Students from Leeds Trinity University will showcase their final year photography projects across digital screens in Leeds City Centre as part of a virtual exhibition.
Launching on Monday 3 May, the Re:Vision exhibition will showcase work created by final-year photography students at Leeds Trinity University, with project themes including men’s mental health, consumerism, fast fashion and the environment.
Re:Vision will exhibit the work of eight photographers from the first-ever cohort of the BA (Hons) Photography programme at Leeds Trinity University, which was introduced in September 2018. In partnership with global advertising company JCDecaux Group, photography will be viewed by 500,000 people at screens in Leeds Train Station, as well as at Millennium Square with Big Screen Leeds.
The University received support from internationally exhibited British photographer Stephen Gill, leading contemporary American photographer Alec Soth, and non-profit publisher Morel Books, who donated photographic postcards and books which have been sold to fundraise for the digital installations.
24-year-old Lee Gordon, from Annalong in Northern Ireland, is displaying his project focusing on men’s mental health as part of the Re:Vision exhibition. Lee documented his mental health, taking self-portraits depicting his personal experiences.
Lee said: “I originally wanted to explore and recreate mental health metaphors from other men’s lives and capture their struggles, experiences and feelings on camera for my project. However, I quickly came to the realisation that I couldn’t justify capturing other men’s struggles when I hadn’t faced my own. This collection showcases the current and past struggles my mental health has on my life as a gay man and the imperfections I see in myself.”
Verity Adriana, Lecturer in Photography and Programme Coordinator at Leeds Trinity University, said: “This exhibition exemplifies the range of practice and themes our first-ever graduating cohort has been working on throughout this challenging year. Their determination and resilience to overcome the obstacles that have been put in their way shines through in the work that they have produced as well as the exciting way this show has manifested.”
She added: “This new way of producing the degree show has meant rethinking how we showcase the work of our students, and I believe that this is a great outcome for them which enables the show to be opened up to everyone to view. I hope people enjoy looking at the work and learning about what our students have been working on.”
The Re:Vision exhibition launches at Leeds Train Station and Millennium Square on Monday 3 May and will run until Sunday 16 May. More information is available on the Re:Vision website.
To find out more about studying Photography at Leeds Trinity, visit our Photography course page.
Image credit: Lee Gordon ©
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