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Virtual study event: Photography during a Global Pandemic 

Join OCA tutor Arpita Shah in this unique virtual study event, which will explore the creative ways contemporary photographers having been working in to make inspiring and meaningful photography work during these unprecedented times. 

As artists working with photography, the what, where and how we photograph has shifted and we are now faced with certain limitations, challenging us to find innovative and safer ways to creatively express ourselves and the world around us.  

Many contemporary photographers have used to this time to create inspiring, and poignant new bodies of work. These vary from focusing on personal or familial experiences of the global pandemic, to exploring it’s wider impact on the community, environment and landscape.

This session will look at a combination of emerging and established photographers who have made new photography work during the lockdown, and who have been working in genres such portraiture, documentary and still life. By the end of the session students will get an insight into the varied perspectives, and the creative and experimental ways artists have used the medium of photography to make meaningful, inspiring and relevant work during these strange and challenging times.  Artists that will be explored in this session include: Rania Matar, Neha Hirve, Kristina Varaksina, Robert Ormerod, Jan Enkelmann, George Selley, Rinko Kawauchi and Alexia Webster.

In the second half of the session, students will also have the opportunity if they wish, to share any ongoing lockdown projects they are developing. If you would like to share some of your work please send it to the tutor in advance.

Tutor: Arpita Shah 

Friday 28 August 2020

16.00pm – 18.00pm 

Tutors email: arpitashah@oca.ac.uk

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