Students exhibit photography at prestigious London show

A selection of our final year BA (Hons) Photography students have recently exhibited their degree show work as part of Free Range, an internationally recognised event for graduating artists and designers.

A selection of our final year BA (Hons) Photography students have recently exhibited their degree show work as part of Free Range, an internationally recognised event for graduating artists and designers.

The students were selected based on the work they exhibited as part of this year's Degree Show Photography Festival, Emerge, which took place across Nottingham in May and June. A range of different types of photography was chosen by the course to represent NTU at Free Range, which is held annually at the Old Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane.

A number of awards were presented during the event, to an audience of invited industry guests, staff and students. Britney Bailey received the Genesis Imaging Bursary Award, which includes £1,000 and a solo exhibition at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts in 2017.

Mark Foxwell, Creative Director at Genesis, told us: "I chose Britney for her touching series that explores how hair within the black community expresses ancestry, heritage, and personality, focusing on the ideologies of black beauty and its perceptions. We very much look forward to seeing how Britney chooses to develop her practice over the forthcoming year and to her exhibition, in one year's time, at Lakeside Arts Centre."

Catherine Waites was announced as the winner of the Martine Hamilton Knight Architectural Photography Award. Catherine won a work placement with award-winning architectural photographer Martine Hamilton Knight, which she'll complete after graduation.

Martine told us: "Catherine attended workshops that I ran in the department in the spring and I was impressed by her attitude. She listened to what I had to say, undertook and completed the brief set with a high achieving outcome, but moreover, once I saw her final show, I could see how much she had taken on board in the interim, and how her work had developed in this time. She already has a mature shooting style, a good level of technical skill and a natural empathy with her subject matter. I wish her all the best with her future career - she should go far."

Also exhibiting at the event were students Amy Gee and Kezia White, who were awarded a Genesis Imaging Bursary Award earlier in the year. They both received £500 which helped them finance the production of their final year work.

Students exhibit photography at prestigious London show

Published on 15 July 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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