Photography lecturers win four national industry awards


New College Lanarkshire’s photography experts have scooped four awards from a prestigious industry body.

Photography Lecturer Peter Adams claimed three Bronze awards at the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) UK Awards, while Curriculum and Quality Leader Lewis Napier also claimed a Bronze.

The success of the pair was announced online following unexpected cancellation of the annual awards ceremony due to take place in Birmingham.

Adams received awards for his work ‘In the Beginning’, ‘More than Movement’ and ‘Swim Little Fish Swim’ in the Open Category. Lewis Napier’s award was for his ‘Vision in Red’ image in the Non-Commissioned Portraiture Category.


Lewis Napier, Curriculum Quality Leader for Animation, Photography, Art & Design said: “We are delighted at the great success we have had at the BIPP awards, winning a variety of accolades at both the Scottish regional ceremony and the UK finals.


“This allows our photography students to see that we really do practice what we preach and that the lecturers at NCL are up to date with industry standards!


“There really is no better place to study photography than New College Lanarkshire.”


The pair reached the UK national finals along with lecturer Elizabeth Morton when they collectively won one gold, two-silver, one bronze and six merit awards at the BIPP Scotland Regional Professional Awards 2019 held in Edinburgh in July last year. 

The BIPP is the major qualifying organisation for professional photographers around the world and NCL students and lecturers have a strong record of accomplishment at the BIPP Awards, which celebrate the country’s best photography talent.


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