The Object Reframed
Year two BA (Hons) Fashion Photography and BA (Hons) Photography students present their final images from the ‘Photo Object’ unit. The diverse collection of work derives from four suggested approaches to photographing objects: Still Life, Objects & Bodies, Photographic Materiality and Objects in Time.
Students were asked to consider how social and cultural meanings are communicated via photographic representations of objects, in terms of style, composition, concept and narrative. The resulting images draw upon a wide range of issues, from environmentalism, familial relationships, mental health, feminism and commodity culture. Some works recreate the traditional Vanitas still life, dwelling on mortality and excesses of human consumption, whilst others are informed by art historical movements, in particular, surrealism, modernism and abstract expressionism through fantasy, collage or abstraction.
From the playful to the serious, from the bold to the tranquil, this group exhibition offers distinctly different perspectives on the still life genre and reminds us of the potential significance of objects to embody memory, emotion, value and status.
Private view: Wednesday 16 November 2022
BA Fashion Photography
10 November 2022 - 13 December 2022
10:00 - 17:00 (GMT)
Zandra Rhodes Gallery, UCA Rochester, Fort Pitt, Rochester, ME1 1DZ