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Ravinder Surah


United Kingdom
Nottingham has a flourishing arts community and a diverse selection of artists. You would struggle not to find somebody to collaborate with!

More about Ravinder

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“NTU offers a diverse range of courses and has a vibrant arts community. The MA Photography course provides lots of creative options, this allows you to feel free as an artist and creator.”

What did you enjoy most about your course?
“I most enjoyed creating work using a range of diverse research methodologies. This enabled me to push my practice and think outside of the box. Working with staff members outside of the photography team was extremely helpful too. It's encouraging that you can collaborate with other departments to push your practice.”

Can you tell us about the inspiration behind your postgraduate portfolio?
“Visual noise was my inspiration. I'm fascinated by how today’s modern society is constantly bombarded by images. We are constantly looking and scrolling through images. This issue stems subconsciously and consciously - we seem to be dismissing images of high importance that relate to conflict and trauma within this busy cycle.”

How did it feel to finish your MA and be part of the show, Mastered?
“Creating and curating a show was a great feeling! Having a collection of work on the walls and the surroundings of an exhibition was not only overwhelming but emotionally overpowering too. I am proud of my peers and I have achieved together, seeing all our work together and how it has changed overtime. Mastered truly exhibits how a course akin to this will push you creatively.”

What was the most valuable thing you learnt from studying MA Photography at NTU?
"The course taught me to be more concise and think outside of the box. I understand the importance of challenging what has or hasn’t been done before, and creating what hasn’t been created.”

What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“Nottingham has a flourishing arts community and a diverse selection of artists. You would struggle not to find somebody to collaborate with!”

Why would you recommend your course to someone looking to study photography?
“The facilities are top of the range, the staff are committed to helping you progress and the arts community at NTU is wonderful.”

What are your ambitions for the future?
“I would like to push my research further by completing a PhD. Lecturing would also be something I would very much enjoy.”

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