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"I'm not here to clear up after you!"

11th September 2015

Take a good look at this photo because all is not what it seems, as our photography students discovered recently. In fact the imposing lady with all the cleaning products is not real. She is an eerily life-like art installation by Duane Hanson at The Serpentine Gallery.

London galleries

The exhibition was part of a packed day of visits to galleries across London as part of the induction programme for new photography students at Barking & Dagenham College.

Widest context

David Bennett, Curriculum Team Leader for photography explained the objective of the induction programme,

"The programme is designed to illustrate to our photography students that we discuss photography in its widest context, drawing in architecture, fashion, design, music, retail, publishing, and contemporary art. Hence, we introduce students to such discourses from day one.

"This approach broadens there understanding of studying a creative discipline and sets the scope for the next 2 - 3 years of study with us here in the photography department."

Photography Induction Programme

After reviewing Duane Hanson's work at The Serpentine, the trainee photographers went on to tour:

  • The Thomas Ruff Exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery
  • Vivian Maier Show at the Beetles & Huxley Gallery
  • The Institute of Contemporary Arts (the ICA)
  • Claire De Rouen Books, a specialist photography and fashion bookshop.
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