As a working photographer I’m sometimes asked: how do you get to work with that magazine or newspaper? I reply: explore a certain approach to a subject; but also, do not underestimate the importance of ’serendipity’ as you progress from student to professional (and sometimes back again!).
Join OCA Moving Image course author Ruth Maclennan on the 4 February in London. Pushkin House in association with Open College of the Arts is pleased to present two recent films by Ruth. After the screening the she will be in conversation with Vlad Strukoff, Associate Professor in Film and Digital Culture at the University of Leeds.
For his MA Photography degree show, ‘Traces’, at the University of Sunderland, Geoffrey Bradford created a series of unique assemblages built on the idea that an image can also be an object, something to be handled as well as viewed. They reference some of the qualities of daguerreotypes – unique images in three dimensions.
A few months ago we blogged about the [(6)] – six alumni photography students who have come together again to create a new body of work. This work shot in Oxford, England and exhibited in Oxford, Canada. To add further interest to an already exciting event the Oxford Riverside Gallery was set up by one of OCA’s MA students Mathew Aldred.
In the final assignment of the Film Culture course the student is asked to consider the influence of an individual director within the context of a cinematic movement. From time to time an audience can find itself well blessed with works from number of hugely influential and talented auteurs and 2016 has been no exception. I want to consider two directors whose work has resulted me in spending many emotional hours in darkness amongst the company of strangers.