AI photography takes pride of place in Leith

The extraordinary work of 12 students who completed AI’s Access: Photography course were featured in the Picture This exhibition, which took place in June 2019 at The Image Collective Gallery, Ocean Terminal, Leith.

This year’s students shared a passion for nature and their photos showcased the remarkable plants and animals to be found in and around Edinburgh alongside the exuberance of the city’s architecture and people.

“Photography is something I always wanted to do but never had the opportunity to enjoy,” said Nick who took part in the course. “I’ve lived in the city for 20 years but am now seeing it like never before; this course has really changed my outlook.”

“I enrolled in the course thinking photography could become a hobby but thanks to the guidance and support I’m taking away a new found passion,” said Rab, another course participant.

This popular course is run in collaboration with Edinburgh College’s Broadcast Media and Photography department. Due to its success, plans are in development for more collaborations with the college in the coming year. Photography will be upgraded to a National Progression Award (NPA). This will ensure that students receive an industry recognised qualification on completion. They will also be able to apply for an NPA in Digital Media, which will offer creative and technical learning in both audio and moving and still images.

Photo: David Lamont

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