Graduates from the online version of London College of Communication’s MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography course have taken their work global, with show in Berlin. The exhibition, Never Seeing Nothing is open until 5 March at the Aff Galerie.
The online version of the course allows students to study part-time from wherever they are in the world – some of last year’s graduates didn’t meet in person until their final show in London in June 2013.
So it’s great to see them taking advantage of their network of photographers around the world to take the show to another country. If you’re in Berlin over the coming days here’s a selection of great work you can see.
Franziska Rieder // I Thought They Were Monsters
As a collection of records ‘I Thought They Were Monsters’ is aiming to present a straightforward piece of oral history, speaking of what it feels to be a mother and an artist in Germany in 2012. Amid the demands of her children, how does the artist-mother justify her need for self-expression? www.franziskarieder.com
Gunta Podina // “Njut Lagom! The secret art of being Swedish”
“Njut Lagom! The secret art of being Swedish” examines the eccentricities of Swedish people in their leisure time, showing ordinary people doing ordinary things ‘typical’ of the Swedish culture. “Lagom,” meaning just enough or adequate, represents an ideal rule for living for Swedes – neither too much nor too little, neither for good or for bad, neither too rich nor too poor. Excess, flashiness and boasting are abhorred in Sweden and individuals strive towards the middle way. gunta.eu
Italo Morales // Overnight Generation
Overnight Generation is a post-conflict reportage project which examines the complicated identities of young adults in contemporary Sarajevo. Plagued by what has been acknowledged as the longest siege in modern history, Overnight Generation is a portrait of Sarajevo and a tribute to its young citizens: a generation that had to grow up overnight, while the rest of us were asleep. italomorales.com
Dan Weill // GMT
‘GMT’ is a project that scrutinizes the subject of time within contemporary photographic practice. Walking along the geographic parameter of the Greenwich Meridian line, the project aims to draw attention to unexpected markers of time and landscape. www.danweillphotography.co.uk
Uta Beyer // Heimlich
Uta Beyer’s photo essay Heimlich is a conceptual work based on a set of psychological, archaeological, and aesthetic approaches as a basis to explore and represent a group of 20 homes of impoverished old people living in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2012. www.utabeyer.com