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Matt White's 'The Tick and The Bomb' film premier

Posted on April 12, 2018

The Tick and The Bomb
17th April 2018
Market Hall Cinema, Brynmawr

The screening of the 18-minute short, The Tick and The Bomb commences at 7.00pm.

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Prof. Florence Ayisi was presented with an ICON Award at the 2018 Africa Week

Posted on March 26, 2018

Professor Florence Ayisi was presented with an ICON Award “recognising exceptional contributions by individuals in promoting Pan-Africanism on a personal, national and global scale” at the 2018 Africa Week, hosted by The Arnolfini in Bristol.

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Handing Down Time screening at Africa Week 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018

Professor Florence Ayisi’s documentary, 'Handing Down Time’ (2012), was screened on Tuesday, to a packed auditorium in the Arnolfini, Bristol, as part of Africa Week 2018 at UWE; an annual event celebrating African cultures and recognising the diverse cultures in Bristol.

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Lisa Barnard received a Fellowship of the RPS awarded by the Council of The Royal Photographic Society

Posted on March 6, 2018

Lisa Barnard, Reader in Documentary Photography at University of South Wales, received a Fellowship of the RPS awarded by the Council of The Royal Photographic Society, who’s Distinctions are recognised as measures of achievement throughout the world.

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David Barnes received the 2018 SPE International Conference Grant award to present paper at Philadelphia Conference

Posted on February 24, 2018

David Barnes, Senior Lecturer in Documentary Photography at University of South Wales, is a recipient of the 2018 Society of Photographic Education (USA) International Conference Grant Award.

The grant is awarded to international conference papers ranked the highest by SPE’s Peer Review Committee. The three international conference winners for 2018 were David Barnes, Lucia Nimcova, and Soonhwa Oh.

David will attend the 55th SPE Annual Conference in Philadelphia which is entitled “Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood”. David will present a paper on his ongoing research project focussed on the remarkable links between Wales and the USA via on the organisation “The Loyal Order of the Moose”.

As a part of his trip to the USA to present at the conference, David will be continuing to develop his photographic and film projects in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Prof Mark Durden talks at the Documentary Photobook in Oxford

Posted on January 30, 2018

Professor Mark Durden is giving a talk in Oxford on Wednesday 31 January 2018 as part of The Documentary Photobook international seminar series.

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Two former documentary BA graduates won Jerwood Photoworks Awards

Posted on January 17, 2018

Two former documentary BA graduates won Jerwood Photoworks Awards. Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira were selected from over 350 artists to access a significant production fund to make new work and showcase it at Jerwood.

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Prof Mark Durden has a new commissioned article on Tom Wood in TILT

Posted on January 17, 2018

eCDR director Prof Mark Durden has a new commissioned article on Tom Wood “Interconnections and Correspondences” out in TILT, Open Eye Gallery’s Zine, accompanying Tom Wood’s exhibition The Pier Head, which opens January 11th.

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Archivo open call for submissions

Posted on January 17, 2018

OPENCALL

Archivo welcomes inquiries and submissions from researchers and practitioners who are interested in the relations between photography and the archive, documentary, and the transdisciplinary role of photography in contemporary practices. For further information and for details on how to submit, please see here.

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The Laughable Enigma of Ordinary Life article

Posted on January 5, 2018

USW Professor Mark Durden and David Campbell, both members of the artist group Common Culture, discuss the recent exhibitions they co-curated on art and comedy in an article on Elephant magazine. Read the article here.


Maurice Doherty, I Slept With The Curator To Get This Show, 2016
As installed in Double Act at the MAC, Belfast

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Lisa Barnard is featured in the British Journal of Photography

Posted on November 16, 2017

Lisa Barnard, member of the European Centre for Documentary Research at the University of South Wales, is featured in the British Journal of Photography after being commissioned by Fuji to use their GFX 50S camera for a recent shoot.

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Prof Mark Durden (with David Campbell) published exhibition review in the Journal of Greek Media and Culture

Posted on November 9, 2017

Prof Mark Durden with David Campbell review of Documenta14 is now out in the Journal of Greek Media and Culture, Volume 3, Issue 2, October 2017.

Crisis Aesthetics: Documenta 14 (Athens, 8 April–16 July, and Kassel, 10 June–17 September)

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Prof Mark Durden gave a talk at the Ciclo de Fotografia, Cinema e Multimédia in Porto

Posted on November 2, 2017

Prof Mark Durden talked at the Ciclo de Fotografia, Cinema e Multimédia in Porto on Monday 30 November.

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Common Culture are auctioning a silkscreen print to fundraise for the Bluecoat

Posted on October 23, 2017

Common Culture are auctioning a silkscreen print of one of their Artists’ Tips in order to fundraise for the Bluecoat. The artwork was specially made for Bluecoat’s 300th anniversary exhibition early in the year.

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eCDR Doctorate Alumni Successes

Posted on October 16, 2017

  • Daniel Blaufuks publishes Fábrica, a book and film with a collection of images composed into an expanded scenery of memory, a walk through the abandoned spaces of one of the largest factories in Europe in an once flourishing industrial region, that never recovered from the loss of the textile market to the Chinese exports.

  • Amak Mahmoodian exhibits her work at Belfast Exposed as part of Catharsis – a new group exhibition which brings together three projects by contemporary photographers who use portraiture in innovative ways to explore and come to terms with complex family or personal histories.

  • Dragana Jurišic’s solo exhibition My Own Unknown opens at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in France on November 9 with a conversation between the artist Dragana Juriši? and the curator Natasha Christia and an after party.

  • Clementine Schneidermann exhibits her work at the National Museum of Cardiff as part of the Swaps: Photographs from the David Hurn Collection. This exhibition celebrates the major gift of photographs from David Hurn’s private collection and marks the opening of Amgueddfa Cymru’s first gallery dedicated to photography.

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