Garry Clarkson, Author at The Open College of the Arts
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Student work uncovered: Martyn Rainbird, Photography

It was immediately obvious when assessing that Martyn shows an admirable advancement for what is a level one unit, with little or no previous video making experience.

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Documentary evidence and artistic expression.

Exhibition: Empire of Memory at ‘Temporary Contemporary’ Huddersfield, January 2019. As a photojournalist I grapple with a number of problems: can a realistic medium such as photography ever really show the underlying causes of social problems? A mechanical recording instrument has a limited capacity to convey a point of view, or express an author’s emotional […]

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Photography that gets people looking, thinking and talking.

Expanding people’s perceptions and understanding of photography by ‘getting people looking, thinking and talking’. So, goes the ‘strap-line’ of Impressions gallery in Bradford, where I attended an exhibition study visit and portfolio review, along with a small cohort of committed and inquisitive students.

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Story Behind the Picture 1: How to work with editorial commissions.

As a working photographer I’m sometimes asked: how do you get to work with that magazine or newspaper? I reply: explore a certain approach to a subject; but also, do not underestimate the importance of ’serendipity’ as you progress from student to professional (and sometimes back again!).

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