The 7 students who took part in the project are all in their 2nd year of the BA Hons photography course at the university’s Tremough Campus.
The photographs were unveiled to the clients and their families at a celebratory exhibition on Friday, 17 June, which was also attended by Cornwall Care’s trustees and home managers.
Cornwall Care is Cornwall’s largest independent care provider, operating 18 homes across the county.
Douglas Webb, Chief Executive at Cornwall Care, said: “Working with the photography students from CUC was a fantastic opportunity to have absolutely lovely pictures taken of our clients and their families, while offering the students a chance to experience what it will be like when they finish their course and are actually working in the industry.
“All the families involved in the project are absolutely delighted with the photographs, and our clients very much enjoyed the students visiting to take them. The project was a great success, and we are already talking about working with the university again on similar projects for future students.”
The Cornwall Care clients who took part in the project will be able to keep the photos, which will also be used in the students’ portfolios.
Michelle Sank, photography co-ordinator at CUC, added: “Working with Cornwall Care has been a wonderful experience for the group of 2nd year BA Hons photography students who participated in the project producing imagery in relation to set briefs.
“They worked sensitively with clients, their families and staff members and the photographs reflect a deep empathy and respect for their subjects. I hope that this working relationship with Cornwall Care can be continued in the future.”
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