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The Big Issue in the North – 600 photographs later thumb

The Big Issue in the North – 600 photographs later

Thanks to the generosity of the editor of independent street paper The Big Issue in the North, more than 600 photographs by around 100 OCA photography students have featured in the magazine.

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Night Soil

Male mermaids appear in baths; a stack of brightly painted bodies make a human pyramid on a New York rooftop; a woman dressed only in tree branches and face paint hugs a tree. Welcome to the world of Melanie Bonajo.

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#ItCouldBeMe, A portrait of our community thumb

#ItCouldBeMe, A portrait of our community

I spent time with staff, volunteers and clients; listening to them and their stories and from this tried to meld these impressions into a body of work whose aim was what? I still wrestle with this and question the worth and validity of the end result.

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The term offcut is often used to describe photographic material that is discarded during the post-production process. Offcuts are unwanted images (print or film) that are shot and then for one reason or another removed from view. It’s an apt title for a new body of work by British based photographer Eva Stenram that both repurposes discarded material and seeks to explore the relationship between photography and pornography and the viewer and the viewed.

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