Fashion and Branding by 2nd Year

The second year students had a new module option this year to complete a live project with several fashion labels, we collaborated with Lisa Stannard, Ballet Candy and a Levi’s brief from Love Creative,the students followed client briefs and created responses to fit the brands. Here are some results:




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Student Profile: Bartlomiej Staszowski

Current third year student, Bartlomeij Staszowski, has been selected as a finalist for two different categories by Professional Photographer Magazine. This year the competition had over 5000 entries.



Download a digital copy of the issue here.

See more work by Bart here.

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

UCLAN at Free Range 2012

The countdown to this years graduate exhibition at London’s foremost Art, Design and Photography show case Free Range has begun. 15 Graduates have been selected to show their work this year and we are all very excited about this.

Last year was a fantastic sucess with a number of influential visitors attending. UCLAN documented the opening night and chatted to 2012 graduate Ayesha Jones about her project, Imperfection

Field Notes Reading Group

On Tuesday April 23rd the Photography Research Group held its second session of the reading group Field Notes. The session took place in the Media Innovation Space (ME414) Dr Andrew Warstat chaired the session and selected the works under discussion.




Continuing on from the discussion in the first session, the meeting focused on the way photography is conceptualised through photographic genres (as we discussed in relation to Martha Rosler) and via its connection with art, philosophical aesthetics, history and politics. The question of how we ‘think’ through photographs, its historical baggage and ‘autonomy’ were explored and its relationship to our understanding of what photography ‘is’, today.




The set reading for this session were:


1.’Photography and Aesthetics’ – Peter Wollen, Screen, 17:4 (1978/79).


2.’Marks of Indifference: Aspects of Photography in, or as, Conceptual Art’ – Jeff Wall in The Last Picture Show, ed. Douglas Fogle (Minneapolis: Walker. Art Centre, 2003), pp. 32-44.


3.Adorno, (1992) ‘Letter to Walter Benjamin’, Brooker, P, Modernism/Postmodernism (London: Longman) pp.50-57.




The next session of Field Notes will take place on the last week of September. It will be led by David Dennison. If you would like to attend or would like more info, please e-mail John Aitken –

Berlin Stories: Day 5

Situated just off the banks of River Spree, Potsdamer Platz is host to a number of fantastic art galleries. The Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie is one such gallery, positioned inside a building which could be easily overlooked as it is also a residential housing block. Currently on show is the mind-boggling video work of Ed Atkins. His two piece video installation is a surreal trip inside the mind of Atkins, a trip that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.



Just a few minutes walk from the Isabella Bortolozzi is the vast and beautiful, Blain|Southern Galerie  on display was group of video works by Douglas Gordon. Both the work and this incredible gallery space instantly reaffirm what an amazing cultural hub Berlin really is.