More about Kezia
Congratulations on winning the NTU Bursary from Genesis Imaging, can you tell us a little bit about this?
“When I won the Genesis Bursary Award I was delighted and it meant that I could really pursue my ideas and work closely with the creative director at Genesis Imaging, Mark Foxwell, to produce stunning work and images.
“I love to imagine and dream big and this bursary allowed me to do just that, without worrying about the financial issue of printing my degree show work. The Genesis imaging team were fantastic to work with and I even got the chance to go to London to spend the day with them, test print my work on Plexiglass and receive feedback. It really allowed me connect with the industry and explore possibilities.”
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“The many possibilities that the course offered appealed to me as well as the opportunity to study abroad in Europe.”
What did you enjoy most about studying Photography at NTU?
“The interaction and discussions with tutors and visiting lecturers, the critical practice element of the course and the guest lecture series. This really allowed me to investigate what photography is and how it works within the world.”
“There is a fantastic guest speaker series held each year, where the University invites people from industry to come and speak about their experiences and work. This really allows you to gain a better understanding of how the industry works and what possibilities are out there.”
How did you find the course staff?
“I loved every one of my tutors, the admin staff and the technical team. They are all fantastic and so interesting to talk to and have a real wealth of connections within the industry too. Everyone is so keen for you to do well and put yourself out there.
“Through lectures and seminars I have really grown to love the academic side of the course even though I am very dyslexic. The support has always been there for me from my tutors and University as a whole.”
How did you find the Photography facilities?
“The University has recently invested in new lighting rigs, equipment for the studios and backdrops. There are wide ranges of workshops throughout the duration of the course which allows you to develop your work and experiment across the different disciplines of photography.”