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School of Arts & Humanities

Photography (MA)

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Our programme aims to foster an expanded practice of photography calling attention to the materiality and physicality of the image and its semiotic possibilities. Photography is here a visual form blurring boundaries of the analogue, digital and virtual. The physicality of the photographic image, known for its smoothness and flatness, has changed unequivocally now that we experience images online. The space of representation is that of the mirror and the window, framing devices offering virtual images. Laptop screens further diminish the plasticity of the surface, offering images lit from within, recalling high resolution advertising displays. Our students are concerned with undoing what is high and resolved, terms indicating dubious hierarchies occluding the nature of the image.

You will find works questioning the post-human status of the subject; the solipsistic cell of the self; the temporal, the digital and photographic space. Works re-staging and re-telling the archive; interrogating the forensic photograph; the politics of territory and advertising; flux of the body, identity, and our relationship with both. Representation here is experienced through materiality of the print and expanded into the space of flexible fiction; from the private to the public, from the outside looking in, and from the inside looking out.

Fall Into Place (a publication): https://fallintoplace.cargo.site
Instagram: @rca_ma_photography
Study Photography at the RCA: www.rca.ac.uk

Above image: Eden Hawkins, Strapped in Racer, 2020,

17 July 2020
10:00 (GMT + 0)
Zoom

The Body in the Work

Talk by artists Tris Bucaro, Godith Hawkins, James Wilde and Lidan Yang
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18 July 2020
10:00 (GMT + 0)
Zoom

On Object, Histories and Futures

Discussion from alternate realities and historic narratives to the ontology of the photograph.
19 July 2020
10:00 (GMT + 0)
Zoom

On Borders and Being

Discussion on the nature of borders.
20 July 2020
18:15 (GMT + 0)
Zoom

New wine in old bottles: retelling the fairy tale

A panel discussion on storytelling in photography.
23 July 2020
18:30 (GMT + 0)

Maria Teresa Scarabello: Unresolved

Performance on next phases, new eras and big quotes.
25 July 2020
10:00 (GMT + 0)
Zoom

On Fragment, Rupture and Encounter

In conversation: Artist Ioanna Sakellaraki + Jonathan Miles, Tutor in Critical & Historical Studies
27 July 2020
16:00 (GMT + 0)
Twitch

Sophie Hu: Not Only A Metaphor

Video Presentation.
28 July 2020
16:00 (GMT + 0)

Lunhua Kong: constant conjunction

Video installation with an introduction by the artist.
29 July 2020
16:00 (GMT + 0)

Xiaochun Wang: Monologue

A broadcast of Xiaochun Wang’s moving-image series Monologue with intro by Hermione Wiltshire.
30 July 2020
16:00 (GMT + 0)

Constanza Valderrama & Cristobal Valderrama: The Name

An experimental feature-length film
31 July 2020
16:00 (GMT + 0)

Ruijing Ge: Rodents' body exploration

Student-led presentation of photography.
Cross-College

Embodiment

Curated by Sandhini Poddar
Cross-College

Humour and Story

Curated by Roger Guyett
Cross-College

Slivers and Remnants

Curated by Esther Leslie
Cross-College

Peekaboo Pikachu

Curated by Joyce Wang
Cross-College

The Body, Resistance and History

Curated by Lisa Panting
School of Arts & Humanities
Photography (MA)

A Photography Selection

Curated by Professor Andreas Gursky
Cross-College

Sameness and Difference, Subject and Society

Curated by Ifeanyi Awachie
Cross-College

Distant Encounters

Curated by Dr Omar Kholeif, FRSA
Cross-College

Hyper Form

Curated by Viktoria Modesta
Cross-College

Landscapes

The land beneath and beyond the metropolis
Cross-College

Materiality and Connection

Curated by Joe Hill
Cross-College

A curation by Fabien Baron

Curated by Fabien Baron
Cross-College

Curiosity and Desire

Curated by Prof. Rebecca Fortnum
Cross-College

I Shall be your Mirror

Curated by Francesca Amfitheatrof
Cross-College

Color Palette Possibilites

Curated by Kai-Lu Hsiung
Cross-College

Macrocosm

Curated by Emma Shipley
Cross-College

Journeys, Experiences and Identities

Curated by Christopher Bailey CBE
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Student Photographer of the Year is Ioanna Sakellaraki. The Photography Programme is grateful to Sony for subsequent support. Dior Photography Award for Young Talents 2020 Bowei Yang is this year’s Laureate.
Act on your Future Photography Prize 2020 was jointly won by Lowena Poole
Metro Imaging / RCA Award with thanks to Steve Macleod
supported by Simon Bishop and Bojana Ignatjovic
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