Photography students from Solihull College & University Centre are set to have their work published in a brand-new zine.
As part of their work experience, the Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma Photography and Level 5 Professional Creative Practice students visited Meriden in Solihull to record ‘the heart of England’.
The group worked alongside and learned from Falmouth University Photography course leader, Oliver Udy and Plymouth University lecturer Colin Robins – both documentary photographers based in Cornwall – who are undertaking an ongoing anthology photography project supported by local arts organisation GRAIN.
The students took a wide range of pictures across Meriden, exploring and capturing the village’s sights and cultural aspects which included portraits and landscapes.
Students worked closely with the professionals to capture rural life
“The work experience element of the Photography course gives students that all-important industry experience, which is great for their CV,” says Emma Jukes, Lecturer in Photography at the College.
“At the College, we understand the importance of collaboration, working together and understanding the full breadth of photography. There are also a number of alternative careers which students can progress into; not necessarily taking the photographs themselves, but working in the areas of funding, designing, publishing, editing and teaching.”
The students’ pictures will be published in the zine and used as part of GRAIN’s photographic archive, put together by Oliver Udy.
The zine itself is set to come out in early November.