19th May 23
Somerset House is the venue for Photo London the largest photographic show staged annually in London. On Thursday 11th of May, Year 12 Photography students were invited by SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) to spend the afternoon looking at the range of Photographers, Publishing Houses and Galleries works.
The work extends from the original black and white prints of Irving Penn to the colour layered work of Emma Creighton Hopson. This year the Master Photographer showcased was Martin Parr. The students were fortunate enough to hear him talk through his exhibition of over 50 years of work. Plenty of Union Jacks, beaches and ice creams.
It was clear from the student’s feedback that what they saw would inform their future coursework ideas and how they see their place in the Photographic arena. The visit reinforces our on going links with SCAD and we are particularly grateful to Olivia Anderson and Michael O Brien for extending the invite to our students to see this prestigious show of talent.
Andy Knight, Photography Lecturer May 2023