Sunderland students’ photography exhibition for charity

Photography students from Sunderland College, Louise McGinty, Marisa Citrone, Kevin Simpson, Kirsty Morris and Angel Nanson exhibiting a collection of their work at Dalton Park.
Photography students from Sunderland College, Louise McGinty, Marisa Citrone, Kevin Simpson, Kirsty Morris and Angel Nanson exhibiting a collection of their work at Dalton Park.
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FROM graffiti to gas masks, photography students put their final work on display.

Six students took part in the Connect project, which was run by Sunderland College in conjunction with the Salvation Army.

Each concentrated on a theme that interested them, varying from street graffiti, baking and landscapes and places of historical importance, to people’s reactions to a shopper wearing a fur coat and gas mask.

They were given the support of a professional photographer and were challenged to come up with the topic of their work, which had to relate to the idea of community.

The aim of the course was to show the students how to be enterprising through photography, with the profits made by the sale of prints to be donated to the Grace House Children’s Hospice Appeal.

About 70 images went on show at an exhibition to mark the end of their work, with shoppers visiting Dalton Park, in Murton, welcomed alongside college bosses and others who supported their work.

The group of 16 to 19-year-olds put together their work at the Salvation Army base in Southwick and have now gained their National Open College Network level one certificate in progression.

Course leader John Clasper, from the Salvation Army, said: “The students made a unanimous decision when selecting which charity they would like to support.

“They and tutors are grateful for the support provided by Dalton Park management team, who have been generous with their time and resources to help us organise and run this exhibition.”

The students involved were Marisa Citrone, Louise McGinty, Kirsty Morris, Angel Nanson, Reece Robson, Kevin Simpson.