Wednesday, 27 April 2016

In the Style of... First Year Student work

In the Style of...

First year students were allocated a professional photographer and asked to produce an image in the style of...

Here is a selection of their excellent work. 

Matt McHenry in the style of...Vivian Sassen

Jo Randall in the style of...Andreas Gursky

Ted Alabaster in the style of...William Eggleston

Emily Grey in the style of...Daido Moriama 

Charlotte Fraigneau in the style of...Martin Parr

Daniel Szalay in the style of...Duane Michals

Jerissa Shotton in the style of...Anna Gaskall 

Culture and Community: Photography Research Seminar

This research seminar is organised as part of the MA Photography International Perspectives module at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. Presentations from MA Photography students and invited speakers will explore how photography engages with different aspects of culture and community. 

Invited Speakers

Annalisa Sonzogni analyses the importance of photography as spatial representation, to re-assess ways in which visual information relates to real experience. Using an experimental approach, she examines the mechanisms of site-specific installation in photography, drawing on contemporary architectural debates around relationships between image and space, as well as debates in fine art around participatory practices involving installation.
Julia Johnson is a PhD research student at London College of Communication and photographer who utilises the medium of photography to address the issues of social welfare experienced by disadvantaged communities. Julia is currently collaborating with the NHS to design and deliver a series of participatory photography programmes to people who access mental health services. Her aim is to develop an ethical toolkit for participation that can beutilised by the NHS and involves the participants in the research process.
Marysa Dowling will share several long term projects to discuss how she uses her participatory practice to explore cultures and communities. She will consider communication, interaction, performance using the camera and relationship to place within portraiture. Her projects become multi-layered, often happening in several countries, during which she builds connections across communities, societies and cultures. 


Morning Session: Room WEB002
10.00am                    Welcome
10.20am                    MA Photography student presentations
11.20am                    Annalisa Sonzogni
12.00 am                   Break
12.20am                    Julia Johnson 
1.00 pm                     Lunch (Room COS406)
Afternoon Session: Room COS406 
2.00 pm                     Marysa Dowling
2.40 pm                     Panel Discussion
3.50 pm                     Closing Comments

Friday, 15 April 2016

Eaton Portrait Prize 2016 Winners announced

 We are pleased to announce this years' Eaton Portrait Prize Winners. The standard of the competition was again very high and we are excited to showcase such a wide variety of approaches to the genre. We would like to thank Andy Eaton for his continuous support of the photography department and for his generosity.

1st Place
‘Sterrin’ - Anna Kressler 
Year Two 
A girl is smiling in a refugee camp in the Dunkirk suburb of Grand-Synthe in France.  According to the mayor Damien Lent ‘in late July [2015], there were sixty [refugees] in Grande-Synthe, then 180 in mid-August. And 2,400-2,500 today [Jan | Feb 2016]", including more than 200 children like Sterrin, who live in the camp in squalid conditions. I don’t know what happened to Sterrin but I hope that despite this uncertain future she and her family will one day be able to reach their desired destination, England. 


2nd Place
‘Deterioration’ - Samuel Shelton
Year Two
This image is part of the series ‘Sleeplessness’. It is a visual representation of severe sleep deprivation. The image is composed of twenty-nine overlaid self-portraits; each image represents an hour in which I was awake, over a period of thirty-six hours. The image depicts the physical and mental deterioration experienced over long durations of sleeplessness.

3rd Place
‘Changing of an Earring’ –
Amber Schormans 
Year Two

As time passes many social changes happen; our perception of each other and the world is continually moulding into something new. Vermeer created the iconic painting ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ in the 17th century. A new interpretation based on 21st century views and values enabled a contemporary comment on human nature. The changing of the earring is a metaphor for how life has changed, and will continue to change as time continues to move us.