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Jun 4, 2014

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“Changing Faces” is a professional body of work which explores the stories of two people who have a facial disfigurement. I chose to explore this topic so that I could find out more about other people’s lives and inform others of these stories. This was a challenging project which pushed many of my boundaries through meeting new people and being sensitive to their stories.

During some points of…

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Jun 4, 2014

Hallie

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When I met Hallie, I couldn’t believe how much of a happy child she really was. She was cheeky and full of life.

Even though she suffers from Sturge Weber Syndrome, and she has difficulties and a lot of medical attention because of this syndrome, she does not let this defeat her and she is so determined.

When talking to Hallie’s mum to find out her story it was very overwhelming as it was still…

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Jun 3, 2014

Opening Night

After a hard week of setting up and adding the final touches to my ebook, the opening night was a huge success. It was better than I expected and I had a great response back from my work, from friends and family and the general public. A lot of people had questions on my experience when meeting Hallie and Theresa, and how I gained contact with them. It was great to be able to share my experiences…

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Jun 3, 2014

eBook Presentation

When thinking about how I was going to show my eBook in the exhibition I looked on a few websites to see if I could find any inspiration on how to show my own.

On http://newfotoscapes.org/ they have a preview of their ebook and this is where my final piece drew its inspiration. I wanted the viewer to be able to click between the pages and take their time doing so.

As we didn’t have much access to…

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Front Cover

When it came to thinking of the front cover of my book and the title I had a hard decision with this.
Jun 3, 2014

Front Cover

When it came to thinking of the front cover of my book and the title I had a hard decision with this.

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Final Images

For the content in my eBook, I knew I wanted to have in the videos which I had created, along with the digital images which I had also taken.

I wanted to edit down to create a flow for the narrative when people are reading, and also so it breaks up the book into text, film and photographs.

I already had my favourite images which I was using to promote my work, and so I thought it best that these…

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Jun 3, 2014

Change of Text Panel

Change of Text Panel

As my work was changing from a photo film to an eBook, I needed to change my text panel. This is because I was originally just basing my project on one of my participants, Hallie. However, I am not focusing on two of them, this includes Theresa.

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Unfortunately because I was in a rush to get this to the printers I didn’t realise I had a spelling mistake, if I would of had time I would have gotten…

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Jun 3, 2014

David Jay

Photographer David Jay didn’t set out to photograph scars, but it all started when he photographed a friend who underwent a mastectomy at the age of 28. He began to take photographs of other women  during the different stages of breast cancer, and this created the Scar Project.

These portraits of both men and women show the physical reality of this horrible disease. The emotion comes out so well…

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Jun 3, 2014

Claire Gilliam

Claire Gilliam is a photographer who became disabled as a baby when she was in a car accident. She decided to turn the camera onto herself and photograph her disability which is termed as right-sided Hemiplegia, a semi-paralysis and weakness of the entire right side.

Claire turned the camera onto herself and took self-portraits, this became a way of describing her body and helping her understand…

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Emily Alecock

Emily Alecock is a recent graduate from the University of Derby, and for her final year project she was working with people with disabilities. This subject is quite close to my own theme on facial disfigurements, and was interesting to find out the reason to her starting her project.

“I decided that I needed to focus on something that I was passionate about in order to motivate myself. Having a…

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Jun 2, 2014

Theresa - A letter to her younger self

Theresa – A letter to her younger self

‘’To my young self,

I want to let you know more than anything that the surgeon you have now, is not right. You won’t look
‘normal’ by the time you are 21. I know you will be heartbroken hearing this as you have been through so much pain emotionally and physically and have been lead to believe that what he says is Gospel. However, what I need you to know is that actually we don’t need you to be…

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Jun 2, 2014

Degree Show Contribution Statement

Degree Show Contribution Statement

%5bUntitled%5dBefore we split into groups, I took minutes for the whole group which were put on google docs for people to relay back to for what was discussed during the meeting.

I was part of the curation team, and this involved me helping make the scale model of the gallery. When we got into the gallery, I started to have a larger role within the curation team, from making executive decisions to where people…

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Jun 1, 2014

Opening Night

Opening night was so much fun and I couldn’t of asked for a better turn out, after all the hard work which had been put in over the past weeks had finally paid off.  We had so many visitors and everyone was looking at the work and saying how well put together everything was.

We locked up the night at around 9.30 and headed to the pub for celebrations. I cannot believe it’s over but it’s been…

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Jun 1, 2014

Exhibition Morning! - 30/05

Exhibition Morning! – 30/05

On the morning of the opening night I went into the gallery to do a few little bits before I had to start work. I repainted some of my plinth and wall where it had been marked since hanging my work.
I then placed all the text panels with everyone’s work, so that when it came to putting them up they would all be together.

When I had finished work I imagined that everyone’s work would be up on the…

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Jun 1, 2014

Hanging Day - 29/05

Hanging Day – 29/05

Thursday was supposed to be a contingency day in which it was supposed to be only little things that needed doing in the gallery, such as cleaning etc. However, people still didn’t even have their work hung, including myself. Once my print had arrived I mounted it and hung it on the wall.

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Today we also had to make a decision on last minute curatorial, as one person still hadn’t shown up with…

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