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LCC in the News: November 2017

Written by Jake May
Published date 05 November 2017

At London College of Communication, we’re renowned for our diverse community of bright and talented students, staff and alumni. Collectively, we regularly feature in national and international press – so each month we round up some of the highlights.

See below for a handful of the LCC-related news and features in September 2017 for our Design, Media and Screen Schools from the likes of Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Design Week, It’s Nice That and more…

Graphic grad and photographer Justinas Vilutis featured on It’s Nice That

Switzerland-based photographer Justinas Vilutis is featured on It’s Nice That, with the mentioning his graphic design study at LCC – something he says he never felt fully invested in the subject and later found photography as his preferred medium. The art and design publication describes Justina’s work as “vivid and hyperreal photography”.

Brody-directed magazine The Face featured on Design Week

A new book is released documenting the rise and fall of youth culture magazine The Face, under the art direction of Neville Brody, with LCP mentioned. The author, Paul Gorman, told Design Week: “Brody had grown up during the punk period, and trained at the London College of Printing, but he was really interested in being anti-corporate and a lot of his work was influenced by early 20th century avant-garde movements such as Bauhaus and Constructivism.”

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announces free speech funding during LCC visit

The Refugee Journalism Project

"We believe that free speech, particularly for journalists, is fundamental to society."The Refugee Journalism Project is supporting exiled journalists

Posted by Foreign Office on Thursday, 2 November 2017

The Foreign Office and Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, visited LCC on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, announcing plans of “spending £1 million over the next financial year on projects that will enable journalists and media professionals to promote their own free press and uphold human rights”. The Foreign Secretary also was interviewed by students from Artefact, met participants of Vivienne Francis’ Refugee Journalism project, met grant recipient and LCC student Mohamed Alaradi, and was questioned by press in attendance.

While the focus on many of the stories was on the funding announcement, LCC was mentioned in numerous stories as the location including in the Daily Mail, MSN, The Telegraph and more. Additionally, the Foreign Office created social media content, giving a significant platform to the Refugee Journalism Project and LCC, as seen in the video shared through their Facebook account.

LCC student quoted in national news piece covering student protests

Students flooded the streets of central London demanding the end of tuition fees, in a protest backed by Jeremy Corbyn. LCC Sound Arts student Joel Douglas, who attended the protest, shared his opinion on this matter in the article, which was widely reported in local and national press including Daily Mail, Metro, BT and MSN.

Postgraduate Shows featured in National Portrait Gallery What’s On email

LCC Postgraduate Shows 2017: Show 2 was highlighted in the National Portrait Gallery’s “What’s On” mail-out for November. Amongst their highlighted of events to attend, the Postgraduate Shows were recommended as something they may also like.

Late LCP design grad and collector featured by BJP timed with Tate Modern show

London College of Printing alumni David King’s ‘world-class archive of Soviet art ‘is on show at Tate Modern. Shortly before his death in 2016, the celebrated collector and designer spoke with BJP and shared some insights. The exhibition is up until 28 of January. In the article David fondly recalls his time at LCP.

Max Houghton contributes to Radio Four broadcast

MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography Course Leader Max Houghton contributes to a BBC Radio Four broadcast on photographer Matthew Finn’s new ‘Mother’ series. Listen to the episode on the BBC iPlayer Radio.

LCP grad and former staffer offering insights to Croydon Photography Forum

Croydon Photography Form member and LCP grad Jan Podsiadly shares insights. He speaks to the public about his lifetime’s work as a photographer, starting his career “as a professional photographer in a pharmaceutical advertising agency’s studio in the Wandsworth Road, before going freelance.”

LCC Postgraduate Shows: Show 1 listed on All in London

Listing for LCC Postgraduate Shows 2017: Show 1 featured on All In London. The event listing invites members of the public to join us in celebrating the work of LCC students from the Media School.

Photography grad joins musician Ulrich Schnauss in Brighton performance

LCC photography grad Nat Urazmetova joined musician Ulrich Schnauss on stage in Brighton, providing visuals for the show. Brighton and Hove News reported on the event and wrote that: “Nat who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Photography from London College of Communication in 2009, was controlling and changing the visuals from her laptop located to the corner of the stage.”

MA Photojournalism Postgraduate Shows work featured on BBC

LCC’s MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography students’ work is featured on the BCC website. The photography projects include the UN safe-zone of Srebrenica where men were separated from women and transported to Muslim-controlled land. Furthermore, documentation of individuals who are in need of prosthetic limbs, religious diversity of London, Samaritans helpline as well as exploration of inner self through photography.

LCC researcher’s Brighton event featured in local Sussex news

Senior Research Fellow in Photography at LCC, Brigitte Lardinois is leading a research project Opening the Shutters: Investigating and Preserving the World’s Oldest Photographic Studio and Archive. An event to tribute the war dead of Lewes was featured in local press Sussex news. 

Film Practice grad selected for Sundance Ignite Fellows programme

Artist, film maker and LCC BA (Hons) Film Practice graduate Ayo Akingbade was announced as one of 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellows chosen from a global crop of more than 800 applicants. The 15 18-to-24-year-old filmmakers selected to participate in this one-year fellowship hail from five continents, with creative groundings spanning from television writing to documentary photography to narrative short films. The fellows were announced in news articles featured on Broadway World, Eye For Film and Benzinga.

Live Events & TV grad’s appointment featured in industry news

Recent LCC Live Events and TV graduate, Jenny Bumanglang was welcomed as a new team member at the fast growing London and Dubai based event technical design and production specialist Maestra. As Operations & Admin Assistant, she will be working closely with Operations Manager and ensuring the sometimes mind-boggling logistics of an event run smoothly, as reported in Live Production and TPI Magazine.

Obituary for LCC alumna Amber Rowlands appears in Guardian

London College of Communication MA Alumna, Amber Rowlands has died aged 45 of cancer. As a photographer her work appeared in the Observer, the Telegraph, Le Monde and Time, as well as several style and design magazines. Her friend wrote in the Guardian: “In 2014, she completed an MA in photography at London College of Communication. Her MA show, entitled Saint Andrew By the Wardrobe, featured portraits of some of the men who had benefited from the charity Suited & Booted, which provides clothes donated by designers to vulnerable men so they can wear a smart suit to job interviews.”

LCC grad and artist Liu Yujia at Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

Artist and 2009 LCC graduate Liu Yujia’s solo exhibition “The Beach, A Fantasy.” is featured on BLOUIN ARTINFO, described as “showcasing the artist’s recent works consisting of video, animation, and installations focusing on the beach.”

New Greek brand launched by LCC grad featured on House of Coco.

UAL alumna and both founder and designer of the silk collection MagnaDi is interviewed by House of Coco. MagnaDi tells the magazine that she studied design at LCC and after spending five years in London, it definitely feels like home to her.

LCC student wins Carte Blanche Student Award at ParisPhoto 2017 Ebbs And Flows

LCC student George Selley was has won the Carte Blanche Student Award 2017 at the Paris Photo international art fair of photography, Ebbs And Flows. George presented a Wikileaks related series, “Vault 7” and the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography student “was not only playing with the banal absurdity these documents revealed but challenged our conception of how such organisations are run.”

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