Local support enables photographer to showcase debut exhibition

Last week, a former photography student at The City of Liverpool College returned to the city with her debut exhibition, having raised funds through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

Georgia Bond, 19, who is currently studying photography at Coventry University, discovered her passion for photography while completing a BTEC diploma in Art and Design (photography) at The City of Liverpool College.

She displayed a number of original images and postcards, profiling the people and places of Liverpool, alongside digital artist Roy Crooks at the ‘Celebrate’ Liverpool exhibition at MAKE.Liverpool.

The exhibition was in response to the often-negative perception of Liverpool, with the photography showcasing the city in its best light. Each image was accompanied by a personal message from a Liverpool local about why they love the city so much.

Georgia said: “I learnt a huge amount during my college education and it has helped me hugely in securing my place at university as well as launching my career as a photographer.

“I’m incredibly passionate about Liverpool and this exhibition wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the people within the city. I wanted to channel my frustration at the stereotyping of the city I grew up in, in my photography. This exhibition showcased the story of Liverpool and the people and places that I think make the city so special.”

Later in the month, Georgia will host an audience with students at the College to talk about her university experience and the work she’s been involved in so far, inspiring students to get involved in the ‘Celebrate’ Liverpool project.

For the latest news and updates about the exhibition and the ‘Celebrate’ Liverpool project, follow @celebrateliverpool #Celebrate

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