VIS­UAL DE­PIC­TIONS OF MEN­TAL ILL­NESS

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It’s hard to see how men­tal ill­ness can af­fect some­one, but, as part of her end-of-year as­sign­ment, UCOL stu­dent Em Black­more chose to vis­ually show­case sto­ries of men­tal ill­ness

Em Black­more was awarded a Sil­ver and a Sil­ver Dis­tinc­tion for her Stu­dent-cat­e­gory en­tries into the 2015 New Zealand In­sti­tute of Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phy (NZIPP) Iris Awards, and then in 2016 she re­ceived two Sil­ver awards, as well as be­ing se­lected as a fi­nal­ist for Stu­dent of the Year, so it’s not sur­pris­ing that the third-year Bach­e­lor of Ap­plied Vis­ual Imag­ing stu­dent at the Univer­sal Col­lege of Learn­ing (UCOL) in Palmer­ston North is pro­duc­ing some­thing a bit spe­cial for her end-of year project for her qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

The brief asks stu­dents to take charge of their own learn­ing and pro­duce a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinar y vis­ual-imag­ing se­ries of work (backed up by the­o­ries and re­search) that they will be able to use in their port­fo­lios when they grad­u­ate, and start look­ing for work within the pho­tog­ra­phy in­dustr y. Black­more said that

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