Royal Wedding

I took this series in London during the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. I photographed the crowds and interaction of people and communities during the globally transmitted event. I was interested in the way that coronations and royal events of the past had been photographed and edited the photographs by giving them a vintage feel. Events like royal events previously wouldn't have had the global and digital kind of coverage that events like this have today. I wanted to draw parallels between the documentary technology of the past with he documentary technologies of the present day.

The series has more photographs in it but I was only able to submit 6. You can choose as many photographs as you would like from the series.

  • Emma Sywyj
  • Genres:
    Street Photography, Fine Art Photography, Conceptual photography
  • Date Taken:
    April 29, 2011
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Student Project:
  • Visualis Film Festival
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    October 5, 2019
Artist Biography

I have been an artist for 14 years, 5 of those years I was based in London whilst studying photography at the Camberwell College of Arts at the UAL. From there I received a BA Honours in photography and a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. I have exhibited my artwork internationally in the US in New York, LA & San Francisco and Athens in Greece and Budapest in Hungary. I have also exhibited nationally in the UK and London several times, where I currently live and work. I have also been published in several independent art magazines in the UK.

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Artist Statement

My artwork aims to capture and show life at it’s most vibrant & exciting. The photographs I take encourage people to see the intricacies & beauty beyond the everyday. My artwork is often centered around my immediate environment and cultural identity. I celebrate culture in all its varied forms all over the world. I have photographed Europe and Asia capturing countries and cultures as I experience them. My work encourages viewers to feel awe and joy in the travelers quest and the rewards that experiencing other cultures can bring whilst developing my own cultural identity through photography.