‘Here and There’, an exhibition showcasing work by students from the University of Westminster MA Photojournalism course opened last night along with a prizing giving at the prestigious Ambika P3 Gallery at the University’s Marylebone campus.
Steve Macleod, Metro Imaging’s Creative Director was involved in judging the exhibition, along with staff member Max Houghton and MA Photojournalism alumnus and award-winning photographer Jason Larkin. The winning student Marwah Al-Mugait, was awarded the much sought after prize of a year’s mentoring from Metro Imaging plus £1000 credit.
Through her series of work Marwah depicted the inner experiences of a Saudi Arabian female suffering the highs of mania and lows of depression connected with Bipolar Disorder.
Steve Macleod commented: ‘Marwah's photography displays a quiet resolution and a sensitive approach; getting to the heart of a subject which is often difficult to convey. Her research and documentation in support of the project shows a high degree of professional aptitude, something which is vitally important in regard to good journalism.”
The exhibition offers a glimpse of the changing face of photojournalism and examines and reveals the ordinary and extraordinary, from intimate stories of family members, to internationally significant social issues from such diverse locations as Saudi Arabia, Russia, Belarus, Cyprus, Yemen, Brazil and Armenia.