BU BA (Hons) Photography student, Stuart Bridewell has won the British Institute of Photographers (BIPP) Student Open Category Award 2018.
The British Institute of Professional Photography is an internationally recognised organisation with over 100 years’ experience in supporting and networking photographers.
With members worldwide covering every discipline of photography, BIPP also works with a number of colleges to ensure the future of the professional photographic industry and its annual award scheme is an important part of this work.
Since scooping his prize, Stuart Bridewell has now graduated from BU’s partner college, Wiltshire College Salisbury, with a First Class Honours degree in Photography. His love of the medium began in 1984 when he first acquired a 35mm film SLR and was strengthened by a 2007 trip to Juba in Southern Sudan with his first digital camera.
Stuart’s submission for the BIPP Awards was a portfolio of five images taken in Iceland, as a kick-start to his graduate project entitled ‘Elemental’.
He said: "I was hoping to capture the varied and changing atmosphere of Iceland, trying not to be influenced by images already in the mind from the thousands upon thousands of images already taken of Iceland.”
View the winning images, alongside examples of Stuart's other work, on his website
Places to study on the BA (Hons) Photography degree are available through Clearing. Call 01202 966777 to find out more.