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Westminster MA Photography Arts graduate’s work featured in Source magazine

Photography 11 October 2016

Laetitia Kamayi’s photography

University of Westminster MA Photographic Studies graduate Laetitia Kamayi’s photographs have been selected to feature in the Graduate Photography Online section of Source magazine. 

Leading industry curators Kate Bush of Media Space, Cliff Lauson of the Hayward Gallery and Shoair Mavlian of Tate Modern selected this year’s work from students across the UK and Ireland.

Laetitia’s work showcases seven photographs titled ‘Kongo | You Should Know Me’. They include two vintage photographs from 1987 and 1979, two half body shots, two outside shots of restaurants ‘The Bash’ and ‘King’s Continental Cuisine’, and a shot of a pub with a sign ‘Pride of Tottenham’.

The description states: “It's the combination of these elements along with the complicated history of my motherland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, which makes this journey personal. Suspicion and desire for change ignites a need for the multiple narratives of the Congolese.”

Kate Bush, Curator of the Media Space, said: “It’s tough as a photographer to distil your project and your ideas into eight or so pictures but it is the essential discipline. Many of these photographers have done just that, and I have chosen the projects that I particularly like”.

Graduate Photography Online is a platform that gives photography students a chance to make their work visible to people with a focused interest in contemporary photography, including curators, picture researchers and other industry professionals.

Since 2007, thousands of students have submitted to the platform with many others in the photographic industry visiting the website to discover new photographic talent.

The Graduate selections can now be viewed in Issue 87 of Source magazine, digitally and in print.

Find out more about the University of Westminster’s Photography Arts MA (previously known as the Photographic Studies MA)

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