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Student work uncovered: Martyn Rainbird, Photography thumb

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. thumb

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. thumb

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. thumb

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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