Years 2 and 3 BA (Hons) Photography students have just returned from an exciting seven day study trip to New York City. The students had the opportunity to meet Photographer Elinor Carucci and Curator Susan Bright. They were also treated to a tour of the Aperture Gallery, as well as exploring all of the sights and sounds of the City.
Photographer Elinor Carucci welcomed Staff and Students into her home for a talk about her work. Elinor showed a range of her personal work as well as her commercial portfolio, discussing the differences between working as an Artist and working commercially. The students were very keen to ask questions and learn about her career path and creative development and found it to be an invaluable insight into the working life of an established photographer. Elinor also very kindly took the time to sign some of her books that the students had brought along.
We also invited Susan Bright, renowned curator and writer, to talk to the students. We met her at New York’s School of Visual Arts, where she talked about her career path and direction as well as some of her most notable curation projects and published work.
The Aperture Gallery was showing the Chinese Photobook exhibition, curated by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren. Adair Ewin, an education intern at Aperture, showed us around the exhibition, discussing the work with the students and exploring their understanding of Chinese photography and propaganda.
Alongside all of this the students explored all of what New York has to offer including a trip to Coney Island, Top of the Rock, the New York Public library, the Museum of Modern Art and the 9/11 Memorial. Look out for posts coming soon featuring some of the best photography created by the students on the trip.
Ready for the flight home at JFK airport: