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Photography Alumna, Emma Alexander, Discusses Her Production Company

BA (Hons) Photography graduate, Emma Alexander, graduated from AUB in 2003. She talks to us about how she stumbled across photography as a career path and found herself in production,...

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Iconic Photographer & Lecturer, Ram Shergill, Shares His Industry Secrets

Having shot everyone from Amy Winehouse to Naomi Campbell, you could say Ram Shergill knows a thing or two about photography.

After studying in Bournemouth and then at Wolverhampton University, the talented photographer and co-creator of The Protagonist Magazine turned his attention to fashion, finding himself under the wing of late magazine editor, Isabella Blow and legendary milliner, Philip Treacy. The famed photographer, now BA (Hons) Commercial Photography lecturer, discusses his upcoming LA exhibition, impressive career journey, and ‘macabre’ influences from Alexander McQueen.

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Manny Melotra: The Broadway, was an exploration of diaspora communities living together in Southall, West London.

Manny Melotra, second-year MA Commercial Photography student, exhibited at The Old Truman Brewery from the 2-4th February and was met with positive responses. The Broadway captured themes of migration, alienation, religion, community and austerity and featured poetry by Aisha-Asher Morgan. The successful exhibition transformed you into a world full of enigma, as people from various cultural and religious backgrounds found themselves living side-by-side in a space with its own challenges. 

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Young, Gifted and Making It! Photography Seminar at The Photgraphers’ Gallery London

MA Commercial Photography host a workshop at The Photographers’ Gallery to show the prospects of a Photography Career.

The Seminar welcomes three successful young Photographers to speak about the work they make and their careers, two of the speakers are AUB Photography alumni. The Seminar takes place on the 23rd February at The Photographers’ Gallery, Ramillies Street, London between 2 – 5pm. To book a place please email Prof. Paul Wenham-Clarke,

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Photography graduate, Anu Rajagopal, speaks to us about running a London Gallery

BA (Hons) Photography alumna, Anu Rajagopal, graduated in 2016. She has since worked her way up in the art world, and is now running Soho based Heni Gallery.

Heni is an independent gallery which is owned by a publishing house called Heni Publishing. Anu was working as a photography assistant and retoucher for a year, and was exposed to meeting a number of professional artists before she began her role as Gallery Coordinator.

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Visual Communications Senior Lecturer designs new photography app

BA (Hons) Visual Communication Senior Lecturer, Richard Hurst, has designed and launched a new photography app entitled 35mm

35mm brings the skill, mystery, and anticipation of SLR photography to the iPhone. From film selection and exposure to manual/auto focus and flash options, you’re in control as you shoot a roll of 24 exposure B&W or colour film before ‘sending’ it away for 24hr processing. The screen goes blank as you take a picture, just like the mirror going up on an SLR. If 24hrs is too long to wait, an in-app purchase lets you process your pictures in under an hour.

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Commercial Photography Senior Lecturer exhibits at Somerset House

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Senior Lecturer, David Ellison, is currently exhibiting in North: Fashioning Identity at Somerset House, an exhibition celebrating the North of England.

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Commercial Photography alumnus has work exhibited at Tate Modern

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography graduate, Sam Dearden, has work included in Tate Lates series. Uniqlo Tate Lates takes place the last Friday of every month 'after hours'. The gallery...

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BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Graduate, Kate Davis, receives runners-up award for Emerging Female Arts Prize

The Emerging Female Arts Prize, is an exciting new art prize initiated by the arts and human rights charity, FiLiA. Kate Davis’ submission, her final BA (Hons) Commercial Photography degree project work, received the ‘Recommendation for Work’ runners-up prize.

The FiLiA supports the development of female artists working in the UK, with entries being assessed on the criteria of originality, aesthetics, technical ability and meaningfulness. The Emerging Female Art Prize aims to provide a platform for female artists to be publicly recognised.

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Renowned Photographer and Course Mentor, Zed Nelson, Hosts Guest Lecture

Professional Photographer, Zed Nelson, visited AUB this week hosting a lecture for BA (Hons) Commercial Photography and MA Commercial Photography students.

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BA (Hons) Photography Senior Lecturer releases vinyl on GSOH Record Label

BA (Hons) Photography Senior Lecturer, Richard Paul,  releases a vinyl-only album on the GSOH Record Label.

The observers ia an audio novella written and produced by Richard Paul, and narrated by BBC presenter Charles Nove. It is underpinned by a selection of motifs based on Schubert’s Winterreise, played on the hurdy-gurdy by Clare Salaman, director of The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments, with audio design by Jack Mair (BMG production music).

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Commercial Photography graduate named in top 5 Fashion Photographers to watch

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography graduate Luca Anzalone has been listed as one of the five emerging fashion photographers to watch by Hunger TV magazine.

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