BA Photography students capture essence of Fountainbridge

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Maria’s shed which she is constructing out of recycled materials. © Christina Webber 2015 all rights reserved.

Images by 4th year BA photography student Christina Webber on public display in Fountainbridge. The huge billboard sized image is from her body of work documenting the population of Fountainbridge during a period of dramatic physical and vocational change.

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“The bustling every day life of Fountainbridge residents has been depicted on hoardings surrounding a new £200 million development.

Photography students from Edinburgh Napier University were asked to capture the essence of present-day 
Fountainbridge as part of a competition being run by the Evening News and developer Grosvenor to highlight the past, present and future of the area…”

Read the rest of the story in the Evening News article here

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Grosvenor project manager Robin Blacklock with photographers, from left, Katie Matthews, Anete Tisanova and Christina Webber in front of Christina’s winning entry. Image © Toby Williams

 

Christina Webber chose to photograph a resident from the Grove Community Garden – situated close to the Fountain Park complex – posing outside her shed.

3rd year students, Anete Tisanova and Katie Matthews, also have images featured in the public display.

These images are currently being publicly exhibited on Melvin Walk, as part of a project working with Grosvenor and The Big Partnership aiming to document ‘Fountainbridge: The Present’.

This transition from industrial hub to a residential and entertainment based district is something that Christina is continuing to document in more depth in an on-going and larger body of work throughout her final year of study.

 

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