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10/05/2021

Student Work Gains New Yorker Recognition

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With a passion for photography and eye for an image, photojournalism student Deborah Coleman has attracted the attention of the New Yorker’s visuals editor.
Elisabeth Biondi reviewed Deborah’s work after the third year class at the
University of Gloucestershire submitted a selection of work to Source, a quarterly magazine of contemporary photography.
Elisabeth joined Charlotte Cotton, Creative Director from the National Media Museum as special guest curators, making their choices from Graduate Photography 2010.
Deborah’s portfolio focused on Wootton Bassett, and the repatriation of
servicemen and women to nearby RAF Lyneham.
“Over 650 students submitted work to Source Graduate Photography Online,” said Deborah, “and there were two industry professionals invited to review the work. I was really pleased as it’s a project I’m continuing to document as it’s such an important story.”
Praising her work, Elisabeth said: “Her pictures are honest and without
frills. She brings us emotionally close to what she observes. Her pictures
move us deeply, making us think about loss in our own life.”
Deborah has recently graduated with a BA Honours in Photojournalism and
Documentary Photography, and following the end of her studies was offered a three month contract as a hospital medical photographer.
Now living in Swindon, she is also working on other documentary projects and is keen to undertake further forensic and medical projects, but the Wootton Bassett project remains particularly close to her heart.
“What started out as a few local people paying their respects has now
escalated sadly, due to the all too frequent repatriations from conflict,”
said Deborah. “I wanted to show the sadness and grief of the relatives and
friends in a considered and compassionate way.” To find out more about
Graduate Photography 2010 online, please visit www.source.ie

Image from the Wootton Bassett project, C17 Coming Home, by Deborah Coleman.

Source: University of Gloucestershire

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