London College of Communication Photography Degree Show

This is the seventh edition of Next Generation – an annual feature showcasing final portfolios from graduates at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. These talented photographers are entering the industry at an uncertain time. In spite of this, they transport the viewer to Ireland, Bangkok, Normandy and Budapest, urging them to stop, breathe and observe: to look at the world under nightfall and consider its potential before a new day emerges. Surfacing from lockdown and moving into a period of mass-awakening – with global protests, rallies against social injustice and a global environmental awakening – it is perhaps more apparent than ever that we can only move forward, not backwards. These exciting new names provide fresh perspectives on familiar surroundings, keenly capturing a world on the cusp of monumental change through fine art, documentary, landscape and portraiture

Class of 2020

Aimee Day

Aimee Day is a recent BA Photography graduate for University of the Arts London: London College of Communication.

Alessandro Perchiazzi

Alessandro Perchiazzi’s work explores the relationship between individuals and landscapes, focusing on sociopolitical issues.

Alex Nightingale-Smith

Alex Nightingale-Smith’s series A Window into Presence uses the Covid-19 crisis as an opportunity to explore the deep states of presence.

Alina Saranti 

Alina Saranti’s photographic work explores themes of loss, motherhood, domesticity, nature, the darkness and the light in the everyday.

Ana Blumenkron

Ana Blumenkron is a Mexican photographer who has worked with publications such as Condé Nast, Expansión, and MasporMas.

Andrew Little

Andrew Little is a recent BA Photography graduate for University of the Arts London: London College of Communication.

Andrew Simmons

Andrew Simmons’ work is very much autobiographical and is as much a document of his own life as it is his surroundings.

Anna Skahill

Anna Skahill’s current work takes an interest in the intersection between relationships, memory and the family presented through a variety of media.

Antoni Kowalski

Antoni Kowalski is a portrait and environmental photographer. His work circulates around the themes of belonging, identity and nostalgia.

Arianna Poverini

Arianna Poverini’s practice is research-based and takes different forms from analogue photographs and collage, to digital image and video making. .

Astrid Aagaard

Astrid Aagaard-Svendsen experiments with digital collage with interests also extending to bookbinding and multi-dimensional arts.

Bapi Chakraborty

Bapi Chakraborty is a fine art photographer. His extensive travels allow him to capture the world and nature in essential rhythmic forms.

Beatrice Bonino

Beatrice Bonino’s Glimpsing in the Dark (Figure 1) is an exploration of the photograph as an object and her own self-discovery as an indi- vidual.

Bryan O’Brien

Bryan O’Brien is a multi-award winning Irish photographer and videojournalist. He has worked with numerous press outfits internationally.

Byeori Sung

Byeori Sung is a creative photographer London and Seoul. Receipt For Life is an exploration of of the balance between work and passion.

Chao Zhang

Chao Zhang is a recent MA Photography graduate for University of the Arts London: London College of Communication.

Chelsey Burch

Chelsey Burch works with film photography, highlighting hints of human interaction from the developing and scanning process.

Christine Le Roux

Christine Le Roux’s ongoing personal project The Greens explores the ever-changing dynamic of her grandparents 60-year relationship.

Claire Eggers

Claire Eggers’ series Vanishing Point explores themes of depression, anxiety and low self esteem, escalated further by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dina Luna Patey

Dina Patey is a photographer and artist based between London and Oslo. She is a recent graduate of BA Photography at LCC.

Eliana Lale

Having previously studied dance, Eliana Lale’s photography is inspired by the idea of movement and colour to create elegant images.

Em Dessi-Makin

Em Dessi-Makin delves into mental health, relationships and representation. Sa Pippia is a personal exploration of her heritage.

Emma Dunaud

Emma Dunaud is a Paris based photographer. Her work is closely linked to psychology, with a therapeutic and psychoanalytical quality.

Eugenia Falqui 

Eugenia Falqui is a photographer living in Bangkok. Her series Bangkok Dreaming explores the colour and vibrancy of the city.

Fatima Khatun

Fatima Khatun is a London based photographer and graduate of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from LCC.

Gregor Emmanuel

Gregor Emmanuel is a London-based photographer and cinematographer, specialising in editorial and documentary style works.

Holly De Looze

Holly de Looze’s work documents her understanding of gender roles within domestic environments, including subjects of intimacy and performance.

India Tuersley

India Tuersley’s original 9 Lives project was interrupted due to lockdown, so instead she turned to collage to create her work.

Ismael dos Anjos

Ismael dos Anjos’ work exposes and explores human rights issues in his home country of Brazil in an effort to champion social justice.

James Greenhalgh

James Greenhalgh’s The best part of me is youis a project of discovery, delving into his own identity as a man and modern ideas of masculinity.

Jieying Shao 

Jieying Shao is a photographer originally from China. The series Blowing in the Wind explores themes of loss and reflection.

Joe Twigg 

Joe Twigg’s series Wildlife was made across several long unguided walks, documenting suburban London in the early months of 2020.

Kaplan Urul 

Kaplan Urul’s series Orange is an expression of the individual, representing turmoil explored through the body language of its subject.

Kyle Tsai

Kyle Tsai is a Taiwanese artist based in London. His series Brutalism in London explores the city’s post-war architecture.

Lili Gyarmati

Lili Gyarmati believes our stories are the strongest links that connect us and aims to share these unique and personal histories through her visual work.

Maggie Viegener

Maggie Viegener is an Argentinian photographer. Her series Giving a Face to the Faceless documents the Covid-19 pandemic in Buenos Aires.

Maite De Orbe

Maite de Orbe is a photographer whose work focuses on gender, fashion, portraiture, and nature, through surrealism and the absurd.

Marcel Top

Alongside his traditional use of photography, Marcel Top also explores the limits and boundaries of the medium through his practice.

Maria Makridis

Maria Makridis is a photographer from the Netherlands. Drawn to the vibe and openness of the city of London, she studied her MA at LCC.

Marita Upeniece

Marita Upeniece works across a wide range of genres to express herself and new ideas, including food and still life, portraiture and landscapes.

Mary Morgan

Following a career in international public diplomacy, Mary Morgan transitioned into visual arts, using her photography to reflect key issues.

Nadine Persaud

Nadine Persaud’s series Catholic School Girl visually captures religious symbols, referencing paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Nick Goring

Nick Goring’s particular interest is in our relationship with the past, both individually and collectively, and the impact it has on our identities.

Peter Stewart Sykes

Taking its name from the tale The Juniper Tree, the series Red as Blood, White as Snow navigates various themes explored in European folk literature.

Phoebe Smith

Phoebe Smith’s project My Sister Romy focuses on her sister, who has severe autism, documenting the twenty four hour care she receives.

Phoebe Somerfield

Phoebe Somerfield’s On Fairly Solid Ground is a contemplation of feminine presence within landscape, using post-industrial backdrops.

Prim Patnasiri 

Prim Patnasiri is an artist from Bangkok, Thailand, currently based in London and working in photography, video, installation.

Qingyu Yàng

Qingyu Yang’s practice often engages with the social conflicts that relate to his life. The series Chinese Muslim reveals a forgotten community.

Qiwen Wu

Qiwen Wu holds a Graduate Diploma Photography from University of the Arts: London College of Communication.

Qiying Feng 

Qiying Feng is a BA Photography graduate from the University of the Arts: London College of Communication.

Rachel Gordon

Rachel Gordon is a Scottish photographer. Lockdown enabled her to reassess her practice, resulting in the series The Fruit & The Flies.

Sam Hart

Sam Hart is a recent MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography graduate from London College of Communication.

Shan Jiang

Shan Jiang uses mixed media combined with narrative techniques to enrich visual effects, expressed as complete pages rather than single pictures.

Sichan Wang

Sichan Wang is a Chinese artist based in London. Her practice uses variety media, including photography, moving image, sculpture and storytelling

Sophie Edge 

Sophie Edge is a recent BA Photography graduate of the University of the Arts: London College of Communication.

Sophie Wöhleke

Sophia Wöhleke works with analogue photography in order to explore ideas of place and identity, playing with the line between reality and fiction.

Stefan Schlumpf

Stefan Schlumpf is a Swiss photographer. His work has appeared in international campaigns as well as various magazines worldwide.

Tami Aftab

Tami Aftab is a London based Photographer. Her work touches on subjects of intimacy, performance and playfulness through portraiture.

Xiyuan Xiao

Xiyuan Xiao is a photographer who based between Shanghai and London. Xiao recently completed her MA Photography, graduating from LCC.

Yaquing Tang

Yaquing Tang is a designer and commercial photographer. The series shown here is titled Food is Doing Surreal things in the Desert.

Yuchen Gong

Yuchen Gong is an artist who holds a Graduate Diploma in Photography from the University of the Art: London College of Communication

Yuxuan Xue

Yuxuan Xue was born in Dongying, China, home to the country’s second largest oil field. Xue explores the gradual depletion of this resource.