The Steve Project is a collaboration between two UCLan alumni – Claire Angel and Karl Child – who study the importance of family photography and the traditional display methods within the family home. The work is an in-depth study of the psychological reasoning behind the notion to curate and exhibit family photography. Over three years their research and data collection will result in a series of community based workshops, exhibitions and a photobook alongside an academic research paper aiming to inform and educate students and artists on the significance and relevance of traditional family photography in a digital age.
Through a series of professionally organised house sitting assignments they plan to travel around England documenting the inevitable exhibitions curated by the family members and home owners. By doing this they will gain knowledge and understanding which will allow them to identify and analyse certain concepts such as patterns and trends, dynamics and power alignments within relationships, subconscious decisions made by all participants and the interactions between the physical prints and each family member including the curator and observer.
The Steve Project
The ongoing work is also on show at The PrintSpace
IRIS is an artistic platform offering talented individuals the opportunity to share their creativity through a range of innovative exhibitions.
A number of BA & MA photography students and graduates from UCLan are involved and AWOL Studios in Manchester will host their next exhibition:
Hope Mill, Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA
An image by UCLan graduate Jamie Hawkesworth is on the front cover of the BJP’s January edition.
Featured as one of the “Ones To Watch”, Jamie also has a double page spread:
Josh Payne & Bart Staszowski had the opportunity to assist Amberly Valentine (Uclan Alumni) during the shoot for the relaunch of Hedonist magazine in conjunction with Hasselblad, Republik agency and Luxe pr.
“It was a very glossy, sexy feeling shoot with 3 professional models, top make-up artists, hair stylists and stylists. It was in Velasquez suite in Cadogan Gardens, which is a swanky hotel in Knightsbridge. We both played parts in lighting set up and the general roles that an assistant is requested to do, ie brew breaks. It was a great opportunity to take part in & hopefully we will stay in touch with Amberly & other creatives that were involved.” – Josh and Bart
We’re thrilled to announce that the University will be supporting another MA exhibition at Cube in Manchester this year.
The dates for your diary are 16 – 21 September, when we will be showing the work of current MA students as well as MA alumni.
Last year’s exhibition was a great success, and particularly helpful for first year BA students who attended the artists’ talks:
All UCLan MA Photography alumni are invited to submit work for consideration – if your are not on our mailing list please contact us via the email link at the top of this page.
Dying Hands by MA Alumna Livia Lazar is an on-going visual ethnography project documenting traditional village ways of life in Northern Romania. Ways of life that are about to be destroyed by a large scale gold mining project run by a Canadian multinational company.
Dave Alexander graduated from the BA(Hons) Photography course in 2012 when he was instantly spotted as a future talent by the British Journal of Photography. A double page article titled ‘Beyond Perfection’ discussed Dave as being a photographer with a highly considered approach to both his own portfolio and his identity as a young professional. A move to London shortly followed and since then Dave has worked as an assistant and digital operator on shoots for clients including GQ, Wired, Sunday Telegraph and Guardian Weekend.