News in concerning three of our current third years.
Generation Next 2018 is one of the biggest fashion exhibitions in the Russian fashion industry and is held annually in St. Petersburg. The exhibition unites students from the associated fashion disciplines of costume design, textiles, graphic design in fashion, fashion photography and fashion illustration. Each year young designers from all over Russia and the world enter and this year saw 140 projects submitted for possible exhibition. It was the first year that some of our students submitted work nominated by Course Leader Trudie Ballantyne and all three that entered images were successful.
Sarah Whelan was awarded a nomination of fashion photography with her project Savage documenting the club based in East London (Image 1 below) created during the book section of her Final Major Project. Whilst, Emma Chard (Image 2 below) and Sam Deaman (Image 3 below) received diplomas as competition finalists. There work was also exhibited in the main hall (see above) as part of the event. Trudie Ballantyne also received a diploma for preparing students in the professional field of fashion photography.
Associate Professor at the St.Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design Alexandra Savelyeva who invited our students to enter their work this year was so impressed by the images that she would like other students to continue submitting their work over the coming years.
News in from 2017 graduate Katie Mordan.
“I am delighted and honoured to have been shortlisted for the 2017 South West Graduate Photography prize having entered with a selection of images from my series Planted. Eight finalists have been chosen and our work will be in exhibition at PHOTOBLOCK 2017, Old Truman Brewery, London, later in the year and one overall winner will then be chosen by industry professionals to win a paid commission.
This competition has been running since 2010 and graduates from photography courses in the south west are invited to enter. It’s one of the few free to enter competitions, so I highly recommend all the new third years entering the 2018 competition next year.”