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Exposed 22 – College Photography students annual exhibition returns to Out of the Blue Drill Hall

Posted: 25th May 2022

Edinburgh College Photography students and graduates will be showcasing their talents in an exhibition which sees their work displayed to the public in the nation’s capital next month.

Exposed 2022 is taking place at Edinburgh’s Out of The Blue Drill Hall from Monday 1 June to Thursday 9 June, excluding Sunday 5 June, from 10am to 5pm.

The exhibition includes works which have been created by HND2 and BA photography students. Images cover a wide range of genres including portraiture, fashion, advertising, sports, documentary, photojournalism and landscape.
The College’s Photography department has been running the annual Exposed exhibition show since the mid-1990s, and this year 45 students from showing more than 80 images in an event the host venue describes as its ‘largest annual exhibition’.

Pete Harper, HND2 Photography graduate, from Haddington in East Lothian, said: “I’m really excited to be exhibiting my work for the first time at Out of The Blue in June. The last couple of years of study has been tough, not least because of the pandemic, but it has also been immensely rewarding. A lot of really hard work has gone into producing these images and I’m proud to have the opportunity to display them at Exposed 22.”

Kay Frances Hyde, BA Professional Photography graduate, said: “It was a huge step for me to return to education in my fifties and I feel a huge sense of achievement having finished the degree at Edinburgh College. Having worked in PR in the tourism sector for over twenty years, my photography has a strong sense of place. I’m interested in celebrating and showcasing Scotland’s rich culture and heritage through my photography.”

Graham McGirk, Photography lecturer, said: “We’re looking forward to yet another Exposed exhibition – it is the perfect way to round off another year of hard work and innovation from our extremely talented students. I’m very proud of all of our students and of the outstanding work they have produced – it has been another exceptional year. We hope that lots of people can attend the exhibition to witness first-hand the wealth of stunning works on display.”

Exposed 22 is part of the College’s annual GLOW Festival – a two-month creative festival, showcasing the new generation of creative talent in Music, Theatre, Dance, Photography, Sculpture, Illustration and more. Find out more about GLOW Festival.

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