LCC MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Degree Show
Where We stand: MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Private View: Thursday 8 May 6-9pm
London College of Communication (LCC) presents the work of twenty-one international photographers and filmmakers from the online version its renowned MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course, in an exhibition entitled, Where We Stand, from 8 – 17 May 2014.
In their graduation show these talented photojournalists from thirteen countries demonstrate that where we stand, on the issues of our time and history, is always relational. It is rarely a photograph alone that is compelling, but its connection to its subject and to its audience, to time and to place. In order to know where we stand, we need to know the whereabouts of others too.
Much of the work in this exhibition is a study of transition. Many of the people pictured are caught between states, homes, or cultures. The other connective thread is a very strong attachment to a sense of place. We are vividly transported to the ‘where’ of Mexico, Brazil, the Caucasus, as well as to the landscapes of Metroland, Touristville and the country of the past.
Senior Lecturer Max Houghton says; “It’s a pleasure to be involved with a group of such imaginative, talented and hardworking photographers and film-makers, who in taking their personal experience as a starting point, seek to understand the convulsions of the world and its peoples. They will no doubt help to shape the future of storytelling.”
Exhibition Open: 9 – 17 May 10am-5pm (closed Sunday)
Venue: London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle