Name of Faculty: Creative Arts
Name of Department: Photography
Members of Staff:
Mrs M Schmid
Mr K Keller
Head of Department
Teacher of Art and Photography
The Photography Dept at Hendon School has produced outstanding work at GSCE/AS/A Level in past years. Our students become proficient at SLR darkroom techniques, the use of experimental digital media (Adobe Photoshop, Moviemaker) and studio photography. These technical skills enable them to express their artistic ideas and visions confidently. We facilitate the exploration of photographic genres: Still Life, Portraiture and Landscape/Location through differentiated projects. Students discover how photographers’ work has been shaped by ideas that are influenced by specific time periods, historical events and cultural aspects. Students develop visual literacy through analytical activities and research tasks which are linked to contemporary photographers’ practice.
Past students are now successfully studying towards a degree in Photography at a variety of art and design courses: London College of Communication, Camberwell College of Art & Design, Westminster, Nottingham Trent and Bournemouth Universities. We are always impressed with our students’ confidence and welcome them back proudly for teaching and tutoring sessions to inspire our new generation of enthusiastic photography students.
We are organising, in collaboration with the Hendon School Library, a series of exhibitions that celebrate our students’ photographic work to ensure exposure to a wider school audience.
We take regular trips to exhibitions in London so students can experience original photographic prints in a museum context.
We are part of the advisory committee of the internationally renowned Photographers’ Gallery in Central London and our current Year 11 GCSE students present opinions on photographic work in the TEEN TALKS series. Our Year 10 students will be involved in a research project about Visual Literacy, which is organised by the Photographers’ Gallery and funded by the John Lyons Charity.
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