This year was the first time Society for Photographic Education (SPE) and APHE have formally collaborated on a grant to provide travel support for the winner of our Aphie award. There will be a slot at SPE national conference in Orlando March 2017. The winner will come and talk about photographic education as part of the Higher education community in the UK. This opportunity has been created as part of almost five years of discussion, and both associations are delighted to be able to say this is actually happening.
This year 5 of our members presented their ideas, initiatives and findings as part of our Aphie award, David Lockwood: Collected Possibilities, Lynne Connolly ‘More than Looking – other senses see” Monika Fischbein “Reworking work based Learning”. Linda Marchant “Postcards to a New Grad:
Working with Alumni to Support Employability” and Liam Devlin “Lies, Damn Lies and Satisfaction, the importance of critique in photographic education” The format work so well in this situation each speaker delivering wonderful presentations, which at each point reveal a sense of integrity, skill and value, firstly for the students involved in each initiative and secondly, the staff and colleagues, there is clear desire to use the opportunities offered by working in HE to learn and develop innovative and effective educational experiences.
So to the vote and the winner – the audience had a ballot paper with the five names (no pencils allowed) and as we are all very used to voting at the moment the were no spoiled papers. It was close and the winner after the count was Liam Devlin, clearly happy at the win