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|Start Date:||25th March 2014|
|End Date:||18th May 2014|
The World Photography Organisation (WPO) and Hotel Indigo today announced a touring photographic exhibition of work inspired by the local ‘neighbourhood stories’ of eight cities across the UK. The exhibition features the winning and finalist images of the WPO and Hotel Indigo UK-wide student photography competition – photographs inspired by the same stories which influenced the design of the Hotel Indigo properties in each city.
The collection of images will tour six Hotel Indigo properties across the UK from 25 March – 6 May, and is open for both hotel guests and members of the public to enjoy for free. The photographs will also be included in the prestigious 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London, from 1-18 May.
Last year Hotel Indigo partnered with WPO to challenge students from eight of the UK’s leading photography schools and universities to submit a series of photographs capturing the essence of their local Hotel Indigo’s surrounding area. One student’s work from each university was shortlisted and the resulting images, which are showcased in the touring exhibition, range from shots of iconic monuments to abstract interpretations of the area’s local history.
The competition’s overall winner was Jemma Wilcock from the Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. Her series of work, inspired by Hotel Indigo Liverpool’s neighbourhood story, highlights the cotton trading heritage of the city as well as the significance of art in its cosmopolitan character.
The exhibition will visit the following locations between 25 March and 18 May 2014:
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, 25-29 March
Hotel Indigo Glasgow, 1-5 April
Hotel Indigo Newcastle, 8-12 April
Hotel Indigo Liverpool, 15-19 April
Hotel Indigo Birmingham, 22-26 April
Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, 30 April-7 May
Somerset House, London, 1-18 May
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