Epson is to sponsor Cambridge Faces, the first large photographic project presented by Queens’ College Art Society, Cambridge. The project is a photographic tribute to English icons through portraiture. Six talented young photographers from Cambridge University have chosen to focus on one aspect of English heritage and will be presenting their creative interpretations of the theme in the exhibition.
The photographs will be presented at two main events in March: “Faces at the Fitz: A Photographic Tribute to English Icons” is an invitation only Inaugural Gala on 12th March and the first instalment of the photographic project. “Faces at the Union: A Photographic Tribute to English Icons” is the second and last instalment of the project and is a free entry, open to the public, exhibition on 14th & 15th March. All portraits will be for sale with profits divided between two selected charities – the Affinity Project and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Nick White, manager of pro-graphics at Epson, comments, “We are delighted to be able to support Cambridge Faces and The Queens’ College Art Society in what promises to be a very exciting event. Supporting emerging talent in the photographic and fine art field is something that is important to us and we would like to wish all the students taking part in the project the best of luck.”
Up to 45 photographs will be on display, all printed on the 44in Epson Stylus Pro 9890 printer by écoutez creative Ltd. “As a graphic design company, the quality of our output for graphics and photography is of paramount importance to us and our clients”, says Nigel Moss, Client Services Director, écoutez creative Ltd. “For this reason we use the Epson Stylus Pro 9890 as it is an excellent all round LFP printer. It allows us to output large format prints on an extensive array of substrates and is very well suited to the ‘Cambridge Faces’ project”.
He continues: “The printer also uses Epson UltraChrome K3 inks, which enable us to get a wider colour gamut with its 8-colour ink set, including 3 blacks. With this project the inks are of particular importance as they enable us to accurately reproduce the photographic prints, doing justice to the hard work that the photographers have put into their work and faithfully re-producing them as they intended them to be seen.”
Thurstan Redding, student, photographer and project coordinator, says, “We are very excited about the project and so thankful to Epson for their ongoing support of fresh emerging talent, and to the entire student body here, as well as Cambridge Arts.”
For more information, please visit www.cambridgefaces.com
[photo caption: “Panel 2″ by Thurstan Redding – one in a series of panels retracing British style through the centuries.]