Plymouth PhD Candidate Sent Picture to the Moon

On January 19th 2018, Benjamin Pothier, a PhD Candidate in the Planetary Collegium programme, successfully sent to the Moon and back a photograph he took of the Mars Curiosity Rover test site in the Atacama Desert. The photo was sent as radio waves from Dwingeloo Radiotelescope. The team used a formerly classified Cold War radio technique to send… Continue reading Plymouth PhD Candidate Sent Picture to the Moon

Professor Liz Wells awarded an honorary Doctorate

  University of Plymouth researcher, Professor Liz Wells, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, for her contributions within the fields of photography history,  theory, curation and criticism internationally. This is especially significant as there is a particular interest in photography and environment at Valand Academy (Department for Film, Photography, Fine Art and Literary Composition)… Continue reading Professor Liz Wells awarded an honorary Doctorate

Plymouth Contemporary 2017

15th July – 2nd September 2017 Visit the Peninsula Arts Gallery and KARST and view artwork from new, up and coming creative talent alongside nationally and internationally significant artists at the Plymouth Contemporary. An open submission exhibition, it received more than 800 submissions from 26 countries and includes moving image, fine art, photography, architecture and… Continue reading Plymouth Contemporary 2017

22nd June 2017: Territories

22nd and 23rd June 2017 | Plymouth University  This two-day symposium will offer an insight into artistic practices that engage with concepts of territories within contemporary culture. Possession is a necessary condition when space is framed as ‘territory’, whereas landscape may be considered in purely aesthetic terms. When landscape is territory, we can think of… Continue reading 22nd June 2017: Territories

18th May 2017: Photographies

18 May & 19 May, 2017 309 Regent St, University of Westminster, London UK To celebrate their tenth anniversary, photographies journal is holding a two-day conference.  Bringing together a range of international speakers, it promises to be a defining event engaging and interrogating the contemporary condition and currency of the photographic image.  Talks will address… Continue reading 18th May 2017: Photographies

27th April 2017: Ecologies

3pm-3pm Crosspoint, Roland Levinsky Building ‘The interconnected networks existing at the scales of mind, society and the environment’ (Felix Guattari, The Three Ecologies, 1989) The School of Art, Design & Architecture Postgraduate Research Expo ’17 is an afternoon exhibition of work, networking and research exchange, being the first showcase of its kind for masters students,… Continue reading 27th April 2017: Ecologies

Plymouth University PhD candidate wins Syngenta Photography Award 2017

Yan Preston, 'Forest 7' (2013)

Yan Wang Preston, who is a PhD candidate in Photography at the University of Plymouth, is the winner of the prestigious Syngenta Photography Award 2017 in the ‘Professional Commission’ category. The prize focuses on photography that explores global challenges. Yan is a British-Chinese artist primarily interested in how landscape photography can challenge myths and reveal hidden complexities… Continue reading Plymouth University PhD candidate wins Syngenta Photography Award 2017

Feature: “Regarding Nature”

Re-visiting - Scirpus [Bolboschoenus]maritimus – plate n°1075 Arrochar, August 2012 (Low tide) 56°12.342’N 4°45.038’W

BY LIZ WELLS Regarding Nature, a solo exhibition by the London-based, French photographer, Chrystel Lebas, opened at Huis Marseilles in Amsterdam on Saturday, 10 December 2016. It draws on Field Studies, a project developed over several years in conjunction with the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London. It was particularly good to see some recent… Continue reading Feature: “Regarding Nature”

30 November 2016: Research seminar on drowning in early photography

Hippolyte Bayard (1801-1887), Self portrait as a drowned man (1840)

English & Creative Writing Research Seminar  Breathless: the look of drowning in early underwater photography Speaker: Dr Matt Kerr (University of Southampton)  3.30-5pm on Wednesday 30th November 2016 in Babbage 406, Plymouth University This paper investigates the imaginative links between photography and drowning in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. If photography can be thought of as… Continue reading 30 November 2016: Research seminar on drowning in early photography

New landscape photography series edited by Prof Liz Wells

© Jem Southam 2016

Professor Liz Wells, professor in photographic culture at Plymouth University, has been commissioned by Bloomsbury Publishing to edit a new series of books focusing on landscape photography. This ground breaking breaking series will foster a contemporary investigation into photographic methodologies and practices relating to the inter-relation of land, landscape aesthetics, place, culture and environment, historically and now.… Continue reading New landscape photography series edited by Prof Liz Wells