12.9.2012

Novia deltar som en av tjugo högskolor i utvecklandet av fotografutbildningar i Köln

En representant för utbildningsprogrammet i mediakultur (foto), lektor Emma Westerlund och studerande Inari lepistö , finns på plats i Köln på ett seminarium där framtidens fotoutbildningar diskuteras. Novia är en av tjugo högskolor från hela världen som har bjudits in för att fundera över hur fotografutbildningarna kan/bör utvecklas.

Arrangör är The World Photo Organization och seminariet hålls i samband med Photokina/World of Imaging-mässan. Varje utbildare som deltar i seminariet får också ta med sig en studerande som får visa sin portfolio för branschfolk och delta i seminarier för studerande. Från utbildningsprogrammet i mediakultur (foto) deltar studerande Inari Lepistö som inledde sina studier vid Yrkeshögskolan Novia 2009. WPO står för resorna till seminariet.

Tilläggsuppgifter fås av Yrkeshögskolan Novia lektor Emma Westerlund, tfn (06) 328 5876

Läs mer om utbildningsprogrammet i mediakultur (foto) här. Till utbildningsprogrammet kan man söka via gemensam ansökan 4.3-3.4.2013.

Pressmeddelande från World Photography Organisation 12.9.2012

 The future of photography: Sony and the World Photography Organisation hosts a global symposium on photography education

• Leading photography educators brought to Photokina
• Biggest global platform for the discussion of photography education
• Virginia Morrison, Steve Pyke, Jonathan Worth and Ruth Eichorn present
• Part of WPO’s and Sony’s commitment to emerging new talent

12 September 2012: The World Photography Organisation (WPO) is proud to announce the inaugural Student Focus conference dedicated photography education.

 The World Photo Educators' Symposium will be the first of its kind, bringing together leading professors of photography from across Europe and the US to discuss the future of photography education. Never before has a regular platform been created for so many different voices from around the world to be heard. It will take place at Photokina, Cologne, Germany from 22-23 September and will be hosted by Sony and the World Photography Organisation as part of its Student Focus programme.

Award-winning educator Virginia Morrison will lead the symposium. Virginia is the Executive Director of the Society of Photographic Education (SPE), an American-wide organisation that provides a forum for the discussion of photography.

Virginia comments: “SPE is pleased to be able to participate in WPO's symposium for international photographic educators. Our leadership has identified a strategic need to reach out internationally to increase collective awareness of the issues and challenges facing the dynamic world of photography education and image-making today.

"We are looking forward to a rich conversation the will include such topics as: students, teaching and making art; online learning; thinking digital; curriculum; the internet; impact of photographic imagery; and community and collaboration. We are eager to engage with new and diverse audiences and identify intersections of interest. This forum will help SPE, WPO, Sony and its participants to find ways to broaden our collective educational base, resources and contemporary practices and help us in our quest to provide leadership in photographic education.”

One of the delegates taking part, Adrian Mott, Course Director at LCC (London College of Communication, UK) said of the symposium: "It represents a unique opportunity for the international exchange of ideas for those involved in photographic education. It will lead to a better understanding of approaches and cultural differences in photographic education."

The debate will be published as a White Paper on the future of photography education and distributed to the 220 universities worldwide that are part of the wider Student Focus programme.

Ania Wadsworth, Student Focus Manager at WPO, adds: “This symposium is a fantastic opportunity for photography educators around Europe to come together and discuss teaching practice and benchmarking within this sector. With the knowledge that what is being discussed is also being distributed to fellow photographic educators from Canada to Australia, the attendees have a platform to instigate qualitative discussions that can generate better and far-reaching enhancements within the industry."

In addition to the educators symposium the professors will each bring a student from their university to take part in a number of master classes and group portfolio reviews run by renowned British photographers Steve Pyke and Jonathan Worth alongside Director of Photography for GEO magazine, Ruth Eichorn.

Student Focus is the world’s largest student photography programme and competition. Two hundred and thirty universities from across the world take part involving over 20,000 students. The 2013 Student Focus competition is now open for entries. Further details can be found at www.worldphoto.org/student-focus

For press enquiries, interviews and images please contact:  Jill Cotton at World Photography Organisation, +44 (0) 20 7886 3146/ + 44 (0)7557 261 537 / jill@worldphoto.org

 Notes to editors

• Universities taking part in the symposium include:

Belgium - ENSAV La Cambre
Bulgaria - Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts
Finland - Novia University of Applied Sciences
France - Ecole Nationale Superieure Louis Lumiere
Germany - University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Dortmund
Italy - Universita’ Degli Studi Della Republica di San Marino
Poland - Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow
Poland - University of Arts in Poznan
Portugal - IADE
Russia - St Petersburg State University of Film and TV
Russia - St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University
Slovakia - Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava
Spain - Universidad Jaume I
Spain - Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (I.E.F.C)
Spain - Universidad CEU San Pablo
UK - London College of Communication
UK - University of Westminster
UK - Middlesex University

• Created by the World Photography Organisation (WPO), the World Photography Awards, sponsored by Sony, launched in 2007. WPO supports professional, amateur and student photography, lending a global platform for the photographic industry to communicate, converge and showcase current trends in Photojournalism, Fine Art and Commercial photography. Delivering various initiatives and programmes across this global community, these programmes involve the photographer in commercial, cultural and educational activities within the many industry sectors, whilst also creating cultural activities for the public to participate in. Currently included within the WPO portfolio are the World Photography Student Focus Competition; the World Photo international festivals and events, and the World Photography Focus Programme.

• Offering an integrated entertainment experience through its electronics, mobile, music, pictures, game and networked entertainment business, Sony is uniquely positioned to be one of the world's leading consumer brands. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products in both the consumer and professional markets, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition (HD) television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam camcorder, “α” (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, Sony Tablet and Walkman MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and 3D HD professional broadcast equipment.

For more information on Sony Europe, please visit http://www.sony-europe.com. For more information on Sony Corporation please visit http://www.sony.net. “Sony”, “WALKMAN”, “VAIO”, “Cyber-shot”, “Handycam”, “α”, “BRAVIA” and “XDCAM” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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