LCC MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography Final Show
London College of Communication presents the work of thirty-one international photographers from its acclaimed MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (MAPJD) course in an exhibition entitled 31 degrees from 12 – 20 December 2013.
“The LCC MAPJD show is the most anticipated graduate exhibition of its kind with good reason –
it’s where you go to spot the photographers of the future.”
– Max Houghton, Senior Lecturer MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, LCC.
Featuring the work of thirty-one emerging photojournalists from around the globe and spanning continents, ethnicities and personal boundaries, this exhibition represents the height of photographic practice combined with the probing insight of quality documentary and first-class journalism.
Like Farhrad Berahman’s Wonderland of Iran, a revealing insight into the lives of young Iranians forced to live a ‘schizophrenic’ life of public orthodoxy and private liberalism.
Or Mark de Rond, who created a world record for rowing the Amazon, as he pursued his ethnographic and photographic research for his final project, entitled Something Supposedly Fun That I Will Never Do Again.
Magda Rakita was highly commended in the 2013 Ian Parry Award for her project God Made Woman, Then He Jerked, an ongoing study of women’s rights and liberties in Liberia. Where it’s estimated 60 to 90 percent of the female population experienced some form of sexual violence during the country’s 14 year civil war. And yet 10 years since the conflict a woman has held the country’s highest political position.
And Hannah Mornement, is one of many photographers revitalising ideas of ‘concerned photography’ – please bring a donation for her food bank dumpbin on the night (tinned food most welcome!).
Senior Lecturer Max Houghton said; “addressing questions of environment and relationships, and with approaches ranging from the classically photojournalistic to the contemporary and conceptual, these stories all seem fresh and original. You can see Detroit – like you never pictured it, a fairytale from Ecuador and a dreamland in Margate – but what this exceptional group of photographers have in common is a real passion for getting to the heart of their subject.”
Private View: Thursday 12 December 6-9pm
Exhibition Open: 12 – 20 December 10am-5pm (closed Sunday)
Venue: London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle
For a preview of students’ work online visit: www.31degrees.net
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