As you may be aware, one of our students, Alena Gelen, was named as a winner in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2018. In this video, she was interviewed live on YouTube about herself and her achievements – no pressure!
To learn more about her achievement, please click here.
CONGRATULATIONS to Alena Gelen who has won the Adobe Design Achievement Award in the Fine Art Photography Category for her image ‘Afro Indy Dandy’
This is one of the most prestigious awards a photographer can win and we are so proud of her achievement!
Alena is also the only winner from South Africa!
Afro Indi Dandy is a creative collaboration with fashion designer Hunter Blue telling the story about romantic love and gentle masculinity. Genderfluid beings that express themselves as wearable art, allowing their emotions to flow like music through their dress. It draws inspiration from poetry, flowers, and the joining of countries via textiles, African and Indian fabrics.
Afro Indy Dandy:
“When I saw you, I fell in love, And you smiled Because you knew”
– William Shakespeare
Alena Gelen, one of our third year Photography students has recently been announced as an ambassador for Broncolor! Not only is she an ambassador for them, but she has also recently given a workshop for the brand, sharing her techniques and thinking with other photographers.
What an honour Alena, well done!
Check out the awesome clip below to learn more about Alena and her story!