New project – Nobody Everywhere

It seems quite odd that I woke up on the day before I hand in my final assignments for this MA having dreamt about a new project. The past two years have been a rollercoaster. The MA has been such a positive experience. It's had it's hiccups and I would have preferred not to have … Continue reading New project – Nobody Everywhere

Non-documentary image activism

There are wonderful photographic artists working in the fields of non-documentary, abstract, alternative and historic processes. Many make their work as a means of expression, of simply sharing a wonderful image, while others are driven by a desire to have more of an impact than just an aesthetic one. I have previously considered the work … Continue reading Non-documentary image activism

Photography and activism

Harena Now takes a subtle approach to activism. It is non-documentary and does not depict the 'real'. You will not see a human face or an image of a human/environmental situation. This leads to the question, "How will it initiate an action?", if this is something I want the work to achieve. Firstly, there are … Continue reading Photography and activism

Ron Haviv – Lost Rolls

While researching how people share and look at images of environmental and humanitarian horror, I came across Ron Haviv. I felt I could learn a lot about the ethics of looking from the co-founder of photo agency VII, who is also an award-­winning, Emmy nominated photojournalist with books highlighting the atrocities of war under his … Continue reading Ron Haviv – Lost Rolls

Laura Nissinen – lecture

Having been aware of the Abstract! 100 Years of Abstract Photography, 1917–2017 exhibition, curated by Laura Nissinen, is was great to take part in her online lecture for the course in July. The course information relating to Nissinen stated: She holds a BA (hons) in Photography from the University of Sunderland, an MA from the Helsinki University … Continue reading Laura Nissinen – lecture

Sand crisis infographic

I came across a very useful infographic relating to the current sand mining situation (Fig.1). It had been shared on Twitter by Sand Stories (Fig. 2), who have previously promoted my work. It seems to be a thoroughly researched piece and I will be using some of the detail in my next talk at tonight's … Continue reading Sand crisis infographic

Beyond the Fields

As well as planning my final show and giving consideration to my final assignments, I have also been thinking about life after the MA. I don't want to lose the traction I feel I have started to gain in my practice and I hope to make new connections, particularly in Cornwall and within the disciplines … Continue reading Beyond the Fields

Hannah Perrine Mode

Having previously moved away from cyanotype as part of Harena Now to focus on non-fixed/manipulated lumen prints, I have been playing with ideas to involve this process again. When I began my MA, cyanotype was my favourite of alternative processes, mainly as I could use it safely and wash it out at my local beaches … Continue reading Hannah Perrine Mode

Quentin Lacombe

I have just come across the work by Quentin Lacombe. And I'm intrigued by it. Lacombe discovered photography when an architecture student. In an article in the BJP, Lacombe describes the medium as a "gateway to the world", while also making it possible to study other fields that may otherwise be "inaccessible" (2018). Harena Now … Continue reading Quentin Lacombe

Fractured Stories

I just had to enter this competition. Run by the BJP and Ecotricity,  Fractured Stories is an open call for photographers to respond to the issue of fracking. If you are not sure what fracking is, click this link: friendsoftheearth.uk The competition offers a £5,000 grant, travel and accommodation support along with coverage in the BJP … Continue reading Fractured Stories