It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of this years APHE Photo Meet Bursary. Here they are in Alphabetical order:
Institution: Cleveland College of Art and Design
Course: BA (Hons) Photography:
Danny Day is a fine art documentary photographer who uses his camera to question the meaning and purpose of sight. He lost sight in one eye as a child, and in his 20’s was to have the same eye removed. Now he is left with one, short sighted eye. However, he chooses to embrace this impairment, and recognises the benefits of being able to see the world through one eye. He finds difficulty with colour, perceiving it as an overwhelming force on his vision, this is reflected in his style; high contrast black and white images.
This series of images provides a personal perspective on the experience of eye sight. It aims to present the difficulty of sight; the images processed in black and white, to signify the problem of comprehending and accepting a world bathed in an overwhelming array of colour. The work also considers the emotional differences between darkness and light. Each image has been captured at night. The camera, and its powerful sensor, has been used to bring light into a world otherwise engulfed by darkness. Ultimately, these images and their accompanying text, aim to question the gift of sight.
Institution: University of Gloucestershire
Course: BA (Hons) Editorial and Advertising Photography
Katie was born in Cornwall and studied photography at Plymouth College of Art and University of Gloucestershire. She is a documentary photographer interested in our relationship with the built and natural environment. Her work includes: Planted, Kandylakia, One Purpose and RAF Davidstow. Katie was a finalist in both the National Trust Cider Cottage Competition (2012) and AOP Student Awards (2016).
Her work has been in exhibition at theprintspace gallery, London (2016) and featured in the Cornish Times (2016), AOP Awards book (2016), Another Place Magazine Blog (2017) and AOP Instagram Takeover (2017). Katie is currently based in Cheltenham.
My photographic practice is based on a reaction to my physical environment. Over the past year I have walked the streets of the Gloucestershire town of Cheltenham where I live, documenting where nature interacts with the built environment. These physical intersections demonstrate human attempts to create and control the natural environment. Often nature is contained through careful and regular attention but more often it is left to form its own relationships with the constructed brick, stone, steel and cement structures that constitute a built urban environment. It is these relationships that form the foundation of my visual documentation.
Institution: University of Huddersfield
Course: BA (Hons) Photography
I am a photographer born and raised in Venezuela. At the age of seventeen I decided to leave my country for better opportunities. The escalating crisis in Venezuela has motivated me to produce my latest body of work. With photography I have a found an outlet to express myself creatively and use photography to empower my people.When photographing my subjects I try to work closely with them allowing an uniqueness to be portrayed. Furthermore, trying to preserve an integrity in my work.
In spite of the fact that Venezuela has greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, my country has one of the fastest shrinking economies in the world. Food and medicines are in desperately short supply while the murder rate soars and the national currency is worth less than the paper it is printed on. One of the consequences of this crisis is the number of Venezuelans who have or are hoping to emigrate. We Venezuelans widely regard Venezuela as feminine, as a woman. When I return however I am always struck by the vital, yet unrecognised role women play in Venezuelan society. As a response, this series of portraits then looks towards the women of Venezuela, celebrating the collective, modest but real-life heroes of my homeland.
Thank you to all institutions for the submissions this year, for the APHE bursary, this year saw an excellent standard of applications and all work was commended by the judging panel, which certainly had a difficult job choosing the final 3 recipients
Here are the details of Photo Meet May edition.
Our relationship with Photo Meet goes form strength to strength, we are looking forward to further opportunities in the coming months.
As part of the APHE Bursary the winners will be interviewed for our #whatsonyourmind series of online talks, we hope they Enjoy and make the most of this excellent experience.