Thursday, 31 July 2014

Adam Catling shortlisted for Royal Photography Society Bursary

Graduating student Adam Catling's series Chernobyl was shortlisted for the Environmental Awareness Project Funding by the Royal Photography Society. 

Environmental Awareness Project Funding
The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering  1-year bursaries to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness. The bursaries will provide £3000 each to assist with travel expenses, photographic equipment and other project-related costs. 

Winners will be announced on the 8th of August.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Video by May Simpson: Chemo

Brenda was diagnosed with breast cancer on 29th July, 2013. May followed her through her personal and unpleasant journey; 21 weeks of formidable chemotherapy followed by 5 weeks of daily intense radiotherapy. Although Brenda’s story was personal to her, there is also a universal aspect. Cancer is a terror so many people are faced with across the globe. By following Brenda through this terrible time, it was a way to understand the pain, confusion and darkness that so many people are exposed to at a dark time of their lives and characterise this in an intimate way. Cancer is not often something that can’t be explained and neither can the emotions surrounding it. This is May's interpretation.

This video was produced as an outcome for the Time Based Media selective module in Semester 1 2013/14

Thursday, 17 July 2014

MA Photography Student Loren McCarthy exhibits VIVID YOUNG CREATIVES project

VIVID Young Creatives sets out to give secondary aged students the opportunity to meet and work with a practicing visual artist in a workshop session. AccessArt and VIVID aim to use the workshops as a springboard for opening debate around approaches of how to facilitate creative opportunities for young people and broaden the ambition of projects and opportunities within the school curriculum.
Loren McCarthy worked with AccessArt, the organisers of this initiative, to document the workshop sessions in four Cambridgeshire Schools. Tonight Loren's images with be displayed in the Ruskin Gallery during a celebratory evening between 6-8pm. The exhibition can be seen until Friday, 25th of July. 
Access Art worked in collaboration with the Cambridge School of Art.

VIVID Young Creatives link

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Third year students run successful schools and colleges workshop

This schools and colleges photography workshop was run by Alex Dickens and Elliot Ford and was offering a taster in to the uni experience to A-level, BTEC and Foundation students. 

College students were able to utilize our extensive photographic facilities and experience what it's like to study art and design at a higher education level. College students were working under the guidance of our final year students. Alex said: "I really enjoyed the workshop, working and teaching with students was a really eye opening experience for me. It's something that I will never forget."

Students were actively encouraged to produce an exemplary piece of work for their portfolio. A student from Netherhall School reflected, “it’s good to see the facilities on offer at the university, the darkroom is huge. They clearly have plenty to offer in terms of equipment and support”. See some of the outcomes of the is 4 hour workshop below.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Bruna Brandão: Runner Up in Blurb Book Contest

Bruna Brandao's book An Inside Battle was chosen as a  Runner Up in a Blurb Book contest. Bruna produced this book in the second year Process to Practice (now Photographic Sequences) module. 

She said about the module: "I just want to thank you for helping me with it and opening my mind for photobook publications."

Here's the link to the book:

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

2nd Year student Elliot Ford: Colour of Nothing

Extract from the 2nd year Photographic Sequences project

Locations- London, Cambridge, Manchester, making my work from what I see by combining all shoots together to create a photographic sequence with some being double exposures. I aimed to hit the spirit of age and time of now by capturing raw urban industrial places against natural places & modernisation of formative elements: Style, attitude with an eye for minimalistic detail whilst echoing natural proceedings.
Some photographs change the way we look at the world and I want to show this by photographing a whole different perspective in analogue form. Rediscovering the development of the way we look at life in different areas and walks of life. Communication brings people together, mundane things which are not that exciting in themselves but they say something about the way we live our lives. And the surroundings we live in. Trying to make things which are small, big and the little things much more in the moment.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Considering studying art/design at university?

Schools and Colleges Workshop

Date: Thursday 10 July 2014
Time: 10.00am-3.00pm

Cambridge School of Art is offering free four-hour workshops to art & design A-level, BTEC and Foundation students. Current Year 11 students who will be studying art & design BTEC/A-levels are also welcome.

Utilise our extensive art and design facilities and experience what it's like to study art and design at a higher education level, under the guidance of our experienced lecturers.

Not only are the workshops and materials free, we also offer a free lunch and students will be actively encouraged to produce an exemplary piece of work for their portfolio.

The photography workshop will be run by Alex Dickens and Elliot Ford, two of our 3rd year students.