Student Profiles

We’re a group of 2nd year photography students at UCW (University Centre Weston) and we’re offering YOU the chance to showcase your photography, AND win prizes along the way (See the Prizes Page for more details…)

The Students

Ella-May Matthews
Ella is currently exploring her childhood through archive photos and creating new photographs that make connections with her childhood. Utilising a wide range of styles in her practice, Ella suggests possible meanings within the photographs. The meanings might not be obvious to everyone, but she hopes people will be creative in their interpretation..
Shannon Downie
Shannon is interested in event photography and she likes to capture the moment. She is an aspiring photographer looking to start a business capturing portraits.
Khamal Thomas
Khamal is currently working on a street photography project based on photographs taken in Argentina, where he has spent two months photographing the provinces with his childhood friend. Whilst exploring Argentinian culture, his British nationality interested those who he encountered leading to discussions about history, heritage and in particular the Falkland Islands.
Emily Hopkins
In addition to her UK landscape work, Emily is currently working on a collection about how people understand themselves and the methods they use to go about this. Engaging with a range of different approaches, from Rorschach tests to dream analysis, her current practice is mainly studio based.
Joel Holdaway
Joel is a Fashion and documentary photographer who is interested in exploring the unknown and documenting his findings.
Ellena Reddington
Specializing in portraits and using images to tell stories, Ellena wants people to read between the lines with in her work. She aims to inspire people with her determination.
Sam Brooks
With a varied creative career including fine art, street photography, documentary approaches and commercial work, Sam has exhibited in gallery settings and had work published in books, magazines and as covers for the music and book industries. Current photographic practice explores the area between fine art and documentary approaches.
Jamie Dormer-Durling
Jamie Dormer-Durling (born Taunton, 1981) is a photographer and educator based in Weston-super-Mare. His work explores interests in histories, culture and the cultivation of knowledge, often working between museum environments and field studies to create photographic stories.
He is a lecturer of photography at UCW teaching into the foundation degree in photography and the BA (hons) Lens-Based Media.
The Guest Judges
A representative from the Royal photographic Society.
Jon Tonks
A British photographer based in the UK. His work focuses on telling stories about peoples lives shaped by history and geography.