Studio 6
Disrupting Borders: the Personal to the Universal

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Photo studio 6 responded to timely contemporary issues supporting students in making works that embraced speculative visions, deconstructed cultural and political myth-making, and forecast new contemporary photographic subjectivities. The studio looked at the resonance of debates about gaze, subjectivity and truth, focusing on their currency when considered in relation to ideas such as artifice, escapism, activism, dystopia, utopia, tragicomedy, satire and how contemporary photography can navigate these ideas. This studio explored the ‘thoughtfulness of seeing’ in contemporary photographic practice, investigating, probing, identifying and disrupting the borders between forms of image making traditionally considered personal and those traditionally considered universal.

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