Spot photographers of the future at London College of Communication's 31 Degrees

By Sarah Jackson | 11 December 2013

From Margate to Detriot and Italy to Ecuador, 31 Degrees encapsulates the best of LCC’s newest emerging photographers

Five people dressed for the beach stand or sit in front of a mosaic on Margate beach.
From Dreamland© Danielle Peck. Courtesy of London College of Communications
An exhibition of the work of 31 international photographers from the London College of Communication’s acclaimed MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography  course (part of the University of the Arts London), this showcase features photographers and subjects from all continents.

They include Hannah Mornement, whose project, Food Bank Britain, explores the growing food poverty in Britain, the sixth richest country in the world. She is one of many photographers reigniting ideas of concerned or social documentary photography.

Yvonne de Rosa has documented a region in Italy known as the triangle of death or the Land of Fire. Due to pollution caused by illegal and improper hazardous waste disposal, the area in the province of Campania has recently experienced increasing numbers of deaths caused by cancer and other diseases.

Ecuadorean photographer Emilia Lloret has worked with the Aguavil family to create a joint project to create a visual representation of the Tsáchilas, an indigenous group situated in the foothills of the Andes in Ecuador.

Dreamland is Danielle Peck’s tribute to Margate, a seaside town that has long fascinated her with both its problems and dreams of recovery.
Farhrad Berahman’s Wonderland of Iran reveals how the lives of young Iranians are split in two opposing categories; public orthodoxy and private liberalism.

"These stories all seem fresh and original," says Max Houghton, a Senior Lecturer on the course.

"You can see Detroit like you never pictured it, a fairytale from Ecuador and a dreamland in Margate. but what this exceptional group of photographers have in common is a real passion for getting to the heart of their subject.”

"The show is the most anticipated graduate exhibition of its kind with good reason - it's where you go to spot the photographers of the future.”

  • Runs until December 20 2013 (closed Sunday). Follow the London College of Communication on Twitter @LCCLondon.

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A young girl stands barefoot and in torn clothing in a field littered with rubbish.
From Waste Side Story© Yvonne de Rosa. Courtesy of London College of Communication
Cans and jars of food stand on two side tables and the floor.
From Food Bank Britain© Hannah Mornement. Courtesy of London College of Communication
A young child wearing brightly colour cloth and with a painted face stands in a rainforest.
From Tenka Kirano© Emilia Lloret. Courtesy of London College of Communication
Three divers float next to a coral reef.
From UnderStanding© Chiara Grioni. Courtesy of London College of Communication
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