THREE Bradford students have seen their lockdown photography showcased in a national online exhibition.

"At home" was launched last Thursday (June 4) and includes photographs taken by sixth form college students during the coronavirus crisis.

The exhibition runs until Friday, June 19, and is being co-ordinated by the Sixth Form Colleges Association.

More than 140 students from 46 different colleges and sixth forms submitted their photographs to be included as part of the online gallery.

Three of those students come from Dixons Sixth Form Academy, on Bowling Old Lane.

Charlotte Birkby, Rooney Zawar and Joshua Gray are all studying A-Level Art and Design at the sixth form, which was fully completed last month after a multi-million pound development of Douglas Mill.

Mr Zawar's "A step closer" is perhaps the most traditional photograph of the three, showcasing a stone step and wall, which looks to be some sort of platform.

It has all been claimed by a patch of overgrown grass though.

Mr Gray's "Alone" looks to be a photo of steps leading downstairs somewhere.

The photo has been shaded and coloured in a way that focuses your vision at the bottom of the stairs, with the actual steps and walls of the stairway shrouded in darkness.

Ms Birkby's "Labour of love" is arguably the most abstract of the three photographs.

Her "Labour of love" depicts a plant where the actual flower itself is made up of different-sided, colourful dices.

Dixons Sixth Form Academy Principal, Mark Rothery, said: “It is great to see our Dixons Sixth student’s work displayed on this national platform - I’m so pleased to see the talent we have in our city showcased in this way.

“Congratulations to our amazing students who have not only produced incredible pieces - but have also kept up to date with all their A levels through our daily remote teaching and learning programme.”

Gillian Keegan, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, said: “This has been a difficult time for the entire country but this exhibition is a wonderful example of how creativity can flourish in the face of adversity.

“It’s great to see how these sixth form students have captured the experiences of lockdown from a young person’s perspective.

“A huge congratulations to all exhibitors and I wish them every success for the future.”

Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, said: “'At home' highlights the extraordinary artistic talent that exists in our sector.

“We are holding this exhibition to recognise and celebrate excellence in sixth form colleges, but also to stimulate our thinking about the world this summer.

“It is imperative that we keep the arts in education secure and flourishing.

“If young people are to make a valuable contribution to society - even if they are to be successful scientists, engineers, doctors and technicians - they need to develop their creative skills, their artistic sensitivities and their ability to interact with others.

“All of this will be more important than ever in the post-Covid world.”

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