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
A selection of second year work from the Photography and the City module, was on display in the photography gallery area found above PR1
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.
Thanks to all that made it along, and congratulations to those exhibiting students. Well done everyone.
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.
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.
Second year students took a trip to the Lancashire County Council Archives to get an insight into their working processes, how to become a contributor and what photographic treasures are held in the large collection.
Vicci McCann -senior archivist- was kind enough to dig out a range of interesting material from the archive to display to the students. Everything from a 17th Century hand written letter discussing the gun powder plot, to some early 20th Century Daguerreotypes were available for perusal.
Building links with a local institution like this has become an excellent method of first hand learning for all involved.
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:
Karl Child a current second year student progressing into third year presents ‘xu’ a project exploring the lives of a Chinese family living in Preston. Karl explains the project:
“For my second year final assignment for the ‘Photography and the City’ module, and also as part of an on-going project for UCLan’s Confucius Institute, I have recently been working with a Chinese family who live in Preston, documenting their lives at home. The images are part of a larger project that looks at Chinese Heritage in the North West. The images were taken using a Walker Titan 5×4 camera, processed by Peak Imaging, and then I scanned them using the scanning facilities in the Media Factory. I used the Walker Titan camera as I was forced to slow down and think more about what I wanted to communicate and how I was going to compose my images. The whole process takes much more time and consideration than shooting on a digital camera and I believe this way of working improves both quality and concept.”
Recently graduated Corina compares the role of waste workers in different cultural settings in the Uk and China through a series of Portraits exploring issues of gender in the visible workforce. Corina explains:
“In China it appears that waste collectors are in abundance, largely due to the need to create jobs for its vast population. Despite their widespread presence they, like the waste collectors in the UK, are a typically invisible group of citizens within their respective society. However, if these workers in this trade vanished, the general public would almost certainly become very aware of them. In contrast to the British waste collectors earnings, the Chinese workers wages are a small fraction of what the British workers are paid. Gender is an issue that is raised when comparing the two countries; in China there are just as many female waste collectors as male. This is strongly contrasted with the UK where female workers in this industry are greatly outnumbered. There are many questions raised by the project and thy leave me wanting to further explore this matter.”
Corina Pickering is a portrait photographer based in the North West. Her work explores gender and society.
To see more of her work and further images from this project, visit www.corinapickering.com
Ozone Dave is a collaborative project that I & Megan Mandeville , UClan fashion styling student, produced. The principal element to the project was based around enduring fashion styles. Megan chose the sitter & I organised the documentation processes. I found it appropriate that the sitter became in charge of the representation of his identity. This led me to give him the option of using his own old imagery & shooting on a basic point & shoot film camera to have past & present documents of him throughout his life. This then led onto postproduction work which enabled me to consider the possibility of the future of rockabilly fashion. His shop is ironically called Ozone, which ties in well with this perpetual space like fashion style. I was concentrating more on the clothes & additions to the human body hence why I have chosen to delete the visible skin; this also causes an uncertain anonymity about the work much like, where enduring fashion styles are likely to transpire to. This uncertainty & experimentation coincides with the way we perceive space & time; this is where I chose to link the two together in more of a light hearted humorous way. The gifs were put in place to remind us that the styles go through changes but repeat themselves sure enough.