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OCA Photography graduates in Dali International Photography Exhibition


Congratulations to our two OCA BA (Hons) Photography graduates Melanie Black and Johnathan Hall who are featured in the Dali international Photography Exhibition in China, Yunnan Province, 31 August to 7 September as part of the 5th Dali International Photography Festival, “One of the most influential photography events in Asia” (Culture360) as a platform for Cultural Exchanges between Asia, Europe and the rest of the world.


The Dali International Photography festival involves 23 galleries around the ancient city and throughout a village on the shore of Lake Erhai. The Photography exhibition is co-curated by Andy Golding, curator and trustee of Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and a tutor at Open University. Andy said of the DIPE exhibition “the exhibition features the best of recent UK photography graduates work relating to the theme of ‘living elsewhere’’.


After meeting Photography program leader Dan Robinson as part of partnership collaboration between OCA, RPS and OU on OCA short courses, Andy selected OCA photography graduate’s work using OCA’s Graduate Showcase.


OCA’s BA (Hons) Photography degree can be studied anywhere in the world. The course supports learners to develop and apply their creative and technical skills to a range of projects — playfully and critically exploring the role of photography in a wide range of practices, communities and professional sectors.


Both short courses, Photography as Language and Investigating Place with Pyschogeography are available worldwide and take around 10 weeks to complete. OCA short courses enable OCA students, RPS members and other learners to share work and ideas alongside each other with support of a tutor, and can be a useful stepping stone to further study with OCA or beyond. The next cohort of OCA short courses starts on 16 October with a sign up deadline of 13 September.


Image: Johnathan Hall - Tourism in London, And Me, 2018

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