BA (Hons) Photography - BLACKPOOL


Gavin Li - Shortlisted for the Portrait of Britain Award

...and his image features on the award book cover!

Gavin Li Graduated from Blackpool and The Fylde College in 2012 and is now based in London where he works in the photography industry.

Gavin says...

"As someone who enjoys the practice of capturing portraits I was encouraged by my friends to enter the Portraits of Britain competition. I knew that it would be a great platform and an exciting way to showcase my work."

"Being shortlisted and having my work as the front cover of the first Portraits of Britain book is an honour as the competition itself reflects the vibrant lives and stories of modern Britain. To have my photography published really boosted my confidence and gave me validation of the kind of work I do."

About the photograph, Gavin says...

"I met Richard in London after seeing images of him in various sports gear on social-media and decided to contact him. Popular within a subculture of the LGBT community known as 'Bears,' Richard represents one of the many different walks of life you can find here. People can be who they want to be in the British capital and you will always find a community that accepts you. As I wanted to celebrate Richard's individuality I invited him over to the studio and photographed him in his characterful outfits."

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View Point - Creative Futures on The Fylde Coast

An exhibition of work by photographers and students based on The Fylde Coast and NW England.

The latest exhibition in The Gallery at University Centre, Blackpool and The Fylde College, features work by Photographers and students based on The Fylde Coast or the NW of England. The exhibition is designed to support a Redeye '4th Year' event that included:

-A presentation by the Disparity Collective.

-A panel discussion about creative futures on The Fylde coast and NW of England. The panel included Sean Conboy (professional international architectural photographer), Tom Dukes (Curator of Open Eye Gallery Liverpool), Jenny Rutter (LeftCoast Creative Development Manager), Charlie Booth (Programme Co-ordinator for Redeye Photography Network), hosted by Jonathon Rowe (Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Photography, B&FC).

-A portfolio review and critique of participants work.

The Art Work and Participants include:

-Jubilee Gardens Collaboration Piece by B&FC Students from L2 Photography, L3 90 Credit Design (Photography)and L3 Extended Diploma Design (Photography).

-Test Bed by L6 BA (Hons) Photography students.

-Positions of Power by The Disparity Collective.

-The Grand Theatre by Sean Conboy.

-Mixed Works by Redeye 4th Year Participants.

The exhibition is open until 16 February 2018

Sean Conboy - Architectural Photographer

Blackpool Graduate and International Architectural Photographer Exhibits His Work For The First Time.

The latest exhibition in The Gallery at University Centre, Blackpool and The Fylde College, features Sean Conboy, a local architectural photographer with a great international reputation. Working mainly with large format and digital camera backs, Sean creates excitement and mood, bringing to life inanimate objects by using light to enhance, enthral and beautify the buildings he photographs.

Sean Graduated from our college and started his career in professional photography 30 years ago. He regularly speaks and gives workshops for companies like Hasselblad, Linhof and Broncolor and is involved in judging for the Hasselblad masters and many photographic organisations.

The Exhibition runs until 16 February and Sean will be giving a presentation about his work on Wednesday 6 December at 3pm in The Galley. The event is open to all interested parties.

Hannah Farrell, 2017 De'Longhi Art Projects Artist Award Winner!

Blackpool Photography graduate, Hannah Farrell has been awarded the presidious 2017 De'Longhi Art Projects Artist Award.

London Art Fair 2017 has announced that British photographic artist Hannah Farrell, presented by PAPER (Stand P6), has been awarded the 2,500 De'Longhi Art Projects Artist Award.

Hannah Farrell's work that brings attention to the photograph as a sculptural object by exploring materiality within and surrounding the photographic surface. Rooted in experiences of place and self-enquiry, her process prompts questions surrounding gender, the human figure, physical experiences of landscape and tensions between freedom and entrapment.

The judges described Hannah Farrells work as 'an interesting and topical exploration of working-class masculinity' and were impressed by the work's production and execution. Hannah Farrell (b.1990) is a photographic artist that lives and works in Manchester, UK. She received a First Class Honours degree from Blackpool and the Fylde College in 2014 and has gone on to be featured in publications including the Catlin Guide 2015, Wallpaper* and The British Journal of Photography. She recently showed alongside Margaret Harrison in Castlefield Gallery's 'Superior Goods and Household Gods' and has led talks and workshops at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Manchester School of Art.

Alex Pickering, Marketing Director of De'Longhi Group UK and Ireland UK comments: 'De'Longhi is proud to be supporting the Art Projects Artist Award at London Art Fair 2017. We pride ourselves in innovative modern design, and we're privileged to be able to reward an up-and-coming contemporary photographer such as Hannah Farrell, and support her work as she develops an exciting career in the art world'.

The judging panel for the De'Longhi Art Projects Artist Award was carefully selected to include key art world figures from the areas of collecting, curating and education. The panel selected the winning artist on the merit of their art practice and work on display at the Fair. The judges were:

Adrian George - Deputy Director & Senior Curator at Government Art Collection
Rebecca Morrill - Senior Editor at Phaidon
Fabienne Nicholas - Head of Consultancy at the Contemporary Art Society

National Geographic Magazine

Blackpool Graduate, Sam Hobson represented in National Geographic Magazine.

Photography graduate, Sam Hobson has been busy recently. He has had his work printed in National Geographic Magazine and is being used to publicise the Wildlife Photographer of The Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.

Sam is a wildlife and conservation photographer, best known for his work with urban wildlife. He is published regularly in international magazines, books and newspapers and his pictures have been awarded in many competitions, including the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He specialises in storytelling imagery - crafting stand-alone images that connect subject and environment, and shooting hard-hitting photojournalistic conservation stories. Preferring to use short lenses when possible, he combines fieldcraft and technical knowledge with creative lighting to get as close to his subjects as possible, often using remote triggers and camera traps. Sam regularly gives talks about his work, runs workshops and has judged several photography competitions.

Blackpool and The Fylde College was proud to exhibit his work as part of its annual Alumni Exhibition in December 2014.

More information about Sam and his work can be found here -

Feature: Joseph Pegler and The Lucky Jotter

Joseph Pegler graduated from Blackpool and The Fylde College in 2012. In this feature he tells us, in his own words, about the succesful development of his career and art showcase project, The Lucky Jotter. Read more>

Source Photographic Review

Our current final year students are now featured on

Exhibit at Blackpool and The Fylde College

The Gallery at Blackpool and The Fylde College is open to receiving exhibition proposals.

Artists, art collectives and curators. We welcome artists from any stage of their career to share their ideas with us: we are always interested to hear about your work and new projects.

For more information, images and proposal form, goto

Alternatively, you contact the gallery coordinator directly -
tel: 01253 504452

Or download a proposal form here: GalleryExhibitionProposal.pdf

Andrew Mellor

Recent graduate reviewed by Intern Magazine.

Intern Magazine currently features work by one of our recent graduates, Andrew Mellor.

Please take a look and visit Intern Magazine -
You can see more of Andrew's work at his website -

Saffron Sutcliffe

Bronse Award.

Recent Graduate, Saffron Sutcliffe has achieved BRONZE in this year's Creative Conscience awards.

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2015 Photography Graduate show at the Menier Gallery

Our 3rd year students are currently holding their graduate show at the Menier Gallery in London. It is open until the 19th June.

For more information please visit their website -

Aimee Spinks

Unit stills photography for the film industry.

Recent graduate Aimee Spinks has specialised in providing production stills photography to the film and TV industry and has worked on the campaign for the new feature film 'The Falling'.

For more information about Aimee and her work, please take a look at her inspirational website -

POP-UP Exhibition and Portrait Studio

Our current third year students hosted a successful exhibition of their work and provided a portrait service to the general public in the Houndshill Shopping center in Blackpool over the May bank holiday.

The event was held to help raise funds for their graduate exhibition due to take place at the Menier Gallery in London in June.

Hannah Farrell

Superior Goods and Household Gods exhibition at the Castlefield Gallery in Manchester.

Tom Miles

Tom Miles, who graduated from Blackpool and The Fylde College in 1998, talks about part of his work in this short video on The Telegraph's photography page.

Tom is a portrait, features and sports photographer working for Men's Fitness, Golf Monthly, Runner's World, Lucozade, Men's Health, Hodder Publishing, and many more.

A comprehensive gallery of his work can be found on his website -

Myrddin Irwin Commended, Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Myrddin Irwin

Myrddin Irwin received a commendation for his entry into the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Myrddin's work is currently being exhibited as part of Blackpool and The Fylde Colleges' Alumni exhibition.

The Alumni exhibition is open until February 13th and features many works by graduates of HE Photography. The college Gallery is situated in the University Centre campus, Palatine Road.

Alumni Exhibition 2014/15

The current exhibition in the college gallery features many works by past students who have studied on the BA (Hons) Photography course. The exhibition is open until 13 February 2015, Monday to Thursday 9am - 9pm and Friday 9am - 5pm. Please report to reception on arrival.

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Myrddin Irwin

Recent Graduate Hannah Farrell

Recent graduate Hannah Farrell has had her work featured and reviewed by Wall