Showcase – Kevin Crooks – Fieldwork Photography Symposium

Kevin Crooks is an exhibitor at this years Fieldwork Photography Symposium on November 9th. His work will be shown at the University’s PR1 Gallery as alongside a range of other practitioners during the symposium. He has come back to UCLan to talk about his photographic development and the project he will be exhibiting.


Kevin Crooks (2016)

KC – I am a St. Helens based photographer who has recently won the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise after completing an MA in Photography at the University of Central Lancashire. The award will provide funding and support to produce ‘M62: The Trans-Pennine Motorway’, a social documentary project which will explore the effects of how the Northern Powerhouse initiatives, and other government policies and programmes shape the lives of people within society, but more specifically those individuals and communities that are intrinsically linked to the motorway. The project will be produced between 2016-17, and will culminate in the production and a publication, this will be accompanied by the site specific presentations at relevant locations.


Kevin Crooks (2016)

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Fieldwork Photography Symposium – The Urban Image

The Fieldwork Photography Symposium is a free one-day conference on 9 November 2016 here at UCLan. In addition to the conference there will also be an exhibition of photographic work in UCLan’s PR1 Gallery.


There is an open call to photographers interested in taking part in the exhibition – please contact John Aitken or Jon Purcell

This year’s theme is The Urban Image.

IRIS Exhibition – ETALAGE

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

Gallery Visits, Liverpool

Students from all years of the BA and MA saw a fantastic range of work during our recent visit to FACT, Bluecoat and Open Eye.


The staff at FACT gave us a tour of the Mark Boulos exhibitions:

Mark (3)

There were some interesting pieces in the Bluecoat’s 3am exhibition:



But the highlight of the day had to be the work of the late Tim Hetherington at the Open Eye, particularly the video piece Sleeping Soldiers.


Mark (9)

Mark (6)

Mark (5)

Mark (4)

Mark (1)

Many thanks to all the staff at

MA Exhibition at Cube in Manchester

The exhibition was a great success, with many visitors for the Artists’ Talks and Private View.


Visitors gather for the Artists’ Talks

Kim Vermeulen talks about her work with breastfeeding mothers

Kim Vermeulen talks about her work with breastfeeding mothers



Karl Lagan Reyes stands next to his images of the Igarot community in London

The MA Photography programme at UCLan has its own blog with more details and photographs of the exhibition:



MA Exhibition in Manchester

Reflections – an exhibition by MA Photography students and graduates from the University of Central Lancashire

The exhibition contains a very diverse range of images including visualisations of personal trauma, cultural divides, industrial decline, meditation, Christianity, isolation and Igorot identity; other work discusses personal possessions, breastfeeding and the depiction of landscape.

Karl Lagan Reyes

Image © Karl Lagan Reyes

The exhibitors are

Kitty Clark

Francesca Dent

Zhi Li

Goujie Liang

Zill Niazi

Karl Lagan Reyes

Geoff Smith

Kim Vermeulen

David Wade

Huw Wahl

Sicong Zhou

Blaydon Burn by Francesca Dent

Image © Francesca Dent

18 to 21 September 2013

CUBE Gallery

113-115 Portland St


M1 6DW


Image © Kim Vermeulen

Artists’ Talks

Thursday 19 September 4pm

Private View

Thursday 19 September 6pm

For more information please contact:

John Aitken


David Dennison