Metro Imaging has enjoyed strong links with universities and student bodies for many years. Keen to support young upcoming photographers we often offer mentorship programmes and student tours, our expertise is called upon to prepare prints for final shows
and additionally offer special student rates on Metro services
This year Metro offered support to Free Range, the special Old Truman Brewery project which was set up to provide new creative graduates the opportunity to showcase their work on an international level. Since its inception in 2001, Free Range has become the number one platform and launch pad for the next crop of creatives to showcase their work to both public and industry.
Metro introduced a professional photography presence at the opening of the photography show in the form of photographers Tim Flach
, Mark Neville
, Jack Latham
, Briony Campbell
and Oliver Eglin
; Art Advisor Sebastien Montabonel as well as representatives from photographers agencies: Amy Foster, Owner/Director of Skinny Dip
and Adele Ryder, Director of Shoot Group
. The group presented talks and offered students the opportunity to chat to and interact with the professionals.
Metro’s Director Steve Macleod comments: “Round one of the Photography Graduate showcase exhibitions at Free Range always fill me with feelings of dread and excitement. Dread because I realise there is so much to take in and I want to be able to give justice and time to each and every exhibitor and year group; excitement because my love for viewing photography never diminishes and educational partnerships are an integral part of what we do at Metro Imaging.
“We have forged strong relationships with many educational establishments over the years and believe that our collaborative approach is having a positive impact on education and industry.
“My overall impression was positive and this year we have purposefully hooked up with Free Range and Ideas Tap to bring industry professionals from many disciplines along to speak and interact with the students. It is hoped that we can expand this platform next year and in the meantime I look forward to the next round of exhibiting.”