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KCC Photography Exhibition 2012

Photography Exhibition Unveils Emerging Talent

A new generation of talented photographers are coming together to debut their work in a stunning exhibition at Kensington and Chelsea College.

‘Embrace’ is the culmination of a year’s work from students on the college’s BTEC National Diploma in Photography, and brings together an eclectic collection of work exploring a range of photographic concepts and styles.

Among the styles of work being highlighted are fashion, documentary and fine art photography, along with techniques such as pinhole photography and use of liquid light as well as a marriage of traditional and digital techniques.

The exhibition runs from Tuesday July 10th – Friday July 27th. Guests also have the opportunity to meet the photographers during a Private View being held on Tuesday July 10, 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

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.

Bruce Tanner, Head of Photography at Kensington and Chelsea College said: ‘Embrace is an exhibition that stretches the boundaries of traditional photography. The work on show is from our full time course, and it is an enormous credit to the students that they have juggled work and family commitments to attend the course.’

‘Our students are a real source of inspiration, and the accomplished pieces in the exhibition are testament to their drive and commitment to the course. In fact, a number of students are already earning from their photography and exhibiting across London.’

The exhibition and private view are free to attend, and will be held in the college’s Foundation Studio in the Carlyle Building, on Hortensia Road, SW10 0QS. The studio is open weekdays only, from 9.00am – 4.00pm.

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 iPhonegraphy.