Photography students work with magazine editor to promote local town

Penarth Photography Exhibition

First year students from the University of South Wales recently showcased their portrayal of Penarth town at a local exhibition.

BA (Hons) Photography students worked with Tanya Brooks-Dowsett, editor of Penarth View magazine and owner of Lynchpin Media consultancy, with the aim to rebrand Penarth as a vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and visit.

Displayed in Cardiff’s Capitol Centre throughout November, students produced work that created a stronger sense of community, bringing fresh perspectives to surroundings familiar to the town’s inhabitants.

The small seaside town located about 5 miles from Cardiff’s city-centre and lying at the southern end of Cardiff Bay, has recently undergone restoration attracting an increase in independent traders and start-up businesses. 

Brookes-Dowsett is actively working to create a stronger sense of community within Penarth and collaborating with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, to stage an array of events in and around the town. 

Course Leader, Celia Jackson stated the importance of working with external clients, “We offer a range of industry-facing projects and external live briefs, from which we gather feedback from employers in order to establish exactly what they need from new graduate employees. 

The key transferable skills students develop through working with industry professionals include the ability to respond quickly to changes and challenges, and enhanced communication skills. These are just what they need to help them step into a career in the Creative Industries after they leave University.”

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