Previously… ‘My Journey to an MA in Photography’ with Colin Jarvis

For many years Syd Cumbus has provided a brief review of the week’s meeting to the Lancaster Guardian for their Social Scene column. We’re now very happy to be able to also present these round ups on the website.

@ Colin Jarvis

@ Colin Jarvis

The Society welcomed Colin Jarvis, a member of Preston Photographic Society to present his lecture entitled ‘My Journey to an MA in Photography’ Colin works semi professionally as a Photographer along with teaching photography at Preston College. His MA was a two year course at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle which built upon his foundation degree from Blackpool and Fylde College.

Colin introduced members to other well known photographers who had been influential, these included Lewis Balz, Stephen Shore and the German workers Bernd and Hilla Becher. The lecture was illustrated with examples from his portfolio as he explored the theme of space and place. Examples included new Manchester architecture such as Media City, Imperial War Museum North, Justice Courts and Chips Building in Ancoats. plus the new ferry terminal at Liverpool. These buildings were used to emphasize pattern, shape and light. Images of escalators illustrated transitory spaces or non-places. Non places being those in between places we travel through on a daily journey.

For part two Colin exhibited monochrome long exposure images of subjects as diverse as the Falkirk Wheel, Brimham Rocks and the Malham limestone pavements.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Chris Thoume.