Research is Everything, Everything is Research

In Semester 1 our second year students have been working on the direction of their photographic process, we have a drive to become more independent practitioners. Students experiment in a variety of ways making work relevant to them in genres they are excited about and discovering more personalised viewpoints, Research is Everything, Everything is Research.




Bartlomiej Staszowski – Visiting Lecture

Last Week we had the great pleasure of spending some time with one of our very talented Photouclan Alumni, fashion photographer Bartlomeij Staszowski. Bart was spending some time with our year 2 students showing the latest directions his work is taking and his journey into industry from UCLan.

Thank you for the advice and inspiration!

Bart also shared his advice and amazing studio lighting skills with us in our workshop time, helping students refine their lighting skills.

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She/He/Me – a first year project

Our first years have just completed a portraiture project using B&W film.

Most of the first years had never shot film before they arrived at UCLan, so getting to this standard in just 12 weeks is remarkable. Big thanks are due to our darkroom guru Jo Garrett and our workshop tutor David Gregory. Great work everyone!

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Elliott Crampton

Elliott Crampton

Katarina Balasuriya Vazacova

Katarina Balasuriya Vazacova

Chloe Beetham

Chloe Beetham

Stephen Fisher

Stephen Fisher


Fieldwork Photography Symposium 2017

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Last week as part of the ‘Great Northern Creative Festival’ Photo UCLAN held our annual fieldwork photography Symposium, this year focussing on Documentary Photography.

We had a fantastic line up of speakers giving their perspectives on the vast and changing landscape of documentary concerns and practices, practitioners; Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Al Baker, Christopher Bethell, Evelina Simkute,  John Darwell, Daniel Tierney,  presenting their projects and methodologies as well as, contemporary theoretical debates and discussions from Thomas Dukes curator of the Open Eye gallery and photographer / author David Bate.

Thank you from everyone at Photo Uclan to all our speakers for your sharing your projects, passions and perspectives with us it was a fascinating, insightful day.

Images by Kenny Brown

Ascension 2017 – degree show


Ascension 2017 Degree show – Preston Market

Our third year students created an excellent final show with the usual collections of diverse photographic works dealing with a range of photographic approaches and subject matters.

Well done class of 2017 for putting on a great show in an interesting space it was a pleasure viewing the work and seeing the culmination of your efforts over the years with us and a big thank you to Preston Market for collaborating with us and allowing us access to all the various spaces.

Good luck to all of you for the future from all the Photouclan staff!