Blog of the week: Marmalade Cafe
Blog of the week this month is Marmalade Cafe written and photographed by Penny Watson. Penny enrolled on Art of Photography last year and was encouraged by her tutor to make an APEL application (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning – where you assemble a portfolio of work and a personal statement). The application was successful and Penny was awarded 120 credits for the whole of level one of the BA(Hons) Photography degree and she then transferred to the level two Social Documentary course. There are two things I particularly like about Penny’s blog. Firstly, she looks at the work of other photographers and records her thoughts. Secondly, her blog is open about the fact that sometimes it is difficult study and the inspiration seems lacking. Real life gets in the way and sometimes that life is more real than any of us would wish for. Active in the discussion on the student forums about the ethics of reportage photography, Penny recently found herself close to the centre of a media storm.
Look at Penny Watson’s APEL application.