Fine art student Thai introduces us to the power of photography and picks out some of her favourite pieces from ‘Album: Where We Belong’.
Photographs can capture such intense, intimate, sensitive emotions in our lives. We all use photography as part of our ‘day-to-day’ to capture all kinds of moments.
The exhibition showcases how young people portray their identity, culture and heritage through photography. The work on show explores the theme of home and what home means to an individual. It demonstrates the vast knowledge of each individual’s cultural heritage.
I worked alongside these students in the summer as part of the Album Summer School at London College of Communication, and to see their progress in the last six months is just absolutely amazing. To see the work come to life in a gallery, moving from paper to walls was just a great experience.
Before and After: Natalie Davies
Peckham: Edith Lees
Breaking Our Boundaries: Teresa Kit
Working with these students was such a great experience, and to see how much they have developed their skills is just amazing. Speaking to many of the students they all said they have some clarity now in what they want their career to be; I am glad I had a chance to be a part of that.
This exhibition is a result of our collaborative project, ‘Album’ which gives students the chance to work with a team of artist and curators from Autograph ABP, and tutors and students from UAL. During the project they develop significant skills in making and talking about their photographic work in order to reach a point where they can showcase their final pieces to the general public.