Capture the Moment’ is the exciting new Photography exhibition which is taking the art world by storm. It is clever, conceptual and creative, showcasing the talents of first year HND Photography students, whilst also raising money for charity ‘Marie Curie Cancer Care.’
Photography Course Tutor, Trevor Griffiths is the man responsible for organising the annual event, now in its 5th consecutive year. The exhibition is part of a string of charitable initiatives that Trevor has been involved with over the last 16 years. He has published several books on Photography and donated the proceeds to charity from a selection of his highly successful publications.
Speaking modestly about his involvement in the charitable exhibition, Trevor said: “All our first year students have been actively involved in producing their own exhibitions. While we’re there in the background, all credit has to go to them. It’s the students that actually do the work, take the pictures, produce an exhibition and create a press release to raise awareness and promote it. It’s a huge undertaking - the students have gone that extra mile and worked incredibly hard to ensure the success of the event.”
Elaborating further on the exhibition, Photography Student, Juliette Walker said: “A focus of the exhibition and idea behind ‘Capture the Moment’ is to capture an image that you can relate to and is important to you. This could be anything from a flower in bloom or a beautiful landscape. By purchasing your favorite image, you will own a unique piece of art and raise money for charity. All profits go directly to Marie Curie so they can keep on with their important work.” Marie Curie Cancer is a national charity with nine hospices operating across the UK that care for terminally ill patients aged 18 and above. Specially trained nurses work day and night to provide support for patients in their own surroundings.
Student Megan Philip, speaking passionately about the exhibition said: “We all know someone who has been affected by cancer… I’ve been affected by cancer, so to be involved in this project and raise money for such a great cause is an extra bonus.”
Before the launch of the exhibition, students raised over £300 and staged a series of bake sales to raise further funds for the charity.
Explaining how it feels to be part of the exhibition, Student Juliette Walker added: “I think it’s wonderful. It’s for a really, really good cause! We all know someone whose life has been affected by cancer, so to be able to put on an exhibition which will help develop us as photographers, as well as raise money for charity is fantastic!”
The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor John D Goodward was delighted to officially open the exhibition, which raised hundreds of pounds for charity.
Trevor concluded: “It’s great to see the variety and contrast of images that we’ve got on sale in the exhibition. I think there’s something for everyone. The students have worked incredibly hard to produce stunning images!”