Photographic Education is an interview series from Loupe. Through conversations with successful graduates, we discuss why photographic education works, how to get the most out of it, and where it can improve. Each graduate shares their advice for current students and answers a guest question from a past tutor. The resulting series forms a useful resource for students and educators alike, as well as promoting work from the most encouraging new photographers.
Interview by Harry Flook –
For our second installment I spoke to creative documentarian Christopher Bethell, a photographer well-versed in education having studied the subject at Foundation, BA and MA level. Since graduating only a few years ago, Chris has earned an extensive client list, most notably including The Guardian, British Journal of Photography, Vice, and Huck magazine. Last year Chris won the RPS International Photography Exhibition’s Under 30’s Gold Award, for the work he produced on his MA, The Duke of Earl. In this interview he shares his view of ethics in photography, advises students on project making, and talks photographic-truth.