A short while ago I looked at the work of three photographer that had graduated from Newport University. Now it’s the turn of one of the other establishments I will be applying to: Swansea Metropolitan University.
Paul graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Photojournalism from Swansea. In 2006 he was awarded the Guardian Student Photographer of the year. His work has been short-listed and exhibited by the Getty Images Gallery for the Ian Parry Award. He has received commissions from the Guardian and has shot in various locations across the world. Although he has a photo-journalist background it seems that he has moved into events and wedding photography (judging by his LinkedIn pages). Looking through his work are some strong documentary ideas – the series taken of children with polio is an interesting one as he has moved away from ‘obvious’ shots of unwell children.
Eight galleries of Paul’s work can be found on his website HERE.
Like many documentary students Paul now works as a wedding photographer, his professional website is HERE.
Tom graduated from Swansea in 2008 with a BA(Hons) Photography in the Arts. In his final year at university he was selected for the New Sensations Exhibition in London and won first prize in the Swansea Open and Mission Gallery Open competitions. He regularly shows his work at national and international level exhibitions and is currently studying for his Masters at the Royal College of Art.
Tom’s portfolio can be found HERE. I can definitely see the difference between the artistic and documentary schools of photography. A lot of Tom’s work is beyond me, but I really like the idea of the San Fransico Panorama and the passage of time as the camera sweeps across the horizon.
Jonathan graduated in 2009 with a BA(Hons) in Photo Journalism. His final year project, the documentation of teenagers that gather in the centre of Swansea, was published in the collaborative book ‘Nu: Fiction and Stuff’. He is still based in Wales and says his primary aim is ‘documenting UK culture’. He has completed his MA at Westminster University. As with many documentary photographers I’ve looked at his website also contains links to wedding photography! I guess the bills have to be paid some how.
You can find Jonathan’s work HERE.