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Highly Commended Photography

Current student, William Ridgedon receives "highly commended" at the Focus on Society Competition in London

William Ridgedon's Photograph Entry
William Ridgedon's Photograph Entry
William Ridgeon 17, studying A level Photography at the College, has had one of his photographs selected to be displayed, as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) photography competition ‘Focus on Society’, at an exhibition at the espaciogallery in London from 8-13 March.

William said, "I chose my subject to show how people live through changing times within society. Recently, the world has seen some of the most rapid and greatest transformations in history. I wanted to show the visual representation of this and how time and change affects people in society. I wanted to create a photo of strength, which is shown in his direct eye contact with the camera and dramatic lighting.

"I was delighted to have one of my photos selected to be in the exhibition. Being commended for my photography is very gratifying and for it to be hung in a London gallery was wonderful news. It’s a unique opportunity to find out other people’s views of my work and also to see the other winners’ photos when I visit the gallery."

More than 600 14-18 year old students entered the competition, with over 900 photographs submitted. William's was one of the final 43 that were selected by a panel of judges, including Sophie Batterbury, Head of Pictures at The Independent newspaper.

On the evening of the Private View, William recieved highly commended for his photograph portraying how time has affected people within soiety.

espaciogallery website

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