Category: Photography

Darcy Padilla

I have been thinking a lot about documentary photography over the last few weeks. Since we announced the MA in Fine Art we have had a number of students and former students asking us about an MA Photography and specifically…

A slice of ham

Getting a good image does not necessitate going to exotic locations or risking danger, sometimes the seemingly everyday has the potential to generate a meaningful image. OCA student Amano Tracy talks here about an image he captured in his mother’s…

London get-together: 4th December

Hardly a day goes by without more news on opportunities for OCA students to get together. Student Eileen Rafferty has details of this London get-together with a visit to the V&A Shadow Catchers exhibition here on flickr. Image by missconnaught66…

Bexhill and Brighton

We now have the full details of free events and exhibition visits, we have lined up for the Brighton Photo Biennial on the weekend of 6 and 7 November. On Saturday 6 November, meet Photography Course Leader Jose Navarro and…

A man shaped by war

  Don McCullin once gave me a valuable lesson. Yes, I’ve met the man, not in a far-flung war zone but in the safety of a lecture hall. I was responsible for introducing him to the audience and for operating…

Monkey's Wedding?

Not a phrase I have heard before, but nevertheless an interesting video by photographer Paul Graham. I was particularly taken by his definition of good art – “it’s about many things, it’s not just about one idea or one concept…

Steve McCurry – Retrospective

The second exhibition visit organised by the OCA took a group of students, director Gareth Dent and myself, to Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. The stunning Victorian building was the perfect venue to host a selection of some of the…