We are pleased to announce the call for the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures SMAD Student Research Award 2018, which aims to recognise outstanding research by students in the School of Media Art and Design.
Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson will be presenting work made by themselves and others as part of the celebrations of eighty years of Walpole Bay Tidal Pool.
Research Seminar: Alan Meades and Karen Shepherdson on Arcades, Archives and our Coastal Communities
Alan Meades and Karen Shepherdson of CCCU’s Centre for Research on Communities & Cultures will be discussing an photographic archive of seaside arcades recently acquired by SEAS Photography.
Research Seminar: 3 February 2016 – Dr Jane Lovell, Authentic and Inauthentic Places: Imitating Art and Life
Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media Art and Design
Research Seminars 2015-2016
Project by: Dr Karen Shepherdson
This research examines commercial seaside photo-graphic practice from 1860-1980. The exploration offers a visual exposition of the British seaside as represented through the refracted lens of the itinerant beach photographer – also often derogatorily referred to as a ‘Smudger’ or ‘Bodger’. Despite their hum-ble means of production, the photographs are frequently evocative, drawing the viewer into a nostalgic past shaped by visual half-truths. The re-search examines conventions, expectations and mytholo-gisations of what seaside portrait photography should present and how these provide a highly mediated and edited view of seaside experience.
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