LSBU photography students present InSight - an end-of-year exhibition
03 June 2015
photography students at London South Bank University (LSBU) present InSight – a showcase of work produced in
the past academic year.
InSight will feature large-format prints,
photobooks and moving image work in a wide variety of photographic styles,
including documentary, fashion, archival and surrealist photography. The
exhibition, held at the Embassy Tea Gallery in Bankside, has been co-ordinated entirely
by students, with guidance from Daniel Alexander, LSBU Course Director, BA
(Hons) Photography. The chance to present work in one of London's most
exciting cultural quarters is highly valued by students as a stepping-stone
towards a career in photography or the creative industries.
The work on
display has been developed in response to an open brief given to students at
the beginning of the academic year. The photographers were asked to develop a project
according to their strongest areas of interest, meaning that students were able
to follow their individual passions and to produce work with their future career
goals in mind, kick-starting their professional portfolio. The diverse
exhibition reflects the flexible nature of the LSBU photography course, which attracts
photographers from different disciplines and backgrounds and can be tailor-made to the needs of each individual student.
Akthar reflects on the final year of her photography course: "In a way,
everything has been building-up to this exhibition. It was clear that this
would be significant moment for us professionally, but it's also a big moment
personally. Throughout the year I've been pushed to consider what I most
enjoyed and loved about photography, and in shaping my project in response to
that interest I've discovered a lot about myself. The university has pushed me constantly
to be articulate in what my project is about and to think harder about my
practice, and to develop it in new areas. It's been a really fun and rewarding year
of learning for all of us."
InSight runs at the Embassy Tea Gallery, 195-205
Union Street, London SE1 0LN, from 4-7 June. Admission is free. Opening
hours: Thursday 4 June: 6-9pm, Friday 5-Saturday 6 June: 11am-6pm, Sunday 7