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Rethinking the famine story: a multimedia series on food insecurity

Famine has been conventionally associated with Africa, and portrayed visually through stereotypes. As in recent media coverage of the crisis in East Africa, photographs of starving children with fly-blown faces, removed from their context, remain common. MA course leader Dr Dave Clark, working as a multimedia journalist for China Daily, set out this summer to […]

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The challenges of being a war photographer – Adam Dean in The Guardian

Adam Dean was one of 17 well-known photographers interviewed in The Guardian’s 18 June 2011 feature on war photography. Adam spoke about his experience working in the immediate aftermath of the December 2007 bomb that assassinated Benazir Bhutto: I was very much a novice when I took this. I’d just finished a master’s in photojournalism and thought […]

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MA Photography graduates exhibiting work

Nick Kozak and Gemma Thorpe, two graduates from the MA/IMMJ predecessor course, have had their work exhibited recently. Nick’s street photography has been published on the Toronto-based Boreal collective site, while Gemma’s Transition project is showing at The New Art Gallery, Walsall, until 18 June.      

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The End of Newspapers and Future of News

Australian futurist Ross Dawson will be hosting a short discussion at Beijing Foreign Studies University on 19 May to discuss the changing media environment in China. Ross Dawson is well known for his formulas to predict a newspaper extinction timeline around the world which currently estimates the end of printed news in metro China to […]

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Stephen Mayes lecture March 2011

The second intensive workshop ended on 18 March with a lecture by Stephen Mayes, managing director of VII Photo in New York, and co-secretary of the World Press Photo jury. Stephen is one of the leading figures in the industry, and he spoke to the students about the new approaches to photojournalism that are required […]

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Adam Dean honoured with PDN award

The accolades for Adam Dean (2006 graduate) keep on coming, with him being named in the prestigious Photo District News 2011 list of “30 new and emerging photographers to watch“. When assignments permit Adam lectures on the course, giving students an invaluable insight into what a career in editorial photography requires. You can see Adam’s […]

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Adam Dean’s POYi win and Sony WPO shortlist

2006 MA graduate Adam Dean has been awarded First Place, General News in the 2011 Picture of the Year International competition. Adam’s untitled photograph shows two wounded US soliders in a moment of quiet pain while being medevaced from the front line. This photograph is part of a larger story called the “Afghanistan: The Long […]

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Term 1 finishes in Beijing

The first term of the International Multimedia Journalism MA finished with a two week intensive in late November 2010. Guest lecturers Tania Branigan, Linda Kennedy, Robert Pledge, Jonak Kessel, Brian Palmer, Dan Chung, Huang Wen and Adam Dean joined with tutors D J Clark and David Campbell to teach and discuss the changing world of […]

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