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Lisa Barnard speaks at practice based research symposium

Posted on May 31, 2017

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Joanna Vestey's images at Venice

Posted on May 8, 2017

Three images from Joanna Vestey’s Custodians series will be shown at the PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders exhibition in Venice, 13 May - 26 November 2017 (preview 11-12 May 2017).

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Review of Common Culture's Bluecoat exhibition in Art Monthly

Posted on May 2, 2017

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Dr Russell Roberts curates exhibition of Photographs of the Free Wales Army

Posted on April 25, 2017

As part of the third Diffusion International Photography Festival in Cardiff, eCDR’s Director – Dr Russell Roberts, has curated an exhibition of photographs used in the 1969 court case of the Crown versus the Free Wales Army (FWA). The exhibition – Hidden Country: Photographs of the Free Wales Army 1966-69, is a collaboration with the National Library of Wales and consists of facsimile prints that show how both police and paramilitary groups used photography as visual evidence and as propaganda. These images belong to an important moment of 'direct action’ in Welsh history, underlining the power of images to both incriminate but also to disrupt the political landscape.

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Dr Philip Cowan publishes article in the International Journal Projections

Posted on April 24, 2017

Cowan, P. (2017) 'Analyzing Stylistic Patterning in Film to Establish the Cinematographer as a Coauthor: A Case Study of Gregg Toland’, International Journal Projections, 11:1, pp. 16-37, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/proj.2017.110103.

Keywords: André Bazin; The Best Years of Our Lives; cinematography; film authorship; Gregg Toland; Orson Welles; William Wyler

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Joanna Vestey's portrait of Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch will feature in Oxford University's central public space

Posted on March 31, 2017

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, by Joanna Vestey.

eCDR PhD student Joanna Vestey is one of the artists taking part in Oxford University’s Diversifying Portraiture initiative, which aims to broaden the range of people represented around the University.

The project, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Fund, previously catalogued existing paintings from around the University that highlight the range of pioneering figures whose achievements over the centuries have challenged the stereotypes of their time. The newly commissioned works will feature in the University’s central public spaces and will add to Oxford’s rich collection of college and University portraits. Sitters were selected from over a hundred nominations of living Oxonians. The new portraits will be shown at an exhibition in Oxford later this year.

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Welsh International Documentary Festival

Posted on March 27, 2017

USW head of media, Dr Garrabost Jayalakshmi, and senior film lecturer, Sally Lisk-Lewis, are mentioned in a report about the Welsh International Documentary Festival on South Wales Argus website, which is being held in Blackwood next month.

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The Canary and the Hammer

Posted on March 23, 2017

Senior Lecturer in Documentary Photography, Lisa Barnard has unveiled a new body of work in response to the financial crisis of 2008.

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Dr Russell Roberts will be speaking at the Symposium Researching, Writing and Exhibiting Photography

Posted on March 7, 2017

Dr Russell Roberts will be speaking 'On Curating: Exhibitions from the Ground Up’ at the Symposium Researching, Writing and Exhibiting Photography at the University of Westminster, 8 April.

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Marcus Ahmad was interviewed on Monday’s Wynne Evans’ BBC Wales radio

Posted on March 1, 2017

Senior lecturer BA Photography Marcus Ahmad was interviewed on Monday’s Wynne Evans’ BBC Wales radio show about getting the best out of your camera phone as well as the proliferation of “selfie-culture”.

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Celia Jackson features in a story about the 'Love Pontypool' family fun day in the South Wales Argus

Posted on February 21, 2017

Celia Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of South Wales, is mentioned in the South Wales Argus in a story on the ‘Love Pontypool’ family fun day, in which she encouraged visitors to try pinhole photography – a technique used in her latest exhibition.

For further details about her exhibition, please see the Free Press.

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Photojournalism student Lorna Cabble featured on WalesOnline

Posted on February 21, 2017

Photojournalism student Lorna Cabble’s images are featured on WalesOnline in a story on the Get Home Safe project, which ensures people on nights out in Cardiff are looked after.

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Final year photojournalism student Rebecca Saunders featured in Horse magazine.

Posted on February 21, 2017

Final year photojournalism student Rebecca Saunders has had one of her final pieces of work ‘A horse with no name’ published in the March edition of Horse magazine.

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Lisa Barnard features in Behind the Camera: Creative Techniques of 100 Great Photographers book

Posted on February 21, 2017

Lisa Barnard, Senior Lecturer in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, features in Paul Lowe’s Behind the Camera: Creative Techniques of 100 Great Photographers book.

Lowe notes in the book:

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Paul Reas is included in a new major exhibition and book on Creating the Countryside

Posted on February 21, 2017

The work of Documentary Photography Course Leader Paul Reas is included in a new major exhibition and book exploring our relationship with the countryside.

‘Creating the Countryside’ Thomas Gainsborough to today will open at the Compton Verney gallery and will be published by Paul Holberton Publishing on the 17th of March.

Exhibition synopsis:
Compton Verney’s 2017 season opens with a major exhibition examining the rural idyll past and present.

In an increasingly urbanised world, the idea of the countryside as a restorative place of escape shapes the popular image of rural life and landscape. Creating the Countryside explores the roots of these associations and how they are reflected in the world around us.

Works by artists including John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough and George Stubbs are joined by pieces from artists including Grayson Perry, Mat Collishaw and others to present fresh perspectives on the notion of our ‘green and pleasant land’.

The exhibition is curated by Verity Elson, Compton Verney and Dr Rosemary Shirley, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Book synopsis:

From High Art to propaganda, garden centres to air fresheners, contemporary art to computer games-a constellation of powerful images and ideas contribute to our understanding of the rural. This publication offers new ways of thinking about how the idea of the British countryside has been created, through the innovative integration of a wide range of art and visual cultures. These include classic landscapes by artists such as Claude, Constable and Turner, works of modern British art, and contemporary works by artists who present new perspectives on the rural idyll.

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