LCC MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Alumni

This photographic exhibition brings together a range of LCC graduates who are engaged with environmental issues, many of whom are active campaigners and advocates for change.

Private View: Wednesday 12 February 2014, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Exhibition Open: 06 – 16 February, 10:00am – 5:00pm (Saturday until 4:00pm and Sunday closed)

LCC MA Photojournalism and Documentary

The work on display shows how toxic waste-disposal, harmful energy sources and rising sea levels play leading roles in damaging both the environment and our communities. Thought provoking, sad and evocative, this exhibition shows not only major issues for the environment, but the devastating effect it is having on local communities around the world.

Photographers include – Thomas Bell, Antrim Caskey, Yvonne De Rosa, Sophie Gerrard, Ciril Jazbec, James Morgan and Svala Ragnarsdottir.

Curated by Paul Lowe and Monica Takvam. Supported by the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC).

Survive forms part of Green Week 2014, a week-long programme of events from 10 – 14 February 2014. Through exhibitions, workshops, talks, activities and installations, this year’s subject of Survival will be investigated to see how designers, filmmakers, journalists, photographers and communicators are responding to the issues of our time. Supported by the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC).

© Sophie Gerrard

Photofusion member and participant on the New Creative Markets programme, Sophie Gerrard, is exhibiting her project E-Wasteland. This was shot in backyard recycling yards and workshops in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore in 2006, and was completed as part of my final MA project. The work was awarded a Jerwood Photography Award, published widely in UK and international press and used by Greenpeace International in their E-Waste & Toxic Tech campaign. E-Wasteland has also gone on to be internationally exhibited and print sales of the work are available through The Photographers’ Gallery.

Thomas Ball, another participant on Photofusion’s New Creative Markets programme, is also exhibiting in this group show. Ball is showing images from his project Athabasca, which examines the boom in the tar sands industry with its effect on fragile forests and the population of Northern Alberta.


Well Gallery
London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle
London
SE1 6SB