Keynote Speaker – Jerome Krase

We are pleased to announce Professor Jerome Krase as the Keynote speaker for the 2016 Fieldwork symposium.

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Professor Jerome Krase photographed on his stoop, in Brooklyn, USA. Photo by Tim Philo

Jerome is Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor at Brooklyn College, City University of New York and an activist-scholar who works on many urban community issues. Jerome researches and lectures, writes and photographs about urban life and culture globally. As co-editor of Urbanities – The Journal of Urban Ethnography,  Jerome also serves on the editorial board for a number of other publications including: Cidades, Visual Studies, and the Journal of Video Ethnography. 

Asking “how does the image of the city in which people live and work impact on their lives, and how do images of their denizens create or reflect the image of the city itself? ” Jerome’s paper will interrogate the role of visually-oriented work produced by social scientists, photographers, photojournalists and others who seek to create and disseminate images of the city.

An active member of the International Sociological Association and the International Visual Sociological Association Jerome’s work seeks to consolidate the relationship between visual research and sociological practices, with particular emphasis on the importance of the visual in urban research. As such, much of Jerome’s work  considers how we look at cities, questioning how we ‘see’ the city change. Combining scholarly and critical approaches, Jerome’s work prioritises visual, participatory and sensory research that will make for an exciting and engaging presentation and discussion. A list of Jerome’s publications can be accessed here.

For a taster, have a look at a 10minute snippet of Jerome discussing his latest book, Seeing Cities Change

For some additional reading and useful links see the following:

Urbanities Journal

The International Sociological Association  – Visual Research Group 

The (IVSA) International Visual Sociological Association 

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Fieldwork Photography Symposium – The Urban Image

The Fieldwork Photography Symposium is a free one-day conference on 9 November 2016 here at UCLan. In addition to the conference there will also be an exhibition of photographic work in UCLan’s PR1 Gallery.

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There is an open call to photographers interested in taking part in the exhibition – please contact John Aitken jaitken@uclan.ac.uk or Jon Purcell jpurcell@uclan.ac.uk.

This year’s theme is The Urban Image.

Student Travel Bursary Award: La Historia de México

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A Photographic Journal of Diversity and Sovereignty by David Foster.

BA Photography student David Foster has documented his travels through Mexico. David was awarded a UCLan travel bursary for the trip, which traces the struggle for independence from colonial rule and visits sites of significance during the early days of Mexican independence.

David captures the rich tapestry of everyday life in Mexico, making connections to the legacy of independence. His images attempt to acknowledge the changes and challenges facing life in a country straddling the boundary between its rich northern neighbours and its cultural ties to the rest of the continent to the south.

READ DAVID’S BLOG HERE.

Photo UCLan Exhibition

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Third year students exhibited new works in the PR1 Gallery, spanning a range of photographic practice, including, contemporary fashion, documentary, collage and the photo book

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A selection of second year work from the Photography and the City module, was on display in the photography gallery area found above PR1

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Year one and foundation students also be displayed photographic publications, which have been produced over the course this semester, exploring a diverse range of narrative driven photo work.

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Thanks to all that made it along, and congratulations to those exhibiting students. Well done everyone.

Kraków: Epilogue

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Staff & students have now returned from Kraków in what proved to be a productive trip for all involved.

On the last night Music Performance student Harry Westall (The Savage Jaw) performed a show with local Polish artists in Podgorze.

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Alongside Harry’s performance, we projected students work in progress produced in Kraków, the show became a great test of the work and a chance to experiment with display of the projects.

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The final output for the project will be in the upcoming Fieldwork Photography Conference in November, more details will be posted nearer the time.