Yellow… it’s the colour of sunshine and springtime. Marie Curie Cancer Care chose the daffodil to represent them almost twenty five years ago as it is a symbol of renewal.
As their contribution to the College’s campaign to support our local Marie Curie hospice in Bradford, students from our National Diploma in Photography programme have taken the colour yellow as their inspiration to take a range of photographs to sell on behalf of this most worthwhile charity.
Their Course Tutor, Suzie Griffiths explained, “Our students are aged from sixteen plus and are already taking fantastic photographs. Rather than just hold the usual parents’ evening at this time of the year, we decided to have a family and friends evening, celebrating them as students and showcasing their talents. As many of these young people will progress to the HND Photography course it seemed a good idea to give them a taster of putting on a show in aid of Marie Curie.”
The students they transformed two walls of the Yorkshire Craft Centre’s café bar with their photographs showing a considerable flair and a diverse range of subjects. They sold prints at the family and friends event and will continue to do so until 19th April 2010.
Suzie continued, “I am so proud of the students. They have really taken on board some the diversity of the colour. The students have designed everything from posters to payment cards. They have received outstanding technical support from Pete Maggs throughout the project. Bradford Enterprise Academy sponsored the printing, paying for photography paper and mounts. They also supplied a printer and donated a prize of a £30 voucher for the best picture, which was awarded to Andrew McCulloch. We did a roaring trade on the night and we will continue to print photographs as people want them, so I hope that lots of people will buy them so we can raise as much money as possible for Marie Curie.”
Prints can be ordered directly from Suzie: just telephone 01274 436465 or email email@example.com
The photographs have been much admired and will remain on display in the YCC café bar until Easter. Prints are for sale at the incredible price of only £2.50 for A4 size and £5 for A3, and 100 % of the sale price goes to the charity. You will never be able to purchase striking original photography at this price and for such a good cause, so please be generous.