14th March 2006



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A budding photographer from the University of Lincoln is one of 12 students from universities and colleges across the UK chosen to battle it out for the LCD Student Photography Award 2006.


David Tully, 39, from Newark, is in the third year of his Contemporary Lens Media degree programme and has got through to the second stage of the competition entitled ‘This Working Life’.


For the first stage the students had to make a submission of their work that demonstrated their photographic ability and style.


From these submissions the top 12 students were selected and briefed to work on a commission at a company chosen by the award organisers during March to April. Their brief is to produce a body of photographic work interpreting contemporary working life.


Work from all the commissions will be exhibited and a first prize of £1000 will be awarded to the student who produces, in the judges’ opinion, the best series of images.


David has been assigned to work with Paragon Print and Packaging in Spalding which is one of the UK's largest independent providers of self-adhesive labels, printed film and cardboard sleeves to the chilled and convenience foods industry.


“I decided to enter the competition because I feel that any success in any national competition should have benefits to pursue a career in photography,” said David. “My submission consisted of a series of images taken at an incineration plant in Nottingham and they sum up my interpretation and overall feeling of the atmosphere there.


“I am obviously excited to be given a commission opportunity like this and feel that to get through to the second stage is an achievement in itself. Of course I hope that it could lead to other opportunities but I will take things one step at a time!”


Photo 1 Caption:  In the control room at the incineration plant in Nottingham. Photograph by David Tully.

Photo 2 Caption: The walkway in the incineration plant in Nottingham. Photograph by David Tully

Photo 3 Caption: ‘The Claw’. Photograph taken by David Tully at an incineration plant in Nottingham.


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