Free the Night: Transport for London chooses student photograph for Underground exhibition

17th April 2015

A photograph by a Barking & Dagenham College photography graduate has once more proved so good, that her work was chosen to be exhibited at a show within Westminster Underground Station as part of Transport for London's Free the Night exhibition.

Blossoming career

Earlier this year 30 year old Hornchurch resident, Catherine Holmes’ work impressed so much that she won the chance to attend a weekend workshop run by Magnum, one of the largest photo agencies in the world. This latest achievement however, saw Catherine exhibit one of her pieces as part of photographic archivers, Youth Club’s show.

Catherine graduated from the College in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Photography.

24 hour

The show was the first in a series of events in conjunction with Transport for London celebrating the 24 hour tube service which will run from September 2015.

Catherine’s piece is from her 45 RPM series, a music and fine art based project. The photograph depicts an orchestra playing in a church in Hampstead. Her work was displayed alongside those from other young photographers and major photographers including Jurgen Teller and Cecil Beaton throughout the tube station.

Free the Night

The photographs helped create a representation of London life alongside an overview of some of the country’s famous photographic icons.

Catherine commented:

“It was great to be a part of the exhibition. I was extremely interested to see my work in this context as I have a real interest in exhibiting work outside of gallery space.”

Catherine’s work can be viewed on her website, www.catherineholmes.co.uk.

You can read more about the Transport for London campaign here.

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