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GRADUATE
PHOTOGRAPHY
ONLINE 2019

Miguel Varela

The Shape of Illness

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

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‘Overlay of the most liked images on Instagram mentioning cancer, 8-15 April 2019.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of some of the least liked images on Instagram mentioning cancer, 8-15 April 2019.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of the images that generated the most positive emotional response.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of portraits and selfies of cancer patients on Instagram.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of portraits pictured at a hospital room on Instagram.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of images taken outdoors by cancer patients on Instagram.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of images from Instagram that mentioned cancer and with which respondents felt identified.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of images from Instagram that mentioned cancer and with which respondents did not feel identified.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication

‘Overlay of the most liked images on Instagram mentioning cancer, 8-15 April 2019.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of some of the least liked images on Instagram mentioning cancer, 8-15 April 2019.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of the images that generated the most positive emotional response.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of portraits and selfies of cancer patients on Instagram.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of portraits pictured at a hospital room on Instagram.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of images taken outdoors by cancer patients on Instagram.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of images from Instagram that mentioned cancer and with which respondents felt identified.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of images from Instagram that mentioned cancer and with which respondents did not feel identified.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication

‘Overlay of the most liked images on Instagram mentioning cancer, 8-15 April 2019.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of some of the least liked images on Instagram mentioning cancer, 8-15 April 2019.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of the images that generated the most positive emotional response.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of portraits and selfies of cancer patients on Instagram.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of portraits pictured at a hospital room on Instagram.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of images taken outdoors by cancer patients on Instagram.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of images from Instagram that mentioned cancer and with which respondents felt identified.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication‘Overlay of images from Instagram that mentioned cancer and with which respondents did not feel identified.’ - Miguel Varela - London College of Communication

Current Course:

London College of Communication  MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online mode)

Hannah Beatrice • Sandro Georgi • Aaron Guy Leroux • Miguel Varela • Luke Watson • Tobias Wilkinson •

Courses:

Brighton University
MA Photography

UWE Bristol
MA Photography

Falmouth University
MA Photography (Flexible Learning)

Goldsmiths University of London
MA Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts

London College of Communication
MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography

London College of Communication
MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online mode)

University of Portsmouth
MA Photography

Royal College of Art
MA Photography

University of South Wales
MA Documentary Photography

Ulster University
MFA Photography

University of Westminster
MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism

University of Westminster
MA Photography Arts

Categories:

Documentary/Photojournalism

Pages:12345

Commercial/Fashion

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Landscape

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Portraiture

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Staged/Constructed

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Urban/Suburban Landscape

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