Photography students at Nottingham College are celebrating International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8 with an exhibition which uses the city’s biggest outdoor digital screen as a canvas for their work.
The project, called “Woman in Nottingham”, includes 100 photographs of local women taken by the students. Their photography relates directly to the 100-year anniversary since the Suffragettes secured the right for women to vote in the UK.
Ocean Outdoor will showcase the photographs on its vast digital screen which dominates the entrance to Nottingham’s Intu Victoria Centre.
Every minute a different image will feature on the screen for 10 seconds as a prelude to the students’ exhibition in bar area of the Broadway Cinema in the evening.
Nottingham role models who have agreed to be photographed by the Foundation Degree course students include local business owners, such as Annie Spaziano from Annie’s Burger Shack, to Olympic gymnast sisters Becky and Ellie Downie along with college staff, friends and family and even fellow students.
Nottingham College photography lecturer Matt Bunn, said: “On the back of recent world events and subsequent marches and protests, students came up with the idea to celebrate the female population. We have decided to concentrate on the women of Nottingham to celebrate the diversity, skills and attributes of women who live in a community at any one time. Women’s rights and the fight for equality is in the news a great deal at present and this project is a positive way to promote the impact that women have on all of our lives.”
For further information on the Foundation Degree in Photography visit www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk