New shoots of photographic talent emerge at University College
Seventy students on the BA (Hons) Photography course at University
College Falmouth will be presenting an astonishing array of
photographs to a packed house at Falmouth Arts Centre in March.
And judging by the inspirational quality of photographic
images that will be on display this year, it looks as though
the New Shoots 2006 exhibition will leave no industry critic
or member of the public in the dark room, as to the creative
talent of University College Falmouth's second year
Crowd pleasing work from local students will include those
of Wai Chung from Truro who splices fashion images and graphics
to produce the stuff of fairytales, Sally Crocker from Gunnislake
who gets down and dirty with the world of risque fashion,
as well as John Dufort from Wadebridge who captures the Cornish
landscape in winter.
Other students from further afield include Mark Wallwork,
whose genuinely spooky photographs are taken at night in local
forests where hidden faces lurk and Phillip Bates from Blackburn,
who has peered inside the world of local Falmouth B&B's.
The excitingly eclectic images on show are indicative of
a course year which has rewarded the students with relative
"On the first year of the course students are
given a range of set briefs, but the work for this exhibition
comes at a stage in their studies where they are developing
their own style and interests," says BA (Hons)
Photography senior lecturer, Tony Clancy. "This
is why the range of work is so diverse, and it represents
an interesting moment in their development as creative photographers."
And the students are more than aware of the career defining
importance of this moment in their studies which broadens
the critical exposure their work receives.
"The New Shoots exhibition has given us an invaluable
understanding of the power of display and the importance of
public and industry reaction allied to this," says
student Pip Green. "Until now, our work has been
viewed by our peers and course leaders. Exhibitions introduce
our work to new crucial audiences."
This popular course is affiliated with the Association of
Photographers and the National Union of Journalists and is
recognised by the British Institute of Professional Photographers.
Students consistently win major national awards such as the
Observer Hodge and Jerwood Prize.
From 2007, along with the new degree courses in Marine and
Natural History Photography and Press Photography, this course
will enjoy new, custom-built facilities at Tremough.
New Shoots runs from 8 to 15 March and is open to the public
from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.
For further information please contact Jilly Easterby, public
relations officer at University College Falmouth on 01326
211077, or email: email@example.com.
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