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Ba Photojournalism USW

A three year celebration

Image by Lilli Piggott

2016

‘National Dance Company Wales Dancer Josef Perou’


BA PHOTOJOURNALISM University of South Wales

Established in 2013, BA Photojournalism set out to replicate, and where possible, provide real industry experience for our students. Our students are trained in photography, video, journalism and social media and learn by covering news, sport and features. Sitting in the School of Media, everything we do it underpinned by law, ethics and professional practice. This publication celebrates the first three years of our journey and we would like to dedicate this first issue to Tim Collier and Steve Evans. Tim Collier is an award winning photographer who both helped write and establish our course. For his unfaltering enthusiasm for photography and exceptional dedication to his students success, we would like to thank him. Without his help during our first two years, we would not be the course we are today. Tim left to due to ill health, but his legacy will go on in the challenging briefs he designed and the quality of work he encouraged. www.timcollierphotography.com Steve Evans retired this year as our Photography Technician. A generation of students have passed through his doors with requests and questions (some of them even sensible!). Steve was loved by both students and staff for his never ending ability to solve everything! We want to thank Steve for all those times he went above and beyond to help us and our students, we did notice, thank you. We are extremely proud of the work our students are producing and decided to take the opportunity to celebrate their achievements. This magazine also demonstrates the diverse range of subject matter that our course covers and how we try to encourage our students to produce the stories they are passionate about. This year we have our first year of graduating students, seven talented young individuals who are featured in this edition, who we hope will go on to have vibrant careers. We hope you enjoy our very first publication and hope it will be the first of many more‌ Andy Pearsall Course Leader andrew.pearsall@southwales.ac.uk Becky Matthews Senior Lecturer becky.matthews@southwales.ac.uk

Glenn Edwards, Eamonn McCabe, Andy Pearsall & Tim Collier

Steve Evans, he smiles most of the time!

Design: Andy Pearsall Copy: Becky Matthews All images are copyrighted to the relevent photographers in this publication and were mostly taken during this academic year.


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Find out more here: http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/962-ba-hons-photojournalism

Interested to know more about the course structure?

You can watch a recording of the open day talk here: https://vimeo.com/andypearsall/PJTALK


ELVIS FESTIVAL

As part of induction week activities, our first cohort of students covered the Elvis Festival in Porthcawl. Three years later and this is now a course tradition, with students this year working as official photographers and running the festival social media accounts. Students also hosted an exhibition of their work at the Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff. Twitter: @ElvisPorthcawl Instagram: @elvisfestivalporthcawl


Images: Craig Redmond

Images: Lorna Cabble


Image: Sophie Courtier


Images: Andy Pearsall


Dusty Keeney

Dusty’s work explores social issues through portraiture and investigative writing. Her third year saw the production of two online pieces, ‘Ramifications of the Me, Me, Me Generation’, an insight into anxiety, millennials, and the pursuit of success and ‘National Pay Rise’, an examination of the link between the minimum wage and poverty in Britain. https://dustykeeney.exposure.co/anxiety https://dustykeeney.exposure.co/nationalpayrise

https://dustykeeney.exposure.co


LIVE NEWS

Image: Peppe Iovino

Students are required to cover news events in a single image. These briefs are undertaken to tight deadlines and must adhere to professional industry standards.

Image: Ben Blyth


Image: Ben Kirtley


Image: Lorna Cabble

Image: Joanne Burgess


Image: Craig Redmond

Image: Dan Damaschin


TIM COLLIER

Graduating from West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1982 with a degree in Documentary Photography. Tim’s first publication, ‘Rhiwlas,Cefn Gwlad mewn llun a llinell’, was a collection of work from a year spent living with, and documenting a Welsh hill farming community. ‘Bargoed, a Landscape in Waiting’ followed. This looked at the re-generation of three mining communities in the Welsh valley of Bargoed and involved documenting the complete process from waste ground to country park. Tim’s third book , ‘Around Every Corner’, celebrated the rich landscape, flora and fauna of the County borough of Caerphilly. The borough sits adjacent to the Brecon Beacons National Park and as a result is little visited and much undervalued. The book and accompanying exhibition aimed to redress the balance.

Tim has been teaching for over twenty years and now enjoy mentoring a younger generation of artists and photographers. His personal work continues to evolve around the natural world, most latterly the study of birds in context with their natural habitat, looking at them primarily as part of a wider experience that includes so much more than just the visual. The landscape and those who work on it has also been central to my work. “Ghost’s of the restless shore”was his most recent exhibition. Twitter: @timcollier58 http://www.timcollierphotography.com


Ghosts of the restless shore

‘Ghosts of the Restless Shore: Space, Place and Memory of the Sefton Coast’ grew out of a series of walks along the Sefton Coast, where Tim grew up and began a lifetime love of birds. Four artists and natural historian John Dempsey took four walks, open to the public, along a 20 mile stretch of the coast between Liverpool and Southport.these walks and culminated in an exhibition, accompanied with a book highlighting the work of five contemporary artists (Mike Collier, Rob Strachan, Sam Wiehl, Jake Campbell and Tim Collier)

http://ghosts-of-the-restless-shore.co.uk/


Sophie Courtier

Sophie’s work explores the obsessive nature of collecting. Her third year projects included ‘First Right at the Rabbit’ focusing on one individual and their immense collection of different artefacts, and Cabinet of Curiosities’ a study of individuals and the reasoning behind their collections.

Twitter: @Sjc_USW https://sophiecourtier.exposure.co/cabinet-of-curiosities


LONG FORM

As a photojournalist you are a conduit for other peoples stories, students are encouraged to build relationships with communities to tackle stories with real depth. Our students are encourage to go out and find stories they are passionate about. Dan Damaschin: Lee for LLanelli. Multi media promotional campaign for Lee Walters, Labour candidate for Llanelli. All work on the site was by second year student, Dan Damaschin.

http://s619415490.websitehome.co.uk/


Lorna Cabble: Love. A portrait project

Above image: Tom, Billy and Ian “We’ve been together for 15 years in total, but as a threesome for two years. “We didn’t have a label until we watched a documentary. It’s called a polymonogamous relationship - which is an oxymoron in itself. “It usually means three people, and they go with others all the time. We’re not all about that. People think we swing from the chandeliers like a pig on a spit but we’re not. We mostly sit here eating pizza, arguing about which film we’re going to watch. My nan thinks it’s hilarious.”

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/photographerasked-people-love-could-11264372


Aimee Herd: A Chance to Dance. Documentary project centering around the dancers at E-Motion Dance as they work towards their end of year show. E-Motion Dance is a unique dance school which offers classes to children and young adults with a range of disabilities. http://www.e-motiondance.co.uk/ http://aimeeherd.wix.com/photojournalism


Catherine Lothian: ‘A Woman’s Choice’ 82% of western women have removed their body hair by shaving in the last four weeks (Butler et al, 2014). Pubic hair removal is documented as early as 2000 B.C, using instruments such as pumice stones and arsenic. Removal of female body hair became mainstream practice after 1915 when Harper’s Bazaar magazine published an image of a woman wearing a slip-dress, the models arms were raised exposing hairless armpits. As skirt hemlines began to rise with fashion, legs were also subject to the same media pressure, with hair removal product companies declaring armpit hair ‘embarrassing’ and ‘unsightly’. Prior to 1910 body hair was not an issue as fashion for women was conservative, with skirts covering legs to the ankles and arms hidden to the wrists. Studies show that todays women spend up to £16,000 and sixty days on removing their body hair in their lifetime (ALC, 2008). 78% of women remove their body hair ‘for a neater, cleaner look’ - although having body hair has been proven to be no less hygienic, and waxing your pubic hair can even increase the risk of STD’s. http://www.catlothianphotography.co.uk/


Elizabeth Piggott

Lilli’s final year work focused on issues surrounding the fostering system.’The Day the Dinosaurs Came’ is a long term, anonymous documentary project, following the day to day lives of a foster family and their latest placement, an autistic 7 year old boy.’Short-Haul Family’ see her working with the same family as they fight to keep their latest placement. Lilli has also developed an extensive body of work with the National Dance Company Wales and the National Circus School, both based in Cardiff.

Twitter: @ERP_Photography http://www.elizabeth-rose.org.uk/


Lilli Piggott ‘National Dance Company Wales`

Lilli Piggott ‘National Dance Company Wales`


COLLABORATION

Students Jess Folan and Lorna Cabble took the opportunity to travel to Kenya on behalf of Newport based not for for profit organisation, ResponsABLE assistance. Their role was to document how charitable donations had improved the educational and working life of with those with a disability. While traveling in the country, the students also were able to assess and report back on the future needs of those they met. Jess and Lorna have been working with ResponsABLE assistance in Wales for some time, and visited schools, small businesses and individuals while in Africa. This is not the first time Ba Photojournalism have worked with ResponsABLE assistance. In 2015 our second year students worked with their partner organisations on projects surrounding accessibility and disability. www.responsableassistance.org


Second year student Ben Blyth, continues to collaborate with several High street brands to advertise their products through social media.

Instagram: @benblythphoto


On Thursday the 26th May – Friday 3rd of May I was given the opportunity to work with one of BBC Wales’s projects, Gorwelion/Horizons. The horizon project is set up to help promote promising new musicians in Wales and get them on their feet in the industry. My job was to help in promoting these artists through taking photos of them performing at 2 festivals down in Hay-On-Wye, whilst also representing the location they were playing at. These were then put on social media to get the musicians exposure. During this time I felt I had gained a lot of knowledge about the photojournalism industry as well having the experience of working with such a big new agency as the BBC and learn from their experience. An example of this is with most of the freelance work I do with musicians requires me photographing a few bands and going back to edit the photos. When doing this work, a lot of the time there’s no time to edit, so you have to upload the images straight away. This required me to think more about what I was photographing and make sure I got it right first time in camera. With this knowledge I felt I had improved every day and by the final day I had a better understanding of what was wanted and had almost become second nature. This in turn has improved my confidence immensely and I was very sad to see it end. I was also able to create a lot of networks with the people I worked with as well as the musicians I met which is invaluable knowledge to have for any photojournalist/photographer. Stephen Meredith


A DAY IN THE LIFE

Image:Emily Keohane

This is the first opportunity for first year students develop their social and documentary skills. Students are encouraged to build relationships with the communities that influence and inspire their future practice. Emily Keohane. The Zookeeper, Crocodiles of the World, Oxfordshire. Owen Edwards. The Pub Landlady, The Globe Inn, Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire. Franziska Pullman. Waiting for Asylum, Germany.


Images: Emily Keohane


Images: Owen Edwards


Images: Fran Pullman


PORTRAITURE

Image: Emily Keohane

The cornerstone of photojournalism. Students are taught the skills to create unique and insightful portraits using both ambient and controlled lighting.

Image: Chloe Jackson-Nott

Image: Jess Gwynne


Image: Fran Pullman

Image: Stephen Meredith


Image: Amy Harris


Image: Chloe Jackson-Nott


Image: Jed Hazard


Image: Lorna Cabble

Image: Ben Blyth

Image: David Allen

Image: Rebecca Saunders

Image: Joanne Burgess

Image: Cat Lothian


Jess Folan

Jess’s work explores issues social issues surrounding politics including disability, mental health and activism. Her final project ‘Biophilia’ explores the bond between humans and nature to facilitate healing, emotional and physical wellbeing, and learning.

Twitter: @jessica_folan www.jessicafolan.com


Chloe Lloyd

Chloe’s work involves giving a voice to traditionally marginalised people through participatory photography. Participatory photography involves empowering individuals, by giving them the skills to tell their own stories, through the medium of photography. Her final project saw her working with a small group of people with learning disabilities to explore their every day lives.


Image: David, 53


Image: Glynne, 69


SPORT

Image: Dan Damaschin

Our students are trained to cover a range of sports. South Wales is home to a wide range of sport from football, cycling, boxing, golf and Rugby, we have built up a close relationship with national and local clubs. Image: James Pipkin

Image: Joanne Burgess


Image: Ben Kirtley

Image: Becky Saunders


Image: Dan Damaschin

Image: Sam Padget


Image: Cat Lothian

Image: Ben Blyth


Image: Sam Padget


Image: Sam Padget


Image: Peppe Iovino

Image: Joanne Burgess


Tilliece Colombo

Tilliece’s work focuses on a study by Professor Angela Bahns who examined the ability to accurately judge personality, attitudes, and demographics, based on a picture of an individual’s shoes. “Judgements of shoes correlate with shoe owners’ personal characteristics. Age, income, and attachment anxiety can be judged from a picture of a person’s shoe. Shoes convey a small but useful slice of information about their wearers.”

Twitter: @TilliecePJ Instagram: @tilliececolombophoto


FEATURES

Image: Craig Redmond

Features give our students the opportunity to work on a wide variety of subjects. Features encompasses news, fashion, music, sport, the arts, the environment etc. in more depth and encourages students to look for commercial stories in the world outside of hard news. The work produced reflects the individual interests of our students.

Image: Kern Bridges


Image: Manuella Braunmuller

Image: Joanne Burgess


Image: Stephen Meredith

Image: Ben Kirtley


Image: Anne Puhlmann


Image: Kate Smith

Image: Peppe Iovino


Image: Lorna Cabble


Charley Howells

Charley’s work primarily focuses around sport. ‘Life Blood of the Welsh Nation’ is her exploration into the enduring commitment to local league rugby. Her major project “Physically happy”looks at the connection between between mental health, anxiety and depression, and physical exercise. Her portraits and accompanying interviews are of subjects who have improved their mental well being through physical activity.

Twitter: @charley_photo http://www.charleyhowells.org/


MOVING IMAGE

Stephen Meredith: Spiked. A personal account of the issue of drink spiking in Cardiff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0sHT7tMNEY

Moving image is a key skill for the contemporary photojournalist. We teach short form documentary alongside traditional photographic techniques, to prepare our students for today’s multi media world.

Lorna Cabble and Ben Blyth: Abortion - St Mary’s Street Protest.

Dave Allen: Inked. Why people get a tattoo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG_p7Bw9gLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQO0rMy1GYk


Craig Redmond: Louise Hall, Ceramicist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtDDu6YIl8s

Sam Padget: In the Blue Corner. A photo essay about Luke Peachey and the Splott Adventure ABC. https://vimeo.com/163535044


You’ll learn how to produce photography for use across different platforms, including social media, print, internet, marketing and PR. By the end of the second year, you’ll have the skills to confidently work as a freelance photojournalist. Studying Photojournalism in Cardiff, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with other creative industry students such as actors, dancers, writers and musicians. What you will study Our Photojournalism degree places a strong emphasis on the development of communication skills, and the ability to communicate a story through a variety of formats and media platforms. Year One Journalism Practice Photographic Practice: Subject and Sequence Photojournalism and Social Media The Photograph: Properties and Contexts Collaborative Practice Year Two Specialist Photographic Practice: Narrative, Documentary and Journalism Professional Practice Photojournalism Theory: Historical and Contemporary Practice Negotiated Practice (Photojournalism) Work Experience Creative Industries Collaborative Practice Year Three Professional Practice Critical Research in Photography Contemporary Development in Photojournalism Major Project (Photojournalism) Learning and teaching methods Teaching is highly practical, complimented by group learning sessions providing opportunity for discussion and reflection. A variety of different learning and teaching methods are utilised including, lectures, workshops, case studies, presentations and group work; in addition to guest speakers from industry. We have a live digital picture desk, and you’ll be supported to work with external photo agencies such as Alamy. The photojournalism course will provide opportunities to take part in group trips to photography festivals, and to document places or events of key interest. Work Experience and Employment Prospects By the time you graduate, you’ll be an independent thinker with the ability to work internationally. You’ll also have built up two to three years’ of work experience and you’ll know how to deal with clients and work in a professional manner. You could pursue a career as a freelance photojournalist, fashion, sports or music journalist, in marketing, PR and social media.


SOCIAL MEDIA Loving our work? Give us a follow or ‘like’

Twitter http://twitter.com/ PhotoJ_USW

Facebook www.facebook.com/ photojournalism.usw Instagram http://www.instagram. com/photoj_usw/ Interested in joining the course?

Find out more here: http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/962-ba-hons-photojournalism

Interested to know more about the course structure?

You can watch a recording of the open day talk here: https://vimeo.com/andypearsall/PJTALK

USW Photojstudent 2016  

Established in 2013, this publication celebrates the first three years of our BA Photojournalism course at the University of South Wales and...

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