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Inspiring photography exhibition back by popular demand at Kensington and Chelsea College
AN INSPIRING Royal Albert Hall exhibition that celebrated the work of young photographers is being shown again at Kensington and Chelsea College following its success.
The exhibition was the showpiece behind a pioneering project, run in partnership with the college and the iconic London venue, which gave a group of young people a life changing opportunity.
The 'Shooting Stars' project gave 13 young people who weren't in education, training or employment the chance to gain a qualification in photography and exclusive access to photograph A-list events at the Royal Albert Hall.
Under the two year venture, led by the college, the students studied on a specially designed BTEC photography course to gain the skills needed to be an event and portrait photographer.
They were also given master classes from leading photographers such as Jill Furmanovsky and Mick Hutson, and the chance to join professional photographers to shoot some of the biggest events in London including Beverley Knight's concert, Cirque du Soleil, The BBC Proms and Spirit of London of Awards. The students were the first ever given access to photograph events from the press arena within the Hall.
The project led to the students capturing more than 4000 images of which a selection was featured in an exhibition hosted at the Royal Albert Hall.
The exhibition is now being repeated at the college's Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS. It runs until Feb 8th. The exhibition is open to the public on weekdays from 9am-7pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-4pm on Friday.
Since completing the project all 13 students have progressed on to higher level qualifications and employment through the college. An online gallery of a selection of exhibition images can be viewed at: www.kcc.ac.uk/gallery/shooting_stars/
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