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UEL final-year photography students to showcase their work at Free Range 2017

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London’s creative scene will experience a palate of colour and creativity at ‘Cascade’ – the final-year photography show by students at the University of East London (UEL). 

Cascade, at the Old Truman Brewery exhibition space in Spitalfields, opens on Thursday 22 June at 6pm.

It runs for five days until Monday 26 June, closing with a professional panel session where UEL students will get to network with the likes of James Gerrard-Jones, photo agent at Wyatt-Clarke and Jones, and Christiane Monarchi, founding editor of Photomonitor.

The exhibition includes stand-out images looking at a range of topics including the lives and social situation of Nepal’s windows (an example is pictured above, showing the traditional garment worn by Nepalese widows), African refugees in Calabria, Italy, and the work of a new generation of conservationists working to preserve the beauty of Dartmoor National Park. 

Urban life is also viewed with fresh eyes, through student work looking at current and former police officers, and the experiences of people and families who have chosen to live on one of the many river boats straddling the city and the countryside.  

During the exhibition, UEL student Cathal Abberton will receive a British Journal of Photography ‘Breakthrough Award’ in the undergraduate single image category for his photo ‘Leo’, which he shot in Calabria as part of his work on the lives of refugees.

Cascade is part of the month-long ‘Free Range’ exhibition of works in fine art, photography, design, interior design and architecture. It promises a hive of new emerging talent.

See the Free Range website here 

Find out more about UEL’s photography programmes here