‘Masterji and Coventry’ – Exhibition visit

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As a part of the second year module Community, Culture and Identity the students recently visited the ‘Masterji and Coventry’ exhibition which is currently on show in The Box in Fargo village.  This is the first solo show of 94 year old Coventry Photographer Masterji and has been organised and curated by the ‘Photo Archive Miners’.   At the exhibiton we met Jason Tilley and Ben Kyneswood, the exhibtion curators for a talk and workshop where we were able to get much more insight into the work, its origins and history.

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As a part of the professional experience module the second year students were also able to work with the curators during the installation and opening night of the show, to gain experience of putting on such a big exhibition.

The students were also able to get involved themselves with the installed ‘makeshift Masterji studio’ set up in the space and take a few photographs using backgrounds and props from Masterji’s original studio. The exhibition is on until 20th November – it’s well worth a look!

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Senior Lecturer Caroline Molloy was asked by Photomonitor to write a review about the exhibition, where you will also be able to find out a bit more about the curators of the exhibition – Photo archive Miners – check out their website to explore the ‘app’ that they have created to enable online reworking and interaction with archives, creating your own digital exhibition.

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Emma Lambert

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