Photography: University College of Falmouth Talk

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On Friday 18 October, the Bede's Photography and Art Departments were kindly visited by renowned photographer, and lecturer at the University College of Falmouth, Mal Stone. 

Mal had travelled from the far west of England in the depths of Cornwall to come and chat to the eager and talented young Photographers at Bede's. 

He spoke to the large audience about Falmouth University and in particular the course that he created and heads, 'Press and Editorial Photography BA (Hons)'.

The photographic resources at Falmouth are considered to be amongst the best in Europe and offer students rich opportunities to create work both digitally and traditionally. Spacious studios, high spec postproduction facilities and knowledgeable technical experts support a diverse range of photographic practices.

A recently established in-house photo agency, Cartel Photos, offers students the opportunity to undertake paid commissions and provides an international web platform from which students can sell work to news agencies, magazines and advertising agencies.

Falmouth and Bede's have a strong relationship and it was a huge opportunity for the Junior and Senior students. At the present time there are a numerous students from Bede's studying this course and other courses at the University, with some of our highly talented students being accepted onto the BA Hons course without the need for a foundation year, which is a huge achievement and a real acknowledgement of the continuous hard work carried out in the Art and Photography department at Bede's. 

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Mal spoke to the students about the course and presented work from many of his students, both past and present. Such students have gone on work in the photographic industry, whether it is at agencies in London or around the world such as Rex and Magnum, or shooting in the front line of war-torn countries where they are documenting the news that we see every day.

The day was inspirational for all who attended. It was extremely beneficial for our students to experience first-hand the excellent courses that Falmouth have to offer.

The Department and Bede's as a whole would like to thank Mal for visiting us. It was a great day, and hopefully we will be able to come and visit the department at Falmouth in the near future.

Ema Excell

Head of Photography