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QE Photography Students Celebrate National Success

Date Posted: 17/06/2020 | Posted In: Latest news

Talented Young Artists Express Their Feelings About Living at Home During a Global Pandemic.

Photography students from Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Darlington are celebrating after their images were selected to appear in a national exhibition. Scott Allison, Lianna Charlesworth and Hope Norman had their images chosen to appear in the “At home” exhibition organised by The Sixth Form Colleges Association. The exhibition is designed to reflect the experience of young people during lockdown. There were submissions from almost fifty different colleges reflecting the level of competition and the high quality of our students work.

Department for Education minister Gillian Keegan said: “This has been a difficult time for the entire country but this exhibition is a wonderful example of how creativity can flourish in the face of adversity. It’s great to see how these sixth form students have captured the experiences of lockdown from a young person’s perspective.”

Vicky Snowball “Photography is such powerful visual language and our students have certainly embraced this opportunity to document personal experiences for the national ‘At Home’ exhibition. The successful entries really showcase a high level of creativity and honesty, marking this key moment in time.”

Hope Norman “My piece reflects the fragmented time we are in. Society is very much, at the moment, an incomplete puzzle, of which we are the pieces. During quarantine I’ve found comfort in doing jigsaws, they’re a great pastime! Though I think this is a reflection of something greater, we now have time to work and build on our characters and in the end see a bigger picture”.

Lianne Charlesworth “The main thing I focused on while taking the photos was loneliness because I think that’s the most common feeling that people have during lockdown. I also made my images black and white to emphasise sadness rather than keeping colour in them”.

Scott Allison “I was on my daily walk when I came across an example of fly tipping, which unfortunately became a common sight during lockdown. I took this picture to document the first hand effects it has on the scenery and the environment. This image is one of many I have captured, documenting life during lockdown”.

The exhibition will run from the 4th of June. If you would like to take a look at the full gallery of images please click here.