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Photography grad Shelley Belboda shortlisted for South West Graduate Photography Prize

Photography graduate, Shelley Belboda was recently shortlisted for the South West Graduate Photography Prize 2014. As a result, her work was part of a group exhibition held in London in October/November this year.
<p><strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Photography</a> graduate Shelley Belboda was shortlisted as one of seven finalists for the South West Graduate Photography Prize.</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Fotonow CIC</a> established the South West Graduate Photography Prize in 2010 in order to showcase photographic work emerging from the region to a national audience.<br /></p>
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<p>The prize, now in its fifth year, selected Shelley's photographs from her series '<a href="!dead-girl-walking/c3l0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Dead Girl Walking</a>' to go on display at The Old Truman Brewery up in London earlier this month.</p> <p>The project explores the industrial archaeological heritage of her homeland Tamar Valley. The photographs depict desolate, hauntingly beautiful landscapes, they are a stark reminder of the historical backdrop of the area as an industrial site and her fascination with the landscape as a means of articulating the fragility of human existence.</p> <p>Her personal connection to the land and its effects is documented throughout this extensive series, which combines landscapes with portraits of cancer survivors and people who live in the area.</p>
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<p><strong>You can see more of Shelley's work <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a></strong></p> <p>– <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Find out more about our BA (Hons) Photography programme</a></p>