A few years ago a couple of RPS East Midlands members mentioned to me that they were looking for something to do! Maybe they should have been careful about what they said, but I think they have enjoyed the following years. They have done extremely well as mature students at the Lincoln College (a mature student is over 21 years old).
Next week they will be joining their fellow students at the Sam Scorer Gallery in Lincoln where they will be showing-casing their final major work for a BA(Hons) Degree in Lens Based Media at the Lincoln College, and despite the Pandemic it is possible to visit, to see their work.
All the students who are exhibiting are actually members of the RPS East Midlands Region since during their second year they voted to join the society, and pay for their membership out of a bursury the college give to them to help them engage with photography. The students include, Liam Mason, Joe Wass, Abbey Jackman, Jayne Emery, Nathan Jacklin, Jade Whiteley and the two who asked the question a few years ago, Richard Hall FRPS and Steve Taylor ARPS.
During the Pandemic Richard Hall FRPS, as well as keeping up with his studies gained his RPS Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship, submitting a digital submission and two book submissions. He was also invited to become a distinctions assessor.
He is pictured (above) when he attended the RPS East Midlands Photo-book project at Sheffield's Park Hill flats in 2020 along with 14 other RPS members.
Meanwhile, Steve Taylor ARPS (above), who collects photo-books decided to make his own distinctive book, which is home to an amazing set of landscape images. He created his own process for creating the images, and they are incredible to see.
The exhibition runs from the 18th - 23rd May at the Sam Scorer Gallery, 5 Drury Lane, Lincoln between 10am and 4pm, with late night viewings by appointment. I would recommend making contact with Richard or Steve before traveling though, just in case. You can always email me, and I will put you in contact with them.
You can see more information and links to the students websites by clicking here
Live life and regards