TWO King’s Ely Sixth Form students have been shortlisted in a fiercely-contested competition for young photographers.

More than 400 students entered this year’s Beyond the Frame photography competition, organised by Norwich University of the Arts (NUA). The theme was ‘environment’ and students were asked to interpret the theme in their own vision.

The work of King’s Ely Sixth Form students Lexy Chen and Gaia Giardinelli has been shortlisted and both young photographers are now in with a chance of winning the competition.

Lexy and Gaia will attend NUA’s Beyond the Frame exhibition and awards event, taking place later this month, where they will have the opportunity to meet the judges and learn more about the photography industry. The winners of the competition will be announced at the private view of the exhibition.

Lexy and Gaia’s success comes just weeks after King’s Ely Sixth Form student Orla Simpson won the UK ILFORD PHOTO 2017/18 Student Competition, Lyrically Speaking, with her striking image based on the lyric ‘Let’s talk about freedom, everyone prays in the end’ by award-winning musician Sam Smith. Last year, King’s Ely student Charmaine Wong came runner up in the digital category of the competition.

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