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A picture tells a thousand words

A picture tells a thousand words

The work off our talented Nottingham College ALevel Photography students has been selected to feature in an emotive UK-wide online exhibition, highlighting the mental health impact of the pandemic on young people.

From a huge 22,000 entries, students Hollie, Liana, Avaand Jade, who are all studying at the College’s High Pavement Sixth Form, were chosen alongside 79 others to feature in the exhibition, which launched on Instagram <>on 15 February (@showandtellphoto).

The Show and Tell exhibition was organised by The Photography Movement aimed to help ease the stresses and anxiety caused by the impact of lockdown. Youngpeople aged 10 to 18 were asked to capture images which answer the simple question: How are you feeling?

Selected in the top 15 Judge’s Choice were the images of Hollie, Liana and Ava, who have also seen their work displayed in a national billboard campaign from 15 to 21 February. Some of the images were also featured on national news websites.

Eighteen-year-old Hollie Jones’s photograph portrayed the feeling of being alone, and not knowing what’s aroundthe corner. She took it on a foggy night hen there were hints of bonfire smoke in the air.

Hollie said:

“I was really excited when I found out I’d made it in. I know we’re in lockdown, but I’m still enjoying the recognition of my work and other people’s. It'sreally brilliant to be honest.

“It's an empowering feeling as a photographer to have your work recognised by already established photographers.”

Nottingham College A Level Photography Lecturer, Liz Morley, encouraged her students to consider entering their workfor the exhibition. She is delighted with their success. Liz said: 

"What an amazing achievement for hem! To have four Nottingham College student photos make the fina exhibition,when thousands entered, makes us so proud."

Judges includedworld-renowned photographer Rankin, BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nihal Arthanayake, model and TV presenter Daisy Lowe and advertising creative directorTrevor Robinson.

The Show and Tell exhibition can be viewed on theThe Photography Movement website

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