Emma Cottam

Programme Leader Photography


Emma Cottam

Biography

Emma graduated from Blackpool and The Fylde College with a First Class BA (Hons) Wildlife and Environmental Photography in July 2012, with a particular interest in cyanotypes.

In September 2013, she began teaching at the College and has since played an active role in the development of the College’s photography provision. Emma is now Programme Leader for the College’s FE photography programmes.

Outside of her role at College Emma runs her own small business within the craft industry and runs workshops in the local community.

Expert In...

• wildlife and environmental photography
• experimental photography
• cyanotypes

Qualifications and Accolades

• September 2013 - July 2013: Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Blackpool and The Fylde College (Lancaster University)
• September 2009 - July 2012: BA (Hons) Wildlife and Environmental Photography - First Class, Blackpool and The Fylde College (Lancaster University)

Industry Background

I have exhibited at numerous local exhibitions and my portfolio of work can be viewed on my website: http://emmabenyonphotography.format.com

Recent Exhibitions:
April - May 2015 - SunPrints, at Park View 4U Cafe, Lytham (Solo)
May 2014 - Praxis, at Blackpool and The Fylde College University Centre Gallery, Blackpool (Group)
December 2013 - The Weather Outside is Frightful, in association with Supercollider, at Supercollider, Blackpool (Group)
August 2013 - Deltiology Exhibition, in association with The Lucky Jotter, FYCreatives and Supercollider, at FYCreative, Blackpool (Group)
July 2013 – Camera-less Exhibition, in association with The Lucky Jotter, FYCreatives and Supercollider, at FYCreative, Blackpool (Solo)
May 2013 – Staff Exhibition, at Blackpool and The Fylde College University Centre Gallery, Blackpool (Group)

Professional Activities

As well as producing and exhibiting my own photographic projects I run my own small business within the craft industry, attending many local and regional art fairs and makers’ markets. I have local and national contacts across a range of creative roles.

Why B&FC?

We offer creative and exciting courses, with students able to benefit from small group sizes and supportive, dedicated staff.

Quote

“You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - AA Milne