Photography student wins prestigious award


FdA Professional Photography student Anna Baylis with her winning photograph


For the second year running a student on the College’s FdA Professional Photography Foundation Degree has won a major category in the Association of Photographer’s Student Awards.

Anna Baylis, won the ‘People’ category with her image of two children striding out across a desert landscape.

Anna said, “This photo was taken in Lanzarote. I was waiting at a bus stop and was amazed at the confidence and determination of the two children, they appeared to be getting ready to go on an adventure!”


This prestigious national award saw over 1300 entries submitted from students at universities including the London College of Communication and University of Herefordshire. Anna discovered that she had won best in category during the awards evening, held at the Mother Creative Agency, London.


“I’m still feeling overwhelmed at winning the best in category at the AOP student awards. It was such a shock when my name was read out as I was up against so much amazing talent. It was a great experience attending the awards and meeting the judges and some off the other students that entered.”


In the 2016 AoP Student Award, students Susie Bigglestone and Kieran Cashell were both shortlisted, with Kieran going on to win the ‘Places’ category.


All students on the FdA Professional Photography are asked to submit work to national competitions as a requirement within course work. Course leader Rebecca Goddard says,


‘We firmly believe that this prompts our students to consider their work on national level. It encourages them to think, work and select professionally and develop an understanding of their work within a wider professional environment; by being shortlisted, and by winning, our students gain a huge amount of confidence and ambition.’


The work is on show at the Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 from the 16th to the 18th of October 2017 as part of the AoP Awards exhibition and will be touring to other venues in future months.


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