10 November - Barbican visit


Budding photographers and architects travelled to London to visit the The Barbican Centre's 'Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age' exhibition. Here they were treated to the work of 18 renown photographers who have observed and recorded the environment we live in. The chronological exhibition showcased the documentation of the rapid urbanisation of New York by Berenice Abbott in the 1930's through to Simon Norfolk's haunting series of the new landscape currently emerging in Afghanistan. Feeling inspired, students then spent time exploring the Barbican estate, whose brutalist design provided a perfect opportunity for them to capture some photographs of their own. The afternoon was spent at the Photographer's Gallery where the two fashion photographers work on show offered a good contrast to the morning's activities. Photography elective students will be creating their own responses to the work they saw and we look forward to seeing these on display as part of their exhibition next year.

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