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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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


Fieldwork Photography Forum

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The Fieldwork Photography Forum is a two-day event of talks, lectures and workshops being held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston on November 12th & 13th. The Forum will showcase the work of Photography practitioners and debate a range of issues regarding contemporary issues and practices.

It is being held on both days on the Preston campus in the Media Factory building on the fourth floor in the Media Innovation Suite room 414. The event is part of the Great Northern Creative Festival being held by the School of Film, Media and Performance.

Download the Fieldwork Forum programme.

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An Evening with Tom Hunter

Join us for an evening with award-winning artist Tom Hunter at MMU on the 29th April.

About Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter has been exhibited nationally and internationally in major solo and group shows and has earned several awards during his career, most recently an Honorary Fellowship from the University College Falmouth (2012). He has an Honorary Doctorate of the Arts from the University of East London (2011) for his work documenting the lives of the people of East London. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2010. He is also a Professor of Photography Research at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

Tom graduated from the London College of Printing in 1994 with his work ‘The Ghetto’, which is now on permanent display at the Museum of London. He studied for his MA at the Royal College of Art, where, in 1996, he was awarded the Photography Prize by Fuji Film for his series ‘Travellers’. In 1998 ‘Woman Reading a Possession Order’ from his series ‘Persons Unknown’, won the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. In 1999 Tom’s series of the ‘Holly Street’ estate was exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, London. In 2000 Tom’s ‘Life and Death in Hackney’ series, went on show at the White Cube Gallery, then on to Manchester City Art Gallery.

In 2006 Tom became the only artist to have a solo photography show at the National Gallery for his series ‘Living in Hell and Other Stories’, which talked about Hackney and its relationship to its local paper. One work was acquired for their collection and is now on permanent display. Tom has recently been commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery London, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London and The Royal Shakespeare company all exhibiting new works, both in film and photography. His works are in many collections around the world including; MOMA, New York, The V&A, London, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Smithsonian, Washington and the Los Angles County Museum of Art.

Venue and timing 
The event takes place on 29th April 2015 at The Chatham Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BR. Doors open at 7pm with the talk starting at 7.30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time to guarantee a seat. Here’s a map of the campus – the building entrance is off Boundary Street West.

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John Claridge lecture at UCLan


Highly regarded for his editorial and portraiture work. Claridge has been presented with  over 700 awards and is currently one of only  three photographers nominated for the Association of Photographers Lifetime Achievement Award.

Throughout his life Claridge has shot a vast amount of what might now be classed as social documentary photography.
The Contemporary Art Development Group at UCLan invited him to Preston to create a new body of work based on a subject of his choice.
This new work will be presented, along with his older documentary work, followed by the launch of his new limited edition book, Ribble Steam Railway.
UCLan Foster Building Lecture Theatre 4
Tuesday 15 October
4pm to 6pm
Free entry