19 - 25 August 2016, 11:00 - 18:00
Private View: Thursday 18 August 2016, 18:30 - 20:30
Altered States is an exhibition of work from MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism students graduating from the University of Westminster.
It is a unique show of work, focusing on social, political and economical issues, yet also raising essential points on emotion and sense of being.
The exhibition presents a variety of photography: one part of it is made up of independent projects, which explore exoticism, identity, family and more, while being radically different thematically one from the other. The second part is collective, with a number of students from the graduating class choosing to travel to Port Talbot and document the human side of the steel works crisis, so heavily reported in British newspapers. Despite the group nature of the Port Talbot work, each project shown is significantly different, showcasing the variety and vast capacities of 2016's graduating class.
Altered States is the work of 20 graduating and 2 interim students from 15 different countries globally. It has been extremely beneficial to the class to share culturally different views and present work that reflects their wealth of backgrounds.
The graduating students exhibiting work are: Laurène Becquart, Calvin Chun-Kit Chan, Han Deng, Mariela Valentinova Ganeva, Emily Garthwaite, Hang Gao, Qishen Jing, Anne Lærke Koefoed, Shane Liu, Amir Makar, Zhivko Mironov, Nick St.Oegger, Jana Rajcova, Blanka Sadilkova, Emily Ricard, Andy Scofield, Debasish Sharma, Sara Taglioretti, Shun Wen Yu and Aya Watanabe.
The interim students exhibiting work are Hannah Leadbeater and Yves Salmon.
Production of the exhibition has been supported by Metro Imaging.
For further information: http://www.alteredstates.photography/
Image: Hang Gao from 'Returning Home'