In January WeAreOCA will be four years old. The name for the blog was deliberately chosen. It was always intended that there would be coverage not just of the musings of tutors and head office staff, but regular and wide coverage of student work. To date most of the student work featured has come from two sources – work picked out at assessment and assignments notified to us by tutors.
Nothing wrong with that as an approach, but it does tend to favour coverage of photography. Photography tutors are already at the computer looking at their student’s work and in a matter of seconds they can forward it on to us at the OCA offices. Rather more difficult if you are a textiles or fine art tutor with the work spread out in the studio.
So we are now looking to students to even things up a bit and to increase the visibility of student work. We have created a new email address firstname.lastname@example.org What we would like you to do is send us an email when you complete something and feel pleased with it. In your email include photographs of the work if it is something physical or links to images on your learning log, links to dropbox files, links to videos.
If you do not feel confident photographing your work you might want to check out this video which Mark produced a while ago to help you. The main thing to bear in mind that we are interested in the work – we will not be judging non-photography students on the quality of the images. Joanne will go through the emails regularly and suggest work to feature on WeAreOCA.
And just to be clear – we are looking for emails from all students – regardless of level or subject!