The title of this year’s SCA Photography Degree Show, carefully selected by the graduates, is a poetic Welsh term that, like so many, has no direct English translation. Depending on nuance, SIAPIO implies either ‘SHAPE UP’ – a provocative challenge from Generation Z, or ‘TAKING SHAPE’ – a proclamation of emerging talent. Both interpretations offer an apt introduction to work that visually and philosophically explores, reflects upon, and actively challenges the evolving world we live in.
The shared ethos of both photography courses at SCA is pertinently embodied, as these nascent artists and activists confront and interrogate existing processes and systems in order to cultivate and shape new strategies for visual activism, documentary photography and photographic art.
In spite of the current restrictions, staff would like to congratulate the students for producing such engaging and provocative bodies of work, and to wish them all much success with their future endeavours.
PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE ARTS
PHOTOJOURNALISM & DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY