Final year students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Swansea College of Art Photography course have recently exhibited their work at their degree show.

Exhibition Poster

The ‘In Search of Ground’ exhibition took place virtually on Thursday, May 20th. A total of 14 students presented their portfolios, and after working so hard over the past three years there was an element of excitement amongst those involved.

The staff are extremely proud of their students’ achievements during their period studying at the University.  Siân Addicott, Programme Director of the photography courses said: “Searching for Ground, conceptualised by final year students from the Photography in the Arts and Documentary Photography & Visual Activism BA courses, is an eclectic collection of works connected by the common thread of being created under the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is testament to the students’ resilience and creativity that they have produced such diverse work, ranging from explorations into personal identity to challenging surveillance and algorithmic cultures and alternative observations of Generation Z.

On behalf of the staff within the photography department at UWTSD, I would like to congratulate the students on their endeavours and wish them every success in the future.”

Izabella Bristowe- Casey is one of the students that been exhibiting her work, and she’s thoroughly enjoyed the experience: “Throughout my time preparing for and curating ‘In Search of Ground’ I finally felt comfortable within my practice and the steps I was going to take to make the project go further. I started the development of my project ‘Bitter Sweet True Story’ when writing my dissertation during November of 2020 and it all seemed to flow from there. As I was writing about the connection music shares with images and how it can make one feel, I thought it would be fitting to illustrate those ideas through the medium of photography so that my thesis could come to life.

“Showcasing my work in these difficult times was something I felt unsure about when I was first notified about the physical exhibition being postponed. It meant that my vision of an ambient based surrounding wouldn’t come to life how I had originally planned but being part of the curation team allowed me to help not only myself, but the rest of my peers to try and bring our imaginations to life.

“I personally found the support of the photography staff to be positively constructive and profitable as without the constant push of new assignments and deadlines i wouldn’t have known where to begin my journey as a young artist.”

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