Congratulations to the third year BA photography class for their very professionally delivered symposium at the Herbert gallery with a wide range of inspiring talks! Now the group will be getting ready for their degree show,so continue checking out the Img19 website and this blog for the last updates.
Here is a glance of some of the works the students have been creating on the Open photography module Picbod! Their final works will be on show from this Friday , 7th.03 until Sunday at Althorpe studios and Galleries in Leamington Spa, click this link for more details and directions.
2nd year Picbod exhibition 7-9th of March
The Picbod 14 group have challenged themselves to produce even bigger and better works than last year’s group that question our relation to the body in a multiple of contexts in society.
Do not miss this chance to see unique work in a fantastic venue, Althorpe Studios & Gallery, Leamington Spa.
Preview night on the 7th March
Have recently returned from a 4 day stay in Dublin with a cohort of students from the first year and was blown away by all of the awesome things happening in Dublin and during our visit to Belfast…
A huge thanks to all at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin
who made us feel most welcome and introduced us to the Photo Album of Ireland project, something which brought up some interesting discussions about curation, narrative, context and the changing face of the digital album. Big thanks to Tanya, Darragh, Trish and Maeve for their time.
From here we went to The Library Project
, only 200 meters from the gallery in the Temple Bar area. The project is half shop, half library, all awesome. We spent a great deal of time pouring over the various books for sale and those that had been kindly donated for people to see and touch and engage with. This I suppose was the most refreshing aspect of the project – the library space was most welcoming and with a sofa and table meant that you could research and reflect for hours without feeling obtrusive. Thanks go to Sinead and Ángel for speaking about the project and for their hospitality.
A coach to Belfast Exposed for the day seemed a fair piece but was well worth it as we were privileged to hear Ciara speak about the Tom Wood exhibition as well as to introduce the students to the history of the gallery and it’s important voice in photography. As it happened, on the same day, Anthony Luvera, a previous BX resident was speaking to second year students at Coventry University as part of #picbod. Hannah had kindly arranged for the students to take part in a great 30 minute book making workshop run by Lewis Rankin – the results were pretty staggering considering the purposefully imposed restrictions in material, time and resource – a workshop we will look to experiment further with in Coventry.
- Matt Johnston, Lecturer in Photography
Final year BA Photography symposium
Image 19, a group of 19 image makers, would like to invite you to a one day symposium questioning contemporary photographic topics.
The symposium will explore the position of photography in terms of its production, reception and circulation in a wide range of contexts within society.
Presentations will address (amongst others) the position of the artefact in a digitally dominant world; how the democratisation of production means has redefined authorship; the experience of vernacular photography and its effect on memory; current representation and repercussions of social media on different groups; the meaning of information embedded in the layered image; the debate of accessibility within digitised archives; and the use of visual language as a new opportunity in education.
The symposium will take place on the 26th of February 2014 from 9.30am at the The Herbert Art Gallery, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP
For more information please visit the group’s website http://img19.org/
The entrance is free and open to all
Thursday 6th of February, 11am
Photography Lab ETG07, Ellen Terry Building, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5RW
The Media department at Coventry School of Art and Design invites you to a talk by Anthony Luvera.
Anthony Luvera is an Australian artist, writer and educator based in London. His photographic work has been exhibited widely in galleries, public spaces and festivals including the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery London, Belfast Exposed Photography and the Australian Centre for Photography. Since 2001 Luvera has collated photographs made by people living in London who have experienced being homeless. Between 2006 and 2008 he spent time in Belfast researching the archive of Belfast Exposed Photography and creating the body of work Residency with homeless people living in Belfast.
This talk is free and open to all
Jennifer gave an inspiring talk open to all in the department about her practice
and current projects.
Hear/see more below!
Here’s to a creative 2014!
This second term is already seeing an inspiring start with our Open Learning Module Picbod lead by Matt Johnston, you can follow it and join in here
We are also looking forward to the 3rd year photography students Symposium which will be held on 25.02.2014 More details to follow soon.
Finally, whether you are reading this as a photographer or not, here is a few highlights showing the range of ideas and production skills across year groups from the first term. Enjoy!
Jess Bell, looking at the pressures of the homeless by focusing on the importance of ephemeral artifacts for more permanent shelter. Bell’s images have been printed on cardboard pieces using liquid light, the technique here supports the concept and adds an abstract nature to the work, helping an audience engage in the viewing process.
More on her blog here
Alice Riddy turned her camera on the same overarching idea but wanted to highlight the exposure that these individuals face on a daily basis. Riddy made a strong set of portraits with her subjects and then proceeded to leave the exposed rolls of film in the portrait location for a set number of days.
More on her blog here
Stephen Ma’s work engages with a rich history of street photography, in this series he concerns himself with the rhythm and flow of the city, the fleeting glimpses of others lives as they collide only briefly. A really considered piece of image making here and a well sequenced book too. More on his blog here
Aaron Sehmar’s work is self-portraiture in which he performs the protagonist in the photograph. He used the opportunity to explore his identity and relationship to Coventry, the city where he was born and bred.
More on his blog here
Emma Hall had a personal response to the site specific brief in which she started to build a visual narrative around the signature of a building, its scars and its histories. Combining the past the the present, she questions how you can progress to the future without understanding the past.
More on her blog here
Caroline Molloy, Senior Lecturer in Photography, has just returned from Madrid where she has been setting up an online international learning class and organising an international class trip over the easter holidays with Hernando Gomez Gomez at our sister university. Students from both universities are working on the same project in different locations and are in dialogue investigating the cultural similarities and differences between the two cities. Caroline has also caught up with the three Erasmus exchange students from the photography department at Coventry University, who are currently studying for their year-long advantage year as an addition to their undergraduate honours degree.
Universidad Europea de Madrid
As part of her professional practice module Level 2 photography student Siyana Kasabova, has produced the cover feature Red Flowers for Issue number 7 of the Australian magazine ‘Like a lion’ as part of her professional practice module.
Talking about her recent success, Siyana commented: ’It’s amazing that somebody appreciates what I do.”
Retouching by Natalia Fadeja