MA Photography student is finalist in AOP Student Awards

20 July 2021

MA Photography student Jill Boyd was shortlisted as a finalist in the AOP Student Awards 2021.

Celebrating the best in emerging talent the awards are held annually by the AOP, a leading organisation for photographers and image-makers working in the creative industries. Students are invited to submit work across three categories: People, Places and Things.

Image: Working in the library mac suite, Jill Boyd, 2021

Jill’s work was shortlisted for the People category, which covers any form of people-photography from portraiture to street photography, photojournalism and beyond, giving students an opportunity to make visual comments about the human race and its ways. Jill submitted a series of images exploring life from the perspective of a neurodiverse creative, a theme she explores in greater detail through her blog. She told us:

“It was great to be a finalist and represent Leeds Arts University in the AOP Student Awards. As a neurodiverse art student I was able to have a voice through my photographic series. Well done to the winners of the people category.”

See more of the work and watch the award ceremony here.

Image:Using the disabled toilet, Jill Boyd, 2021.

Image: The group critique, Jill Boyd, 2021.