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

Three of our Senior Photography students have won awards in this year’s Beyond the Frame student photography competition, organised by Norwich University of the Arts.

Year 11 student, Emily Parsons, has won the Under-16 Award in the contest, which attracted a record-breaking number of entries this year – more than 1,500 images in total on the theme, ‘through my eyes’.

Year 12 students, Lydia Goff and Paige Newell, also won Judges’ Choice Awards!

Lydia’s image was chosen by Julia Belgutay, Acting FE Director at the Times Education Supplement (TES). Paige’s image was chosen by professional photographer Kane Layland, fashion and portrait photographer who graduated from NUA in 2018 and now works with brands including Vidal Sassoon, Armani Exchange, and Jimmy Choo.

This success comes just weeks after Paige was crowned the winner of this year’s ILFORD PHOTO (Official Page) UK Student Photography Competition. In 2018, King’s Ely Sixth Form student, Gaia Giardinelli, also won the Beyond the Frame contest.

James Smith, Chair of this year’s Judging Panel, said: “Choosing the winning entries was extremely difficult in both age categories. In the under 16 category, Emily Parsons’ images show a beautiful play of light of shade. There’s a consistency across her work; the images remain playful despite what could have easily become an overpowering use of black and white.”

Congratulations not just to Emily, Paige, Lydia and Mr Longo (Head of Photography) but also Alice Edwards, Lisa Lyu, Mia Wang, Tabitha Udy and Luna Guo, whose work was all shortlisted in this year’s competition!

This gallery celebrates the work of all the students mentioned above.

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