Hidden worlds revealed at student photography exhibition

Tuesday 15 May 2012
Hidden worlds and objects of desire are just two of the subjects which have been under the lens for a student digital photography exhibition and awards event taking place at the University of Salford this week.

More than 600 images from First and Second Year BA (Hons) Photography students will be showcased on the University’s ultra-high resolution screen at the ‘Egg’ space in its MediaCityUK building as part of the W640 exhibition, named after Salford’s photography course code.

Students have also submitted work under the headings of imagined landscapes, emulation and visual narrative for the W640 digital photography awards, a new competition with a £1,000 prize fund. Award-winning Manchester photographer and writer Len Grant will reveal the winners at a special presentation evening at MediaCityUK on Friday 18 May.

Photography course leader Lawrence George Giles said: “W640 aims to celebrate the creative talent of our students and they’ve produced some remarkable and innovative new work in response to this opportunity. I’m really looking forward to seeing it showcased in the Egg gallery.”

Exhibition curator Stephen Whittle said: “Len Grant has documented North West regeneration for the past two decades and it’s great to have a creative professional of his standing involved in the judging panel. I’m sure the students will gain a great deal from his feedback on their work.”

The exhibition launch and awards event, which is open to students, staff and the public, will take place on Friday 18 May at 6.00pm at the University of Salford, MediaCityUK, M50 2HE.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 16 May until Friday 1 June, open from 10.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday. Admission to the launch event and to the exhibition is free.

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