Beccy Strong came to photography after an international career in broadcast film and documentary. She now works with Photography, film and sound.
Recently completing a Masters in Photography at Plymouth University her work broadly explores questions about our changing relationship to nature and the impact that is having, both internally and externally in the landscape and world around us.
With an interest in photography, psychology and myth the work is also underpinned by an exploration of the visual notions of the Anthropocene: “a term given to a new era on Earth in which technologically induced changes to the planet wrought by humans have had an acute and often irreversible effect on its geology…The beginning of the Anthropocene (the term derived from from Greek and means ‘the recent age of man’) is debatable – one party argues for its coinciding with the beginning of agriculture 8000 years ago; another with the invention of the steam engine in the 18thcentury. Some prefer the the middle of the 20thCentury, specifically the testing of the first atomic bomb, or NASA’s ‘blue marble’ photograph of earth.” Hester Keijser
Beccy works on research led self initiated projects, and also collaborates with other artists as a filmmaker as well as doing commercial work in photography and film. She is currently lecturing in film at Plymouth college of Art.
Lecturer in film, Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth University. Visiting Speaker
A Dartington Outing. Commissioned to show work from Self Made as part of a joint show responding to Dartington Estates Queer history
2015 - 2017 MA Photography Plymouth University (Merit)
Source magazine and online Wilde Blood selected for review and print by Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur and Museum of London Curator Anna Sparham
Royal Photographic Society Journal Class of 2017 Featured artist alongside four other MA photography 2017 graduates
GUP Magazine feature on Wilde Blood
Royal Photographic Society 160 show, Shortlisted
2017 Nexos - New Perspectives in European Documentary Photography, exhibiting and speaking about the series Wilde Blood in Valencia as a part of Photon (international festival of photojournalism)
2017 Enmap (European Network of Master Studies in Photography) Wilde Blood series selected as part of this pan European show, to exhibit in various European cities in 2017
2016 Lens Culture Portrait Awards top ranked entries
2016 as part of Pride Self Made multimedia installation
Extensive career in broadcast film working internationally as a camerawoman and sound recordist for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery, France 3