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Some of Evie's photography

Evie Mundy

BA (Hons) Photography

Graduated 2017

Picture of Evie Mundy

What is photography?

For me, photography is a way of questioning our lives, society, the way we see things; taking everyday life and making it extraordinary.

What were your top three favourite projects during your time at Solent?

Burnt Away was a project from first year. The face was burnt away to force the viewer to see the image in a different way and brings the materiality of photography into question.

Family Frames was made in second year, it was about the family archive and how photography and memory relate to each other. The images are my Dad's old film that I then sliced and reformed to make these constructs.

This degree is for you if you want to be inspired and discover yourself. 

Vision was from my third year, it was about photography's relation to sight and the eye as a camera. The images were shot on film and created in the colour darkroom using different techniques and stages. The shape is meant to reference digital retinal photography.

What’s your favourite Solent memory?

The amazing Berlin trip; in particular going to the Bauhaus and just having a laugh with all the lovely tutors.

How has Solent helped you prepare for a career?

Solent has helped by filling my CV with great experiences that have given me confidence and improved my work-based skills. These include: volunteering for the Caravan Gallery's touring exhibition, The Pride of Place Project and working as a studio/darkroom supervisor at the University for two years.

What are your top tips for someone wanting a career in photography?

Immerse yourself in it: read books, find articles, keep up to date with the art industry, and of course, never stop making work!

A student taking a photograph of a model
Fashion photography
Fashion photography students will have access to Solent's fully equipped industry-standard studios, lighting, make-up and hair design spaces and our multi-million pound media academy.
A photograph of a sunset
Students help brighten St Mary's Surgery
Photography and fine art students were given the opportunity to work on a community project to help brighten up a local surgery. This image of a Dubai sunset was taken by photography student Talha Khan and is featured in the surgery.
Photographs submitted for the Canon competition
Canon minimalism competition
Our partnership with Canon UK gave our photography students the chance to win some top-of-the-range photography gear in a competition to create a standout minimalist photograph.
Several photographs displayed on a wall
Final Year Shows
Each year graduates from Solent's photography degrees get the chance to exhibit their final year projects as part of our annual summer shows.
Hannah Stockem with her model
Putting storage in the picture
Hannah Stockem combined her love of props and photography to create her final major project called ‘Paper Storage’. The BA (Hons) Photography graduate, from Hamburg in Germany, first made the scale models of her subjects before capturing them on camera.
A picture of a woman jumping
Flukt/Escape
Students from the School of Art, Design and Fashion were invited to contribute to the Flunkt/Escape exhibition first held in the Norweigian Philosophy Festival 2016

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