Third year Photography student Katherine Alcock has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the University’s Equality and Diversity Awards 2015. Katherine gained her award in the student category ‘for a CU student or team of students who has advanced equality or diversity as part of their course, including research’ with the final project for her degree:
The project is based on my sister and nephew. My nephew has been diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and the project looks at the struggles that my sister has to go through in raising him, yet at the same time showing the increased bond between them and the unconditional love she has for him. The film highlights the condition and the daily routine that they both have to struggle with, yet it is also a celebration of motherhood and the special bond a mother has with her child.
The short film will be exhibited in the Collective Vision Photography exhibition as a part of The Creative City, Coventry University’s 2015 degree show, between 29th May and 4th June. It will also be exhibited at this year’s Free Range exhibition in London, between 18th and 22nd June 2015.