Student Work

This in from second year Callum Dickinson.

“I arrived back in the UK on the 30th June after spending 21 days touring with the band ‘Crossfaith’ over Europe, visiting countries such as Austria, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic and many more. Over the course of the tour I was photographing the band, documenting live shows and also shot some work that showed the band behind the scenes. On the tour I was also selling merchandise, which allowed me to meet so many new people and also build my confidence. The tour was an amazing experience for me to not only network, but to also develop my work. Without the support of everyone within the university, especially the lecturers and my friends I wouldn’t have been able to have had this opportunity. With the help of the course and the lecturers I felt ready and confident within my own ability to deliver on what I was expected to. I am currently in conversation with various people that I met over the course of the tour about more work and am looking to be out on the road again soon”.

Lecturer News


From Senior Lecturer Matthew Murray.

“A selection of Senior Lecturer Matthew Murray’s photographs from Saddleworth: Responding To A Landscape, exhibited at Manchester Central Library, curated by Greg Hobson that ends in June 2018. First premiered in a solo, curated show at mac, Birmingham, the series will also be presented at Elliott Halls, Amsterdam later 2018. Through the exhibition at mac, Birmingham the project achieved audiences of 111,810. In addition at Manchester Central Library, through the Responding to a Landscape symposium and through the other artist talks, the total live audience exceeded 220,000. The exhibition and publication Saddleworth: Responding To A Landscape has achieved press coverage in significant publications including British Journal of Photography, IMA Magazine, Japan, FD Magazine, the Netherlands, Aesthetica Magazine, Redeye and numerous online outlets. In the Saddleworth: Responding To A Landscape publication, new writings were commissioned and collaborations with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator Photographs Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Richard Billingham, artist, and Maartje van den Heuvel Curator photography and media culture, Leiden Institute Amsterdam.”

2018 Photography Course of the Year!

cofFrom Course Leader Trudie Ballantyne.

“Look what we won last night! The Association of Photographers Course of the Year 2018 Award! We would like to thank everyone who nominated us for this prestigious national award, we really appreciate it. I would personally like to thank the lecturing team Sharon Harper, Matthew Murray and Grant Scott, our technical support team Matt, Lisa, Abbie, Kasia, and all of our visiting lecturers, speakers and returning graduates who contribute to making our community so special.

Personal Work

News in from third year Ellie Ramsden.

“I have been working with music magazine Wordplay for the past few months, photographing musicians and live music for online and printed editorial content. Issue 17 has just been released and features two shoots of mine – US rapper Lil Skies which was shot at Atlantic Studios in London, and old school UK hip-hop artist, Ty.”

Personal Work

News in from second year Morgan Harlow.

“Having worked with British Swimming on a number of occasions, I was able to secure a media accreditation for the British Para Swimming International Meet taking place at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge sports centre. Whilst there, I was fortunate enough to capture the moment Eliie Simmonds realised that she had achieved the European Qualifying time in the 200IM.”

London Degree Show 2018

Each year our third year students stage their own degree show in the West End of London and this year was as successful as previous years. Guests included working photographers, art directors, photo editors, potential clients and past graduates.

This short film was created by second year Andrew Busby on the opening night.

Toronto Collaboration

This morning saw our lecturers Trudie Ballantyne and Grant Scott join with the Humber College, Toronto lecturers led by David Scott review the work created over the previous day in response to a live brief set by Toronto based Grocery Gateway. Here is a selection of the work created that will be exhibited at a central Toronto Gallery tomorrow afternoon.


Student Achievement

Incredible news in from second year Amy Warren.

“On Monday this week at 7.00 am, I set off with a team of five women to paddle board across the English Channel. We did this in relay style, each taking it in turn to paddle a 30 minute leg. The crossing was 24 miles and took us 5 hours and 53 minutes, ending in Boulogne Harbour, France. This now makes us the first all female team to paddle board across the English Channel.”

Student Work

New module work from first year Jake Spencer.

“Our brief for this module stated that we were required to create a portfolio of images based on our interests and passions to create a portfolio of a minimum of 10 images. For my personal portfolio, I decided to shoot styled portraiture as I love working creatively with other people and experimenting with colours and lighting.”