Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on the 6 October in London at the Photographers’ Gallery.
From 26 to 28 October OCA will be running a weekend study visit to the Brighton Photo Biennial. The weekend will run from 2pm on Friday to 2pm on Sunday and students can attend for the whole weekend or specific days.
Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor at the Barbican in London on the 1 September.
The concept was simple, every month you were asked to submit work in progress for critique to a private online blog platform, one week later you would receive a response from another residency participant. Often the work was unresolved, posing further questions, expressing frustration at lack of progress but the deadline made the work happen. During this period, I was able to maintain a conversation about the ongoing work I was creating within my immediate environment – such trains of thought are not easy to sustain when you’re at home looking after small children and this was the beauty in the simplicity of this approach.
When the OCA tutor’s twins came down with chicken pox, a planned study visit to Glasgow International looked to be inevitably cancelled as cover at short notice was difficult to arrange. The visit went ahead however, with the 4 OCA students from different disciplines meeting up independently.
Join OCA tutor Derek Trillo on the 11 August at the Sailing School Gallery, New Brighton, Wallasey. This is a unique opportunity to view up close the rarely seen seminal – and controversial – work by this country’s best-known photographer, in the location where it was shot.
OCA tutors Moira Lovell and Les Monaghan have work in Northern Light 2018, a group show at Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works, Sheffield.
Aftermath explores the response of artists from 1918 -1940. While some wanted to return to more traditional forms of representation, others were committed to experimentation and to criticising the unequal society which they believed had caused the war.
“Twenty-five years ago I sat floating in a brown turgid sea full of poo and plastic, seems a bit crazy, not so now, it’s shaped and formed my artistic and creative life.”
Sneaking through fences and running across Donald Trump’s golf course, surfer, photographer, OCA tutor and environmental advocate, Andy Hughes goes to great lengths documenting the plastic waste washed up on beaches around the globe. In this interview with Carve Magazine he discusses his substantial body of work that responds to the plastic waste washed up on beaches around the globe.
The idea that pointing your camera at things that are not part of your experience can only be tourism is also problematic – if you have privilege why not use that to highlight those less fortunate?
As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA Photography tutor Les Monaghan below answering questions from students.
Who is Bill Jay? Some of you may know of the name, but he is probably one of the most unappreciated writers on photography. I, for one, knew very little about him until this year. Anyone who has been tutored by me over the years has probably had the book, On Being A Photographer by Bill Jay and David Hurn recommended to them. Despite being the co-author of this much read title, I had never really comprehended who Jay was.