Photography students display ‘brilliant’ images

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Winners Balvinder Nagi, Hideko Okuda-Overhoff & Rudolph Archer. Pic: Croydon council

Croydon’s photography students have once again demonstrated their talent at the annual City and Guilds International Photographic Competition.

This is the second year running that almost half of all the winning photographs were submitted by Croydon Adult Learning and Training (CALAT) students.

The first three awarded places of the Level 1 category went to Balvinder Nagi, Hideko Okuda-Overhoff and Rudolph Archer respectively.

Nagi’s first-place entry captured a young woman on a spring afternoon in Leicester Square in difficult lighting conditions, with the sun directly behind her. Okuda-Overhoff’s picture was a striking and intriguing image of a carved watermelon, while Archer submitted a lively shot of a funfair ride at dusk.

Another student, Anita Cottle, won third place in the advanced Level 3 group, while five other students collected runners-up awards.

Councillor Tim Pollard, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Learning, said: “Croydon’s record over the past two years in this competition is brilliant and my congratulations go out to those photographers who once again did so well.”

CALAT provides vibrant, high-quality adult learning opportunities on behalf of the London Borough of Croydon and is one of the largest adult education providers in the country, offering 1,600 part-time courses to over 20,000 people every year.

Photography is one of the most popular subjects offered at the programme, with seven different photography-based courses and sessions ranging from beginners to advanced, as well as including a group that encourages former students to keep practicing their skills with new assignments and projects.

For more information about CALAT courses, visit their website.

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