Photographic journalism students showcase work at iconic Corn Exchange
The Project 44 exhibition has been organised by the 44 final-year students and will run until Wednesday 14 May. Selected prints will be available to purchase and a raffle will be running in support of Lord Mayor Councillor Tom Murray's chosen charity, Leeds Offers Fun for The Young.
Image by Asha Joshi
One of the students exhibiting at Project 44, Thomas Gadd, commented: "We are pleased the Lord Mayor will be joining us to open the exhibition and that we will be raising money for Leeds Offers Fun for The Young. The charity is one we feel we have a close link with, as it helps children to have the experiences we have been lucky enough to have had and help them go on and achieve their dreams. Along with many other students, I will be showcasing my work for the first time at an exhibition. It will be a proud feeling for the public to see my printed work hanging inside such an iconic landmark in Leeds."
BA (Hons) Photographic Journalism course leader, Sarah Cooper, added: "The Photographic Journalism team are so proud of the third years' achievements. The students are required to put together an exhibition as part of their third-year studies - Project 44 is far more than simply an exhibition. Not only will it showcase the students' journalistic achievements, but it is testament to their work ethic, their collaborative skills and their ability to stage something that promises to blow us all away. Their module leaders, Peter Defty and Lizzie Coombes, are the driving forces behind this, and it's their commitment to the students and the exhibition that has translated into something that will be sure to amaze."
Harman Technology Ltd. have donated several rolls of their new Crystaljet Elite inkjet paper to Project 44, allowing each student to display an A1-sized image of their choice in the lower balcony of the Corn Exchange as part of a juried print competition.