UCS photographic students on a field trip to New York
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Students visit the city that never sleeps
University students from UCS recently swapped Ipswich for New York for a long distance field trip.
BA (Hons) Photography students at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) have recently returned from the city that never sleeps.
The undergraduate students visited the offices of the famous The New York Times newspaper. and were given guided tours through photographic exhibitions at The Guggenheim, The Pierpont Morgan Library, the Museum of Modern Art and Aperture Foundation.
The group also enjoyed a visit to the Highline, the elevated railroad that brought freight into New York and has now been has been turned into a National Park giving a unique view of the city above the hustle and bustle.
Second year student Holly Wright from Woodbridge said: “I first visited New York when I was 12 years old, visiting again really opened my eyes and let me see and discover the city in a completely different light.
“I really found the Robin Cracknell talk about his ‘Childhood’ series at the Sous Les Etoiles Gallery helpful and also inspirational, as it has close links In relation to with my current work for my degree, and helped spark new ideas for my current project.”
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Students studying Photography at UCS have been visiting the city for the past five years as part of their course.
Lecturer Geoff Buono, said: “Each trip builds on the contacts and experiences from the previous visits to offer the students a pastoral and cultural encounter of one of the world’s most exciting cities. These visits inform the modules that students are studying as well as offering networking opportunities. A student who travelled last year has, on the back of that trip, arranged gallery meetings to discuss his work.”
For more information on for BA (Hons) Photography at UCS visit www.ucs.ac.uk/photography or attend a UCS Open Event to find out more about joining the university.
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