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

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Ascension 2017 – degree show

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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!

 

2nd Year exhibitions week 2017

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‘Shoot people not places’, ‘The diversity of elegance’, ‘Is this England?’ and ‘The Black and White Mind’

Well done to all second years for creating some fantastic work and doing an excellent job arranging and promoting your shows its been a pleasure viewing the work.

Fieldwork Photography Symposium

Preston, 9th November 2016

Hosted by the Photography Research Group, the Fieldwork Photography Symposium explored a range of discourses exploring the ‘Urban Image’. The day was chaired by John van Aitken, MA Course Leader and Academic Lead for the school of Journalism, Media and Performance.

Speakers on the day included:

Theo Simpson – An Exploration of How the North of England Can Be Conceived and Encoded

Valentina Anzoise – Fringescapes: Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City

Followed by and Q &A with J Purcell (UClan Photography Research Group)

Glass Ball Collective – David Ball and Cora Ball talked about their work at Skelmersdale New Town.

Laetitia Vancon – Photography and Gentrification

Followed by and Q&A with Brian J Morrison  (UClan Photography Research Group)

Kevin Crooks – UClan Alumni and DBACE winner 2016

Eugenie Shingle – Gabriele Basilico and the New Topographics aesthetic

Jerome Krase – “Seeing the Image of the City Change, Again”

Q&A: Led by Erik Knudsen (Professor of Media Practice UCLan) & Gary Bratchford (UCLan Photography Research Group) with closing statements from John van Aitken

Other events during the symposium were a Pop-up Portrait studio using a 10×8 negatives facilitated with Adam Mead in collaboration with BA students from years 1-3

 

Alumni Sara Foryame, Reconnecting Artists.

Sara Foryame who graduated from PhotoUCLan in 2015,and was featured in NORTH Volume I, has been developing an expansive project that aims to support Arab creatives. As part of this project there will be exhibition taking place in London on the 10th November.

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The exhibition showcases a diverse and refreshing selection of work that encourages dialogue about the power of connection and the importance of reconnecting with the community. With this, Reconnecting Arts, invites the audience to reflect on their own identity as well as discover similarities between them, the work and the artists.

For more information vist https://reconnectingarts.com/