Bio ❖ Harry Fricker

Harry Fricker Bio

ABOUT

Diorama Days organises Landscape Photography Holidays & Workshops across National Parks & Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Set in stunning locations, the outdoor experience, is tailored to inspire your creativity and enhance your camera skills.  Open to photographers at all skill levels, with no need for sophisticated equipment.  Enjoy bespoke learning within a select micro group of up to four participants.  A uniquely constructive mentoring spirit will enable you to advance your practice.  Ideal for solo travellers, with no single supplement and great value for couples.

Harry Fricker MA (Image & Communication, Goldsmiths), with 20+ years experience in Photography Education & Freelance Photojournalist, establishes Diorama Days to connect people with their passion for photography.  We are a Cornish business helping promote natural beauty to the wider world through ethical and sustainable tourism.  Our customers are at the heart of Diorama Days, you can be confident that we put you first, always.  We respect and promote heritage, traditions and local distinctiveness. We provide quality experiences with low impact on Nature. We contribute and support organisations that protect the environment.
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LIFE EXPERIENCE
❖ Well Seasoned Traveller   Europe & Latin America
❖ Fluent English & Spanish Conversational French & Italian
❖ Absolutely Loves Road Trips, Adventure & Meeting People
❖ Bakes Bread   Adores Chilies

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER – CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS
❖ The Victoria & Albert Museum   World’s Leading Museum Of Art & Design
❖ The Guardian
  British Daily Newspaper & Website
❖ City Limits   London’s Alternative Event Listings & Arts Magazine
❖ Time Out
  London’s Premiere Entertainment Listings Guide
❖ Reflex Picture Agency   Photo Editor
❖ Friends of the Earth   Environmental Organisation

EDUCATION
❖ MA (Master of Arts) Image & Communication   Goldsmiths College   University of London
❖ Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education   Coventry University
❖ Higher National Diploma Documentary Photography   Newport College   Wales
❖ National Diploma Photography   Paddington College   London

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
❖ Authored First Digital Photography Access Course in the UK 1996
❖ Nominee of The Times Higher Education Awards
❖ Exhibition Curator
❖ Featured Exhibitor of Photography
❖ Coordinator of National & International Conferences
❖ Ambassador on Overseas Exchange Programmes in Spain, China, Trinidad & Tobago
❖ Lecturer Higher Education   Postgraduate & Undergraduate Programmes
❖ Lecturer Further Education   A Level   GCSE
❖ Successful record of Adult Learners Progressing Into Higher Education

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Diorama, from Ancient Greek   ‘through that which is seen

The name Diorama Days, is a nod to the medium preceding the invention of Photography.  Invented in 1822, The Diorama consisted of translucent painted backdrops, lit in such a way as to create the illusion of time and movement on a realistic landscape.  The fleeting images of the Diorama proved to be immensely popular. The first immersive media experience, before photography, cinema, radio and television, gave audiences the feeling they were transported into the landscape.  Driven by the success of The Diorama, its inventor went on to develop a way of permanently fixing light onto a surface.  Thus announcing the invention of Photography in 1839.  The new technology evolved over the last two centuries, becoming ubiquitous across Culture & Society, and shaping our view of the world.   The spirit of The Diorama lives on!

To learn more about The Diorama click on the links below.

Resurrecting an Illusion: Last Surviving Daguerre Diorama Restored

Biography of Louis Daguerre, Inventor of Daguerreotype Photography

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