‘Collective Relevance’ can be interpreted in two manners. Meaning can be attributed to seemingly unconnected works through mutual exhibition, but also that the collective remains an important strategy for sharing ideas and values.

This term’s component of the Advanced Practice in Photography course is dedicated to independent research, and some of the pictures here were produced in recent weeks. Others were created during autumn, 2021. Regardless of their date of creation, the work speaks to strategies for coping with the trauma associated with a global pandemic, and celebrates a return to face-to-face learning and physical photography.

Often considered a solitary medium, especially in its digital form, photography benefits from collective experience. The primary success of this exhibition lies in our ability to come together and consider these images in a new context.