Photography student on show at top Korean international exhibition

Photography student on show at top Korean international exhibition
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Friday 12 October 2012

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A series of striking images by a second year Photography student have gone on show as part of the ’2012 International Young Photographers Exhibition’, at the Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea.

Lee Hassall, 21, from Crewe, has three different images on show at the biennale, which has previously received recognition for being a leading photography festival and promises to uphold its reputation for excellence in 2012.

Taken from work produced during his first year at Coventry University, Lee submitted images from a project that looked at how to define a home. A concept that allowed Lee to explore both his immediate surroundings and the basic human need to make the physical environment you inhabit one that you feel secure in.

Now in its fourth year, the Daegu Photo exhibition presents a broad spectrum of contemporary photography in the 21st Century. It aims to rethink the role and authenticity of photography per se and to highlight the pluralism of photography in various cultures as a visual language that affects other forms of art.

This year, the event plays host to some highly respected people within the photography industry, and features works by leading photographers such as Dana Popa.

Lee Hassall, said:

Having only just completed my first year at university, I am honoured to be featured in such a big event as the Daegu Photo Biennale. These images reflect a subject that is very personal to me and I am so pleased to have been given this fantastic opportunity to showcase my work.

Photography Graduate Marta Kochanek, who interned for Annie Leibowitz during her time at Coventry University, has also been selected to exhibit work at the event.

The International Young Photographers Exhibition runs until 28th October.