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Interpreting The Guardian

Helen Haile is currently a second year photography student at Kensington and Chelsea College.

Helen’s pictures of a Priest at a local alternative church were on display as part of a photography exhibition held at The College’s Chelsea centre as part of London’s Nour Festival.

The subject of the exhibition was ‘Guardians’, and Helen chose to photograph a priest because she felt that they act as guardians of the community.

Helen, originally from Eritrea, said, ‘both my grandfathers were priests, and back home the priest plays an important part in village life. They are regarded as someone who you can go to to discuss your problems and help solve them.

Michael Clarke is a deaf student studying photography at Kensington and Chelsea College.

For the Guardian’s project, Michael photographed hand sign, all of which can be interpreted as the word ‘guardian’.

Kensington and Chelsea offer photography courses at their Chelsea centre, visit for more information.

Discover Londons Thriving Photography Talent

Discover Londons Thriving Photography Talent

An exciting new exhibition showcasing a range of stunning images from some of London’s up and coming photographers will open in West London on Thursday July 17.

‘Hidden Rivers’ is FREE to attend, and is the debut exhibition of a group of talented photographers who honed their technical skills and creativity on Kensington and Chelsea College’s BTEC National Diploma in photography.

Their breathtaking images are taken from across the genres of fine art, fashion and documentary and embodies a range of photographic concepts, styles and techniques. These include processes dating back to the beginning of photography, right through to digitally generated images, and screen-based work.

‘Hidden Rivers’ runs from Friday July 18 until Thursday July 24. Guests also have the opportunity to meet the photographers during a Private View being held on Thursday July 17, from 6.30pm to 9.00pm.

The exhibition and private view will be held at the College’s Chelsea Centre Gallery on Hortensia Road, SW10 0QS. The exhibition is open weekdays only, from 10am – 4pm.

To view the exhibition catalogue please visit:

Many of the one-off pieces in the exhibition are also on sale, giving guests the chance to snap up exclusive prints produced by emerging new talent.

To attend the event please register on:

Among those exhibiting their work is Gokhan Tanriover – an NHS Doctor who gave up his medical career to purse his passion for photography.

“I still work really long hours as a photographer, but the difference is I now enjoy it because I’m finally doing something I love.” said Gokhan.

Speaking about his College course Gokhan added:

“The tutors on the course are really great. They’re not just teaching as they still work as photographers and their career achievements are amazing. I liked the fact we are taught by established photographers.”

“The course was also perfect for me as it ensured I was technically proficient, helped me explore the artistic side of photography, and taught me how to earn a living as photographer. I’ve learnt so much and can really see the improvement in the quality of my photos.”

“It’s a luxury to do what you love in life, so if you know what that is you should just go for it. I really think it’s important to pursue what makes you happy because you only get one life”

Kensington and Chelsea College has an outstanding photography department which gives students access to fully equipped studios and a state of the art digital suite, as well as a traditional darkroom, one of the few left In London.

Photography students at the college work on a range of projects including photo shoots with fashion graduates to photograph their end of year collections. The college’s innovative Photography Department was also widely featured in the national press after becoming the first in London to run a photography course for the iPhone called iPhoneography.

The College is running a range of short courses, including photography, as part of its popular summer school programme. For more information visit: