Degree Student Shortlisted in Rankin’s 2020 Photography Competition

Agnese, a photography student at University Centre Farnborough, has been shortlisted in a photography competition hosted by renowned photographer, Rankin.

The competition required entrants to submit a photo that represents the year 2020, with winners being selected by Rankin himself. Agnese, who is studying our BA (Hons) Photography degree, submitted an entry for the ‘Families’ category of the competition. Her photograph was shortlisted from thousands of entries and now has the chance to be featured in the Rankin’s 2020 TV show and book.

Speaking about her involvement in the competition, Agnese told us:

“My friend commented on a picture I’d posted on my Instagram recommending that I should enter the competition. I was shortlisted and now my photo has a chance to be featured on the Rankin’s 2020 TV show on Sky Arts, the Rankin’s 2020 Instagram and in the book.

My daughter loves doing her own makeup and following video tutorials. She came to me one day and asked if she could put some makeup on, which I allowed with the condition that she didn’t use too much. She came back like this, and so I took a photo. It was very spontaneous. I entered the photo into the ‘Families’ category.

Agnese’s Winning Entry

When I found out I’d been shortlisted it felt like it was my big break. It’s a really good thing to include on my CV. The project I’m doing at Uni at the moment is about my dreams and so doesn’t involve taking photos of people, but I would love to do more portraiture now. You never know when these opportunities might happen, so you have to take a chance.”

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