Each year as part of Graduate Photography Online we ask a number of professionals from the world of photography to review all the BA work submitted and choose their favourites. We hope this makes an interesting introduction to the project as a whole.

Mariama Attah

Mariama Attah

The experimentation, the playfulness, the redefining of boundaries and reshaping of narratives all show a maturity and confidence which seems to stem from a deep understanding of the subject matters and an awareness of how best to communicate these themes. There is a real feeling here of the photographers being deeply connected to their practices and each show great skill and intention. More than this, the six projects show an affinity for visual storytelling and advocate for personal readings of the projects which help to engage and entertain viewers. Overall, the submissions showed a great understanding of how best to present themselves as professionals through strong image sequencing and well written texts to invite further exploration from audiences. There is a feeling of resourcefulness, drive, and ambition that will be sure to continue to act as a steady guide.

Selected Photographers:

Riccardo Angei

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Selector's Comment: Riccardo Angei’s engaged, collaborative project of a skate community stirs thoughts on who is included, how this process unfolds, and what obstacles need to be overcome in the pursuit of belonging. In photographing the self, and being photographed in moments of pride and acceptance, the project approaches these themes from several angles. The soft pastels, and b&w images guide us through a range of locations that are the backdrops on which to skate, identify, and belong, and allow for a gentle consideration of the work.

Sarah Deane

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Selector's Comment: In Mid-Ocean invites viewers to consider how lives are lived when they are positioned in two different locations and how this spills out into the lives that are lived and the ephemera that accumulates in the background. Deane has experimented with reworking the prints and has brought in a new way of communicating this generational story through playing on the surface of the image while remarking on the emotions and personal stories beneath.

Chloe Nicholls

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Selector's Comment: Chloe Nicholls introduces us to what happens at times of massive and sustained doubt. In this instance, the drive towards certainty and reliable answers has seen an upsweep in the use of mediums. Nicholls’ project demonstrates a clever and intriguing approach to image selection. The images work well individually and collectively to tell us this story of inner worlds of anxiety, dread, and doubt and the rituals, performances, and patterns that we immerse ourselves in.

Phoebe Mansfield

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Selector's Comment: One Hundred Seconds is a timely project which strikes a balance between urgency and reflection. Through this project, Mansfield has built up layers of images through collage and photo sculpture. The handmade paper is a fitting choice and lends another element of texture and physical trace to the themes of the land wearing away and leaving an imprint. This project is a moving commentary on our legacy, how humans have used, extracted, taken from the landscape and left an empty space behind.

Miriam Levi

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Selector's Comment: The photo book as a hybrid, changing, flexible space is an adept and inventive way of expressing ideas on analogue and digital outputs. The pairing, sharing, blending of techniques gives the project a unique and unexpected character that seems to be almost biological in its process and forms. The project works well in inviting closer inspection and thought from readers and seems to open out into several possible readings and interpretations.

Maitiú Mac Cártaigh

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Selector's Comment: Maitiú Mac Cártaigh is using photography to create spaces that don’t yet exist. In searching the landscape and the role of the farm labourer, they have identified other ways of being and existing which are flexible and welcoming, and are responsive to new readings of the land. The performative element is an interesting metaphor for working the land and reshaping outcomes that are more reflective and inclusive.

Selection by Karin Andreasson ▸
Picture Editor, The Guardian

Selection by Ciara Moloney ▸
Independant Curator.

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Bath Spa University
BA (Hons) Photography

Birmingham City University
BA (Hons) Photography

Arts University Bournemouth
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Brighton
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Chester
BA (Hons) Photography

Coventry University
BA (Hons) Photography

Crawford College of Art and Design
BA (Hons) Fine Art

University Of Cumbria
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Derby
BA (Hons) Photography

TU Dublin
BA (Hons) Photography

Edinburgh College
BA Professional Photography

Edinburgh College of Art
BA (Hons) Photography

Edinburgh Napier University
BA (Hons) Photography

University Centre Farnborough
BA (Hons) Photography

University for the Creative Arts Farnham
BA (Hons) Photography

City of Glasgow College
BA (Hons) Photography

Falmouth University
BA (Hons) Photography (Top Up)

Glasgow School of Art
BA (Hons) Communication and Design

University of Gloucestershire
BA (Hons) Photography

Griffith College Dublin
BA Photographic Media

Hereford College of Arts
BA (Hons) Photography

IADT Dun Laoghaire
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Central Lancashire
BA (Hons) Photography

Leeds Arts University
BA (Hons) Photography

Leeds Trinity University
BA (Hons) Photography

Limerick School of Art and Design
BA (Hons) Photography, Film & Video

University of Lincoln
BA (Hons) Photography

Manchester School of Art
BA (Hons) Photography

Middlesex University
BA (Hons) Photography

National College of Art and Design
Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging

The Northern School of Art
BA (Hons) Photographic Practice with Moving Image

Open College of the Arts
BA (Hons) Photography

Pearse College of Further Education
QQI Level 5 & 6 Photography

Plymouth College of Art
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) Photography

Sheffield Hallam University
BA (Hons) Photography

Staffordshire University
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Suffolk
BA (Hons) Photography

University of Sunderland
BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging

Ulster University
BA (Hons) Photography with Video

University of South Wales
BA (Hons) Documentary Photography

University of Westminster
BA (Hons) Photography












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