Fascinating visit for our Stage 2 students from visiting lecturer Matilda Temperley, London based but Somerset bred photographer who did a fantastic job documenting the horrendous flooding in Somerset last winter.
Her evocative and moving B&W images capture the unfolding personal dramas on the Somerset Levels in her book "Under the Surface: Somerset Floods" published by Burrowhill Books. Matilda is currently a finalist in the CIWEM Environemtal Photographer of the Year Awards, and we wish her the best of luck. The work has come from a deep personal conviction which is evident throughout her work and we were very luck to have her talk about the work with us.
Wow, what a busy couple of weeks! The first fortnight is always busy but we have anew management information system (which should make things run smoother) and also an inspection from QAA (equivalent of an HE OFSTED).
But more interestingly, our students have arrived or are returning. Our new intake seems to be a sparky bunch and we've covered a lot of ground early on - 2 weeks in and already developing B&W film + printing in the darkroom, working in the studio and analysing images.
We also had some interesting takes on an early introductory mini assignment - a couple of examples below.
Generally we were impressed with the level of engagement and creativity from our new intake - we have the makings of a really good year.
We welcome Emilie Fjola Sandy to our team and we are delighted that Emilie will be joining us the week after next as our Year 2 Lecturer and Tutor.
Emilie was chosen from a strong field of candidates who applied for the post, and we feel she will be a great addition to our team.
Emilie has recently relocated back to the South West after 11 years running a successful practice in London.
To see more of Emilie's work go to:
I'm sure students and staff will give Emilie a warm welcome.
We were very sad to say goodbye to team member Gina Lundy who has been Lecturer and 2nd Year Tutor with us since 2011.
Gina felt it was time to move on, even to relocate completely!
To Scotland! (Exciting time to be there!)
We love working with her and both students and staff will miss her valuable input (and her sense of humour!)
Gina kindly left us one of my favourite of her images from her Academy series which now hangs outside our staffroom (see above).
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We wish Gina the best of luck in this fresh chapter of her life.
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