Researched contacts for the press release

June 6, 2012

These are all of the contacts that me and Nicola had worked on finding together. These contacts are people that we had emailed but they were unable to offer any advertisement. I feel that I have learnt that the press release should have been done a month before the exhibition but this is something that I feel I have learnt myself.

Photography Magazines

Digital Photographer magazine

Richmond House
33 Richmond Hill
+44(0)1202 586200

Amateur photographer magazine

Telephone: 020 3148 2516

Telephone: 020 3148 4138

Photography Monthly Magazine and professional photographer magazine

Contact Us
General Enquiries


01242 211 080


01242 216 094


Photography Monthly
Archant House
Oriel Road
GL50 1BB

British Journal of Photography

Simon Bainbridge Editor
+44 (0)20 7316 9416

Diane Smyth Deputy Editor
+44 (0)20 7316 9658

Olivier Laurent News and Online Editor
+44 (0)20 7316 9376

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Marc Hartog Group Publisher
+44 (0)20 7361 9833

Chris Zachary Sales Manager
+44 (0)20 7316 9121

Daisy Dorras Major Client Manager
+44 (0)20 7316 9769

Hannah Zaycell Sales Executive
+44 (0)20 7316 9037

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digital slr magazine


To contact the Digital SLR Photography team:

Natasha Blatcher Phone: 01733 293913 or email:

Guy Scott-Wilson Phone 0207 907 6651 or email:

Outdoor photography Magazine

The Guild of Master Craftsmen
166 High Street
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XU
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1273 488005 (Book/Subscription Orders)
+44 (0)1273 477374 (General Enquiries)


camera obscura online photography magazine
Magazine email:


Art Magazines

Art Monthly magazine

Art Monthly
28 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0DB
United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)20 7240 0389
Advertising +44 (0)20 7240 0418
Fax +44 (0)20 7497 0726

Misc Magazines

Tank Magazine

+44 (0)20 7323 3475

Fused Magazine

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)121 442 6663

EMAIL: enquiries [@]

If you would like to know more about advertising and sponsorship opportunities in Fused Magazine and then please email annelise [@] or kerry [@]

free magazine style, birmingham
Kim Stephens 0121 616 2877


Assia Begum 0121 616 2877


Andrew Riley

Editor Sarah Drew Jones

Magazine and website advertising Leah Edmunds or 0121 631 6101


Birmingham Mail Newspaper
Paul Fulford

Dudley News Newspaper, Halesowen News and Stourbridge News
Paul Walker

Tamworth Herald

Burton Mail

Metro Newspaper
Richard James

Coventry Information and News website

Leamington Spa Courier, Kenilworth weekly news and Warwick Courier
32 Hamilton Terrace
Leamington Spa
CV32 4LY
Telephone: 01926 457777


Chris Lillington
Group editor
Telephone: 01926 457777
Fax: 01926 339960

The Leamington Observer, 45 The Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. CV32 4BL
By Phone:

01926 451900
By Phone (Distribution):

01527 453731
By Fax:

01926 451 754
By Email:
For News:

Contact us

Rugby Advertiser
2 Albert Street
CV21 2RS

Telephone: 01788 539977


Stratford upon avon Herald
York House, 17 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NB
Tel: 01789 266261 Fax: 01789 269519
E-mail: |
Editorial Staff
Editor: Chris Towner
Deputy Editor: Dean Bartram 01789 266261 Ext 231

Solihull News

York House, 17 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NB
Tel: 01789 266261 Fax: 01789 269519
E-mail: |
Editorial Staff
Editor: Chris Towner
Deputy Editor: Dean Bartram 01789 266261 Ext 231



The Press Release published on the Coventry University website

June 6, 2012

The Press Release was published on the Coventry University Website and this is great because it will bring alot of people to the exhibition and also it is really nice how they layed the information and also the photograph out on the website.

This press release on the Coventry University website can be found at the following address:

The finsihed press release by Coventry University

June 6, 2012

Twenty-one photography students will be showing off their final projects at the upcoming Exposure 24 graduate exhibition taking place in Coventry and London during June.


The exhibition has been organised by students on the renowned photography course at Coventry University and features images on a range of subject matters. These include:


* ‘I am Born here’ – an intimate look at the multiculturalism of modern Britain by Bijash Chauhan

* ‘Weep not by day’, a project that explores women alone a night in an urban landscape from Dorrell Merritt who is now working for Sang Blue magazine

* Elena Chimonas’ evocative project that showing the range of emotions experienced and portrayed by athletes

* Pete Lord-Murrary exploring how people perceive the human form through traditional photography methods

* an intimate study of student Nicola McGeachie’s young daughter Lily-Mae who suffers from Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.


Paul Smith, senior lecturer in Photography at Coventry University, said:

“Whether still or moving, analogue or digital, this group have engaged with the subject and excelled in their experiments to create new and innovative artefacts and as innovative practice promotes new forms of critical engagement, this has become their raison d’etre.


“These graduates have now found their own unique visual voice within the new media landscape, from now on they will help to redefine and reshape this landscape into their own.”

Photography student Dorrell Merritt said:


“This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our talent and all that we have worked hard to develop over the last three years. These are exciting times for all of us and it is great to be able to use the Degree Show to introduce my work to new people – to be a stepping stone into my career and for people to see what I do.”

The innovative Photography course also adopted a new teacher method for the first time this year, with four distinguished photographers joining the team as mentors for the students.


Designed to give them the opportunity to work with leading experts from a diversity of photographic backgrounds, the mentors were Caroline Molloy, who specialises in editorial portraiture; Dr Tom Hunter, famous for making sumptuous, colour saturated cibachrome prints that illustrate the lives of various sub–cultural groups; Suky Best, who works with print, animation and installation; and Harry Hardie, known extensively for his documentary based photography.


Exposure24 will be held in Coventry first, before moving on to London later the same month. Taking place from 1st – 10th June at the Lanchester Gallery in the Coventry University Hub Building, Jordan Well (not including Bank Holidays) and then at the Frameless Gallery, 20 Clerkenwell Green, London on 18th – 24th June.


– ends –

Please contact Sarah-Jane Dean, Communications Assistant, Coventry University, on 024 7688 8245 or email


Photo: an image from ‘Weep not by day’ by Dorrell Merritt

Press Release

June 6, 2012

The Press Release was a role that I had shared with Nicola. The press release was done by the press office at Coventry University this contact was made by Nicola. We both had to wait a while to recieve the final and finished press release. We found that after we had recieved it we both had little time to be able to get the press release to places. It was great though because the press release was on the Coventry University website which would bring a lot of people. Me and Nicola shared the contacts that we had both researched. All of these people were contacted by both Nicola and myself.  Newspapers in different cities were more focused on their local area. I think because of the amount of time that we had and because it was such a  short amount of time until the exhibition after recieving the press release, there was no way it was getting to places.  We both tried really hard though and we had both also researched magazines to contact but because most magazines are printed on certain dates and they were out before the exhibition. I think that we both learnt that with press release you do need more time and to focus on a variety of different media. This is something that we can both reflect on in the future. After recieving the finished press release  we could see how a press release is designed for if we ever both need to do one. Even when sending the emails I was sending over the poster incase they were willing to advertise it anywhere.

Reflective Analysis

May 22, 2012

I have really enjoyed the project ‘From One Home To Another’, and I feel that by keeping to a planned schedule I was able to complete everything that I wanted to achieve on time. I still feel that there is more that I can do with this project, and it is one I’m going to carry on working with in the future. There are still many more stories that can be told, and many more ways of creating documentary pieces for this project. I have experienced being around a new subject, and I have learnt how to make them feel more comfortable around me when doing a project. My aim was to document Jean, my subject, telling the viewers her stories and her feelings towards adapting between two different cultures and countries. I feel that I have achieved what I wanted to do. This is something, an expression of feelings which I am happy with. I have completed what I set out to do and I am happy with the results.

My project did change slightly at the last minute; originally, I was going to have the photographs that went with the audio stories in a cabinet, and this cabinet would hold also possessions that belonged to Jean. From the feedback, I was able to get advice that really helped me and my method of presentation that I was going to use. In the feedback a documentary photo film was suggested, and after this I had a good think about it and it made a lot of sense to change my concept from photographs to a photo film. The story can be made clearer as a documentary photo film, and I have been able to gain more knowledge of Final Cut Pro software from this method. The knowledge I have learnt has been an experience, both self-teaching and through others. I have only ever used the software once before this, and by deciding to present my project as a photo film, I now feel more confident now when editing in Final Cut Pro.

I have realised from doing this project, From One Home To Another, that in the future I want to carry on doing documentary projects. I think that this is due to me always being interested in portraying stories, but also after sitting and learning Final Cut Pro. This is because the software is what I feel comfortable with using and I want to carry on using it and trying new and different techniques of producing a project. My interviewing skills have also improved through my research for this film. If I compare my interview skills from when starting the process, I feel as if I am now a confident and very good interviewer, his allows me to put together a story in a much better way.

I am very happy with the photographs I have captured and I feel they show my subject well. My own photographs concentrate on Jean being back in England. At the end of the photo film she tells the viewer her thoughts of being back here and what it feels like to return after being away for so long. I feel that if I had the chance to do this project again, I would not change the photographs that are placed on the wall, nor would I change the images that are used in the section of the film. I really like the way each photograph is different to the last; it reminds me of how each person has their own different stories.

One problem I have had with this project is that I have dented one of my printed images. I am lucky in a way, though, because this was an image that I was unsure of showing in the exhibition. This has taught me, however, to be a lot more careful with my final prints. If it was one of my favorites then I would not have been happy, I would have had to get it replaced, meaning it would cost me a lot more money I did not plan to spend.

Overall I am happy with every outcome of this project, but I still feel there is more I can do with it and I plan to expand on what I’ve learnt, trying different techniques and ways of documenting my projects. I have the idea of maybe recording Jean in future and making a film rather than a photo film.

Final documentary photo film for the exhibition

May 20, 2012

Below is a link to the documentary photo film that I have created for the exhibition.

From One Home To Another

Final chosen images

May 20, 2012

These are the photographs that I will be showing for the wall space. The order in which they are shown will be the order they will be in exactly.









Below is an image that I had got printed and could not use it as I had damaged it. I was quite pleased that it was not any of the others as I was not very sure about this one image on whether I wanted to use it or not.

Redo Bibliography

May 20, 2012


Barney, T. (1991) Friends and Relations. London: Smithsonian Institution Press

Billingham, R. (1996) Ray’s a laugh. Berlin: SCALO

Broomfield. N (2006) Early Works. London: Metrodome

Channel 4oD (2012) Gypsy Blood [online] ‘available from’ <; [27 March 2012]

Dineen, M. (2011) Home From the Hill. London: BFI

Dolores, D. (2009) ‘Exhibit on Black La Jolla and Concert by Renowned Jazz Musician Charles McPherson to Mark Black History Month at UC San Diego’ [online] ‘available from’ <; [25 March 2012]

Goldberg, J. (1985) Rich and Poor. New York: Random House

Hunter, T. (2003) The Modern World. Germany: Hatje Cantz

Renaldi, R. (2006) Figure and Ground. New York: Aperture

Walker, B  (2006) Flickr Photo Stream [online] available from <; [28 March 2012]

Youtube (2009) Nick Broomfield – The Interview Technique [online] available from <;

Youtube (2009) Nick Broomfield – Early Process [online] available from <;

Youtube (2009) Nick Broomfield – Directing and Editing [online] available from <;

Youtube (2009) Nick Broomfield – Scripting and Research [online] available from <;

Youtube (2011) Ruby Wax Meets Shelley Winters Then Murders Katherine Helmond [online] available from <; [March 25 2012]

Youtube (2011) Sharon on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour [online] available from <; [March 25 2012]

Redo Budget/Resource List

May 20, 2012

Budget List/Resource List

Print Type:  Fuji Matt

Print Size: 12×16 = £7.60×10 = £76

Mounting Type:  Foamex PVC

Mounting Size: 3mm, 12×16 = £10.52×10 = £105.2

Delivery of Prints: £3.90

Sales Tax: £40.18

Computer: Hired from university

Over Head Projector: Hired from university

White Back drop to Cover Pipes: From my own roll

White Sheet to Cover Pipes: £2

Lights if required: £40

Total: 267.28


May 20, 2012


I think that the project From One Home To Another is a project that holds a wide range of stories. I think that it would be a project for people from the age of 15 to late 90’s. The main people that I feel would be more interested in viewing this work would  be people that are interested in documentary stories, or people that can relate themselves to Jean’s stories. I am going to aim to try and get this project in to at least one or even more newspapers. I am going to contact a newspaper that is aimed at all different ages and genres of people. I hope that from it getting it printed in just one newspaper but hopefully more, it will gain more interest for more people to come and see my project at the exhibition.