Last week, the talented students from Nottingham College’s Photography programme held an impressive exhibition at the renowned Djanogly Lakeside Gallery. This important cultural space became a platform for these young artists to showcase their meaningful and evocative work to the public.
In collaboration with the University of Nottingham, the students produced fantastic pieces that will be on display until January next year. Spearheaded by the A‑level Photography course, the exhibition also features collaborations from Foundation Art and Design/Photography FDA students.
The students worked closely with curator Isobel Elstob and gallery manager Neil Walker to create works in response to the current world-class exhibition ‘Reimag(in)ing the Victorians’. The exhibition also includes images from Autograph ABP (the Association of Black Photographers), highlighting the experiences of individuals with African, Caribbean, and South Asian descent in 19th-century Britain.
The exhibition weaves together historical narratives and sheds light on contemporary issues, providing a platform for the students to express their voices and share stories that deeply matter to them. Each piece is thoughtfully crafted, evoking emotions, enlightening viewers, and celebrating the power of art.
They got their inspiration from ideas of hidden stories, things that were untold, or issues that they thought deserved to have more of a spotlight shone on them. They also drew inspiration from things that were swept under the carpet or were kept too quiet. They have really outdone themselves with coming up with a lot of creative responses to that theme.Elizabeth Morley — Photography Teacher
For many of the students, this exhibition represents the culmination of their first project as photography students at Nottingham College, making it an even more impressive achievement.
The exhibition will remain open to the public until January next year so you can still attend the talent of these budding photographers.