gain deeper understanding of their thoughts on masculinity, finally asking them ‘In one word, what is masculinity to you?’ STUPID Masculinity allows the conversations between photographer and participant to be shared in a non-judgmental safe environment, elevating questions around masculinity away from its usual ‘toxic’ stigmatisation. STUPID Masculinity aims to start the deconstruction of stereotypes, aiming to allow the celebration of the word masculinity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alice Forde
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Alice Forde’s Touch Me is series of images which explore the ambiguity of physical contact through editorial fashion. The work takes a unique approach to the dictionary definition of physical contact, ‘there being no space between two things’, through photographing people with extravagant posing. The work looks to sit on the line between pleasure and discomfort. It aims to provoke a reaction of uncertainty and purposely raise questions surrounding relationships, communication and comfort as the work goes against society’s preconceived notions of good and bad touch. Made in a post covid world, the work relies on people’s differing views to spark discussion catalysing this with a focus on colour theory and textures. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Grace Leggett
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A Blindside Flanker is a player position that often goes unnoticed. This position makes it possible for the player to make the wider team aware of weak spots and move forward against opposition. This role is requires hard work but is such an important factor in the movement of the game. Our local clubs embody the position of this Blindside Flanker—where the key work is unseen but so vital. Each club is unique. The successes and overall aesthetics separate one from another, but all follow the natural cycle on matchdays. It’s the characters, the individuals who give over time to be involved with the inner workings of their Rugby Club. These people form a team of their own un-knowingly. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Vojta Voves
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Vojta Voves, a street photographer, creates a series of photographs THE MEANING OF HIS OWN LIFE, showing people navigating through a modern city, attempting to make sense of the tense situation the society is currently in. The work’s aim is to show how volatile the world is, both economically and politically, making it that much more difficult to focus of one’s self. However, it is okay to stop and look carefully. To care about meaning. This work is not tied to a specific location, rather is using the concept of a city as a theatre, displaying those scenes people are acting out. Displaying the images in black and white allows the viewers to focus on the moment itself. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kseniia Rusu
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Chasing The Sun is a series of images created in various states of mind of a person diagnosed with schizophrenia. Each photograph explores aspects of life with this illness, depicting different forms of paranoia and various experiences of psychotic symptoms. Images are taken off familiar places and activities to Kseniia. It’s a project that shows beauty in the darkness of living with schizophrenia. Mental illness is largely invisible, but in these images the sun can be read as a metaphor for the schizophrenia the photographer experiences. This project is put together in response to gain control of a condition that many do not understand. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabella Macauley
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘The emphasis on sex that currently permeates our public life – especially the enormous demand for sexual advice and therapy – attests not to our sexual freedom but to our continuing sexual frustration. People who are not hungry are not obsessed with food’ – Ellen Willis Sex has been rejected, shamed, and ridiculed in our culture and as time goes on there is less freedom and discourse of repression that develops with the rise of capitalism. This series comprises photographs of participants in the Berlin Fetish Week and individuals across South Wales into specific forms of sex. Having gained the subjects’ trust, these photographs were made collaboratively to challenge taboos around sexual desires and fetishes by capturing a sense of identity and community. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ellen Budd
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This body of work finds its origins in the ambitious proposal to extend the Bakerloo Line, a vital underground railway system in London. The extension will connect Elephant and Castle to Lewisham, opening up relatively badly connected areas. As an artist, my goal is to document this transformative impact through photography, blending portraiture and architecture. I aim to capture the evolving urban landscape and its inhabitants, illustrating the intersection of urban development, transportation, and human experience. By chronicling the transition, my visual narrative becomes a testament to the profound changes brought about by regeneration in Southeast London. Through my lens, I seek to encapsulate the spirit of this historic undertaking, creating a lasting visual legacy for London's ever-evolving story. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Finn Green
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This series continues an ongoing conversation I have been developing between the photographic image and The sonic space to find a psycho-geographic relationship within the urban cityscape. Given the purpose, this literal and visual distortion of the material world can challenge the perceived characterizations of this space and our non-visual understandings of a fragmented environment into something more. How do we identify the signifying factors of a cityscape, a zone of dilated time confronted by the unfortunate realisation that everything around us holds a temporary materiality? Do we illustrate pre-existing images and ideologies as a way of counteracting the fragmented realities that invade our fields of knowledge? The project explores notions of love, life, friendship, urbanisation, transience, and fragmented narratives. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joseph Robertson
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

East Lothian is an area of Scotland that is widely recognised for its beautiful beaches and as the location for the Scottish Open golf tournament. Many visitors to the area may be unaware of the community of Microlight flyers who soar the skies above. Since the 1980s, hobby enthusiasts who want to learn to fly have used ‘ultralight aircraft’ or ‘microlights’. Downwind 29 is a series that aims to capture the thrill and enjoyment microlight flyers get from flying, as well as to show the parts of the hobby that are often overlooked, such as the pre-flight checks, learner flyers, maintenance of the airfield and aircraft and the cup of tea at the end of a flight. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Louis McAllister
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Humankind’s activity in the Scottish Highlands has left it a heavily nature-depleted landscape. In years following the extinction of Scotland’s large predators, the deer population has exploded, doubling to around a million since 1990 alone. The grazing habits of these animals prevents land from regenerating. For rewilding projects to succeed, all deer in targeted areas must be killed. Though it seems counterintuitive to remedy problems caused by human intervention by intervening further, deer culls are broadly accepted to be a critical aspect of Highland rewilding. This project follows a conservation group’s deerstalkers on the Knoydart peninsula as they hunt through late winter, picturing the tension inherent in killing to promote new life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robin Chaddah-Duke
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

These photographs bring together Muslim, Sikh and Hindu people from the Indian Subcontinent who now live in Britain. Their relationship is complex due to the backdrop of political and religious violence that was seen in the Indian Partition of 1947. Over fifty years later, we are still seeing the aftermath of India’s partition. Communities once living side by side, now stand separately. This work brings these estranged groups together in order to question the cause of these conflicts. The fabrics dispersed throughout the work are from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. Their unique colours and traditional patterns allow us to move between community spaces and homes, uniting groups that are separated. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Gillibrand
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Alamo is a project about modern-day political mythology, and how our inability to process the complex and chaotic nature of existence causes us to revisit the past to create comfortable and understandable myths that help us cope with the unpredictable nature of the present. Centring on the Balkan nation of Kosovo as it is gripped by political crises that threaten not only the nation's fragile political system but regional stability as a whole, Alamo depicts a nation consumed by competing historical narratives spanning centuries of convoluted and frequently violent history. Here visions of the past refuse to disappear, instead manifesting themselves in a contested landscape that is simultaneously vital and detrimental to our understanding of the present. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yasmina Husin
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Colourful dots of light taking on various abstract forms in a darkened space… It is the artificial intelligence’s re-representation of images sourced from the internet in the form of ‘data traces’: strings of points of movement, object contours and light patterns recognised by the AI. Both human and machine share this neutral raw visual data. But perception involves interpretation too. When processed and offered meaning, this data becomes a significant element of the construction of a worldview. The digital sea of the internet is the point where the two perceptions, human and machinic, meet and influence each other. Understood as the shuffling of symbols with the significance attributed by humans, AI perception can be viewed as reverberating waves of dreaming. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sadhbh Lynam
University of South Wales - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Over the past two centuries close to ten million people have departed Ireland, including myself. This series is a reflection on the importance of homeland and its impact on identity. As we unravel the ties that bind, we are left with the fear of disconnection and loss of one’s homeland. There is an innate yearning within us to preserve a sense of ‘home’ in physical and emotional terms. Memories of Ireland are clouded by a confabulated subconscious view of rural living, selectively forgetting my previous life which was lonely and isolated. Exploring inner conflicts and complex relationships with home invites viewers to question the ephemeral nature of homeland, thereby gaining insight into feelings of disconnection, detachment and ostracization. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Gouldburn
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Coining connections exists to draw attention to the diminishing hobby of coin collecting, or numismatics, by reimagining the events that commemorative coins celebrate. From the adventures of Sherlock Holmes to the Suffragette movement, there are coins that celebrate many vastly different things that are all brought together by something so mundane as a piece of metal. This project recognises this and through the visual methods of photography, it aims to draw those people interested in these topics together with striking, cinematic images, and convince them to look more into coin collecting and prove that it has a place in a cashless, modern world dominated by digital transactions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dariusz Konkiewicz
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The title of this body of work refers to a blue gate in my childhood backyard. A gate signifies change. It is a place where we greet people and through which people leave. A gate can be a boundary, a line of defence, a point of transformation, an invitation, or a promise. Each part of the work focuses on a particular aspect of the migration puzzle, namely: money, language and nostalgia. I am part of the Polish diaspora. I explore problems which are associated with being a migrant, such as longing caused by displacement, overcoming intercultural communication, coping with stereotypes, and clash of languages. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Sanderson
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

“Reflecting at the Water’s Edge” explores the landscape surrounding the southern extension of the Sankey Canal, investigating the relationship between man’s presence and the land. I followed the canal path on my bike - a journey I made many times in my childhood using the same method of transport. Like the abandoned river pump house, or the ruins of industrial buildings, each image captures how humans have re-built the landscape to satisfy their own needs, and how the surrounding land has shaped itself around these developments. By photographing the area, I have also been able to reflect on how this place has shaped me as a person, capturing the subtle poetry of a landscape that feels like home. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maddie Hughes
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Hobby House is a series, visually inspired by movie posters and theoretically influenced by cinema and literature that centre around family dynamics. My intention was to create an exaggerated world in which a bohemian family earnestly pursue their hobbies within their ramshackle, ivy-covered house. Each quirky character is introduced in their own domain, leading the viewer on a journey through the different rooms of this unconventional home. I wanted to create a project that is not only visually beautiful, but also engages the audience by drawing them deeper into the detail of each scene. The viewer is invited to look closely at the rooms, costumes and objects as well as step back and see the connections between the family members. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Kilgallen
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Open Book’ focuses on and tells the stories of my close companions during my time at university, documenting them in an intimate and personal way. These individuals come from different backgrounds and places across the country, with which comes their own unique stories and experiences. This body of work has allowed me to learn more about these individuals, where they came from, the hardships they have faced as individuals, as well as the difficulties of being a student in the current world, and how these experiences help to shape the person that they are today. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Anna Lea Boden-Smith
Staffordshire University - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work allows me to collab with event coordinators, the general-public and local branding managers. I create lifestyle and candid images that my clients can share on their social media pages/platforms. They use my images to help portray their passions, Hobbies and lifestyle. My images involve a lot of bold colours, exaggerated facial expressions and movement. I aim to create a candid moment that can be treasured for years. My style is authentic and modern. I incorporate the client's personality within the image and the final edit. I aim to portray the environment and the atmosphere. I want the viewer to feel as if they are in the image themselves or as if they're watching a live show/production. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Hope Clifford
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Clifford uses a 4x5" large format film camera to create a blend of agricultural, architectural, and industrial photography, capturing a bio-gas plant, showing the intriguing interplay between the man-made and natural world. Clifford rejects conventional standards of beauty, instead, creating dynamic images that represent intersection of the natural and the built environment within the landscape. Clifford pushes the boundaries of visual expression and strives to create a meaningful exploration of the industrial and agricultural landscapes. She produces distinctive yet relatable images by sculpting an entirely new narrative, weaving together elements of energy, environmentalism, and nature, to create a powerful visual language. Her approach to investigative photography reveals insight into the transformative capabilities of energy, illuminating the promise of bio-gas power. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adam Davidson
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Using the streetlight as the embodiment of loneliness, The Endearing Character depicts moments of solitude through the night. Symbolic objects and overlooked characteristics of the urban landscape become neglected, seeking out the forgotten figures that inhabit these vacant spaces. The streetlights become a mirror which emphasises these eerie spaces and bridges the gap between reality and imagination, creating something otherworldly. Roaming under the cover of darkness, I explored the absence of light. Despite all evidence of human presence in these environments, they lacked human activity. The isolated streetlamps project a sense of emptiness, yet a sense of wonder, a place with no inhabitants. This leaves us to watch the surrounding environments, where the endearing character of the streetlamp appears forgotten. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dominic McNamee
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My Beloved Solitude is a contemplative series of reflective imagery exploring my desire to seek sanctuary through the act of solitude and the joy I take from being alone. I use photography to look deeper into the anthropological conditions of self. What is it that drives us to seek solace in our own thoughts? For such a social animal we create works of art which explore these aspects of the human condition and often celebrate them. My images are made in forested areas. I stray off the beaten pathways and desire lines exploring as deep into the trees as I can. I use light to represent the found point of sanctuary, the place where I feel truly alone and content. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Laverty
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

As a young child I had a number of surgical procedures that led me to become interested in medical photography. The meaning of autopsy is to see for oneself, (derived the Modern Latin and Greek, autopsia). My work is showing a taboo subject, bring something new to my audience attention. Instruments of autopsy displays different types of surgical instruments used by a pathologist during a post-mortem. My Instruments have a sharp detail with smoothed lighting that catches your eyes. My work references the history of photography, the publication Hungry Eye by Walker Evans an American photographer specifically "Beauties of the Common Tool". I have been influenced by Dr Gunther von Hagens, known for his exhibition "Body Worlds" and his tv series Autopsy: Emergency room showing a live post-mortem. I am disabled photographer I have always been fascinated with medical science, the anatomy of the body. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cody Lamont
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The Haze You Left Behind is a visual articulation of the intense emotions and struggles I have experienced whilst dealing with the aftermath of losing my grandfather. I have taken these fragile photographs on walks overwhelmed with thought, to achieve a raw sense of confusion and disorientation. This work has acted like a form of therapy for me. Focusing on themes of mortality, relationships, and processing, I am using photography as my instrument, with the intention of confronting the subject of grief and successfully communicating feelings of numbness and emptiness. As humans, we are generally ill-equipped to deal with grief in an adequate manner, and it is recognised as a taboo topic of conversation, due to our lack of experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Micheál Corr
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

During the Christian conversion of Ireland, highly local folkloric traditions were repackaged with prayer, in a dubious manipulation of the culture of the Irish people. Today, the decline of the Church’s power in Ireland is consequently resulting in the loss of these stolen traditions, as many people fail to identify with their traditions due to the religious elements now associated with them. By collecting the flora and materials used in traditional healing cures and charms, and photographically emphasising their otherworldly properties without resorting to religious imagery, I posit a direct challenge to the Church’s authority over our historic rituals and wider culture. 'Airmed's Tears' is a reclamation of heritage and a declaration of ownership. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura MacLennan
Ulster University - BA (Hons) Photography with Video
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This work looks at the encroaching homogenisation of The City as shaped by the free market. The very things that make one city distinguishable from another: architectural heritage, community and cultural spaces - are at the mercy of investment companies who hoard vast tracts of our built environment, waiting until the most profitable moment to redevelop with conspicuously anonymous architecture that belongs to everywhere and nowhere. I have chosen to appropriate the images and text used to market these developments, using printing techniques that reveal the characterless nature of the architecture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Emma Spreadborough
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

After the Brexit tensions of 2021, the results of Northern Ireland’s census revealed a shift in the current identities of Northern Ireland, presenting the possibility of a fragility to the border in the North. Friel’s play, Dancing at Lughnasa, explores Ireland’s mix of religion and politics and how these factors play out within the home. He uses the indoors as an analogy for safety, structure, and control. Outside of the home, the landscape is regarded as dangerous and Pagan. For the body of work, You Mustn’t Go looking, Spreadborough draws inspiration from Friel and searches for the magical past of Ireland’s culture. Seeking answers through her upbringing and the elicitation of the supernatural in Northern Ireland. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ffion Edwards
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Perfectly Imperfect explores society’s standards of ‘Beauty’ and how it affects people’s self confidence and mental health. Growing up in a social media predominant era where beauty standards are constantly changing, Edwards chose to use self-portraiture because it is something that she has been personally affected by. Forever conscious of how she is looked at and viewed by others, she has chosen to photograph herself in ways that are typically shown across the beauty industry, expressing vulnerability in a world where people feel like they need to hide who they are and how they feel, and demonstrating that there is no one way to define beauty. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Peaple
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work aims to creatively explore relationships between memory, identity and place. In doing so I seek to consider how cultural connections between people, their locations and objects develop and are communicated through image to audience. My practice is based on experimental techniques, using the image to transport the viewer to different times or dimensions. My passion drives me to constantly challenge myself to find new and innovative ways to communicate with my audience. These relationships have been most recently explored in my consideration of how the ‘ugly, lovely town’ of Swansea shaped Dylan Thomas’ identity as an artist, re-interpreting the places that resonate throughout his work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joshua Rees
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

An Evocative Journey Through Uncertainty is a document of queer lifestyle and history which investigates cruising amongst gay men in Wales and England. The exterior spaces photographed are listed as frequent cruising grounds on a gay dating site. An Evocative Journey Through Uncertainty celebrates sexual liberation amongst gay men by creating a narrative of eroticism and showing that homosexual acts, which have historically been labelled as 'deviant', should no longer be seen as 'taboo'. It is a chance to open up the discourse surrounding these spaces to a wider audience, beyond the already initiated. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie-Mai Pemberton
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Through a process of image juxtaposition and book construction, Pemberton’s work questions the aesthetics of memory and trauma and explores their connection to the fundamental context of society. This narrative-driven work explores personal trauma through a relationship between memory and photography. Processing existence through the peculiar eye of an autistic individual, Pemberton utilises archival and contemporary image making techniques to explore photography’s potential as a therapeutic tool. The work reflects a woman’s expression of time filled with the complexities of space and history. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Seren Willicombe
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Seren Willicombe’s practice focuses on three key themes: time, place, and familial ties. For Dyffryn y Helyg / Valley of the Willows, Willicombe reflects upon her family’s history and relationship to the Welsh landscape. Willicombe’s family found sanctuary in the landscapes depicted in this body of work as a result of being displaced in the Second World War. Through experimental, process-led approaches to photographic image making, this body of work explores how our sense of self is shaped by our sense of belonging to place. Utilising time-based analogue processes, Willicombe is able to capture the distinctive bond her family shares with the Welsh landscape. Willicombe’s practice embodies the memories, histories and relationships that are present in her family. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lucy Beckett
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography and Visual Activism
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Drawing from the experience of the aftermath of the pandemic and lockdown, Where One Stands is a photographic project that addresses ideas of family and heritage. The work is a photographic conversation, a collaboration documenting relationships and exploring familial aspects that shape our identity and offer us a sense of place. Where One Stands is made with an instant analogue camera, which not only accentuates intimacy but also navigates the documentary process through a sense of feeling and direct connection. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sarah Grounds
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography and Visual Activism
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Sarah Grounds’ ongoing body of work The Links Project explores the structures in our society from a perspective which is at once personal, political and universal. Drawing on aspects of Social Ecology and Permaculture, alongside Deleuze and Guattari’s conceptualisation of the Rhizome, she investigates ideas of isolation, freedom and connection. Incorporating installation, still image and performance, this transdisciplinary practice challenges and celebrates the links we have with everything and everyone around us. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alina Ahmad
University of Wolverhampton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This series of portraits explores the tensions of privacy in public spaces and the impact it can have on one’s identity through the notion of the female gaze. In a deadpan style of portraiture, this series aims to question if anything can be truly private and links between, people, place, and privacy. The photographs are created as naturally and as authentically as possible with the photographer devoting time with her subjects and creating a space that facilitates the needs of the subjects as well. This series also looks at identity and the impact of taking pictures in public spaces can have on oneself, especially in an age where people are taking photos out in public constantly. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Megan Nelson
University of Wolverhampton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My practice focuses on how gender shapes our relationship with urban public spaces, seeking to capture everyday life from a female perspective. Colour and form are vital elements of my photographs, as I incorporate both the beautiful and not-so-beautiful spaces around me. Through this, I explore how gender affects our experiences and attempt to depict the gendered spaces we inhabit, revealing the familiar and unfamiliar, seen and unseen by focusing on the nuances and subtleties of the urban environment. I aim to create images that suggest ways we can consider others’ experiences as well as how we engage with the places we live and move through by illustrating the urban landscape in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and intellectually engaging. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Valerie Woolford
University of Wolverhampton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Over the last 3 years, Valerie has been photographing local High Streets as a social and historical record of how the High Streets are changing. Taking inspiration from Martin Parr’s work in the 70’s and 80’s showing the change of fashion; society and the way we lived. Through her work, Valerie is documenting the birth, death, reincarnation, and regeneration of our local High Streets. This will be an on-going project over the next few years and Valerie will revisit areas in the future to document what changes have taking place as fashion and social needs of the residents change and whether the large supermarket chains and out of town shopping malls and online shopping experiences continue to have an impact. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Robin Smalley
University of Wolverhampton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

I am interested in the human condition and the interactions and connections that make people. In my previous career, in the British Police Service, I observed people under almost every circumstance imaginable. This often very difficult and distressing experiences led my practice into the realm of street photography; capturing candid moments in a variety of situations and environments where the subject is unaware of the interest in them. Increasingly I am drawn towards the juxtaposition of light and shade and their active role in enhancing visibility in an urban setting. My key influences are the renowned British photographer Don McCullin for his incredible use of light to single out his subjects; Swiss photographer Beat Streuli for his street images exemplified in his collection ‘New Street’; and American photographer Philip Lorca DiCorcia, in particular his ‘Heads’ series from which I have drawn inspiration for my own work. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Banks
University of Wolverhampton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

My work came about during feelings of dread and anxiety caused by the threat of nuclear war rearing its head in the media and public consciousness. While I progressed through the project, what decided if an image would be used or not was heavily based on whether or not it felt right to me; entire rolls of images shot specifically for the project ended up unused, whereas images that were captured by being at the right place at the right time stirred the right kind of emotion, which would never have been taken if at that time I didn't have a camera and a feeling I should take the picture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kyle de Escofet
University of Wolverhampton - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The aim within my work is to communicate a more fleshed out and personal reflection of public figures by offering alternate narratives to those often associated with them in their respective professions. With a background in track and field, my images highlights the lives of athletes beyond the competitive environment, presenting my subjects as relatable, human figures who aside from their sporting abilities have much more to offer in regards to their life experiences. This allows the public to witness each individual from a perspective which helps to generates an understanding of a more complete personality as opposed to merely defining them by performances, results and career statistics. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jeanine-Celine Horgos
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

6ENCE is an immersive experience that encourages the audience to connect with different senses. The project takes the form of a multi-media installation combining visual elements with sound, touch and smell in order to imitate a synesthetic experience. Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which information meant to stimulate one of the senses, stimulates several of them. The concept was born from my personal experience as a synesthetic person and from a wish to make people more aware of their senses. Each of these experiences is becoming part of a wider sensory orchestra, not only building awareness of our physical senses but helping to construct a shared and empathetic experience in our way of interacting and perceiving our daily existence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Caitlin Loi
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘All That There Is’ developed from reflections. Reflections over the past few years and recognising my own thoughts and feelings with my growth journey. It is a visual diary of how I have felt based on my surroundings and an outlet for me to express the ambiguous nature of the in-between. By working with various printing methods alongside a photobook, I intended to create emotion through the materiality of these contexts. This project comes from a place of anxiety but also as a reminder to myself that what is in front of me is, all that there is, and I don’t have to constantly overthink life but can at least try my best, that being all we can do. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Zesha Cai
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

On the 13th of January, when I was going to write my dissertation, my hard drive which contains all my study data was broken, I tried to find some data recovery company to fix my hard drive, and they still tried their best to fix it, but they failed. That hard drive, not only contains the data for my dissertation, but also includes my postgraduate course application materials, my pictures, and my memories. During that period, my whole life was hopeless, since I paid so much time and effort to my study, and all those things were just gone because of a hard drive. During that period, just like my emotion, the weather was always a cloudy day, with no sunshine, and no joy. So, I asked myself a question, that is, can we have a magic hand to change everything into the life we want? . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Charovas
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

A project that challenges traditional representations of masculinity through a series of gender- fluid portraits. In a society where gender roles and norms are evolving rapidly, this project aims to celebrate individual expression and diversity, while creating critical discussions about the performance of culture and gender. This project takes a critical approach to photography, examining the ways in which photography has shaped the cultural performance of masculinity and the various narratives that have been associated with it. Through a fusion of early photographic techniques and contemporary digital photography, the project creates a dialogue between old norms and new tropes. It seeks to encourage critical discussions about gender and challenge problematic expressions that have perpetuated toxic masculinity and prevented men from fully expressing their emotions, desires, and sexual preferences. Ultimately, Liberated Masculinity aims to create a space for multi-layered humanity and encourage openness, acceptance, and consideration for one's physical and emotional satisfaction. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Samuel Fath
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The beauty of Cornwall that drives over 4 million people to visit annually has created over 35,000 empty homes. In traditional fishing villages, whole streets lie untouched, with houses that cost 11 times the average wage. Amidst a national housing crisis, countless families have been evicted to make way for more lucrative holiday lets. Statistically, the region is one of the poorest in Northern Europe, with nearly a third of children living in poverty – yet, during the pandemic, over £170 million in grants was handed out to the owners of holiday lets in the area. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alessia Musella
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

"For You" is a documentary-style photobook about my relationship with my mother. Since we always had a harsh relationship, I decided to explore more in-depth what she likes to do and what she values in her life. Through this, I was able to get to know which kind of person my mother is, and she got involved more in my life and what I like to do (photography). The book is a mixture of pictures and phrases I wrote thinking about her. Although it might sound like quite a personal project, I chose to exclude my mother's face and, in the book, I talk about her with just "You", so it can be easier for people to see themselves in my story. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jasper Barrowcliffe
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Barkantine Estate is a social housing estate in Millwall, London. Home to over one thousand people, it was initially commissioned in the 1960s as part of a post-war effort to provide affordable housing. Since the construction of Canary Wharf, the streets of the Docklands have changed drastically, with the estate itself undergoing various projects in the name of regeneration. As the luxury apartments and skyscrapers encroach closer to the estate, its future could be in doubt. Many social housing estates across the city have suffered similar fates with more than 160 being demolished in London since 1997. Through a tabloid format, this project documents the current existence of Barkantine Estate and raises concerns about the impact of constant urban regeneration on its residents and the future of the estate. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Owen (Juice) Cousins
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

“Them” explores three models who all use the pronouns they/them. it’s a close & intimate set of images that blends several styles of photography to create a documentation of what it means to be ‘non-binary’ . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Isabella Sawyer
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The uncomfortable, but unavoidable, experience of witnessing loved ones grow old is a shared event that presents unique challenges and hurdles for each of us. Stella is one of those fortunate enough to have a caring family walking with her through every step. Her home is truly reflective of the journey of her life: raising her children, creating a life with her partner and navigating her own future. Sharing both tears and laughter, Stella’s family showcase that with love, understanding, and resilience, navigating the effects of ageing doesn’t have to be daunting. Time is a thief, but one thing time cannot take from Stella and her family are the fond memories made together through this chapter of life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jani (Snezhana) Donkova
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The project explores the female form by focusing on close up images of body parts. This way the texture of the skin as well as stretch marks, vaccine shots and scars can be seen in an attempt to show the rawest version of the female body and beauty it still possesses despite all the ‘imperfections’ society has constructed on the female body. The abstraction in each image serves to maintain the privacy of the body whilst emphasising its significance as an integral part of human life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Georgia Boon
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Genre: Commercial/Fashion

Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

This piece of work is a fashion/editorial project using people and flowers to create bodies of work in a studio environment using gel colours. I worked alongside various models and makeup artists to complete this project. I would have a makeup artist paint models various colours and then I’d use gel colours in the studio to create a contrasting background for the models. Then I would match the flowers with the colour of the model and create the same photograph using the bouquet of flowers. I would base the colour of each model on their skin tones with the help of the makeup artist so that they suited the colour they were given. I wanted this project to be a fun, colourful and collaborative project. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nicholas Olawunmi
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

Nigerian ingredients aren’t widely known in the UK social media and in other forms of communications. compared to other countries like India and China, our cosine doesn’t gain the same attention as them. Due to this reason, I wanted to create a project that focuses on my culture. Iyebiye focuses on the Nigerian ingredients rather than the dishes. I document various fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients native such as yam, plantain, pounded yam and Amala. Through these photographs, I want to convey the message that these fruits and vegetables are not just precious and visually appealing but loved and enjoyed by Nigerians. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Joe Heron
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

THE RAVE SCENE IS ALMOST 5 DECADES OLD, YET IT IS STILL A GROWING DEMOGRAPHIC. THE MAIN ASPECT THAT IS KEEPING IT ALIVE IS THE PEOPLE THAT ATTEND THESE EVENTS. THROUGH FLASH PORTRAITURE, I AIM TO DOCUMENT THESE INDIVIDUALS AND THE SCENE IN ITS RAW FORM. THE CHAOS OF THE SPACES ALONG WITH A SENSE OF ENERGY AND YOUTHFULNESS THOUGHT THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND BODY POSITIONS OF RANDOM PEOPLE THE CROWD. DANCING, SINGING, DRINKING, TAKING DRUGS, EXCHANGING STORIES WITH STRANGERS. THESE ARE SOME OF THE MINUTE ACTIONS THAT OCCUR DURING A RAVE. THEY ARE THEY FOR A GOOD TIME. AN ESCAPE FROM REALITY. THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ACT AS A TIME CAPSULE TO HOLD THE MEMORIES FROM VARIOUS NIGHTS OUT. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ludmilla De Luca Perazzi
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

‘Through Thick and Thin’ explores the moments of vulnerability and personal growth experienced throughout a period of transitions. Growing up is a journey that everyone goes through, but it can often feel isolating and lonely. Young people with a care-experienced background may be particularly affected by the ever-changing conditions and restrictions imposed on them as they prepare to become independent. Through this series of photographs, I aim to encapsulate the feelings that surround the complexities of leaving home. By doing so, I want to create a space for viewers to connect with their own experiences and foster a deeper appreciation for the world around them. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nadia Sheikh
University of Westminster - BA (Hons) Photography
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Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023 15:16:02 EDT

The bedroom is often considered the most personal and intimate space in a person’s home. For women, in particular, their bedrooms can serve as a sanctuary where they can express their personalities, relax and recharge, and feel a sense of ownership and control. As young women, we often find ourselves trying to fit in and find our place in the world, and our bedrooms can become an extension of this journey. We strive to make them feel like home in the best way we can, with the decor, colours, and items we choose to surround ourselves with. This project aims to explore the significance of women’s bedrooms and the role they play in shaping our identities and sense of self. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ainoa Burgos Gonzalez
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Ainoa is a multidisciplinary artist encompassing Photography, Sculpture and Performance. Her current work 'Plastic Era as an Indicator of the Anthropocene' is an ongoing research-based project exploring the relationship between humans, non-compostable rubbish, and the earth. In its current phase titled 'Optograms of the Earth', the body of work presents a series of Colour Photograms produced with plastic waste extracted from Agricultural areas around Brighton and the South Downs. This project looks into the use of plastics in our everyday lives, particularly within agriculture and the effects of synthetic polymers in soil’s health. Additionally, this artistic project explores photography plasticity mixing experimental and traditional darkroom techniques. Along this work non-photographic subjects become subjects moving from the abject to the seductive. By enlarging these materials and subjecting them to light, she embarks on a journey of analysis, observing the progression of decay and degradation of different polymerized substances and their intricate interweaving with organic matter such as soil and plants. Plastic travels through space but also through time and light. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andrew Nutton
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

England has a particular claim to fame with regard to Longitude - for Greenwich is the ‘zero point’ from where the world’s clocks are set. A dividing meridian that runs North and South - English Channel to North Sea, this invisible line is resonant of the faded British Empire, cartography, timekeeping, astronomical charts, and GPS. I set out to ‘picture’ the landscapes of this ‘Prime’ meridian, an absorptive journey where I look for a physicality to longitude - to visualise this concept of mathematics and geography: To walk along this line, you must traverse it in an interrupted, serpentine manner which is reflective of our oscillating modern relationship with kingdom and country. In these ways, there is latitude to the longitude. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Andy Lloyd
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

This current series ‘Family Seat’ was taken during the exit from the family home after my parents-in-law passed away. It was a silent commission for the family and intended to act as therapy as well as a document. The family home had been a home since nineteen thirty-nine and everything was homemade. The make-do-and-mend of my parents-in-law shines through in this project. I chose black and white film and natural light for its particularly soulful mood as the light emptied the home. On my MA at Brighton University, I used resources to research and expand the archive, reconfiguring it in a social and political sense, as well as a poetic look at the space and the marks left. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Giles Stokoe
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

With his project 180 Seconds of Forever, Giles Stokoe challenges a number of precepts within landscape photography. Each location is represented by fragments taken from several tens of images, each individually focussed and exposed, and corresponding to where his attention was drawn while at each location, rather than an artificially imposed rectangle. The duration of his experience is acknowledged by movement of the subject and by changes in the light, and by the accompanying 180-second composite soundscape. These soundscapes also encourage us to consider what the eye cannot see within a landscape photograph, referencing not only the ecology, but also that the Evolutionary Aesthetic for which our Pleistocene brains yearn is increasingly hard to find in our Anthropocene reality. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gurnoor Singh
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

The series, “The State of Myself” is inspired by the works of photographers like Vivian Maier and Lee Friedlander. The work makes use of Self-portraits as a mean to reflect on myself and to situate myself within the environment/surroundings in a foreign land. The photographs reflect on the mood in which they have been taken and portray the moments of confusion, or clarity that I felt. These photographs intend to convey certain emotions to the viewers. The photographs reflect on my technique and process of clicking a picture, as well as my state of mind. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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James Kendall
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

James Kendall is Brighton-based photographer, working at the intersection of youth culture and aging, exploring themes of euphoria and quiet joy. As we slip quietly into middle-age, many of us find ourselves adrift, life in the home taking over from communal obsessions that drove us as adolescents. The subjects of Wasted On The Young have found a space in their lives to stay connected to the parts of themselves that felt meaningful at 17, 25, 31 (the latter being the age when most give up on clubbing). The project is a celebration of the continued connection to meaningful activities, a recognition of the effort it takes to step away from the screen and stop doom scrolling. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jemma Day
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

My practice delves into the essence of the ageing female body through sculptural and print works that transcend traditional representations. My aim is to provoke contemplation and spark dialogue around questions of identity by reconfiguring photographic materials in ways that go beyond mere representation. With a renewed attention to light sensitivity and the exploration of resemblance, my practice searches into the depths of the ageing female experience. Photographic Lumen prints are translated into sculptural forms, creating tangible objects that evoke the physicality and presence of the body. By manipulating and recontextualizing photographic materials, I challenge the boundaries of traditional mediums, inviting viewers to question preconceived notions of identity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lizzie Brewster
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Lizzie Brewster is a photographer working primarily with traditional black and white processes. In her photographic practice Lizzie explores mental well-being through images of the natural world. This body of work, Branches of the Mind, explores emotional states of the mind through the landscape of the forest. The photographs shown in this series reflect the different realities and perspectives our minds construct while in these emotional states. Using infrared film the work captures infrared light, a light not visible to the naked eye - this creates a contrasting reality to the one seen in front of the camera. Through the process of darkroom printing the images are intentionally situated upside down to further distort the perspective of the landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Reece Coyle
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

The overarching theme of this project is to symbolically portray the hardships and challenges faced by individuals in this modern democratic society, highlighting a shift from a life of enjoyment to one of survival. The inspiration for this project came during my transition into my third decade of life, particularly influenced by the difficulties experienced in my late twenties. These visual compositions are not mere representations of reality, but rather powerful symbols that convey a deeper meaning and provoke thought and emotion. This project sheds light on the complex power dynamics inherent in democratic systems, emphasising the tension between those in positions of authority and those who experience hardship and marginalisation. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sebastian F. Mahon
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

‘Think of Me in Motion’ is an ongoing body of work exploring urban environments, the ways in which we inhabit them, and how the everyday is rendered through the picture-making process. Weaving poetic encounters and portraiture, the artist examines the fragile relationship between photographer, subject, and audience. The work questions what photographs reveal of our lived experience and their role in the recollection of memory. By acknowledging different photographic conventions, the work reveals how the ordinary world is made strange through picturing. The series presents a set of fieldnotes from the quotidian maelstrom, re-enchanting the world that surrounds us; asking us to look, and look again. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Soham Joshi
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Soham imagines the photo objects to be non-binary in nature. The pieces are negatives realized on darkroom photo paper that expects the image falling onto it to be a ‘final print’. The pieces offer resistance against being put in a box and leave dents over them which can later be seen through the chemical development process the pieces undergo. With this work, Soham tries to push the norms of the standard image-making processes. There is individuality in the way these artefacts ‘come out’. He feels a similarity between the process the works go through and the physical, emotional, and social settings. Soham experimented with it while he figured out his orientation and identity not having conformed to the gender binary. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Susan Bell
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

'Emergence' is an ongoing series shot on the floodplains of the River Ouse in Sussex. It explores depths of watery blackness, ultimately surfacing with small pearls of light. The work takes as its wellspring the diaries of Virginia Woolf, who lived by and ultimately drowned in the river. Woolf wrote of “slipping tranquilly off into the deep water of my own thoughts navigating the underworld”. This project is a response to this spectral place, but also reflects a fairytale-like quest to find hope in the dark, a mediation on photography as an alchemical conduit for the otherworldly. The large, delicate prints, fragments of the original 5x4 negatives, are intended to be exhibited in the round, creating an immersive experience. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Yu-Chen Lee
University of Brighton - MA Photography
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Genre: Urban/Suburban Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

'May I Follow the Illuminance to Shine upon You' is my perception of a foreign land and a calling for home. I follow the moonlight, capturing the unfamiliar place through observations and encounters. The photographs, which were taken after the moonrise, portray landscapes bathed in illuminance, objects influenced by her presence, and moon-like resemblances. The moon, symbolizing the connection between disparate spaces and bearing witness to the ebb and flow of life, becomes the metaphor for the deep sense of belonging. As living abroad has permanently altered my perspective of the world, whenever I get lost, she guides me back to where my roots lie and my beloved ones are, allowing me to rediscover myself once more. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rebecka Wolfe
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

O Carreg [Of Stone] is an ongoing examination of the formal qualities of geological place and stone structure in Wales. The project began in late 2022 and is a continually developing inquiry. Stone and geology are the threads connecting me to my Welsh heritage, something I was only partially able to access in my youth. Hard, dark Caradocian and Carboniferous rock can seem - to some - difficult to understand; a monolith that does not tell its story. I continue to explore the legacy of deep time through the imperceptible motion of stone. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Laura Foster
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

In Order To Bloom tells the story of the complexity and strength of motherhood, coinciding with the ongoing battle against the disease of addiction. Told through visual translation of conversations between two young women, who have witnessed their mothers struggle with alcohol dependence throughout their lives. Focussing on the themes of mother-daughter relationships and healing, the work portrays the raw, truthful story of the disease while aiming to fight harmful stereotypes of addicts, and to start the vital conversations around the subject. In Order To Bloom brings you behind closed doors into the world of families facing the struggle of living with alcoholism. Portrayed through childhood memories, those sweet and distorted, visual depictions of trauma, healing mechanisms and mother-daughter connections. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sam Spinks
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

A Pink Tree is a series that looks at masculinity within my family across the three generations of my Father, his Father, and Myself. Three men brought up in different eras, environments and social situations. My body of work explores all aspects of life in which ‘manliness’ is apparent, it questions how our different upbringings have moulded us into men and affected our perception of what being a “man” is. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Lai Po Kan
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

This is a photography project about my feelings towards my childhood and missing people cases happened in our society. Someone was missing during my childhood. I was always wishing this person was there when I was a kid. It can happen to anybody who has the sad adolescence because of the bad relationship between family members. That person could be a father figure or a mother figure to a child, who is the important role and the moral model for the growing up of a child. Moreover, there were many cases of missing people and suicide in our society, which should not be ignored. It is a constructed story to reveal my unrecoverable scar. These emotions will never go away. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Amy Koenig
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Aphelion is an exploration of the human experience in relation to the vastness of the universe, and how our beliefs are often shaped by that. Why are we here? What is our purpose? What comes after this? These are the questions that both keep me up at night, yet comfort me. My work isn’t about finding all the answers, but more so about finding peace with the uncertainty of it all. By seeking out the magic in our everyday surroundings, my aim is to bridge the gap between what is known to be real and what is yet to be discovered. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Victoria Maidstone
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

The Source is a journey following the ever-changing flow of water, from the source of the River Severn down through to the Hafren Forest. It is a visual representation of both our existence and impermanence, as well as of water’s intrinsic presence within our lives and our surroundings, and all that lies in between. The photographs capture an interiorised perception of a landscape, and reflect on the physical and emotional resonances one experiences in place, and through the natural environment. Following the search to the origins of the source, as well as the impermanence of life. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Cíara Hillyer
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

'Breathing Space' explores place and experience, specifically my home and the hospital, regarding my chronic health condition. The project is a quiet observation that steps away from traditional scenes usually associated with ill health and the clinical environment. Instead, detailed are subtle observations of the two landscapes. Whilst Cystic Fibrosis served as a catalyst for this body of work, there are no boundaries on who and what it represents. Helping construct the narrative of ‘Breathing Space’ are floral abstracts. These page breaks encourage the act of breathing and in some instances, can reflect personal experience and feeling. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jade Carr-Daley
UWE Bristol - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Not Ready Not Steady GO! Is an ongoing documentation of my journey into Motherhood. The images show my transition from being cared for to becoming the carer - my final days of adolescence and irresponsibility. Missing elements of representation and visibility affected me during my pregnancy. I felt isolated, misunderstood, sometimes unsafe, and drained through sections of my pregnancy. The constant ending of Google searches with, on a black woman, for a black woman, or on black skin left me irritated. The camera allowed me to visually capture the unedited and truthful depiction of a pregnant black woman, the early stages of parenting, and the mental and physical changes that our bodies go through during these stages. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Michael Croghan
IADT Dún Laoghaire - MA Art + Research Collaboration (ARC)
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Every six years each County Council in Ireland has to have an updated County Development Plan as a framework for placemaking and future proofing. I researched my local County Longford Development plan 2021-2027, focusing on the 26 rural area cluster zones. Already documenting my local place, I wanted to visualise and demystify the idea of the rural space. In my conceptual installation I examined the structural role of hierarchical statutory bodies involved in the process of the rural areas from international bodies and national. The council is required to fulfill all regulatory policies using guidance from the statutory bodies. The local Council vision is conservation of landscape character and appropriated scaled new employment generating developments, sustaining a vibrant rural community . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steven Dowie
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Pigeon racing, long practiced throughout Europe, was recently impacted by events surrounding Britain’s exit from the EU. Where once pigeon fanciers could bring their birds across the English Channel to France, Belgium and as far away as Spain for the race back to the UK, after Brexit these races became difficult to achieve due to new regulations surrounding the transport of birds between EU and non-EU countries. This work takes its title from the name given to a group of racing clubs who compete in races in the south to north direction, The South Road Combine. Looking at themes including national and personal identity, masculinity, human-animal relationships and borders, the project delves into the often-hidden world of the pigeon fancier. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Claire Sargent
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

A Country Mile is a deeply personal project-and a play on words-capturing the physical distance between my parents, as well as me, and the emotional space that separates us; being both close and far away at the same time. Created as a visual exploration of the few miles between my parents' separate homes and some of the objects they still have from their time together, I see myself as part of the distance between them-a kind of umbilical cord connecting the two. Despite these tensions, there is a sense of peace and acceptance. I am learning to embrace the contradictions and complexities, to find beauty in the space between things. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Rachel Rimell
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Lies A Calm Along The Deep challenges the self-centered perspective of humans, exploring the metaphorical barriers we place between ourselves and the landscape-and the illusory frames through which we view it as an object. Facing the horizon of the vast empty seascape and immersing myself in the enveloping hold of the waves, a stillness is invited in, calming the internal chatter: a space where my mind is freed of its claustrophobic constraints to expand into the moment and reconnect with the ‘out there’ beyond the confines of the physical body. Here we reconnect, reposition, recognise our place in the universe: acknowledging the paradox of our insignificance and yet our inextricable interconnectivity and dependence. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dawna Mueller
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Unforgotten–My Journey Home explores the power of images in relation to memory, history and ancestry and traces Mueller’s ancestral roots in rural Manitoba, Canada. A child of the ‘Sixties-Scoop’, Mueller was taken from her Métis/Anishinaabe mother at birth and placed into a Canadian-Ukrainian family. The ‘Sixties-Scoop’ was an abhorrent period in Canadian history where the federal and provincial governments attempted to assimilate Indigenous children into non-Indigenous families with the singular goal of cultural annihilation. This project is Mueller’s reclamation journey into her Indigeneity. Mueller used a large-format analogue camera and self-developed multiple exposure negative photographs to create a poignant narrative of bridging cultures and embracing ancestral connections. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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John Inns
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

As Birrarung meanders through Melbourne, its surface reflects the impacts of post-colonialism on the river and the surrounding environment. Conventional boundaries of photographic practice are challenged by inviting the water within the river to collaborate in the photographic process and reveal the hidden memories and forces that lie beneath. Photographic negatives are submerged into water collected from the same site where they were exposed. The river reworks the negatives in unpredictable ways, creating new photographs that are corrupted and transformed by the water. The original memory of the place is erased and replaced by a photographic amnesia. The resulting images are faded and abstracted, defying, and challenging recognition. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jemma Bannocks
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

A collaboration with the same landscape over the summer months in 2022, “I Prefer the Winter” is an exploration into understanding and accepting my Recurrent Depressive Disorder diagnosis. The observed daily cycles began to reveal similarities; My very worst symptoms were mimicked in the meridian heat. Sunrise was the swell of an episode and sunset the final burnout before the relief. The changes I documented were able to serve as a metaphor for my depression, including its physical symptoms. Installed in their location of origin, the displayed images (printed onto imitation silk) were chosen from the collection of ‘landmarks’ that immerged during the repeated walks to emphasize the seasonal changes in the landscape. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tracey Paddison
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

In 2020 the river burst its banks and flooded my home during one of the most intense storms ever recorded in Britain. The Meteorological Office named it Storm Dennis and classified it a weather bomb, the media described it as a once-in-a-century event. Rainfall caused severe flooding, rivers reached their highest recorded levels, seven fatalities occurred as a result. The work aims to make my psychological experience of a river flood visible by adopting a metaphorical aesthetic. I explore realities while keeping a connection to the real. I employ a critical lens to examine how the experience affected my wellbeing and the landscape around me. The work prompts conversations about the psychological challenges while grappling with the climate emergency. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adrian McPherson
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

This photographic project is a collaboration with my brother Duncan, a severely autistic man with echolalia and limited agency. It aims to provide a window into the hidden world of living with autism through the eyes of two brothers. The word ‘Echolalia’ can refer to a habit of verbal repetition and copying, sometimes found in autistic children and adults who struggle to communicate. I have lived with Duncan for over thirty years and since we were toddlers, he has mimicked my behaviour, showing a desire to interact but unable to always understand my language or vocalise his own thoughts. My project aims to explore alternative communication strategies, sensory processing, and family archives to challenge the myths attached to autism. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Smith
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

I have created of a series of photographic workshops for young people. These workshops provide a valuable learning experience for the participants, allowing them the opportunity to gain access to photography and to develop their creative skills. I want to provide participants with the opportunity to learn valuable skills, fostering their creativity and self-expression. I converted a caravan into a mobile darkroom, breaking down the barriers of cost and travel, taking the darkroom to the young participants. The mobile darkroom can serve as a catalyst for personal development and artistic expression helping with the acquisition of invaluable skills like visual literacy and using their photo-voice, paving the way for a brighter future for young people in economically deprived areas. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Steve Elliott
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Bikers of the West of Scotland is a reflection on a personal journey and an enduring connection to motorbiking and its culture that began in my early teens. The photography made for the project generated over three thousand automated stills made from a camera mounted between the handlebars of the bike. This method of capturing the speed and movement of the bike, with its proximity to the tarmac, was intended to illustrate the sensation of speed and excitement of riding a motorbike within the rarefied landscape of the west of Scotland. The work culminated in an installation combining biking artifacts in a 3D setting, a grid of edited photography, a projection, text, and a single image covering a whole wall. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Kate Carpenter
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

How do you tell a story about dementia when family members are in the thick of it? Do you attempt a linear narrative, to pin things down before they are forgotten? Do you enter the world of forgetting itself? Or do you play with both ideas together? Kaleidoscope intertwines three strands of images to create a chronological story, but with glitches. One strand consists of rephotographed archival images - my mother is a former photographer. Another depicts life in the house she shares with my aunt; each sister battling her own form of Alzheimer’s (my mother’s, devastatingly, is visual). Lastly, tangled, distorted roots and branches express ideas and fears about the twin legacies of dementia and photography in my family. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Ruta Kalmane Saksens
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

The Bush Monster is a photographically illustrated rhyming story for children. This interactive mixed-media project contains digital, reversed lens and digital pinhole images, and tells an unusual story of a bush monster who is used to hunting creatures that are different than others. Bullying happens across all ages, to children and adults alike. This peculiar tale can serve as a starting point for a more in-depth discussion between an adult and a child, raising questions around such topics as bullying, being different, envy, empathy, and forgiveness. The Bush Monster illustrates a story with nature photography told in an anthropomorphistic manner and with an emphasis on pareidolia, highlighting arbitrary connections in nature. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Jessica Roberts
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

In a world where consumer culture is king, we are encouraged to consume contradictory messages that are sold to instantly gratify our appetites, in an attempt to become ‘better’ versions of ourselves. We are told that in good taste, we may follow a system that will nourish and sustain us. We are permitted to sample our desires and go back for more, whether or not this is sustainable for ourselves or environments. Hard to swallow explores these ideas by commenting on capitalist culture. The images present excessive material consumption by using visual constructs of food to portray themes such as beauty and desirability. These traits are presented in an abstract form to represent how material ideologies create vigorous consumer cycles. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alexander Ward
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

It was perhaps fate that brought me to create this body of work which explores people who have had encounters with UFOs and UAPs; my consistent gravitation to pursue an understanding of belonging and human connection intersected with my lifelong fascination of the uncanny and otherworldly. I set out to delve into the human stories behind these experiences and how they change one’s view of the world. Moving beyond what can be explained, what is fact or fiction, my study found groups of people who had had significant moments which often changed the way they lived their lives. In some instances, it brought hope and curiosity, in others, trauma and fear, but what bound these people together was being misunderstood. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Angharad Bache
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Is a thought-provoking visual exploration of the challenges and burnout experienced by Millennial and Gen Z generations in Britain. Through powerful portraiture, the project delves into realities faced by these young individuals, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and wider societal and political issues. Portraits, taken in Aberystwyth, represent a microcosm of the nation's youth, showcasing their struggles to thrive amid a cost-of-living crisis and restricted rights to protest. The project aims to dismantle the rosy pipe dream of a brighter future and instead unveils the exhaustion and disillusionment present in the wake of global events and an unforgiving capitalist system. 'from a zillennial' is a poignant reflection of the current state of the younger generations in the UK. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Philippa James
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

I’ve been capturing my daughter and friends, their childish wonders and conventional teen aesthetics; rows of rings, scrappy nail varnish, and love hearts…. graffitied love hearts, doodled love hearts, and tattooed love hearts. The heart conveys the desire for romance, but the desire to be desired is complex. The girls want attention, but not harassment. They want to be noticed, not catcalled. They want DMs, not dick pics. A laugh, not rape jokes. In ’21 the government asked Ofsted to commission a rapid review of sexual abuse in schools. No Big Deal reflects on the emotional complexities of girlhood and “those disturbing little moments that wash over you as no big deal.” (Soma Sara, Everyone’s Invited) . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Nick Drewery
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

The utopia of Darwin’s posture delineation suffers a dystopian future as the control of technology design inferences cervical posture. It is the posture of individuals in the 4th revolution that this project will highlight. Whilst we have evolved through the foraging society to the industrial revolution, the series of images suggest that a technological society will revert to that same posture when humans foraged. Working at a desk, gaming, tablets, and mobile phones are just some of the tools that are changing present-day postures. The series of works presented highlight the fixation we have with technology and the impact said technology is having on one's posture. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mandy Simpson
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Robin Remembering Valentine is a collection of organza hangings and slide projections produced from my father’s memories and image archives to spiritually and visually preserve the ever-present hauntings of his life. Using slides and cine film, taken at the family farm during my childhood and Dad's marriage to my mother before her death, Robin Remembering Valentine connects his past with the present using altered images and photo weavings. The farmhouse remains exactly the same today as when she died in 1983. A series of large-scale projections, onto the walls of the farm buildings and inside of the rooms in the farmhouse, create an illusion of the ‘ever-present’ faded past and resuscitate his recollections. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Karen Aneiro
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Nurdles are small plastic beads. They are produced by industry, then sold to companies who melt them down and create plastic products found in computers, cameras, clothing fibers, single-use bottles… Chances are that the plastic products you own started out as plastic beads. Nurdles invade rivers and oceans as pollution, when carelessly released into the environment through shipping container spills and careless transport. The cyanotypes in this series are shadows of nurdles that resemble the cosmos. Constellations, becomes a metaphor: Like the stars in the universe are infinite, seemingly small to our eyes, and vast, so are the countless nurdles released into riverine and ocean environments. They lurk in beach sediments, often unnoticed. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chiara Bellamoli
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Freiheim documents the lives of women across Germany who chose to live full time in a mobile home. Through collaborative portraiture and reportage, it explores their intimate spaces and their landscapes, trying to understand the reasons why “van life” represents a dream for many. These women gave up a fixed dwelling and most of their belongings to be mobile. They did it to live differently: more intuitively and intensively, more attuned to nature and to their own basic needs. Always on the road, they embrace life’s impermanence in a journey both physical and mental. I was allowed to accompany them for a short time in their search for individual freedom and self-determination, trying to capture their emotions, their dream. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Mary Musgrove
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

As a female photographer, Mary endeavours to represent the unseen and unheard voices that depict injustices against women and children across the UK and Ireland. Her work explores photography as a therapeutic tool to uncover trauma in different landscapes. Mary also practices portraiture as a form of phototherapy, using other forms of visuals and objects as metaphors. During her MA at Falmouth University, she discovered that her work could help other survivors of trauma to tell their stories anonymously. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Bernd Wuersching
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Time Travelers, is a collaborative multi-media- based project that explores the role and tasks of the guides at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany times of industry change. These guides not only lead the museum’s visitors through the historic exhibition but also time travel to the fully functional factory that produces sports cars for more than 75 years. On their daily time travel to the factory the guides and their tour group pass by numerous continuously evolving large construction sites that significantly change the premises. Engineer and Falmouth MA Photography student Bernd Wuersching collaborated with the museum guides to stage them within their personal habitat as well within the factory to discover their personal stories. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Tracy Tattersall
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

My project, Unearthed has evolved from my connection to the Suffolk coast, a complex landscape evoking beauty, tranquility, and unease. The villages, Covehithe and Benacre have some of the fastest eroding coastlines in Britain. The destruction from the sea is evidenced here with crumbling cliffs, uprooted trees, and unexpected sunken structures on the beach. By immersing myself in this landscape with my camera, I explored the fragility of this place and how this related to my personal experiences of loss, grief, and healing. The photographs superimpose large format analogue and digital photographic images exploring our temporal interpretations of time and memory. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Gweniver Exton
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Fifty years ago, Lu and her 2-year-old son moved into the stone cottage in the Cornish moors of West Penwith. Despite its rudimentary nature, with no electricity or water, it immediately felt like home. Soon after, Gordie moved in and they had two girls, completing their family. Lu and Gordie built a life within these walls. Power came from windmills and the odd solar panel, wired up to old car batteries. Water was collected from a stream until a bore hole was eventually dug. Essentially, life was off grid. Over the decades that followed, the house protected them, and they protected the house. Now, their home continues to grow around them as they grow old together. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Dylan Garcia
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Dylan Garcia is a UK lens-based artist. His latest project Brythonic examines deep time, climate change and a country which is both real and mythological. Garcia notes: "As the British Isles heat up, they will return to their tropical past, leading to our fears of living in a drowned land." As such, Garcia's work deals with past and future civilisations and the balance between nature and humanity. Brythonic combines legends of flooded lands from, Wales (lowland Hundred) Cornwall (Lyonnesse) and Brittany (Ys). Dylan's Practice also deals with the hope we will survive the rising sea levels as we have in the past. Our present Global Warming will survive into the future in the form of legends (Geo-mythology). . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Charlotte Squire
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

In my photographic series, "Skin to Skin," I explore motherhood and the profound impact I have on my daughter's development. As a single mother, I am acutely aware of my responsibility in shaping her perceptions of the world. Guided by my journey, having experienced the absence of a father, I strive to shield her from uncertainties and ensure she feels unconditionally loved. "Skin to Skin" symbolises the deep bond we've shared since her birth, and with each image, I explore our emotional connection, as well as the exploration of hopes and fears, strength and ultimately freedom. My aim for "Skin to Skin" is to illuminate the universal essence of motherhood and the resilience it inspires in the face of challenges. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Darren Clarke
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

RITE is a meditation upon the fragility of the ritual. Documenting my experiences in the Orang Asli indigenous kampungs of Sungai Bumbun, Pulau Carey and Tanjung Sepat, Malaysia–home to the Mah Meri, I witnessed both joy and devotion of their rituals, honouring spirit ancestors, the land and sea. I sensed a palpable tension within the community and landscape caused by outside ‘progress’. RITE was also inspired by the tenets of the Orang Asli, in a quest to find solace with my growing personal disconnect with the West. One can blame excessive greed as the main culprit for the world's problems, but according to the tenet Ubuntu, greed only exists due to the absence of the sense of being human. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alan Conteh
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Up In Smoke is an ongoing photographic investigation focusing on air pollution from waste incineration in London. Despite progressive advancements in technology and the development of new filters aimed at minimising the release of harmful particles, waste incinerators continue to contribute to air pollution. While marketed as an environmentally friendly process, incinerators still emit pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, particulate matter, and ultra-fine particles (UFPs). The project combines photographs, text, audio, and moving images. My primary photographic approach uses a blend of documentary, landscapes, and aerial photography. To showcase the environments directly affected by these facilities. The project’s webpage extends this function by providing tools to better understand our role as a society in addressing this urgent crisis. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elaine Jeffrey
Falmouth University - MA Photography
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

I am a Scottish/ German visual artist working in the medium of photography. Over the years my work has gone from highly figurative to highly abstract. Currently, I am working on a project under the title SCHICKSAL. This project combines the social issue of migration with an abstract aesthetic. Through meetings and interviews I collect the stories of people who for very personal reasons left their home country and made Germany their home, like myself. The resulting abstract images started as portraits. These portraits then underwent photographic processes. Combined with titles and texts they represent the stories of these people. My collaborators are a mixture of political/economic refugees and people who re-located for family/love! . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Chris Hewitson
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Forest Stories considers historic deforestation and today’s reforestation of the Corbières forest in southern France. Through my reading and photography field research, I have come to understand the forest as a diverse ecosystem supporting trees, plants, and non-human animals. As a result, I now appreciate the ancient and ongoing relationship between the forest and its human neighbours. My intent for this project is that it should promote the forest’s rich history and its fascinating present as a re-emerging ecosystem. The project also glimpses the future forest as a repository for biodiversity and as a ‘sink’ for CO2 in a future dominated by the climate emergency. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Layla Perchal Neal
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Landscape

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

This work is about grief, resilience, and recovery, as seen through my connection to a unique landscape in northeast Florida. In 2017, I became a stepmother whilst losing my own child. At forty-five the chances of having my own child were over. The emotional trauma I faced led to a sense of alienation and lack of support. Through visiting the nearby Timucuan Ecological Preserve I found refuge for contemplation and self-reflection. This project represents a journey of healing and the search for my own ‘sacred’ after experiencing loss. This landscape of the preserve played a vital role in my personal transformation and serves as a reminder of the restorative bond with the sacrality of the natural world. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Trish Crawford
Falmouth University - MA Photography
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

When I turned fifty, I felt like I was starting to disappear. While I knew I was not actually disappearing, not seeing myself reflected in almost all media made me question my value and the value of the mid-life woman. For this collaborative project, I interviewed and made portraits of women in my life who are my age peers. I discovered that while starting to feel invisible at this age is common, also common are lives rich with experience, creativity, capacity, and accomplishment. While we are (not) who we used to be, we are becoming more and more ourselves. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Adrian Scarbrough
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

In 1969, sixteen years after President D. Eisenhower stood before the United Nations and announced a bold new initiative called "Atoms for Peace", British scientists proposed the peaceful use of nuclear explosions in the United Kingdom. The proposed sites for such an event would be somewhere in Yorkshire. Being a patriotic Yorkshireman, the subject piqued my curiosity, and I decided to further investigate it. After visiting the National Archives, I found documents relating to the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Explosions; the rumour was true. The intention was to raise eyebrows; these Kodak Aerochrome Infrared negatives might have been found in one of the British scientists' desk drawers. The delivery of the project is one of satire. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Elissavet Sikalou
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

This project is a personal exploration of the word home, a term that is often difficult to define. Is it connected to geographical locations or to our closest people? How do the physical and the natural space relate to it? Do our roots get weaker by taking them out and planting them elsewhere? Maya Angelou claims that home is all those things that we carry inside us, “the shadows, the dreams, the fears and dragons of home under one’s skin”. The images do not offer a unique answer, but invite us to pause and find our own. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Flora Vever
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Portraiture

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

We were called witches. Subversive, rebellious, women. Knowledgeable. Unconventional, sexual. A threat. We were called witches. We came from Mother Earth, the feminine. The generous, the nurturer. Passive. The chaotic, the savage. To be tamed. The witch as the unruly woman and disorderly nature. To be dominated and subdued. We were called witches. We were burned, drowned. But still, we rise. Not for revenge. For healing. Healing ourselves, our community. We are called witches. A reclamation. An act of resistance. The witch as an emancipatory figure. Magic to celebrate our oneness with nature. The organic cosmos, the feminine divine power. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Leia Ankers
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Battery in the Mountain documents a hydroelectric power station disguised within a Welsh mountain in Llanberis; the designers wanted to minimise the impact a large power station would make on the countryside. The technology inside Dinorwig seems larger than life, and lies hidden underneath the rocky landscape in miles of underground caverns. The mountain holds this extraordinary secret that shows little evidence in the environment that this engineering achievement even exists. The landscape, the hydroelectric machinery, and the plentiful Welsh water, make this the largest rechargeable battery in the UK. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Maria Lundin Osvalds
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Dear Maria explores my journey with mental health issues through the lens of history, society and family. The work is influenced by how our collective and individual history affects the present. This multimedia project consists of interviews with my parents, self-portraits, photo albums and images of family heirlooms. Material from national archives visualises the history of mental health in Sweden and the development of the welfare state during the 20th century. Letters from my parents to me today and as 18 years old tie together past and present, society and family. This project comes together as a documentary film, using a visual language inspired by melancholia and the Swedish dark winter months. Submitted are images and screenshots from the film. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Richard Eyers
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Staged/Constructed

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

The UK government is placing a big bet on hydrogen as a future fuel, in their approach towards Net Zero. As much as half of this production will rely on natural gas. The industry is secretive and resists attempts to engage. Black and white pinhole photos respond to glossy marketing material and computer simulations of often unbuilt hydrogen facilities. The series of colour portraits are all unnamed and by often unknown photographers, demonstrates how little we understand about hydrogen. Balloons symbolise the reliance today on natural gas for hydrogen manufacture, tagged with information and often contradictory opinions. This work, which is ongoing, seeks to share information and to encourage people to ask questions. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Sophie Gray
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Walking down city streets, women can find themselves subject to harassment and intimidation in ways that expose their vulnerability and remind them just how easily their right to move freely in the world can be undermined. Understanding the potential dangers that exist even in the most public of spaces, women will too often restrict their movements, particularly at night; for what may seem innocuous and insignificant during the daytime can carry the threat of potential violence after dark. The current project therefore seeks to explore and reflect the ways in which women experience the city, acting as a counter to the fear; at once acknowledging its existence and challenging its power. Final work was made into a short film. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Stu McKenzie
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

Missing Katrice delves into the tragic disappearance of Katrice Lee in 1981. It sensitively explores the profound loss, trauma, and unwavering hope experienced by Katrice’s family throughout their relentless search for answers. Beautifully weaving together powerful images that reflect and represent loss, trauma, and hope offers the viewer a poignant and transformative journey. Through captivating imagery, symbolic interpretations and meditative prose, Missing Katrice will not only honour the memory of Katrice but also raise awareness about unresolved cases and their impact on families: it will foster empathy and offer solace to those who have endured tragedy. This body of work will be produced into a book. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Eyal Ben Dror
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

As a photographer and writer, my style is characterized by a deeply personal and introspective approach. I strive to create work beyond mere documentation, delving into the complexities of life and human experiences. Through my projects, I aim to challenge societal norms and foster empathy. My book "Letters to My Unborn" exemplifies my commitment to exploring the male lens on unconventional themes such as abortion, addiction, family and loss, inviting viewers to engage with emotionally charged narratives. I meticulously craft each project, combining evocative imagery with thought-provoking text. My photographs catalyze reflection, prompting viewers to contemplate their lives and universal existential dilemmas. I seek to create a profound and lasting impact on the audience in every endeavor, encouraging a deeper understanding of our shared humanity. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Matt Brealey
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

This project focuses on three young female fighters from different combat sports, at different stages of their careers, all with the same goal, to be successful, professional fighters. The main element of the project was a short photographic film which used a combination of around 70 of my still images, audio interviews, archive photos, and sound recordings to tell each fighter’s story. The women detail the dedication required to reach their dreams, and the sacrifices, commitment, and obstacles they have had to overcome, as they try and make their way in a male dominated arena. Featured in the submission is Pia Hagen an MMA fighter. . . [ Full Article ▸]

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Alex Jones
London College of Communication - MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online)
Graduate Photography Online 2023
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Content: Graduate Portfolio
Genre: Documentary/Photojournalism

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:30:53 EDT

The Birdman of Salonika explores the concept of reincarnation through the story of my ancestor, Paul Denys Montague: a zoologist and anthropologist who flew for the Royal Flying Corp (RFC) on the forgotten Macedonian Front during World War I. Whilst wearing an authentic RFC uniform, the project invites the viewer to follow my footsteps through England, Greece and North Macedonia, where Paul once flew and meditate on theme