Lee Bullivant is Shortlisted for The 2023 Eizo UK Student Awards!
BA (Hons) Photography student Lee Bullivant is the winner of the Choice Award in this years prestigious Eizo UK Student Awards 2023 and and runner-up for the the Still Image (Movement) category for his work Royal Scot over Ribblehead Viaduct. The Eizo awards are an annual competition for photography and film students in the uk and provides an opportunity to showcase their work.
The awards have four categories and winners and shortlisted entrants feature in an exhibition and attend an award ceremony. One overall winner will have the opportunity to be enrolled on to a mentorship programme with one of the judges whom all have a successful practices. Judges in Lee’s category include Damien Demolder, Clive Booth and Marc Aspland.
Lee has a special interest in Landscape photography, since leaving the forces he served with The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire 2000 to 2005 and suffering with PTSD, he has found natural environments like this peaceful and explores them further in his work.
Lee entered the competition after being encouraged by photography lecturer Jill Cole. When asked about his reaction to being shortlisted Lee said “I was overwhelmed when I got the email and phone call the other day, but I am happy to be selected. Hopefully if we win it will be a good thing for the school.” Speaking of his Choice Award win Lee said, “I’m over the moon.”
Lee is a mature student and attributes a lot of his opportunities to coming back and studying, “I’m a mature student and coming back and studying has opened so many doors. Also coming from an under-privileged background to be able to gain the academic side and study, the opportunity has been fantastic.”
Lee has an interest in the local area and is working on a project he started last semester documenting the work and day to day life of SMS Towage, the project is entitled Beyond the Water Edge and follows the life and work of workmen performing jobs and living on a tug boat on the River Tees, Lee commented, “I am documenting the lifestyle and the jobs on the Tees, to shine a light on local workers.”
When asked if he had any advice for fellow students looking to study photography lee said “Just follow your heart and go through with it, after first year i’m looking forward to my second.”
If you are interested in studying photography at degree level, look no further! Check out our BA (Hons) Photography page to find out more and apply now!