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    Hello, I'm new to this while forum thing so please bear with me.

    I applied to a photography course this year and was rejected with the following line "to have and to evidence an appropriate level of awareness of contemporary photographic practice, contemporary theory and visual culture" and I was wondering if someone could me understand what this means and to help me understand what to include in a portfolio.

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    Hello, I'm new to this while forum thing so please bear with me.

    I applied to a photography course this year and was rejected with the following line "to have and to evidence an appropriate level of awareness of contemporary photographic practice, contemporary theory and visual culture" and I was wondering if someone could me understand what this means and to help me understand what to include in a portfolio.

    Thanks
    This thread might help:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=974132

    I've moved your thread to a forum where you should get more specialist advice.
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    (Original post by iGNiOra)
    Hello, I'm new to this while forum thing so please bear with me.

    I applied to a photography course this year and was rejected with the following line "to have and to evidence an appropriate level of awareness of contemporary photographic practice, contemporary theory and visual culture" and I was wondering if someone could me understand what this means and to help me understand what to include in a portfolio.

    Thanks
    That sounds like you either didn't show any or enough evidence in your portfolio of influences/contemporary photographic art. Some universities/art schools ask specifically for you to include images that show your influences (eg ECA as for 2-5 images in their mini portfolio http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-systems/...g/requirements ), others will ask for a piece of written work (Falmouth ask for this IIRR) to show your skills at researching/critique and reflection...or it might have been that your influences were more along the lines of commercial/fashion/journalistic photography rather than fine art photography.

    Most photography courses will include a significant number of visits to galleries and exhibitions - including work inspired or influenced by a visit would be one way to strengthen your portfolio in that area. You could also spend some time each week looking through magazines/blogs about contemporary photography (not just the practicalities and skills) - http://thephotographersgallery.org.u...comended-blogs https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...-and-galleries and https://www.visualnews.com/2015/03/1...ogs-to-follow/ all look like decent starting points based on a quick google :yes:
 
 
 
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