Event photography is always pleasurable as we get to be part of and capture a memorable and exciting day in people’s lives. In the case of the Glasgow School of Art degree show, this day has taken a huge amount of organisation, care and time and we get to shoot the cracking outcome. As event photographers, we want to capture the buzz and energy as well as showing off the fine quality of work.
This year’s degree show marks the first public entrance to the refurbished Stow Building where Fine Art students on the Fine Art Photography, Painting & Printmaking and Sculpture and Environmental Art pathways are exhibiting their work. The new addition to the campus, which is at the foot of Garnet Hill, makes for a pleasurable afternoon of photographing striking artwork.
GSA’s degree show’s doors will be open from the 1st – 9th of June in the Reid building, the Bourdon Building, the Glue Factory and the Summer School in Flemming House and the new Stow Building.
One of Alan’s highlights this year is the work of Master of Design student Eli Lavett, The Things We Saw, which focuses on his experience of 9/11 in his hometown of New York as a child. Within his film work, Eli says: “I hope to place the viewer within a certain time and place, and to evoke some of the emotions that I felt as a seven-year-old in Lower Manhattan, or at least a suggestion of those emotions.” His work can be found in the Reid Building.
Here are some more of our favourite photographs of this year’s undergraduate and graduate shows.