Very happy to start the new year with a visit from ex- student Charlotte Stone who left us 5 years ago and is doing well out there in the world.
Charlotte, early on, decided to continue basing herself in Bristol and through determination, hard work and never giving up has carved herself a niche in Bristols world of photography. She has a regular feature in the Bristol magazine, 'Bristol at Work' which gives her great targetted exposure.
She really enthused our students with her tenacity, hard work and excellent photography.
See more at:
We've all worked really hard this term and it's time for a well deserved break.
Thanks to all involved in the course - students, teaching and support staff, and our visiting lecturers this year.
Have a good Xmas all and all the best for the new year!
Heroic second years' sheltering from the downpours on their night-shoot with tutor Emilie. They showed great fortitude in going out on a really nasty evening. Well done all!
We're very sad to report the death at the end of last month of Lewis Baltz one of the seminal figures of Twentieth Century photography. On a personal level I found his work truly inspiring and exposure to his work had a profound effect on my practice.
The Guardian's Sean O'Hagan's words are eloquent testament:
"their anti-style, possessed a stark, geometric beauty, making visible this new homogenised America in a way that echoed – and criticised – the soullessness of urban planning and the corporate rationale that lay behind it".
See also Gerry Badger's tribute on the BJP's website:
Even in the stillness of the misty early morning Kerri Givens shot shows a good grasp of the decisive moment as well as a keen eye for composition.
Friday morning saw us (Chris and full time second years) all up early at Ashton Court Estate to catch the rapidly changing light of the early morning, as part of our Location assignment.
It had rained overnight but we were greeted by the most amazing morning. Dark when we arrived it gradually brightened and we saw a wonderful sunrise, a fine misty landscape and even the stags put on a show for us in the misty morning light.
The students worked hard, working the location, responding to the changing light and trying to make the most of a short time-frame.
Student images to follow next week!
Congratulation to Andy Dubreuil, second year part time student, on his inclusion in the 24 Hours in Bristol show at the Harbourside Art Centre. The show runs till 31st Oct at the gallery, Next to Pizza Express at the harbourside.
In Andy's words:
"Entering a competition, and getting your work put in as part of a full exhibition is what it’s all about for me and a first that I hope is of many. like they say ‘you have to be in it to win it’ so would say to any student, enter as many competitions as you can as then people who are interested in galleries of exhibitions are seeing your work on display and may lead to other things."
I almost missed this article in last Sundays Observer newspaper and I'm so glad I didn't.
It tells the harrowing story of Syria's disabled refugees photographed by a truly remarkable man and photographer, Giles Duley.
I won't witter on but will encourage you to read the article:
Also some background info on Giles Duley himself:
As Duley states, we can all be agents for change for the better
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