Graduate Catch Up // Fern Leigh Albert talks about Wild Wood, exhibiting in South Korea and Magenta Flash Forward
We caught up with LCC alumna Fern Leigh Albert about her time at the College, her current projects and what she’s working on in the coming months.
What course did you study?
In 2013 I completed a Postgraduate Diploma Photography Portfolio Development at LCC.
What did you love about the course?
The course is run by Adrian Mott, who teaches in a way that allows you to find your own path in your work. – it’s brilliant!
What have you been up to since graduating?
Since graduating I’ve been continuing to exhibit and work on my long-term project Wild Wood. Wild Wood is a photographic essay based on my time living in an off-grid woodland community.
How was the project been received?
The project has been shortlisted for various awards and I’ve been busy over the past year exhibiting in London, South West England and Europe. Last summer Wild Wood was shown at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in the Netherlands and this year the project has been selected for the 2015 Magenta Flash Forward Competition.
What are you working on at the moment? Do you have any exciting stuff happening in the future?
Yes! Currently I’m working with a Nature Arts Organisation in South Korea who will be showing Wild Wood as part of a group exhibition.
What do you want people to take away from this work?
It’s very positive to see such a big interest in this way of life, not just locally but globally. I hope the project inspires people to live in a way that connects them to the land around them.