Photo UCLan Exhibition

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.

Photo UClan exhibition: Launch event

We would like to invite you to the Photo UCLAN exhibition launch event on Wednesday 25th May from 4pm to 7pm at PR1 Gallery, Victoria Building.

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The exhibition is a show case of a selection of work from students across all three years of the undergraduate BA photography program.

Third year students will be exhibiting new works in the PR1 Gallery, spanning a range of photographic practice, including, contemporary fashion, documentary, collage and the photobook.

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

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

 

We hope to see you there.

 

Student Profile: Chris Teagles Mr Thunder

Third year student, Chris Teagles, recently completed a trip to China with fellow UCLAN students as part of the Universities Travel Bursury scheme. Below is a short piece Chris produced during his time there.
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Mr Thunder

During my visit to Guangzhou I had the opportunity to visit Mr Thunder. Simon was his first name. Conor and I visited him with Tony, one of the Chinese students and we talked with him in the comfort of his home. We found that he has visited 140 countries in his lifetime and as you can imagine he has plenty of stories. I sat in awe as he told a few. I was overwhelmed. Is it possible to document this all in one sitting? Luckily the cameras were rolling so some of these fascinating stories were captured. My pen was poised over my notebook, but I wrote nothing, listening intently and taking it all in. After talking for some time and hearing about his life travelling talk turned to growing up in Guangzhou and how this mega city has transformed and evolved around its residents. Again, nothing was written but a lot was learned. Before we left I asked to take a portrait of him, he gladly obliged and sat in his chair and allowed me to document him, relaxed and at home.

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Day two and I was up early, stood outside a metro station with Tony and Conor waiting for Mr Thunder. A few moments later, he arrives smiling and greets us before telling us that we are a short walk from the first location. We set off walking – this is what we are here for. As we navigate the streets of Guangzhou he points out buildings to us, talking about the changes that have affected his past home. We arrive at a grand looking house, stood tired from many years of neglect. He removes a small photograph from his pocket and shows us: “this is my first home”. A house that was once a home to him and his parents now is home to 15 families, the hallways lined with washing, bikes, buckets and stools. Our footsteps echo around the walls as we climbed the stairs in the darkness. On the first floor we go to the balcony and he removes another photograph. This depicts him, as a young child sitting on a chair, sunlight catching his face. I take the image from him and we set about re-photographing the same scene 60 years on. We continue up the stairs to the roof. Here the contrast and diversity of the city becomes instantly apparent. The new city sprawls out around us, skyscrapers towering upwards whilst buildings that stood less proud but for many more years are nestled in their shadow. Trees snaking upwards from the pavements making the place a true concrete jungle. Here on the roof we stood and re-create another image. Simon gives himself to the camera with great ease and goodwill, his desire for this change to be documented as much as myself and Conor.

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3rd year Interim Show

Third year students recently exhibited the culmination of their work from semester one in an interim show at Uclan, there was a great variety of work on show around the media factory and victoria studios from photographic prints to multimedia installation pieces. As the students enter their final semester with us at Uclan the show is a great testing ground for stimulating final project ideas.

Here is a selction of the work on show

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