For a third successive year London College of Fashion is delighted to announce that Capsule#3, an exhibition of work by forthcoming 2011 graduates from BA (Hons) Fashion Photography, will be debuted at the Richard Young Gallery in Kensington. Helping to pick a winner from this year’s exhibition will be supermodel Marie Helvin.
This now annual show has developed a reputation for launching the fashion photography stars of the future, an undertaking that is very close to the heart of Richard Young, the UK’s most successful celebrity photographer, who believes passionately that helping the next generation into the industry will help keep British nurtured talent as amongst the best in the world.
Richard Young said, “I am thrilled to be working with London College of Fashion for the third successive year to help launch the next generation of fashion photographers. It’s always an exciting moment when the work of this year’s cohort is installed in our gallery space – knowing that a future Nick Knight or Richard Young will be in our midst!”
Capsule#3 will showcase 47 works by 47 graduates who are the rising stars of the fashion photography world. Once again, Nikon are generously supporting the award for the graduate who displays the most creative potential. The judging panel tasked with finding a winner this year are: Marie Helvin, supermodel and one of the best-known faces of the 1970s and 1980s who was married to photographer David Bailey; Richard Young and Claudia Paul from Nikon. The winner will receive the latest Nikon D7000 camera with an 18-105mm lens which will be presented at the industry and media Private View on Wednesday 15 June.
The work on display will reflect the huge range of image making to emerge from BA (Hons) Fashion Photography – a course that provides a unique experience unmatched around the world to help students develop their own authentic signature style.
Course Director Edward Barber said, “We’re delighted to be working with Richard, one of the UK’s most successful photographers, for the third year in a row. We’re very grateful for his steadfast support and for giving our students the opportunity to show in such a prestigious photographic venue that reinforces the importance of our graduates within the creative industries.”
The prints themselves will be available to buy giving the public a rare opportunity to pick up work by the Mario Testino’s and the Annie Leibovitz’s of the future.
Extracted from Richard Young Gallery website: www.richardyounggallery.co.uk