Open Photojournalism Education Network
Photo Synthesis is a collaborative photography exhibition initiated by the final year students of the new and acclaimed BA Photography course at Coventry University.
Photo Synthesis will be held at the Lanchester Gallery in Coventry from 24th May – 8th June.
Private View: 24th May, 6pm - 10pm
...25th May - 8th June, 10am - 4pm
The title refers to the group’s unified presentation, because although their work covers a variety of styles and genres, they are brought together through their commitment and enthusiasm to their practice. The students’ approach is a reflection of a course which celebrates passion and originality over conformity, encourages self-defined projects, and is open-minded and always evolving to industry demands.
The Photography course at Coventry University combines practical and critical study of photography with a strong emphasis on new technologies and enterprise. The students have spearheaded original sustainable practice projects such as #Phonar (Photography and Narrative) and #Picbod (Picturing the Body) under the innovative teaching of photographer Jonathan Worth.
Exposure to leading photographic practitioners throughout their course, including Simon Roberts, Elinor Carucci, Tom Hunter, Wayne Ford, Mark Power and Chrystel Lebas has helped to produce exciting and unique students, on the cutting edge of the commercial, editorial and fine arts sectors of the industry.
2011 BA Photography students have won internships and exhibited in some of the most prestigious international photography competitions.
- Renaissance Photography Prize 2010/2011 – Shortlist
- The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2011 – UK - Shortlist
- Saatchi gallery – National Art Competition 2010 – Shortlist
- Luceo Student Award 2010 – Finalist
- Px3 2010 - Paris
- International Photography Awards 2009 - Los Angeles
- International Aperture Awards 2009 - Australia
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery - Exhibition
Brooklyn Art Fair NYC 2011 - Exhibition
Mall Galleries London Exhibition - 2009 and 2011
- Chris Floyd: London
- Annie Leibovitz: New York.
Photo Synthesis on Twitter @phosynPhoto