Pit House To Politics – Vanessa Short

“Each interview filled me with dread. I was recording the amazing achievements of these women, women who’d welcomed me into their lives, and I’d kept something hidden, something I knew was important to them.”     I lived through the miners’ strike of the 1980’s as the child of a…

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AT HOME: EUROPEANS IN THE UK – Susana de Dios

I am a Spanish photographer living and working in the UK. My work explores issues of immigration and identity through portrait and documentary photography. In the aftermath of the EU referendum, many UK-based Europeans were left with feelings of insecurity and anxiety about what the future might hold for them…

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Island life Vs life as an Island -Joanne Coates

“Greenvoe, an exploration of island life versus We Live by Tha’ Water an exploration of the self as an island.”  – Current OGC Mentorship winner and recent Close Up V speaker Joanne Coates writes for us about documenting life on an island, the split narrative within her work and exploring her own mental health issues…   Greenvoe…

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The Unexplained – Charlotte Bond

The Unexplained is a project that considers the fact that 250,000 people of all ages and backgrounds go missing in the U.K. each year. Some return, some change their identity, some are found dead and some are never found. Each missing case is different, however the standardised police procedure for…

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