This year we bring you a number of special bonus selections - chosen from the 2012 BA Submissions. We asked some of the Directors, from those courses who participated in 2012, to choose their favourite set of work. The only condition we set was that the work they chose had to be from a course other than their own.
Peter Neill is Course Director of BA (Hons) Photography at University of Ulster. Peter has been exhibiting since 1977. His photographic work has been published extensively in Europe and featured in the British Journal of Photography and Creative Camera magazine. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and was a founding member of the editorial team of Source Photographic Review.
Selector's Comment: Rhodri Brooks' images show a perceptive observation of, what appears to be, everyday life but with a special awareness of the precarious divide between absurdity and 'normality'. There is a knowledge and understanding of the history of portraiture in both painting and photography, which is carefully acknowledged, but at the same time exploited and twisted to add another layer of meaning. This is beautiful and contemplative work which displays a sensitivity and delicacy with its use of natural light and simple props. The images contain hints rather than explanations and leave us with questions rather than answers. I love the serious humour that makes one re-evaluate the content and context of the photographs.
Selection by James Hyman ▸
Director, James Hyman Photography, London.
Selection by Sean O'Hagan ▸
Writer on photography for The Guardian and The Observer.
Selection by Kirsten Lloyd ▸
Associate Curator, Stills, Edinburgh.
Selection by John Duncan ▸
Editor, Source Photographic Review.
Bonus Course Director Selections:
Selection by Jim Hamlyn ▸
Subject Leader, Photographic and Electronic Media BA (Hons), Robert Gordon University.
Selection by David Williams ▸
Course Leader, BA (Hons) Photography, Sheffield Hallam University.
Selection by Tony Clancy ▸
Course Leader, BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography University of Gloucestershire.
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