WE have more exciting news to share with you from the King’s Ely Photography Department…

Freya Moss, who is in Year 12, has been named a winner in this year’s Beyond the Frame Photography Competition, organised by Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)!

Freya, who is studying A Levels in Photography, Art and Design, and Textiles, was one of five King’s Ely students shortlisted in the finals of the prestigious competition. Gabriel James (Year 12), Lucas Edevane (Year 13), Emily Gredley (Year 13) and Arabella Guyer (Year 11) were commended for their work too.

Yesterday (April 7th), Freya was announced a ‘Judge’s Choice Winner’ at NUA by London-based African visual artist and conceptual photographer, Ade Àsìkò, who was thoroughly impressed with her two images, pictured. Freya attended the ceremony and was on hand to receive a copy of Tim Walker’s beautiful book, ‘Wonderful Things’.

Antonio Longo, our Head of Photography, said: “At King’s Ely, we have talented and creative pupils who delight in exploring visual arts through the lens, producing a range of imaginative and thought-provoking work using both traditional and modern photographic techniques. The NUA’s Beyond the Frame Photography Competition is a great way for our students to get involved in the national and international photography scene, and showcase their work alongside other schools and colleges worldwide. Freya is a talented photographer who deserves this award and recognition for all her hard work.”

The theme of this year’s Beyond the Frame was ‘curiosity’ and there were more than 500 entries from young photographers from across the globe.

Freya’s success comes just days after Year 10 King’s Ely student, Elly Hakansson-Harvey, won the ‘Runner Up’ prize in this year’s ILFORD PHOTO ‘International Student Photographer of the Year Competition’.

Mohan (Susan) Liu, who is in Year 12, made the ‘final shortlist’ in the competition alongside Elly. Thomas Bateman, Jessica Harding, Lia Kunis and Alexander (Sasha) Kaminskiy, who are all in Year 12, all made the ‘top 30 shortlist’.

Congratulations to Freya and Elly, all our students who were shortlisted, and of course Mr Longo, whose support and guidance is second to none!

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