First and second year students on the Extended Diploma in Photography programme have each produced brilliant grids of twelve pictures capturing the colour of everyday life. These are being displayed in the café bar of the Yorkshire Craft Centre during December to raise money and awareness for Asthma UK.
This bright idea is sorely needed. Currently almost five and a half million people in the UK suffer from asthma; three of them die each day and 90% of these deaths are preventable. The charity funds research and offers support to make a difference. This worthwhile cause is particularly close to all the hearts of staff and students in Bradford School of Arts & Media following the tragic death of Performing Arts student, Siobhan Ullah, from the disease in October.
Course Tutor, Suzanne Griffiths explained, "Both first and second year students have produced some amazing work for this project. We all wanted to do something in memory of Siobhan. When we were thinking about themes it seemed the best way to represent her was colour and life. We are selling 21 x 21cm glossy prints of the grids at £5 and A4 individual images at £2.50. Bradford College is sponsoring the printing so 100% of the proceeds will be sent to the charity. Asthma UK are delighted that we are spreading the word and they have sent material to help us promote the cause.
The exhibition runs from Thursday 8th December until Friday 16th
December. Opening hours, Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 4.30pm.
Preview Evening on Wednesday 7th December from 4.30 until 7.30 pm.
Prints can be ordered at the Preview or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email orders can be placed until 4th January 2012 so if you can't see the exhibition in person, just choose your favourite image from the gallery below: