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An exhibition of photographs taken by Cumbrian teenagers is on display at The Soup Shop in Penrith, as part of Eden Arts’ Showcase exhibition programme. The images have been selected from entries to the Snapshot Teenagers Photography Competition, which has received entries from teenagers throughout Cumbria.
Snapshot is an international photographic competition run by Penrith Regional Gallery in Australia. This year teenagers from Cumbria have been invited to take part and given the opportunity to have their work exhibited internationally. Eden Arts and Cumbrian photographers Maria Burton and Tommy Martin have selected a number of the best Cumbrian entries to be displayed together in the Showcase exhibition.
“It’s really great for us to be connecting with Penrith in Australia with this project, particularly when it is all about young people. The entries we received were really creative – I have a couple of favorites, we’ll see if the Australians agree!” Says Eden Arts Director Adrian Lochhead.
One image from each of the Cumbrian entrants has been submitted to the international competition in Australia, which exhibits 300 of the best entries and offers a prize pool of $1400 AUSD. Snap Shot has an ‘open’ theme and has two age categories – juniors 13-15 years and seniors 16-19 years. The exhibition runs in The Soup Shop, Penrith from 18th August until 27th September, visit www.edenarts.co.uk or call 01768 899444 for further details.
Picture shows Lucky by Sam McKeown
Also included is work by:
Noah Hurton, aged 15 from Penrith
Lousia Fenton, aged 16 from
Sam McKeown, aged 14 from Ulverston
Deborah Joy McConkey, aged 14 from Pooley Bridge
Rachel Gale, aged 14 from Keswick