B&FC graduate wins photographic prize at London Art Fair

Published on 26/01/2017 by pfi

A Blackpool and The Fylde College graduate has won a prestigious award at London Art Fair.

Hannah Farrell, 27, received a First Class Honours degree from B&FC in 2014 and has gone on to be featured in publications including the Catlin Guide 2015, Wallpaper and The British Journal of Photography.

And to cap it all off, she received the De’Longhi Art Projects Artist Award at the annual event in London last week.

Following the announcement, Nigel Brown, Head of Creative Arts and Digital Industries at B&FC, said: “We are delighted Hannah has been awarded such a prestigious prize at an event as renowned as the London Art Fair.

“At B&FC our focus is always on teaching students technical and professional skills which are industry relevant and prepare them for a successful career.

“We are extremely proud of our graduates and many of our photographic students have gone on to have major success in their field.”

Hannah, who now lives and works in Manchester, produces work which brings attention to the photograph as a sculptural object by exploring materiality within and surrounding the photograph’s surface.

The judges described her work as “an interesting and topical exploration of working-class masculinity” and were impressed by her production and execution.

Hannah recently showed alongside Margaret Harrison in Castlefield Gallery’s ‘Superior Goods and Household Gods’ and has led talks and workshops at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Manchester School of Art.

Alex Pickering, Marketing Director of De’Longhi Group UK and Ireland UK said: “We pride ourselves in innovative modern design, and we’re privileged to be able to reward an up-and-coming contemporary photographer such as Hannah Farrell, and support her work as she develops an exciting career in the art world.”

B&FC offers more than 60 degrees specialising in technical and professional areas, accredited by our long standing partner Lancaster University which is ranked in the top 10 of universities in the UK.

At last review, the College's provision received more commendations than any other institution in the UK from the Quality Assurance Agency for higher education.

 

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