King’s Ely photographer Maria’s snap is picture perfect

King's Ely Sixth Form student Maria Overtoom with her photograph that was highly commended by the Ec

King's Ely Sixth Form student Maria Overtoom with her photograph that was highly commended by the Economic and Social Research Council. - Credit: Archant

A photograph by a keen snapper from a King’s Ely Sixth Form student will take pride of place in a gallery in London this month after it was highly commended by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Maria Overtoom’s black-and-white photo will be displayed in the Espacio Gallery in the capital later this month after it was selected out of 900 entries in the Council’s Focus on Society competition – a national competition for people aged 14 to 18.

Entrants were required to take and submit a photograph showing how they see the world around them from a social science perspective.

Antonio Longo, Head of Photography at King’s Ely, said: “The judges said they like that Maria’s image was well-focused and that the subject appeared very natural and unaware they were being photographed. They also liked how the image gave a sense of the commuter being alone while in a crowd.”


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