Student photography exhibition showcases everyday Preston lives

Posted on - 11th May, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Photos, University campus, What's On in Preston
Students who are exhibition their photographs

Students who are exhibition their photographs

A photography exhibition capturing the everyday lives of Prestonians has opened at the university.


The University of Central Lancashire’s Hanover building hosts the pictures which are part of a body of work called Prior.

It features the work of Danielle Cunningham, 22, who gave 12 disposable cameras to a selection of people in Preston.

She asked them to take photos of anything of interest during a 24 hour period.

Among those with cameras were a butcher, a florist, a policeman and a retired manager.

She said: “I loved the idea of using disposable cameras because people couldn’t go back and delete shots and it was really interesting as to what people thought was photo-worthy. I got a great selection of shots including lots of images of food, work and dogs.”

Another set of pictures on show are by Preston’s Mart Aston who researched and photographed decaying buildings and refurbished buildings in the North of England.

He then used Victorian analogue techniques to transform his pictures.

The exhibition is free to view and runs from 10am to 5pm until Thursday 15 May.

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