The other week our BA Photography and Visual Cultures students took a trip to St Nick’s market in Bristol to practice their street photography skills.
Their activities consisted of three day trips, visiting and familiarising themselves with the cultural venues of Bristol such as Arnolfini, RPS Gallery, M-Shed and Watershed.
The idea behind their trip St. Nicholas Market was to Explore a maze of quirky stalls, street food and historic architecture within the city. The market has a huge cultural significance. Open since 1743, it now hosts Bristol’s largest collection of independent retailers.
This was an excellent opportunity for the photography students to develop their street photography skills, as well as immerse themselves in the cultural richness of Bristol – just a stones throw away from UCW in Weston-super-Mare.
The next day students got the opportunity to visit the RPS (Royal Photographic Society) Gallery and their exhibition entitled ‘Squaring the Circles of Confusion’, later also receiving a talk from the RPS.
The final day, learners were able to independently navigate Watershed’s Encounters Film Festival, booking and viewing the films that most appealed to them. This was a brilliant research opportunity for the students to find inspiration that will later feed into the work they do this year.
We can’t wait to see what the students create, inspired by their visit to Bristol!