London College of Communication Photography Graduates 2021

Images have become part of everyday parlance. More than 300 million photos are uploaded to the internet per day, which doesn’t equate for the millions, perhaps billions, that we keep to ourselves. In what ways can we push the boundaries of the still image, to tell stories in new ways? This year’s talented panel London College of Communication alumni explores key issues across gender, identity and sociopolitics, offering new perspectives on history, memory and belonging, as well as the role of the lens in making sense of both personal and public experiences. Explore the Class of 2021 online.

Class of 2021

Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts works between Glasgow and London. His multidisciplinary work queers the photographic medium through playful acts of trickery.

Alvaro Lopez Gimenez

Alvaro Lopez Gimenez is a Spanish visual artist who experiments with gender and identity through video art and performance.

Anna Drozd

Anna Drozd is a visual storyteller concerned with social justice within Eastern European contexts. She is fascinated by the idea of docu-fiction.

Bart Seng Wen Long

Bart’s practice is situated within the intersections of fetishism, queerness, contemporary appearance, post-racial politics and neoliberalism.

Bella Cholmeley

Through her work, Bella Cholmeley explores subjectivity, identity and human narrative. A journey into an ever-shifting, ambiguous dream.

Can Shui

Can Shui is a Chinese visual artist and educator. Greeting From Strangers comprises twelve photographs, each recording a month in one year.

Carmen Reichman

Carmen Reichman’s work challenges how we see the world around us and how we tell stories. She is interested in what it means to relay information.

Chahe Chaherige

Chahe’s project discusses a crucial part of the Chinese urbanisation process—construction workers, showing individuals rather than a group.

Charlie Holland

Documentary photographer Charlie Holland’s latest project explores music events and underground creative communities.

Danielle Anderson

Danielle Anderson’s images are filled with tension and ambiguity; they are unconscious repetitions, metaphors and expressions of emotion.

Emma Toma

In this series, set in Missouri, the artist attempts to confront themes of loss, closure and the complexity of home life and family dynamics.

Esther Gabrielle Kersley

Esther Gabrielle Kersley is a research-led documentary photographer whose work explores issues relating to technology, politics and society.

Giulia Grillo

Giulia Grillo is a surrealist artist, photographer and graphic designer practicing across the worlds of art, advertising and social media.

Jack Lumer

Jack Lumer was born in Milano in 1998, and grew up in New York. At the age of 16, he left home and moved to Brussels to develop his artistic identity.

Katie McCraw

Documentary photographer Katie McCraw focuses on family, nostalgia and memory. She is fascinated by the circular narrative of time.

Lai Lam Fave

Lai Lam Fave is a Singaporean-born, London-based artist. Her works centre around the ideas of performance, satire and embodiment.

Laura Dester

Laura Dester’s multidisciplinary photography, performance and moving image are used to explore concepts of space, memory and belonging,

Laura Gaggero

Laura Gaggero explores the relationship between participatory photography and contemporary representations of women.

Lauren Hillsdon

Nostalgia and sentimentality infiltrates all aspects of Hillsdon’s work as she employs a documentary style through the use of analogue photography.

Liliia Kucher

Liliia Kucher is a Ukrainian documentary photographer who focuses on the representation of memories and connections to places.

Lina Geoushy

Lina Geoushy is a social documentary photographer. She combines communication and psychology to question and deconstruct perceptions.

Mandy Williams

Across image and video, Mandy Williams examines the exclusionary politics of modern England through the metaphor of landscape.

Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell

Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell is a Brixton-based artist who creates evocative landscapes that explore dual heritage in a wide range of mediums.

Millie Hardingham

Feeling as though women in cinema were often represented as one dimensional and unrealistic, Hardingham created self-portraits.

Minjie Lv

Minjie Lv uses the lens to select a part of the existing world to express ideas, seeing photography as a form of minimal painting.


n00oodies is an interactive collaboration between artists and participants, exploring nude culture and the synthetic unreality of sex online.

Naomi Delorme

Naomi Delorme is a visual artist, documentary photographer and writer looking at the landscape and language of grief in black and white images.

Natalia Lazaro Prevost

Lazaro Prevost explores historical depictions of the female reproductive anatomy, and its influence on how women perceive their body image.

Nilufar Nuthall

Delving into her family’s past, Nuthall marks her position as an artist in relation to her family today. She works with film, structures and projections.

Nina Maria Allmoslechner

Nina Maria Allmoslechner is a London-based photographer. She explores topics such as body image, mental health, masculinity and sexuality.

Ran Bi

Brian Bi is a Chinese artist born in Beijing, and currently based in London. He is interested in the living experience constructed by images.

Renée Marie Kiangala

Renée Marie Kiangala’s practice is a contemporary critique of the involvement of surveillance studies in human development.

Robin Hunter Blake

Robin Hunter Blake’s images document irreplaceable moments with unique people, whilst projecting the artist’s search for identity.

Shihui Gao

Shihui Gao draws on her personal story. It explores loneliness and the search for emotional understanding in a post-Internet era. 

Siqi Li

Siqi Li is a visual artist based between London and Beijing whose practice is informed by her Chinese roots, exploring history, memory and longing.

Sirui Ma

Sirui Ma is a London-based photographer. Born in Beijing and raised in London and New York, her work examines multicultural identities.

Sofia Leppan

Sofia Leppan is a visual artist based between Ibiza and London. Leppan creates video art, book design and photography of all kinds.

Sophy Holden

Holden’s practice is centred in narrative – she is a storyteller who references poetry. Themes include mental health, femininity and masculinity.

Vaishnavi Pandey

Touch Me Not is an ongoing exploration of the lack of touch and intimacy between couples who were kept apart during the lockdown.

Vanessa Endeley

Vanessa Endeley was born and raised in Lagos. Her individual portraits are brought to life using a lot of colour, and are often obscured by blindfolds.

Yura Kim

Yura’s work shows her relationship with her grandmother and deals with the issues concerning senior citizens and their challenges in Korea.

Zheng Fang

Zheng Fang’s work is about indifference to history. The photographer shot a place in Western China called Oil Town. Now, it’s just ruins.