An US Army veteran has actually achieved a first class honours degree in photography at the University Centre at Blackburn College and has actually been granted the Agnes Eccles Award for Best in Program and General Trainee of the Year as part of the College’s Market Awards.
Trisroy Finest, 45, who grew up between Preston and the United States was picked to win the Agnes Eccles Market Award by a panel of five judges which included Ed Matthews-Gamble– Programme Leader at Creative Lancashire, Glenda Brindle– Creative Lancashire, Stephen Caton– Source Creative, Jak Spedding– Jak Spedding Photography and Luigi Carnovale– Style LSC.
Trisroy was presented with the Agnes Eccles Award by Assistant Head of School (Higher Education) Jenna Gardner with Ed Matthews-Gamble and Luigi Carnovale.
The Agnes Eccles Award is a trust fund for arts scholarship trainees which was left to the people of Blackburn and Darwen by Agnes Eccles in 1957. In 2000, new trustees were selected and the fund formed a collaboration with Blackburn College. The Agnes Eccles Award is granted to a student who has actually been judged by the panel as the very best in Program and Overall Trainee of the Year.
The panel of judges examined trainees’ work that had been displayed at the University Centre at Blackburn College’s Annual Art and Design Show 2022, which happened in June. Trisory’s work centered around his Catholic beliefs and features a series of eight photos which show the wonders of Jesus in a modern context.
The BA (Hons) Photography trainee said: “Winning the Agnes Award has made me speechless, it’s fantastic. I have actually just been focused on completing my work so to accomplish the Agnes Award is a massive bonus offer for me.
“I fidgeted to receive the award but I also felt happy and proud of myself.”
Trisroy has now finished his degree and was awarded a very first class honours. He’ll relocate to UCLan in September to begin a Masters degree in photography.
Trisroy added: “The Photography degree at the University Centre at Blackburn College has covered a lot of different areas of photography and the whole professors has been top class to operate in. The facilities are great and it was truly interesting to have the possibility to exhibit my work at the HE Art and Design Program.
There is a genuine positivity around the University Centre at Blackburn College and you’re encouraged to be the best that you can be.”
Caroline Bracewell, Assistant Principal (College) stated: “Congratulations to Trisroy for his impressive results, accomplishing a very first class honours in bachelor’s degree (Hons) Photography.
“It’s been terrific to see his development throughout his time at the University Centre at Blackburn College and I’m excited to see him flourish in the future.”
Photo caption, L to R: Luigi Carnovale– Design LSC, Ed Matthews-Gamble– Program Leader at Creative Lancashire, Trisroy Finest, Jenna Gardner– University Centre at Blackburn College Assistant Head of School (College).
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