College celebrates International Women's Day with photographic exhibition of Nottingham's female residents

Learners celebrated International Women’s Day with a photographic exhibition of some of Nottingham’s female residents that went on show at the city’s Victoria Centre.

The team of photography students from Nottingham College took 100 photos of business owners, college staff, friends, family, and even two Olympic gymnast sisters, Becky and Ellie Downie, for their ‘Women in Nottingham’ project, to mark the centenary of the right for women to vote.

The pictures were shown on a large screen at the city’s Intu Victoria Centre for 10 seconds each throughout International Women’s Day, which took place on March 8.

“We decided to concentrate on the women of Nottingham as it is where we are based and to celebrate the diversity, skills and attributes of women who live in a community at any one time,” said photography lecturer Matt Bunn.

“Women’s rights and the fight for equality is in the news a great deal at present, and this project is a positive way to promote the impact that women have on all of our lives.”