MEGAN CHLOE LOVELL, UK

UK: THE DESIRE TO GROW UP

At Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Megan Chloe Lovell turned to her little sister’s tribulations for a photographic essay full of emotional pictures. Sophie is eight years old and, as Megan Lovell explains, “trying to make sense of an over-commercialized childhood”. Sophie thinks she needs to grow up as quickly as possible, although she is quite obviously not ready for it yet.

Only 20 years old herself, Megan Chloe Lovell is the youngest among this year’s honored photographers. But although she has not finished her training yet, she already is a photographer with a fine instinct and the talent to “read” faces.

Curriculum Vitae: Megan Chloe Lovell (Student at Anglia Ruskin University, Faculty of Art, Cambridge)

UNICEF Photo of the Year: Megan Lovell

I'm a determined and contemporary Photography student whose motivation is to learn. Through my experiences, I have an array of skills from great communication to excellent organisation skills which provides me to be versatile within different situations.

Education & Qualifications
2013 – Present
BA (Hons) in Photography, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Business in the Creative Arts, Professional Approaches in Photography, Photographic Practice 1 and 2.
2011 – 2013 BTEC National Diploma: Photography (Level 3) – D* D* D*, Harlow College, Harlow
2006 – 2011 GCSEs – 11 A to C including English, Maths, Science and Photography, Burnt Mill Comprehensive School, Harlow

Career History
June – September 2015 Undergraduate Researcher – Kerstin Hacker
Duties included: Working alongside photographer’s work, scanning negatives at high resolution, editing and retouching to a high standard, cleaning and putting together frames for exhibiting.

October 2014 Evening Wedding Reception Photographer - Emma & Stephen Day
Duties included: Working with paid clients, first independent photographic job, giving the client's what they initially wanted. Working within a time limit, having frequent conversations with the client's, interacting and communicating with guests, building the confidence to photograph my first independent job, editing to a high standard.

Voluntary Experience
October 2013 Student Ambassador, Anglia Ruskin University
Duties included: - Helping guide visitors around the campus, communicating about the university and course, organizing set ups for portfolios and leaflets.

Key Skills and Achievements: IT Skills – Adobe Software including: Photoshop, Bridge, Premiere. Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Also, Final Cut Pro software.

Awards & Exhibitions
July 2015 Work was shown on The Guardian website
November 2014 Exhibited in the Basement Show, Cambridge
March/June 2014 Exhibited work in Upstream & Me, London
March 2014 Short listed in Eaton Portrait Prize, Anglia Ruskin University

Interests
My personal interest lies within Photography. I observe life around me to help me plan shoots which I apply within my current course. I feel has played a very important part to my love for photography. Socializing with my friends as well as meeting new people, I feel helps me gain the skill which I will need to get used to within the photography field.

Reference
Kerstin Hacker: Course Leader in Photography at Anglia Ruskin University,
East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT, 0845 1962225.

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