Glasgow Kelvin College has been placed in a nationwide spotlight due to collaboration between the Photography department and the college’s “Made” Barber academy.
Photography lecturer Simon Murphy’s portrait of Gary Gosse has been selected as a winner of the prestigious Portrait of Britain award run by the British Journal of Photography. Throughout the month of September, the image will be displayed, as part of the country’s biggest photographic exhibition, on JCDecaux screens in train stations, airports and on the high street nationwide. In addition, the portrait will appear in the Portrait of Britain: volume 2 book published by Hoxton mini press.
Speaking of his portrait, Simon expressed
“It’s an image that encapsulates transformation. Gary has had a tough life but has turned it around remarkably. This is a portrait of struggle but at the same time one of hope, endurance, making it through the other end and finding belonging and support. Those characteristics also sum up our ethos at Glasgow Kelvin College. Studying here transformed my own life and our aim as lecturers is to make a real difference to the lives of our students."
The winning images can be viewed on the Portrait of Britain website from 11.00 am on the 29th of August.
Visit - gallery.portraitofbritain.uk/