Focusing in on Barclays’ employees

TWO students who turned their cameras’ focus onto employees at Barclays have unveiled a photographic montage at the bank’s Knutsford headquarters.

Elizabeth Goodrick and Isobel Oldland, both former Lymm High pupils, were given a live brief by Barclays as part of their A-Level Photography course at Priestley College.

They were asked to represent diversity in technology in their images, which they used to create a huge mural that now adorns the wall in one of the buildings at Barclays Technology Centre Radbroke (BTCR).

“It was an extremely proud moment for them both to see the mural and wonderful to know everyone visiting Barclays will see their work,” said Paul McConnell, Assistant Curriculum Leader of Art & Design at Priestley.

Both students impressed tutors across a range of artistic disciplines and excelled in Photography as well as BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design at Priestley College.

Their challenge from Barclays was to explore the concept of digital diversity and reflect that in their images.

“The mural is a great representation of the diversity of our colleagues here at Radbroke and, by utilising our ongoing partnership with Priestley College, we were also able to demonstrate the local young talent of Knutsford and the surrounding area,” said Site Executive Graham Bastin.

Elizabeth and Isobel are continuing their studies at MMU Art Foundation and hope to study a fashion-related BA at a prestigious London institute.

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