The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are a biennial research and development opportunity supporting artists working with photography to make and exhibit new work. This collection of teaching resources explores each artist’s work and the themes of their practice. Be sure to check out the artist films.

Shadows, Alter Egos and our Inner Self

A learning resource exploring representation of our inner self using characterisation and symbolism through the work of Heather Agyepong.

Countryside, Community and Class

A learning resource exploring community, class, and rurality through the work of Joanne Coates.
 © Lua Ribeira, Untitled, from the series 'Subida al Cielo', originally commissioned through the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, 2017

Symbolism, Drama & Metaphor

A resource exploring the use of symbolism and metaphor to explore death and dying in the ‘staged’ images of photographer Lua Ribeira.

Where We Belong: Community and Identity

A resource exploring belonging, community and collective identity through the work of Alejandra Carles Tolra.

Portrait of a Loved One

A resource exploring approaches to creating portraits of a loved one inspired by the work of Matthew Finn.

Myth, Legend and Folklore

A resource exploring approaches to capturing a ‘sense of place’ through photography, inspired by the work of Tereza Zelenkova.

Ecology and Interdependence

A resource using photography as a creative tool for studying animal behaviour, the environment and human impact inspired by the work of Sam Laughlin.

Body, Posture and Pose

A resource exploring posture and pose in photography inspired by the work of Joanna Piotrowska.

A Fictional Representation of Family

A resource exploring the subject of family portraits and representations of family inspired by the work of Silvia Rosi.

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