October 3, 2018
Dewiswyd Les Monaghan, myfyriwr PhD eCDR, fel “Cyfranogwr OPEN18” yn y Brighton Photo Fringe. Dewiswyd Les hefyd ar gyfer artist comisiwn y rhaglen “Gwaith Cymdeithasol?”. Dangoswyd ei waith, “Relative Poverty”, yng nghynhadledd Hawliau Lles Y Gr?p Gweithredu ar Dlodi Plant a chynhadledd Anghydraddoldebau Iechyd, ac yn parhau i deithio i Lyfrgelloedd Doncaster a Llyfrgelloedd Barnsley yn hwyrach yn yr Hydref. Mae ei waith yn ymddangos yn y llyfr Invisible Britain, sy’n cael ei lansio ar Dachwedd 1 2018.
August 10, 2018
June 28, 2018
eCDR Postgraduate Researcher Alba Giménez co-organised with Christian Sancto (Utrecht University), and Jiyu Zhang (Leiden University) the 16th NECS Graduate Workshop titled To Prefer Not To: Media Inoperativities in Utrecht (25 June 2018, Utrecht University). The NECS Graduate Workshop has been designed to give scholars at the beginning of their career a platform for networking with established European film and media scholars.
Alba is also presenting a paper on Distance and Implication: Reconfiguring experience in Harun Farocki’s Eye/Machine series at the 2018 NECS Conference in Amsterdam.
June 18, 2018
Ian Wiblin’s new film ‘Four Parts of a Folding Screen’, (made together with Anthea Kennedy) will be showing at the Jewish Film Festival in Berlin and Brandenburg. The screening is at 7pm on Saturday 30th June, at Kino Delphi Lux, Kantstr.10 / Yva-Bogen. It will be introduced by Prof. Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin) and there will be a Q&A.
June 18, 2018
Professor Mark Durden has been invited to present my research at a Post Photography workshop in Lucern on Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd. Mark will also be visiting the Hotel Schatzalp in Davos to begin new research on Thomas Mann’s ‘The Magic Mountain’.
June 11, 2018
Matt White, eCDR member and BA Photography lecturer at University of South Wales, is currently in The Ruhr Valley in Essen, Germany installing a site specific installation, ‘Hidden Paradise’. Collaborating with German artist Patricia Hepp, the work investigates the contemporary meaning of home in a post-industrial German community.
May 21, 2018
Dr Lisa Barnard has an image in the new exhibition ‘Women in Focus’ at the National Museum Cardiff. It is a yearlong exhibition which draws on works from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales’ photographic collections and explores the role of women in photography. Lisa will also be talking at Peckham 24 a high profile international event in London on Saturday.
April 23, 2018
Senior Lecturer in Photography, Matt White, was delighted to premiere his latest film ‘The Tick and the Bomb’ at the opening evening of the Wales International Documentary Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 2018
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.
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
November 16, 2017Lisa 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.
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)
November 2, 2017
Prof Mark Durden talked at the Ciclo de Fotografia, Cinema e Multimédia in Porto on Monday 30 November.
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.
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.
September 26, 2017
USW International Documentary Film Professor Florence Ayisi and Dr Catalin Brylla (University of West London) have been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards for their 'Zanzibar Soccer Dreams’ film. The film has made the shortlist for the International Development Award: Mobilising Global Voices category.
Jan Dalley, Chair of the Judging Panel, said: “A team of judges watched the longlisted films in each of the categories to select the shortlist and ultimately the winner. Key criteria included looking at how the filmmakers came up with creative ways of telling stories – either factual or fictional – on camera that capture the importance of arts and humanities research to all of our lives.”
The winning films will be shared on the Arts and Humanities Research Council website and YouTube channel. On 9 November you’ll be able to follow the fortunes of the shortlisted films on Twitter using the hashtag #RIFA2017.
The Judging panel consists of the following film industry and academic experts:
Jan Dalley, Chair of the Judging Panel and Arts Editor of the Financial Times
Danny Leigh, writer, broadcaster and presenter
Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education
Professor Tom Inns, Director, Glasgow School of Art
Anthony Lilley, CEO, Magic Lantern Productions
Joanna Callaghan, University of Sussex
Professor Rajinder Dudrah, University of Birmingham
Professor Mark Jancovich, University of East Anglia
Professor Lucy Mazdon, University of Southampton
Steve Evanson, TV Producer
Professor Andrew Chitty, AHRC Creative Economy Champion
Lord (Wilf) Stevenson of Balmacara, Former Director of the British Film Institute
Richard Davidson-Houston, Head of All 4, Channel 4 Television
Dr Katherine Cooper, University of East Anglia
Lindsay Mackie, co-founder of Film Club
September 20, 2017
Prof. Mark Durden featured on Antenna 3 radio in Portugal on a broadcast about the The Laughable Enigma of Ordinary Life exhibition. The exhibition is curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden and opened on 15 September in Azores. The British Consulate and the Minister of Culture for the Azores attended the opening event.
September 7, 2017
15th September | 18pm
Opening Exhibition The Laughable Enigma of Ordinary Life
ARTISTS: BANK, CARLA GARLASCHI, COMMON CULTURE, DAVID SHERRY, ERICA EYRES, GEMMA MARMALADE, GILLIAN WEARING, JOACHIM SCHMID, JOÃO PAULO FELICIANO, JOHN SMITH, KARA HEARN, MAURICE DOHERTY, OLAV WESTPHALEN, PAUL McCARTHY, PETER FINNEMORE, PILVI TAKALA, RICHARD HUGHES, RICHARD WENTWORTH, THOMAS GEIGER.
The Laughable Enigma of Ordinary Life explores how comedy is important in shaping meaning, helping us negotiate the complexities of everyday life. The exhibition is curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden and develops from Double Act, which was shown over two UK venues, Bluecoat, Liverpool and the MAC, Belfast in 2016. Campbell and Durden live and work in the UK and together with Ian Brown form the artists’ group Common Culture.
This exhibition will present the multiple forms of the comedic as it is manifest through the experience of contemporary art. Drawing together artists from diverse cultural and political contexts, each sharing an interest in humour as a device to animate their art practice and connect with an audience, both local and international, The Laughable Enigma of Ordinary Life explores the way artists reflect on their experience of the everyday to illuminate questions of cultural distinctiveness in an increasingly globalised world.
The Laughable Enigma of Ordinary Life will include two new Common Culture videos, Trial by Media and Dying is for Amateurs, both partly funded by the Creative Industries Research Institute at the University of South Wales. With lyrics drawn from the narcissistic and indulgent lives of contemporary celebrities, Common Culture have created their own pop music, which is then interpreted through the language of dance.
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
March 31, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
February 21, 2017Photojournalism 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.
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.
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:
February 15, 2017The space— based at the former Plaid Cymru offices in two Portland Buildings, Commercial Street — launched with its first show Full Fathom Five by University of South Wales photography lecturer Celia Jackson.
The exhibition — which showcases a collection of seascapes taken with a pinhole camera — commemorate her father, who died swimming in the sea six years ago.
February 6, 2017
Former USW student Jessica Davies has taken the photo for the front cover of the new book by the author of The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins – Wales Online, Wales on Sunday (P14).
Third year BA Photojournalism student Craig Redmond has a photo published in the latest edition of BBC Wildlife magazine. The image of a caged Golden Plover on an illegal trapping site was shot in Malta, where the birds are trapped in their hundreds.
January 31, 2017
January 25, 2017
Dr Russell Roberts, Reader in Flim, Photography and Digital Media, and photography students at USW’s Cardiff Campus, appeared on BBC Wales Today last Friday as part of a feature about the first photo of the White House, which was taken by Welsh emigrant John Plumbe.
January 18, 2017
Dr Russell Roberts and Dr Ceri Thomas from the University of South Wales collaborated with Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, for the exhibition Valley of Vision that opens on 20 January, this Friday.
January 11, 2017
Work, photographing Welsh mountain ponies, by photo journalism student Rebecca Saunders is the subject of an article on Walesonline. The story is also featured in the Gwent Gazette.
January 5, 2017
USW Photojournalism student Ben Blyth featured in Western Mail (p.2-3) after spending time with homeless people in Cardiff and creating the film ‘Homelessness in Cardiff: Why you should take the time to help’.
December 6, 2016
Constriction / Construction is a research project that takes as a starting point (Ir. T. nº 513) Zuloa by Ibon Aranberri. For this work, the artist walled the entrance to Iritegi cave in Gipuzcoa (Basque Country). The inner space of the cave is no longer accessible, so we can only go across this territory through imaginary projections of it. This articulates a poetics of deprivation that points out the boundaries of what is visible and representable. The impossibility of conquering the natural element works as a metaphor about the fact that the understanding, apprehension and systematization of the world around us are somehow bounded to failure. The research is based on a series of writings and interviews to the artists Miguel Fernández de Castro, Joachim Koester, Lara Almarcegui and Bleda y Rosa among others.
The presentation will consist of a dialogue with Alicia Kopf, focusing particularly on her project Seal Sounds Under the Floor, and with the artist Oriol Vilanova, supervisor of the project.
Constriction / Construction is part of the collaboration programme between MACBA and Sala d’Art Jove during the year 2016.
For further details, please see here.
December 6, 2016
The British Journal of Photography announced yesterday a preview of FORMAT17 International Photography Festival, which will run in Derby from 24 March – 23 April, featuring work by cutting-edge and emerging artists such as Lisa Barnard, Liz Hingley and Ben Roberts. Liz Barnard’s Hammer image featured on the preview announcement on BJP.
November 25, 2016
Dr Russell Roberts at the National Media Museum for launch of Fox Talbot of the Photograph that premiered earlier this year at London’s Science Museum. As well as the exhibition opening Russell was invited to participate in a new digital cultures network seminar at the Museum that included leading British contemporary artist Mat Collishaw (pictured) whose VR reconstruction of Talbot’s 1839 exhibition with historian Pete James, opens at Somerset House next May.
November 22, 2016
November 4, 2016
USW Professor Mark Durden presented a talk at the MUDANÇA festival in Porto titled Slapstick, Deadpan, Wit and Irony — The Double Act of Art and Comedy. For further details about the festival, please see here.
October 17, 2016
Documentary photography lecturer David Barnes has his work on display at Ffotogallery in Cardiff – Penarth until December 3, 2016. ‘in solution’ is a series of photographs which document parts of the Valleys over the past four years – and is now on display at an exhibition in Cardiff . The work was commissioned by Ffotogallery and was supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Caerphilly County Borough Council.
October 3, 2016
Documentary Photography graduate and current PhD student Clementine Schneidermann won this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award for her photographs of Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent. Photographs from Clementine’s project The Unbearable, the Sadness and the Rest featured on BBC News In Pictures. Read Clementine’s interview about the project here.
September 8, 2016
Our photography PhD student Joanna Vestey has recently been featured in Don’t Take Pictures. Don’t Take Pictures is a semi-annual print, online & tablet-ready magazine.
In 2014, Joanna was one of ten artists who were nominated as the Jury’s Choice for the Prix Virgina Photographic Award with her series Custodians (recently published as a book by the Ashmolean). Following on from this nomination her work was featured in the M section of Le Monde on January 2016. Joanna’s work has featured previously in The Daily Telegraph. Joanna completed her MA in Photography at the University of South Wales.
September 2, 2016
Dr Russell Roberts, Reader in Photography and co-director of the eCPR Centre at the University of South Wales is keynote speaker at the Swedish International Festival for Photography in Landskrona. His paper Small Nation-Big History: Photography beyond the Borders reflects on the national and international importance of the history and contemporary photographic practice associated with the USW’s European Centre for Photographic Research. AgNO3: Histories of Science and Photography in Sweden is organised in collaboration with Lund University.
August 25, 2016
The co-director of the European Centre for Photographic and Documentary Research, Professor Mark Durden, is member of the selection panel for the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.
Three Awards of £5,000 will be made to support the making of new work, alongside a mentoring programme, access to a significant additional production fund of up to £5,000 per artist, a group exhibition in London as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space (from January 2018) with a subsequent UK exhibition tour. Spectrum Photographic are the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards Official Print Partner.
Presented every two years, the Awards are open to all practitioners using photography and applicants must be resident in the UK. There is no age limitation and no requirement for art school or university education. Applicants will be expected to be within ten years of establishing their practice or graduating. Moving image work is not eligible for the Awards. The three selected artists will be announced in January 2017.
Read the call for entries for the the second Jerwood/Photoworks Awards here.
August 25, 2016
Common Cultuire’s exhibition Cabaret was in the editor’s picks in the weekend Guardian. In their previous work artist group Common Culture (David Campbell, Mark Durden and Ian Brown) have been drawn to the seductive allure of the culture industry, a space where individual creative ambition is processed as formulaic spectacle. Their new video installation, Vent, specially commissioned for mac, examines popular culture’s obsessive fascination with the excesses and indulgences of ‘celebrity’ and the public’s willingness to consume, and participate in, the cruel spectacle of television talent shows. Combining traditions of cabaret with forms of presentation modeled on televisual spectacle they use ventriloquism and impersonation to comically unravel the absurdly narcissistic and confessional nature of celebrity culture and highlight the in-authenticities of the entertainment industry.
July 13, 2016
Ahead of their new video installation, Vent (specially commissioned for the Common Culture Cabaret at MAC, Birmingham) Aesthetic interviewed artist group Common Culture (David Campbell, Mark Durden and Ian Brown) about the new work which examines popular culture’s obsessive fascination with the excesses and indulgences of “celebrity”.
June 30, 2016
USW Professor Mark Durden published an essay for Peter Fraser’s new book Mathematics: 'Glimmers of Perfection”.
June 28, 2016
USW Professor Mark Durden presents keynote paper on The Double Act of Art and Comedy at the theory:practice symposium on July 7, 2016. theory:practice is a PhD research symposium running concurrently to THEOREM, the first group exhibition of PhD practice-based research within the Cambridge School of Art.
The symposium will provide a platform to discuss the research and consider the very tangible realities of practice-led research. We will explore how theory relates to practice, how practice forms theory, and how together they form a symbiosis of thinking and doing through research. Keynote speakers will discuss the investigative issues and challenges involved in practice-based research, and how the links between theory and practice work.
June 22, 2016
Dr Russell Roberts’ essay on photography, drawing and failure accompanies the important exhibition DOUBLE TAKE: Drawing And Photography at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, . This extends his research as curator for William Henry Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photography, the exhibition currently being shown at Science Museum in London, until September 2016.
June 21, 2016
eCPR PhD Student Clementine Schneidermann’s magazine launch takes place this Friday 24 June at Kickplate Gallery, Abertillery between 5-7pm. Le Petit Dynamique is a new and unique photography colour supplement produced in celebration of Clementine’s residency with Tai Calon as part of the Arts+Minds arts & regeneration programme in Blaenau Gwent, funded through the innovative Arts Council of Wales Ideas, People and Places scheme and supported by eCPR.
The magazine will take pride of place in an upcoming issue of the local community newspaper, the Abertillery, Ebbw & Usk Dynamic and will be distributed extensively across community venues in the region. In advance of this public distribution, we are holding a launch of the vivid 48 page photo magazine at the Kickplate Gallery in Abertillery, a fitting place to celebrate the work that Clementine has completed with the children of the area during her 6 month residency.
June 21, 2016
Dr Russell Roberts, Reader in Photography and co-director of the eCPR Centre at the University of South Wales, has been part of a small team supported by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, that has developed a series of online narratives exploring significant innovation in Welsh art, design and visual culture through the medium of Welsh. The official launch takes place later this year but will be showcased at the conference From School to Degree – The Visual Arts at the ALEX Design Exchange, University of Wales Trinity St David in Swansea.
June 21, 2016
Dr Russell Roberts, Reader in Photography and co-director of the eCPR Centre at the University of South Wales is keynote speaker at the Swedish International Festival for Photography in Landskrona. His paper Small Nation-Big History: Photography beyond the Borders reflects on the national and international importance of the history and contemporary photographic practice associated with the USW’s European Centre for Photographic Research and curatorial research. AgNO3: Histories of Science and Photography in Sweden is organised in collaboration with Lund University.
May 20, 2016
Sophie Risner reviewed David Campbell’s and Mark Durden’s Double Act: Art and Comedy for This is Tomorrow Contemporary Art Magazine.
May 18, 2016
Ayisi, F. (2016) ‘Making Waves on International Women’s Day: Cameroonian Women’s Dynamism’ in Marion Arnold and Marsha Meskimmon (eds.) Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies, Liverpool University.
May 18, 2016
Zanzibar Soccer Dreams documentary film by USW Professor Florence Ayisi and Catalin Brylla has been selected for the 2016 programme of the Zanzibar International Film festival (ZIFF – 9th to 17th July 2016).
The post-production of this project was partly fund by the Creative Industries Research Institute at the University of South Wales.
April 15, 2016
THE COASTLINE SERIES
Series editors: GAO Chu and HE Yining
Publisher: YIN Dejian
Author: HE Yining
Commissioning editor?ZHANG Yu
Deputy editor: LIAN Lian and DOING Liang
Published by China Nationality Photography Art Publishing House
First Published 2016 March
This book observes the history, current status and development trend of photographic higher education in the UK, providing readers with a comprehensive perspective of British contemporary photographic education.
Interviews with 20 scholars, critics and participants in British photographic education, including USW Professor Mark Durden, are presented in this book, showing the common features of British higher education and characteristics of each school.
This book provides works from 22 international students in British photographic schools and interviews with these students, thus providing fruits of British photographic education.
The book provides information of British photography and photographic education, helping readers of all levels better understand the whole system of British photography.
For further details, please see: http://heyining.com/lcc/study-photography-abroad-series-uk-book-project/
February 22, 2016
Philip Cowan, Academic Subject Leader for Film at the University of South Wales, has been shortlisted in the final three for the BAFTSS Best Practice Research Portfolio for his submission; The Use of Colour as a Function of the Cinematographer in The Sleeping Mat Ballad. The submission consists of a film commission shot by Philip Cowan for Welsh National Opera, and a related article on The Democracy of Colour published by the Journal of Media Practice in 2015. The awards are being announced at the annual BAFTSS conference, which is this year in the University of Reading, 14-16 April.
February 12, 2016
Lisa Barnard, Senior Lecturer in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, will be presenting a ‘work in progress’ lecture on her new work on the Osama Bin Laden Tapes at the Imperial War Museum on March the 19th. The event is part of the Lee Miller Curator talks and after the presentation will be an ‘in conversation’ with the curator of the IWM Hilary Roberts. Please note that the event is now fully booked.
February 9, 2016
Mae Prifysgol De Cymru yn falch o gael gwahodd ceisiadau ar gyfer 12 ysgoloriaeth PhD a ariennir yn llawn, oddi fewn i Gyfadran y Diwydiannau Creadigol (CDC).
CDC yw un o’r cyfadrannau mwyaf o’i bath yn y Deyrnas Unedig, ac mae ganddi berthnasau agos â’r diwydiannau creadigol yng Nghymru, y DU ac yn rhyngwladol. Wedi’i lleoli yng Nghaerdydd, ac yn ganolfan gyfryngol ffyniannus ar gyfer ffilm, teledu a’r celfyddydau, bydd y gyfadran yn agor adeilad Atrium 2 yn fuan iawn – adeilad a chanddo adnoddau heb eu hail ar gyfer addysgu yn y diwydiannau creadigol.
Lleolir ein hymchwil yn Sefydliad Ymchwil y Diwydiannau Creadigol a’i chanolfannau rhagoriaeth, sef:
Fframwaith Rhagoriaeth Ymchwil 2014, dyfarnwyd bod 65% o ymchwil y gyfadran yn uned asesu D35 Cerddoriaeth, Drama, Dawns a Chelfyddydau Perfformio (yn cynnwys y cyfryngau ac astudiaethau diwylliannol) a 75% o ymchwil uned asesu D34 Celf a Dylunio (fel rhan o gyflwyniad ar y cyd gyda WIRAD, Wales Institute of Art & Design) naill ai’n rhyngwladol ragorol (3*) neu’n arwain yn fyd-eang (4*).
Mae’r ysgoloriaethau hyn yn cynrychioli buddsoddiad sylweddol yn y genhedlaeth nesaf o ysgolheigion ac ymchwil yn y diwydiannau creadigol, ac yn ganolog i gynllunio’r Brifysgol ar gyfer yr ymarfer rhagoriaeth ymchwil nesaf.
Mae’r alwad hon ar agor i ysgolheigion a chanddynt ddiddordebau ymchwil yn y diwydiannau creadigol a chroesewir ymgeiswyr sy’n defnyddio ystod o fethodau a dulliau disgyblaethol (a rhyngddisgyblaethol). Fodd bynnag, rydym yn awyddus iawn i glywed oddi wrth bobl sy’n gweithio yn y meysydd canlynol:
February 5, 2016
The University of South Wales is delighted to invite applications for 12 fully-funded PhD scholarships within the Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI).
FCI is one of the largest faculties of its kind in the UK and enjoys close relationships with the creative industries in Wales, the UK and internationally. Based in Cardiff, a fast-growing media hub for film, television and the arts, the faculty will shortly open its Atrium 2 building with state-of the art facilities for creative industries teaching.
Our research is housed in the Creative Industries Research Institute and its centres of excellence, namely:
In REF 2014, 65% of the faculty’s research in UoA D35 Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts (including media and cultural studies) and 75% of research in UoA D34 Art & Design (as part of the joint submission from WIRAD) were rated either internationally excellent (3*) or world-leading (4*). These scholarships represent a major investment in the next generation of creative industries scholars and research, and is integral to the University’s planning for the next REF exercise.
This call is open to all scholars with research interests in creative industries and we welcome applicants employing a range of methods and (inter)disciplinary approaches. However we are particularly keen to hear from people working in the following areas:
February 4, 2016
Our photography PhD student Joanna Vestey has recently been featured in Le Monde. In 2014, Joanna was one of ten artists who were nominated as the Jury’s Choice for the Prix Virgina Photographic Award with her series Custodians (recently published as a book by the Ashmolean). Following on from this nomination her work was featured in the M section of Le Monde on January 2016. Joanna’s work has featured previously in The Daily Telegraph. Joanna completed her MA in Photography at the University of South Wales.
February 3, 2016
Amak Mahmoodian’s book Shenasnameh, co-published by ICVL Studio and RRB Publishing, will be published on 21st March, marking the first day of the Iranian New Year. Amak is an eCPR PhD candidate at the University of South Wales. Click here to pre-order the Standard edition and the Limited edition prints.
Shenasnameh is the name of the official Iranian Birth Certificate. It comes in a passport-like booklet, complete with a vinyl cover and it contains the basic details and a photograph of the person it identifies. The Shenasnameh is valid for life, but the photograph must be updated according to the standards imposed by the government.
For a woman in Iran, the making of this photograph is a personally charged affair; her hair must be covered in keeping with official standards, and any excess of make-up will be met with official disapproval. The photograph will not be accepted.
January 13, 2016
Our photography PhD student, Alfredo Cramerotti recently published a text titled The Idea of (Digital) Image. Commissioned by the Goethe Institute in Rome, the text was published under the umbrella of the project Streaming Ego.
Read the full text here.
December 2, 2015
Matt White has just been selected as the artist in residence working with The Arts & Minds Consortium, a strategic partnership between Tai Calon Community Housing, Head4Arts and Aneurin Leisure in the heart of the South Wales Valleys.
November 27, 2015
Cramerotti, A. (2015) 'The Hyperimage’ in Matei Bejenaru and Catalin Gheorghe (eds.) Vector – critical research in context. Post-Photography. University of Iasi: Romania, pp. 14-25.
Alfredo Cramerottie’s article titled 'The Hyperimage’ has been published by Vector – critical research in context printed journal. Alfredo is an eCPR PhD candidate at the University of South Wales and his research on the impact of digital culture on artistic and curatorial practice is titled “The Hyperimage: A Curatorial Approach to Expanded Photography”.
November 27, 2015
WWW.EXPANDEDPHOTO.COM is an ever-changing, visual translation of two essays by Hito Steyerl “In Praise of the Poor Image” and “Circulationism” (part of a bigger essay). Formulated by Alfredo Cramerotti (with the additional input of Lauren Mele), as part of his PhD research on the impact of digital culture on artistic and curatorial practice, EXPANDEDPHOTO has been developed for eCPR – European Centre for Photography Research, University of South Wales, UK.
November 23, 2015
Professor Mark Durden’s book Photography Today (Phaidon 2014) is now published in French. The book is being also translated into Spanish and Chinese.
October 8, 2015
Lisa Barnard, Senior Lecturer in Documentary Photography at University of South Wales, has been awarded $15,000 to realise her project, Sweat of the Sun. A direct response to the financial crisis of 2008, Sweat of the Sun is a desire to connect particular interests; global capitalism, technology, conflict and the role that women increasingly have within this arena within a broader narrative around the material, gold, and how its application as a key nanomaterial is beginning to offer new solutions to a range of global health and environmental challenges.
October 7, 2015
October 1, 2015
Magali Nougarède, Senior lecturer on the Photographic Arts BA at the University of South Wales, has been awarded the Artist Residency at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The residency will take place from October 2015 until February 2016 and will include both research by the artist and delivery of work. This is the first of two flora residencies, the second taking place January to March 2016 at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Cwmbran.
September 14, 2015
Dr Dragana Jurisic’s PhD research in Photography, YU: The Lost Country (2011-2013), featured in an article in The Guardian by Sean O’Hagan, titled We can never go home: an elegy for a lost Yugoslavia. A great success for us as Dragana completed her PhD in University of South Wales, under the supervision of Professor Mark Durden.
To read the full article, please visit The Guardian page.
August 19, 2015
Philip Cowan, an Academic Subject Leader (Film) at the University of South Wales has published an article on the use of colour in film, titled 'The Democracy of Colour’ at the Journal of Media Practice.
June 23, 2015
Margaret Constantas’ documentary film “BRANCHES: The Nature of Performance”, completed last year for National Theatre Wales, will be screened at CineWorld, Cardiff this coming Monday 29th June at 6.30pm. The screening is being hosted by Documentary Wales and BAFTA Cymru.
May 13, 2015
Saturday, 16 May 2015
'The View from my House’ film, made by Ian Wiblin and Anthea Kennedy will be screened in Liverpool this coming weekend as part of the Look/15 Liverpool International Photography Festival. This moving art film is based in part on a memory of a young photographer who lived in the Tempelhof district of Berlin, before her exile from Nazi Germany. The film, drawing on letters and notebooks, foregrounds the way in which the woman’s life was stunted by increasing marginalization and terror.
The screening will be followed with a Q&A with the film makers, Ian Wiblin and Anthea Kennedy, and the arts writer Sue Steward.
May 12, 2015
The review of Peter Bobby’s High-rise by Emma Geliot (editor and founder of CCQ) is available on the current issue of CCQ Magazine. Emma Geliot praises Peter Bobby’s photographs and videos for bringing “beauty to the banal as art meets architecture” and for creating “a new aesthetic for the corporate reach-for-the-sky towers that dominate our cityscapes, but offer nothing but shadow.”
In addition, ‘Zenith’ images and introductory text featured on Scopio Network – a Portuguese Art & Documentary photography site relating to architecture and the city. The 'Zenith’ images are a key part of the overall body of work High-rise and play a central role in extending the visual approach and overall discussion.
April 20, 2015
Exhibition Walkthrough: David Campbell and Mark Durden
BxNU Symposium: Jason Rhoades / Deviant Paths, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 21 April 2015
Members of the collaborative art group Common Culture, Professor David Campbell (Northumbria University), and Professor Mark Durden (University of South Wales), will lead a responsive walk through of the exhibition in light of their interest in art’s relationship to contemporary cultures of consumption, choosing to focus on the thematic of commodity excess and recycling systems in Rhoades’ work. Campbell and Durdan co-curated Variable Capital at the Bluecoat Liverpool in 2008 alongside a publication by the same title.
April 1, 2015
March 16, 2015
Karen Wright meets Helen Sear in her studio in a large shed in Wales. Helen Sear is a Reader in Film, Photography and Digital Media at University of South Wales, and will be the first female artist to represent Wales in the forthcoming Venice Biennale.
The full Independent article is available here
February 16, 2015
Professor Mark Durden’s book Photography Today (Phaidon 2014) is being translated into French, Spanish and Chinese.
This major new survey of contemporary photography considers the work of 80–100 photographers through eleven thematic chapters on subjects such as street photography, portraiture, landscape photography and documentary. It traces the development of photography as an art form in each of these genres individually and also looks at the ties and links between them. What is revealed is a complex story with numerous tangents. Mark Durden’s narrative, combined with rich illustrative content and an easily accessible design, guides a clear path through this story, showcasing the work of great individual photographers while also being able to place this into the larger narrative of the medium’s development.
January 23, 2015
ReGeneration award/showcase is held every 5 years and this is the 3rd running of this award. Liz Hewson, who graduated last June from University of South Wales, was put forward for this by the course in September – the exhibition celebrates emerging photographic artists.
October 17, 2014
Prof Mark Durden will be presenting at the international conference “On the surface: Photography and Architecture – Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries” on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October.
October 13, 2014
Clementine Schniedermann, a MA Documentary Photography student, has her work showcased as part of an international shortlist for a prestigious award that recognises young talent .
September 8, 2014
USW graduate Dragana Jurisic has received Special Recognition award from the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize. Dragana was awarded her PhD at USW last year and the award was a result of this work.
June 3, 2014
Photography Today is a lively and accessible survey of photography as art since the 1960s, exploring how, in the hands of some of the world’s greatest photographic artists, it has developed into a respected and versatile artistic medium.
March 14, 2014
March 14, 2014
Senior Lecturer Paul Reas has been interviewed by The Guardian’s Karin Andreasson.
March 4, 2014
Stephen Todd, MPhil/PhD Candidate with the European Centre for Photographic Research (eCPR) in the Faculty of Creative Industries, will present his research on the collection of National Museum Wales at the symposium Wales/Iâl/Yale at Yale University in April. The event is being held in conjunction with the Yale Center for British Art and extends eCPR’s work with National Collections in Wales within a growing international network.
January 20, 2014
Curated by Professor Mark Durden, TOM WOOD – LANDSCAPES, opens on Friday January 17th 2014 at Mostyn, Llandudno.