Thursday, 24 March 2016

Guest Lecture - Seba Kurtis

During professional week we also had a visit from Seba Kurtis who spoke about his various personal projects, including his main project; The Immigration Files.
The talk was very inspiring and interesting to hear about from the photographer himself.
The Immigration Files reflect themes such as, identity, or loss of identity, religion and nationality.  He first used archived family photos to create collages, however these images were eventually partly ruined by floods.  The most inspiring part of the talk was when Seba revealed that he actually drowned his own film to create this same effect of partly damaged photographs.

Then we were lucky enough to have Seba look at our work and give us feedback which was very helpful for our projects.

Here is a link to Seba's website and other works;

Guest Lecture - Layla Sailor

During professional week a couple of weeks ago, Layla Sailor came into the University to talk to us about her practice and the success she's had over her career. The talk was very inspiring and gave us a chance to chat to a professional and ask any questions that we don't usually get the chance to ask!

She spoke in detail about how her career has evolved over the years, from her early influences to her most well known projects such as 'Advent' and 'Kokoshnik' which was very well received by the likes of Nick Knight.

After her talk we also had the opportunity to have a group seminar with Layla and she gave us feedback on our own work! The feedback was invaluable and she gave me a few great references to look at to develop my FMP!

Here is a link to Layla's website and her work: