Despite the pandemic, lock-downs and having to work from home for most of the year with limited equipment and facilities 8 resilient photography students at the Lincoln College got their show open on time as planned this month.
I visited the Sam Scorer Gallery on Monday May 17th, the day before the opening to talk to the students about their work and to photograph them building their exhibition.
The students, who are all members of the Royal Photographic Society worked well together as a team, and helped each other throughout the day. There was a great community feel to it all. We were also joined by three of their tutors, Andrew Precious ARPS, Daniel Rapley and Alistair Smith who were on hand to help the students if needed.
Two other RPS members joined me on Monday, Robert Herringshaw ARPS traveled over from Gloucestershire, bringing with him a splendid machine cut photo-book of a helter skelter to show the students, and Richard Hildred ABIPP showed them some prints he had made using a process that goes back to 1850 of photographs he took 50 years ago.
The Resilient Eight, who called their Exhibition 'F8' are Liam Mason, Joe Wass, Abbey Jackman, Jayne Emery, Nathan Jacklin, Jade Whiteley, Richard Hall FRPS and Steve Taylor ARPS, and if you would like to visit the exhibition it is on until Sunday 23rd May 2021
When the President of the Royal Photographic Society read this post he asked me to add a few words he has for the students......
Simon Hill HonFRPS, President of the RPS