Current Photo Art 3rd year Stephen Duffy has been awarded £1000 by the Reginald Salisbury Award to complete his project exploring the wealth and status of the Catholic Church:
This work takes a critical view of the wealth and cultural status of the Catholic Church within Ireland. During the 18th Century, while the country was stricken with poverty, the Catholic Church was investing enormous sums of money into constructing altars, in order to use them as stages to evangelize and to propagate.The money will allow Stephen to continue the project and potentially broaden its scope to include the rest of Europe.
About this year's prize:
The panel selecting this year's Awards had a difficult task and were impressed by the scope and ambition of all the projects submitted for consideration. The panel consisted of Helen Sear and Paul Cabuts. The panel would like to thank Daniel Shires, Graduate Intern, for his help during the selection process.
The Reginald Salisbury Travel Award is an annual award drawn from a donation by the Salisbury family of Newport to assist students studying Photography at The University of Wales to develop or complete projects that have some element of travel associated to them - either nationally or internationally.
The award is only open to all year 2 and year 3 students currently studying BA (Hons) Photographic Art, BA (Hons) Documentary Photography and BA (Hons) Photography for Fashion and Advertising at The University of Wales, Newport who plan or currently are making a project with some element of travel associated to it.