Reading students are picture perfectBy Phil Creighton
June 10, 2011
Students from Reading College are picture perfect – and they want you to snap up the chance to see what they’ve been developing in the darkroom.
A new exhibition opened yesterday and it’s dedicated to life as seen through the lenses of cameras belonging to teenagers studying for a Foundation Art and Design course.
The course acts as a year-long primer for arts students ahead of university.
The end of year show features work produced by the students – including the disciplines of fine art, fashion and textiles and visual communications.
The display features photographs that reveal a side to Reading that you might never have seen before. And these aren’t simple snaps taken on a digital camera and developed at Boots. Some of the prints are bigger than a large flatscreen telly.
“I am very proud of the work that the students have produced and would hope that others take the opportunity to enjoy their work,” says Mike Workman, who heads the photography component of the Foundation course and is also an experienced photographer himself.
The pictures will be on display for a week before being joined by work from students on other courses.
For more details, call the Kings Road-based college on 0118 967 5000 or log on to www.reading-college.ac.uk