As I come to the end of my MA journey and the completion of my Final Major Project my thoughts turn to what next and from whence I came.

In drafting my Critical Review of Practice (CRoP) I had cause to think about my beginnings on the course. I was a wildlife photographer through and through. I had travelled the world to five continents and captured some of the most beautiful animals from across the globe.  In doing so, I had been chased by elephants and buffalos, touched by the hand of a gorilla and attacked by the Tiger Leeches of Borneo. I had viewed a polar bear and her two cubs across a four-foot high fence while camping on Hudson Bay and spent hours observing an orang-utan’s fight to save her dying offspring.

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Orangutan with Baby, Borneo, Alison Price 2010

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Juvenile Mountain Gorilla, Rwanda, Alison Price 2011

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Female Mountain Gorilla, Rwanda, Alison Price 2011

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Proboscis Monkey, Borneo, Alison Price 2010

Even before the MA, I realised that my work went beyond the record shot and even then, without the informed position and understanding about my photographic practice I now have, I knew my work was different and whilst my voice in wildlife photography was not mature I was looking to enter the world behind the eyes of the animal.  True, I had started taking candid portraits and some gained international acclaim but as my work developed I starting capturing animals within their environment.

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Brown Bear, Off Kodiak Island, Alaska, Alison Price 2012

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Brown Bear Cubs, Alaska, Alison Price 2012

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Polar Bear with Cubs, Hudson Bay, Alison Price 2016

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Polar Bear crossing the Runway, Hudson Bay, Alison Price 2016

In 2017, I returned to Antarctica via the Falkland Islands and South Georgia spending three weeks photographing the Southern Ocean’s unique wildlife:

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Magellanic Penguins, Falkland Islands, Alison Price 2017

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Dancing Gentoos, Antarctica, Alison Price 2017

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Black Browed Albatross, Falkland Islands, Alison Price 2017

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Magellanic Penguins, Falkland Islands, Alison Price 2017

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King Penguins and Fur Seals, South Georgia, Alison Price 2017

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King Penguins and Chicks, South Georgia, Alison Price 2017

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Chinstrap Penguins, Half Moon Island, Alison Price 2017

These were the type of shots I was taking before I started the MA.  What a journey!  I look forward to renewing my wildlife work from a very different perspective!

 

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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