Saesha Ward

Photographer

Level
Mid Level
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I am a Photography BA (Hons) graduate from Manchester, England specialising in documentary portraiture and working primarily with medium format photography.

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Skills

  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Medium Format
  • Creative Writing/blogging
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Analogue Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Photo Editing
  • Photography
  • Retouching

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    Saesha Blue Ward

    Work history

    Currently

    Freelance Photographer

    Saesha Blue Ward

    Jul 2017
    • United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Having recently graduated in Photography, I continue to spend a lot of my spare time planning and directing shoots whereby I shoot on medium format colour film. I specialise in portraiture, often exploring youth culture and identity. Since university, I have been commissioned to shoot portraits for The Financial Times, independent magazines/organisations and clothing brands as well as continuing to undertake my own personal projects of family, friends and societal groups.

    2017

    Photographer

    Saesha Blue Ward

    Jan 2017 - May 2017
    • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • For my final major project as part of my BA (Hons) Photography degree, I shot a series of portraits of my closest friends back home in Manchester using 120mm colour film. Titled Mersey Paradise, the project was awarded the Guildhall Graduate Award and has been published online in Source Magazine and Trip Mag. The series has been printed in an A5 zine format which is available for purchase through my website. Recently, the portrait 'Matty' was shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

    2016

    Photographer

    Saesha Blue Ward

    Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
    • Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Commissioned for Trip Mag, I collaborated with photographer Dean Davies on an editorial shoot capturing London based fashion label Heresy's latest collection. Using 120mm colour film, I worked besides Dean, three young models and stylist Helen McGuckin at Studio Bee, Manchester.

    Education

    2017

    First Class BA (Hons) Photography

    University of Portsmouth

    Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
    • Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    2014

    A Level Photography (A), Art and Design (B), Psychology (B)

    Loreto Sixth Form College

    Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
    • Manchester, United Kingdom

    2012

    GCSE, 2 A*, 8 A, 1 B

    Chorlton High School

    Sep 2007 - Jul 2012
    • Manchester, United Kingdom

    Awards

    2017

    Guildhall Graduate Award

    University of Portsmouth

    • The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth presented me with 2017’s Guildhall Graduate Show Award, resulting in a four month exhibition of my series 'Mersey Paradise' at Portsmouth Guildhall.

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