Thursday, 25 April 2013

VERACITY - Photography Exhibition at The Prince's Drawing School, London

20/06/13 – 22/06/13
The Prince’s Drawing School
19-22 Charlotte Road

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust is hosting a photography exhibition in collaboration with Staffordshire University. ‘Veracity’ opens its doors to the public on 20th June 2013 with an exciting mix of fresh, new contemporary photojournalism and documentary photography.

An eclectic group of 15 final year Photojournalism and Photography students will be showcasing the work developed over the past year for their degree projects.

The university has been at the forefront of acclaimed photography degree education since 1973. The BA Photojournalism and Photography students have come together for the first time to produce what promises to be a stunning exhibition, showcasing the best of brand new and cutting edge talent in documentary and photojournalistic areas.

Students from both awards have been developing their individual photographic voice, and this is seen from the breadth of subjects covered; something Staffordshire University is renowned for. This diverse collection of work displayed, covers subjects from the modern idea of a pet cemetery to the historical and perhaps secretive world of the Freemasons.

The Prince's Regeneration Trust is a charity dedicated to raising money in order to renovate buildings in need. They believe that the regeneration of buildings is the most sustainable approach to restoration. Mainly working in socially and economically deprived areas of Britain, they involve local businesses and local people, saving the local heritage.

One of the exhibitors worked as an ‘artist in residence’ for The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, producing a body of work about the renovation of the last Victorian pottery factory in the UK, and the people who work there.

Each project holds its stance with regards to historical and contemporary debates; one exhibitor’s work focuses on sustainable, modern architecture in today’s environment, whilst another explores the dereliction of an ill-fated street, brought down by the effects of the death of an industry. There is a large focus on the everyday lives of individuals, whether that is on a small family farm or in the bustling streets of north western England.

Much of the work in the exhibition provides insight to the idea of alternative community structures. This is shown in work uncovering the construction of a sleepy rural village, compared to the support systems designed to aid those with learning difficulties outside of an educational environment.

The exhibition is the epitome of the exhibitors’ time at university, and the public is invited to share thismemorable occasion with them.

The show will be open for public view from 20-22 June (9am-8pm weekdays, 1pm-5pm Saturday).There will be certain exhibitors present throughout the time the exhibiton is open, for enquiries.

On the evening of 18 June from 6pm until 9, there will be an invite-only private view, with light refreshments available and the chance to talk to all the exhibitors.

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