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News: A Lev­el stu­dents fea­ture in UK-wide pho­tog­ra­phy exhibition

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This image by Hollie Jones
This image by Hollie Jones

A picture paints a thousand words! The work of four talented Nottingham College A Level Photography students has been selected to feature in an emotive UK-wide online exhibition. It highlights the mental health impact of the pandemic on young people.

From a huge 22,000 entries, stu­dents Hol­lie, Liana, Ava and Jade, who are all study­ing at the College’s High Pave­ment Sixth Form, were cho­sen along­side 79 oth­ers to fea­ture in the exhi­bi­tion, which launched on 15 February.

An emotional subject

The Show and Tell exhi­bi­tion was organ­ised by The Pho­tog­ra­phy Move­ment and aimed to help ease the stress­es and anx­i­ety caused by the impact of lock­down. Young peo­ple aged 10 to 18 were asked to cap­ture images which answer the sim­ple ques­tion: How are you feeling? 

Judge's Choice

Select­ed in the top 15 Judge’s Choice were the images of Hol­lie, Liana and Ava, who have also seen their work dis­played in a nation­al bill­board cam­paign from 15 to 21 Feb­ru­ary. Some of the images were also fea­tured on nation­al news websites!

A student's view

Eigh­teen-year-old Hol­lie Jones’s pho­to­graph (pic­tured here) por­trayed the feel­ing of being alone, and not know­ing what’s around the cor­ner. She took it on a fog­gy night when there were hints of bon­fire smoke in the air. 

I was real­ly excit­ed when I found out I’d made it in. I know we’re in lock­down, but I’m still enjoy­ing the recog­ni­tion of my work and oth­er people’s. It’s real­ly bril­liant to be honest. 

It’s an empow­er­ing feel­ing as a pho­tog­ra­ph­er to have your work recog­nised by already estab­lished photographers. 

 — A Lev­el stu­dent Hol­lie Jones

Not­ting­ham Col­lege A Lev­el Pho­tog­ra­phy Lec­tur­er, Liz Mor­ley, encour­aged her stu­dents to con­sid­er enter­ing their work for the exhi­bi­tion. She is delight­ed with their success!

What an amaz­ing achieve­ment for them! To have four Not­ting­ham Col­lege stu­dent pho­tos make the final exhi­bi­tion, when thou­sands entered, makes us so proud. 

Liz Mor­ley — A Lev­el Pho­tog­ra­phy Lecturer

Judges includ­ed world-renowned pho­tog­ra­ph­er Rankin, BBC Radio 5 Live pre­sen­ter Nihal Arthanayake, mod­el and TV pre­sen­ter Daisy Lowe and adver­tis­ing cre­ative direc­tor Trevor Robinson. 

You can see the oth­er stu­dents’ pho­tos and the whole Show and Tell exhi­bi­tion on the The Pho­tog­ra­phy Move­ment web­site.

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  • 19th February 2021 (10:51 AM)
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