PHOTO UCLan students traveled over to Derby on Friday to visit the Format International Photography Festival. The festival featured a varied range of artists and venues around the theme of habitat.
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
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.
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/
UCLan lecturer and photographer Jonathan Purcell in collaboartion with the Mixed Pickles collective screened their most recent project Fenstergeschichten (Windowstories) on the weekend of the 25th Sept in Neukölln.
Participants from the film and local residents gathered in the street for a street party, food and to Filmpremiere.
The short film explore the personal stories of the locals living in Neukölln, Berlin.