Friday, 27 March 2015

Eaton Portrait Prize - Shortlist announced

The Eaton Portrait Prize is a unique prize for the BA Photography students at the Cambridge School of Art. 
The prize is generously sponsored by Andy Eaton, an alumnus of our course. For the last nine years his generous support has given us the opportunity to celebrate the amazing talent of our students. 
This year we had a record number of images to look through and the standard was incredibly high. 

Emma Dullingham

Neo Gilder

James Foard

Anna Kressler

Megan Czykieta

Sam Shelton
Stephen Allwright

Richard Tooley
Amber Schormans

Alexsandra Swiderska

The judges this year were Nick Galvin (lecturer and freelance photography consultant), Maria Mann (Director of Special Project at the European PressPhoto Agency, Frankfurt), Andy Eaton (Sponsor of the Prize), Christine Webster (Senior Lecturer) and Kerstin Hacker (Course Leader BA Photography).

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

MA student Jamie Tilley shows new series 'Last Office Memo' in Enlightened Perspectives exhibition

'The Last Office Memo' by MA Photography student Jamie Tilley is a series of constructed photographs, commenting, overarchingly on the struggle between the rise of a western, consumerist, capitalist system and the need to protect and sustain the natural world.
The photographs present the man-made world as formal, architectural,  backgrounds; often offices of commerce and industry, where order is king. 
Upon this, the natural element, presented through intentionally placed, chaotic plantlife is central to the photographs. 
This may be seen as a beacon of hope, or a mournful nod to a last remaining piece of the natural world.
As well as choosing and positioning the physical objects on location, the scenes are often digitally manipulated to duplicate elements, remove elements, or replace elements to further create an abstract, ordered and man-made setting for the plant life, or lack of it.