The awards are selected and awarded in partnership with the Northern Centre of Photography at the University of Sunderland.
Each award comprises:
- £100 cash
- £150 Travel Bursary
- 2 critical support sessions with NEPN
Lydia Wakelam has been selected for the NEPN Graduate Award for Artistic Achievement in recognition of overall student artistic achievement and the quality of her final exhibition as part of her BA (Hons) Photography, Video & Digital Imaging at University of Sunderland.
Lydia’s work often draws on themes combining the personal and the universal; creating an intimate view of her subjects through which she projects her vision of our society, our planet, and an infatuation with the universe.
Her most recent series, They Ate It All Up, took a futuristic, retrospective viewpoint on the ongoing destruction of Earth caused by humans; entertaining the idea that one day we may move our species to another planet rather than accept responsibility and fix the one we have.