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Digital photo exhibition at Harper

Posted 1 September 2010

An example of work that fits the theme.

Harper Adams is calling for talented Shropshire-based photographers to submit work into a special exhibition held at the University College in November.

‘Countryside and the environment’ is the theme of the exhibition, which is taking place in the Bamford Library and West Midlands Regional Food Academy on the campus, near Newport, from November 4-11.

The photographs will be displayed for a week, but instead of being in traditional physical form, they will be shown as an electronic slideshow on a large screen.

Rural Enterprise and Land Management Lecturer, Simon Keeble, masterminded the idea. He said: “I was inspired by a local amateur photographer taking pictures of the landscape at Haughmond Hill and of wildlife.

“Although the photographs don’t have to be taken in Shropshire, we have had several entries depicting places that people will certainly recognise from the local area.”

Four winning entries will be selected by a judging panel, which are to be displayed in the new Harper Adams Graze Cafe, for up to a year. These will be announced at a celebratory reception event where exhibitors will have a chance to meet and compare work.

Acting Communications Manager, Janine Heath, is helping to judge the photographs. She said: “The theme is completely open to interpretation – it can be wildlife, landscapes, buildings, people. As long as it fits into the ‘countryside and the environment’ theme then it qualifies.

“You don’t need to be a professional photographer to enter, we are welcoming amateurs too.”

Entries are still being accepted for the exhibition, although the closing date is October 21. Exhibitors are asked to submit up to four electronic photographs, and one optional hard copy with their contact details, should visitors wish to get in touch with them.

For more details, contact Janine Heath – jheath@harper-adams.ac.uk 01952 815428

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