游子在美国 Youzi in the USA : Darcy Holdorf ‘Not Here Or There’.

Wednesday August 8th, 2012 by No Comments

A couple of months ago I came across the work of Darcy Holdorf, a young American photographer who worked on a series ‘Not Here Or There’ about Chinese students at Ohio University. Darcy won a prize in the US College Photographer of the Year awards, and the series was showcased in the USA on the » Read On

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Didacticism and Thematic Categorisation: Narratives of Chinese Student Experience

Wednesday June 20th, 2012 by No Comments

  In recent weeks, we’ve been exploring representations and explorations of the Chinese student experience through visual means, and Gemma suggested that we watch Waves, a film by Li Tao made in 2007, which tells the stories of 4 young Chinese students who attend a high school in Wellington, New Zealand. The documentary is divided into the » Read On


Socially Engaged Practices Today

Friday May 25th, 2012 by 2 Comments

‘All artists are alike. They dream of doing something that’s more social, more collaborative and more real than art’ Dan Graham. This statement formed the introduction to the North East Photography Network’s Annual Symposium on Socially Engaged Practices which I attended last Friday. The Symposium was a challenging and stimulating day, with presentations from photographers, » Read On

Beginning to photograph

Tuesday April 24th, 2012 by 3 Comments

‘It seemed preposterous to me that I could ever say anything authoritatively about my subjects or the culture as a whole’ (Paul D’Amato) Although I have had this project in mind for some time, when I think about it, since as long as I came back from China in 2009, it still wasn’t easier to » Read On

Reflections on Dr. Qing Gu’s work

Tuesday April 3rd, 2012 by No Comments

On February 1st 2012, Gemma and I visited the School of Education at The University of Sheffield to hear a presentation by Dr Qing Gu from Nottingham University. Dr Qing Gu’s research explored the nature of Chinese students transitional experiences when studying at UK universities. Here, I want to reflect on some of the aspects » Read On

项目介绍 The Project

Wednesday March 14th, 2012 by No Comments

此项目是摄影家杰玛索普(Gemma Thorpe)和学者大卫福尔斯特(David Forrest)的跨界合作,旨在以纪录片形式记录生活在谢菲尔德的中国留学生。我们希望通过镜头语言,结合纪实摄影、录音及Forrest博士的有关研究,记录这批之前得到较少关注的学生群体的独特经历,让他们的故事得到倾听。 如果你是一名正在谢菲尔德学习的中国留学生,希望与我们和更多人分享你在这里生活的经历,我们欢迎你加入到这个项目中来,为我们带来新的元素和故事。 此项目是“讲述谢菲”活动的重要部分。“讲述谢菲”活动是谢菲尔德大学英语学院举办的,旨在让谢菲人讲述他们自己的故事。因为我们相信,认同并分享多元的声音,对于融合和组成一个社区集体非常重要。 杰玛索普和大卫福尔斯特希望能邀请更多人参与讲述他们的故事。这个故事,与这些中国留学生每天在谢菲尔德的生活息息相关,与他们如何适应、融合并最终为这座城市带来改变息息相关。   This project is a unique collaboration between photographer Gemma Thorpe and academic David Forrest, which aims to create new work focusing on Chinese students who live in Sheffield. Combining documentary photography and audio recordings, with additional research by Dr. Forrest into visual narratives, we wish to highlight the » Read On