Photo Gallery: Norwich students ‘pause’ to show off photography work

A new art exhibition promising to bring a fresh approach to photography is on display in the city.

The show has been put together by second year National Diploma Photography students from City College Norwich.

Jon Clark, Photography Course Leader, said: 'I have been really impressed with the quality of work the students have produced.'

The 'Pause' exhibition is currently on display at The Assembly House, in Theatre Street, and aims to capture the pauses and moments in time around the themes of home and location.

City College Norwich explained that by putting the best of the students' work on public display as part of the course, it provides a platform for students to go on to work as professional photographers and in related careers.


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Mr Clark said: 'The Assembly House is a terrific venue in which to exhibit and the experience of putting on this show will be invaluable to the students as they work towards their final major project later this year.'

The exhibition is displaying a series of original photographs, which span urban and rural locations, contemporary and classical styles and earthly and ethereal interpretations.

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Students enjoyed the opportunity to show their work to a wider audience.

Sam Howes, 19, from Long Stratton, said: 'Getting to show our work in The Assembly House is a really good opportunity. I would like to work in photography and am trying to figure out what sort of thing I want to do. I really enjoy doing landscape photography and photographing animals.'

Dominic Hobson, 19, also from Long Stratton, said: 'This exhibition is an awesome opportunity and I'm really pleased with the work. Everyone's work looks really professional. I have tried to show a variety of work with my pieces, from landscapes to reportage to art photography. I like capturing movement in my images, as I have done with one of my pictures which was taken at Leicester Square in London.'

Jodie Roots, 18, from Caistor, said: 'For my pictures in the exhibition, I tried to recreate the feeling of Victorian life. I bought an old wedding dress from a charity shop and used settings with a historical feel like Blickling Hall and Elm Hill in Norwich.

'I love having the opportunity to put my work on show to the public like this and would like to do more and get my name out there. I want to go to university and then go on to work in photography, ideally in fashion.'

Emma Chapman, 21, from Hempnall said: 'I first got involved in photography while working as a hairdresser. I was doing photo shoots and styling and realised that I really enjoyed the photographic side. I did all my own hair and make-up in the pictures on show which were inspired by vintage fashion. I want to go on to do a BA in Photography and to have a career in commercial and fashion photography.'

Pause will be exhibited in the Noverre Gallery at The Assembly House, until Friday, January 28.

The exhibition will be open daily from 9am to 5pm, except Sundays when it will be closed.

Admission to the exhibition is free.

For more information visit www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk.

Are you hosting an exhibition? Contact reporter Donna-Louise Bishop on donna-louise.bishop@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772438.

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