North Walsham

Career success for Paston photography student

Just Regional
Jan 5, 2015 2 mins read

Twenty-five AS & A2 Photography students visited London for a tour of two exhibitions and an introduction to the studio of internationally renowned English photographer and Magnum Photo Agency member Martin Parr. Our guide to his studio was Louis Little, a former Paston photography student who now works for Martin Parr as an assistant. Having attained a first class degree at Plymouth University, Louis worked as an intern in studios in Brighton and then gained a similar position within Martin, leading to a full-time post where he has had the opportunity to assist in the curation of exhibitions of the photographer’s work in Qatar and at the new Media Space gallery at the Science Museum in London. Louis was able to give our Paston students an insight into his role in archiving Martin’s work and how he has been able to understand the significance of his photography in documenting contemporary culture and particularly the British identity. Martin Parr was there briefly to answer questions on his work before leaving on assignment. This was an excellent opportunity to make a connection with our student’s own studies and their potential future careers and creative path.

Our next stop was the Barbican Art Centre to see an outstanding exhibition of photography exploring architecture in the landscape “Constructing Worlds – Photography & Architecture in the Modern Age”. The location itself being an amazing example of post war utopian urban planning to photograph for the students. We then went on to the Victoria & Albert Museum to see a retrospective exhibition of the renowned portrait and fashion photographer Horst P. Horst who’s sophisticated use of lighting was particularly inspiring for our A2 students who are currently working on their studio lighting coursework.

Picture: Greg Hayward

Picture: Greg Hayward

Pictures: Greg Hayward

Pictures: Greg Hayward

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