Adam Murray, the MA Fashion Image pathway leader, shares how this year’s cohorts rose to the challenges. “They all dealt with it remarkably well,” he says. “I’m confident that this is a group of image-makers who are all prepared to enter the industry and offer new ways of thinking about image-making.” Boasting a promising array of short films, curated books and VR experiences, the class of MA Fashion Image 2021 will be showcasing their work at Shoreditch art gallery, FILET, for just two days next week. “The showcase is an opportunity to celebrate the exciting work produced by this class,” says Murrey. “There is a real variety in approaches this year, with some students working with more traditional forms of photography and others exploring the possibilities that digital image-making and interactive platforms offer.” From Scottish lochs to London youth culture, human blindspots to artificial intelligence, some image-makers turned towards home for the influence of their works, whilst others turned inwards, finding inspiration in thematic touchpoints including perception and the imagination.
Anticipating the upcoming exhibition and the influx of photographs that are soon to grace our social media feeds, we spoke to the 8 graduates about their final projects, their processes, and what a fashion image means to them.
The MA Fashion Image 2021 Showcase is free to visit at 103 Murray Grove, N1 7QP, on Wednesday 1st December 16:00-20:00, and Thursday 2nd December 10:00-17:00.