Urban Photographers Association
08 Nov 2016
About the Portfolio Review
The UPA Portfolio Review will provide participants with the opportunity to have their work reviewed by experienced practicing urban photographers, educationists and researchers focusing on contemporary urban life. Participants are invited to bring a portfolio of visual work that speaks to their interest in urban space. Ideally, this should be a project in development, or possibly a completed body of work ready for publication.
Participants will receive three twenty-minute reviews from Diego Ferrari, Laura Cuch and Paul Halliday, UPA members, and University lecturers/researchers. We anticipate a high amount of interest in this review, so please confirm your place early in order not to miss out on this opportunity.
Laura Cuch is a documentary and fine art photographer. She teaches photography in various programs at Goldsmiths, University of London, including the International Urban Photography Summer School (IUPSS) and the MA in Photography and Urban Cultures (which she completed in 2006). In 2015 Laura received an AHRC Doctoral Award to join the project ‘Making Suburban Faith’ based at UCL, where she has initiated the project ‘Spiritual Flavours’, employing photography and film to explore food and domestic religious practices of various faith communities in one locality of West London. Laura is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths and a member of the Urban Photographers Association. Her photography has been published and exhibited internationally. www.lauracuch.com
Diego Ferrari is an artist and photographer based in West London. His recent work takes a fine art approach to street photography and the visualization of urban life. His work interrogates the relationship between social values and public spaces, with a particular interest in the relationship between the body and its environment, articulating modes of individual and collective experiences and social relations. He studied Fine Art in Barcelona, completed a Fine Art BA at Goldsmiths, University of London and was awarded an MA in Art & Architecture at the University of Canterbury. He teaches the course on “Photography, Art and Architecture” at Central Saint Martins and on the BA in Photography at Kingston University. Diego is also co-organiser of the annual Urban Encounters conference at Tate Britain, and a director of the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA). www.diegoferrari.com
Paul Halliday is a photographic artist, film-maker and urbanist who originally trained at the London College of Communications and Central Saint Martins Art School. He went on to study social anthropology, art history and archaeology at Goldsmiths, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He was formerly a media adviser at the British Refugee Council and has been the course leader of the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths since 2002. He is also a founding director of the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA) , convener of the International Urban Photography Summer School and creative director of UrbanPhotoFest working in partnership with Tate Britain and the International Association of Visual Urbanists.